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SA welcomes SKA decision

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South Africa has been awarded the lion's share of the internationally-funded €1.5 billion (R15.6 billion) Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope project....

Advanced laser manufacturing technique launched in South Africa

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The Department of Science and Technology, CSIR National Laser Centre and Aerosud have launched a new, high speed technique for the manufacturing...

Speech: Minister of Science & Technology: Technology Top 100

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Programme Director, the Honourable Toshiro OZAWA, Ambassador of Japan; Dr Ben Ngubane, Chairperson of Technology Top 100 (TT100); Professor Roy Marcus of the...

Govt undecided on Sunspace

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The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has not yet decided how much to pay for shares in micro-satellite manufacturer Sunspace, and...

Tech agency misses clean audit

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The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) received a qualified audit for its inaugural annual report. There were some cases of wasteful and fruitless expenditure,...

Statement: DST: SA-Mauritius colaboration on SKA

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JOINT MEDIA RELEASE FROM THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SOUTH AFRICA AND MINISTRY OF TERTIARY EDUCATION, SCIENCE, RESEARCH...

Engineers grappling with SumbandilaSat glitches

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Engineers at SunSpace are working to fix problems with South Africa's second satellite, SumbandilaSat, which was damaged during a solar storm in...

Unabridged budget vote: Science & Technology: Dr Wilmot James (DA)

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Minister Naledi Pandor delivers science and technology policy and she does it well. Her deputy is the experienced Derek Hanekom, whose special...

Unabridged budget vote: Science & Technology: Minister Naledi Pandor

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Honourable Chairperson: Honourable Members and guests in the gallery: Our debate today will report on the progress we are making with our...

Unabridged budget vote: Science and Technology: Deputy Minister Derek Hanekom

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Honourable Speaker, Minister Pandor, Honourable Members, It is good to see you all back in the House after the robust elections campaign!...

Strategic plans for SA aerospace industry

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Several strategic studies have been commissioned by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST)...

Strategic plans for SA aerospace industry

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Several strategic studies have been commissioned by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Science and Technology (DST) to ensure...

MPA complete

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Construction of the MeerKAT Precursor Array (MPA) in the Groot Karoo has been completed with the successful assembly of the final dish,...

Africa ready for the SKA

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Africa is ready to host the 3000 to 5000-dish 1.5 billion euro (R160 billion) Square Kilometre Array radio telescope, a meeting of...

DA questions need for government to buy share of satellite company

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) is questioning the wisdom of the government's decision to buy a 55 to 60 percent stake in the...

State to acquire majority stake in SunSpace

Cabinet has "approved in principle" that the government acquire an equity share of between 55 and 60% in Sun Space & Information...

Salt in the wound?

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Telkom is asking R36 million, more than three times the budgeted figure, to complete the link between Sutherland and Cape Town for...

DST boosts space and ancillary research

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has announced five new research chairs at universities worth R240 million over 15 years to...

Airbus, CSIR ink R&D partnership

Airbus and the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR are expanding their aeronautics research and technology (R&T) development partnership. This...