• 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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SARAO’s commitment to benefiting society

SARAO’s commitment to benefiting society

Over the last 20 years, as part of the MeerKAT and SKA projects, SARAO, SKAO’s collaboration partner in South Africa,...
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Watch – Six Astro tour guides graduate: Dr Anton Binneman

Watch – Six Astro tour guides graduate: Dr Anton Binneman

WATCH: Congratulations to the six ‘Astro-Guides’ who officially graduated from their training and are now fully-fledged guides who offer astronomy...
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Carnarvon High School Pupils from Karoo, Northern Cape, Head to Odense, Denmark, for the World Robot Olympiad Friendship Invitational Tournament

Carnarvon High School Pupils from Karoo, Northern Cape, Head to Odense, Denmark, for the World Robot Olympiad Friendship Invitational Tournament

Two teams from Carnarvon High School in the Karoo, Northern Cape, have been selected to participate in the World Robot...
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Latest SARAO Northern Cape News

This issue features:

  • New Minister of Science and Technology appointed
  • MeerKAT radio telescope inaugurated
  • Land acquisition programme – latest developments
  • SARAO science outreach

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.