SKA activities in the Northern Cape

The SKA SA project has invested heavily in the Northern Cape province, from upgrading knowledge centres to creating jobs and providing deserving students with much-needed academic funding. With its partners, SKA SA has contributed towards social and technological development in areas such as Carnarvon, Vosburg, Williston, Van Wyksvlei and Brandvlei.

arrow 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.

arrow 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, through better education and training, investment in small businesses, and increased job opportunities.

arrow 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. These businesses are subcontractors to NMC Civils, the construction company contracted to build the road between Carnarvon and the Losberg site.

arrow 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.

arrow Ensuring communication connectivity
Up to 300 homes in rural communities will have access to broadband connectivity following a new partnership agreement between SKA South Africa and Vox Telecom.

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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.