Posts tagged as SKA

Technology featured prominently in SONA 2019

More than any past president of South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke about technology during his State of the Nation Address (SONA), which took place on Thursday 7 February 2019. He said that as we grapple with the challenges of the past, and as we deepen our efforts to overcome the grave injustices of centuries, […]

New radio telescope to probe dark energy and mysterious radio flashes

South Africa has launched a multimillion-Rand global project in radio astronomy that will conduct ground-breaking science in astrophysics while building on existing excellence in the country. The Hydrogen Intensity and Real Time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) telescope will be located at the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa site in the Karoo. The HIRAX telescope project […]

Government to invest R7,8-billion in the knowledge economy

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) plans to invest hundreds of millions of Rands on programmes in the knowledge economy to stimulate economic growth, enhance energy security, and promote the country as a research and development destination. The Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, delivered her first budget vote as the department finalises a […]

Amateur radio science to draw students into astronomy

There appears to be a misconception amongst many young people that engineering is not cool. This may be because engineers are not stepping up to share the great things they do. The new developments in electronics and communication we all enjoy just don’t happen by themselves. They require the skills of engineers, scientists, and inventors. […]