• Investing in the youth

    The SKA South Africa project seeks to encourage our best young people to pursue careers in science and technology, and to create expertise in cutting-edge technologies.

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  • Supporting community upliftment programmes

    The focused investment in social development in the region of the SKA SA site will ensure that neighbouring communities can fully benefit from the far-reaching astronomy project.

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  • Developing small to medium enterprises

    Local business has also been given a boost as SKA SA has partnered with Absa to fund 40 local contractors.

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  • Nurturing learners’ talent

    SKA SA has used its Schools Programme to help to recruit qualified maths and science teachers, construct and equip a Cyberlab and science laboratories, provide role modelling and career guidance, and fund field trips and exchange programmes.

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Artisan student on SKA SA bursary passes trade test to qualify as fitter and turner

Davan Hoorn, an FET student training to be a fitter and turner at the SKA SA site at Losberg, passed his trade test to qualify recently. He is currently studying on a SKA SA bursary in the final phase of his artisan training, which involves working in industry for a period of 18 to 24 months. This is part of the SKA SA Human Capital Development Programme.

First five students from the Northern Cape achieves excellent results at university in 2016

In 2016 SKA SA awarded the first bursaries for university studies to five students from the Northern Cape. Janethon de Klerk, Kyle Henderson, Cedwill Abdol, Bradley Bosman and Anver Adams all passed their first years at university, many of them with distinction.

Brandvlei Stofskoppers steal the show at Scifest Africa

The Brandvlei Stofskoppers, a rieldans troupe from Brandvlei in the Northern Cape, returned home with superstar status after they received a standing ovation and calls of “Encore!” at the Scifest Africa official opening on Friday, 10 March 2017.

Recent Photographs

We have an extensive gallery of photographs about our outreach activities.