Executive Management

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 SARAO in all its dimensions, including MeerKAT and Hartebeesthoek operations, […]

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 through key outwardly focused Divisions. These include Strategy, Communications, Construction […]

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 degree as well as an MBA and Masters degree in […]

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 and an MBA in Information Technology. She was employed as […]

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 Research Scientist at Columbia University in New York, Director of […]

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 interaction with scientists, engineers, technicians and programme managers within the […]

Mr Sudeshen Chetty – Deputy Telescope Director: SKA-Mid

Deputy Telescope Director: SKA-Mid

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 and Postgraduate studies in Labour Law including an LLM from […]

Dr Anton Binneman – (Acting) Head: Communications & Stakeholder Relations

By profession, Anton is the Acting Head of Communication at the NRF SARAO, he is the Manager of Communication and Science Engagement before that he was also the Stakeholder Manager […]