Meet the team

Meet the SARAO management team

Ms Pontsho Maruping – Managing Director

Ms Pontsho Maruping – Managing Director

SARAO Managing Director Ms Pontsho Maruping was appointed SARAO Managing Director effective from 01 October 2022. She directs and manages...
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Dr Adrian Tiplady – Deputy Managing Director: Strategy and Partnerships

Dr Adrian Tiplady – Deputy Managing Director: Strategy and Partnerships

Deputy Managing Director: Strategy and Partnerships Dr Adrian Tiplady is responsible for developing, driving and directing SARAO strategy and partnership programmes...
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Mr Shawn Basson – Head: Finance and Business Support

Mr Shawn Basson – Head: Finance and Business Support

Head: Finance and Business Support Mr Shawn Basson joined SKA SA in August 2012. He holds a B.com and Honours...
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Ms Keitumetse Molamu – Head: Engineering & Technology Development

Ms Keitumetse Molamu – Head: Engineering & Technology Development

Head: Engineering & Technology Development Ms Keitumetse Molamu joined SARAO in September 2022. Ms Molamu holds a BEng, BSc IT...
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Dr Fernando Camilo – Chief Scientist

Dr Fernando Camilo – Chief Scientist

Chief Scientist Dr Fernando Camilo is the Chief Scientist  at the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory. He is a former Senior...
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Professor Justin Jonas – Chief Technologist

Professor Justin Jonas – Chief Technologist

Chief Technologist Professor Justin Jonas provides technical direction and oversight for all activities undertaken by SKA South Africa through constant...
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Mr Sudeshen Chetty – Deputy Telescope Director: SKA-Mid

Mr Sudeshen Chetty – Deputy Telescope Director: SKA-Mid

Deputy Telescope Director: SKA-Mid
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Mr Barney Msiza – Head: Human Resources

Mr Barney Msiza – Head: Human Resources

Head: Human Resources Barney Msiza completed a National Diploma in HR; a Bachelor's degree from the University of South Africa...
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