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R200-million funding for South African SKA engineers

Source: Tech Central Stellenbosch-based engineers have received a R200-million contract to produce 60 receivers for the SKA radio telescope. Stellenbosch-based engineers have received a R200-million contract to produce 60 receivers […]

The first data release from the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey (MALS)

The vast expanse of the observable universe is home to countless galaxies.  Many of these galaxies have supermassive black holes (SMBHs), which become active when gas infalling towards the black […]

CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards 2023 winners announced

The CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards once again, did not disappoint this year, as companies and individuals in the consulting engineering industry walked away with top honours at the glitzy […]


South African scientist, Dr Michelle Lochner has joined other scientists from across the globe to develop fresh techniques to read astronomical data, one such being machine learning. Read more on […]

Telescope data reveals rare sighting of giant radio wave rings

Machine learning could help answer some big scientific questions on the workings of active galactic nuclei. Read more on

Machine learning helps SA-led team ‘see unexplained astronomical object’

Machine learning is helping a team of South African, US and Australian scientists better understand a rare “unexplained astronomical object” observed in space. Scientists are still working out what a […]

Mega science SKA project to deliver job gains

South Africa estimates the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project will create over 16 000 job opportunities. This, in addition to the 5 606 direct job opportunities already created by its […]

South Africa will host one of the fastest supercomputers in the world

The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project will build two supercomputers that would be the joint sixth fastest in the world if they were finished today, according to Top500. The supercomputers are being […]

Scientists discover mysterious cosmic threads in Milky Way

Astronomers have discovered hundreds of mysterious cosmic threads that point towards the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way, after a survey of the galaxy. The strange […]

Carnarvon High School Flew SA Flag At Robotics Competition In Morocco

The Carnarvon High School robotics team, known as the Toxic Legos, consists of seven learners, namely Cadi Jann, Almay van Wyk, Azalia Olivier, Winetro Lottering, Tylor Mouers, Revan de Wee […]