Posts tagged as Karoo

Natural gas: a boon for South Africa’s reindustrialisation?

Kishan Pillay and Ngqondi Nxokwana addressed the South African Oil and Gas Alliance’s (SAOGA’s) networking breakfast at the IDC in Sandton recently. Under the leadership of Niall Kramer, SAOGA’s CEO, the two men spoke of the need for, and development of, an infrastructure to make liquid natural gas (LNG) available to a wider market in […]

MeerKAT – the best radio telescope in the Southern Hemisphere

  The MeerKAT First Light image of the sky, released by Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, shows unambiguously that MeerKAT is  the best radio telescope of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Array Release 1 consists of 16 of an eventual 64 dishes. It is the first significant scientific milestone achieved by MeerKAT […]

Karoo uranium, fossil energy development defies water scarcity and reason

  Renewable energy flourishes while South Africa leadership pursues risky, costly conventional fuels path. Credit: This article is published with permission from Circle of Blue, the news and science centre that reports on the competition between water, food, and energy globally.  It is fitting that the magnificent Karoo is the stage for another of the momentous energy […]

Max Planck Society funding for MeerKAT S-band receivers

  The Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy will build the S-Band receivers for the Meerkat telescope currently under construction at the SKA site in the Karoo, Northern Cape. The Minister of Science and Technology,  Naledi Pandor  and the president of the Max-Planck-Society (MPG), Martin Stratmann, announced that the MPG and the Max Planck Institute […]

Fracking in the Karoo – SAEE convention speaker information

  Jonathan Deal will address the topic of fracking in the Karoo under the title “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….” at the 9th Southern African Energy Efficiency Convention, to be held at Emperors Palace, near OR Tambo airport, east of Johannesburg on 12 – 13 November 2014. Born in Johannesburg, Jonathan […]

Manufacture of MeerKat antennas will boost local industry

  Hans van de Groenendaal, features editor, EngineerIT At least 75% of the components making up the 64 MeerKAT antennas will be manufactured in South Africa, but several industries in the SKA Organisation partner countries are also making crucial contributions. The global technology collaborations bring cutting-edge know-how and many years of antenna experience to the […]

Fracking in the Karoo

by Hans van de Groenendaal, features editor EngineerIT Now that government has lifted the monotorium on fracking in the Karoo, it may soon become a reality. There are many opinions about fracking and how it may affect the environment and whether it will be profitable and create jobs. Rob Stewart in the control vehicle. To […]