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Top achievement award for MeerKAT team

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The Royal Astronomical Society’s (RAS’s) 2023 group achievement award winner is South Africa’s MeerKAT team. In its citation, RAS recognised the MeerKAT team “for a...

Meerkat named a SANParks innovator of the year

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The Postcode Meerkat surveillance system utilising the Reutech RSR 904 radar is a joint winner of this year's SANParks Innovation Award. The system...

Toyota donates vehicle to SANParks to curb poaching

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In an effort to contribute to the fight against rhino poaching and other wildlife crime, Toyota South Africa Motors has donated a...

Technology is an effective force multiplier in anti-poaching operations

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The use of what the national Department of Environmental Affairs terms "appropriate technologies" as force multipliers in the ongoing battle against poachers...

SA debuts MeerKAT radio telescope

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South Africa's MeerKAT radio telescope was officially launched this morning. Made up of 64 dishes, each 13.5m in diameter, the MeerKAT array is...

MeerKAT radio telescope named National Key Point

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The MeerKAT radio telescope, a major component of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), has been added to the list of South Africa's...

Earnings down for LMT

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Denel Division Land Mobility Technologies (LMT) has seen profits drop dramatically, with the company going from a profit-making concern in 2015/16 to...

Meerkat system a force multiplier in Kruger anti-poaching battle

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The Meerkat wide area surveillance system is a major force multiplier for the hard working rangers deployed in the Kruger National Park,...

Feature – Darkness is no longer the poacher’s friend in Kruger

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A group of three poachers move silently through the bush, hidden from the naked eye by the night. Armed with a rifle...

Reutech radar unit an integral component of Meerkat surveillance system

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A major component of the recently unveiled Postcode Meerkat wide area surveillance system is the Reutech RSR 904 ground surveillance radar unit. The...

LMT develops Meerkat retractable weapon station

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Land Mobility Technologies (LMT) has developed a retractable weapon station called the Meerkat, which will be unveiled at the Africa Aerospace and...

Old Crows meet at Aardvark Roost

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The names of the organisations may sound peculiar, but their members are technically talented and the results of their endeavours are a...

Major step on the SKA construction road

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The SKA (Square Kilometre Array) Board has agreed to move the world's largest radio telescope forward to its final pre-construction phase. The design...

MeerKAT foundations complete

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The 64th and final foundation for the MeerKAT telescope antenna was poured on Tuesday at South Africa's SKA site in the Karoo....

DCD Protected Mobility acquires Springbuck APC range from Drakensberg Truck Manufacturers

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DCD Protected Mobility has acquired the Springbuck armoured personnel carrier (APC) range from Drakensberg Truck Manufacturers and has begun marketing the series...

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....

IBM, SKA SA tackle space data

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The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa project plans to explore space using data analytics, in collaboration with IBM. The project office said...

SA, China collaborate on astronomy

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SA foresees increasing collaboration between Chinese and local astronomers and scientists in the face of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope. SA is...

SKA board to deliberate on project site in April

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The fourth of April this year is a red-letter day on South Africa's investment calendar. It is the date on which international...

Pandor outlines steps to enhance South Africa’s investment in astronomy

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South Africa needs a national astronomy agency, whose main function would be to bring all astronomy activities under a single umbrella body....

KAT-7 antennas completed and producing images

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The prototype for the MeerKAT radio telescope, KAT-7, has reached a major milestone with the successful completion of all the telescope antennas. The...

MeerKAT aces review

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SA's demonstrator telescope for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), MeerKAT, passed its first design review with flying colours, says a panel of...

South Africa’s SKA advantage removed

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South Africa and Australia are neck-and-neck in the bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope after the cost metric, which...

South African space agency not a US leftover

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The establishment of the SA National Space Agency (Sansa) is not an attempt to pick up where the US left off, says...

South African space agency not a US leftover

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The establishment of the SA National Space Agency (Sansa) is not an attempt to pick up where the US left off, says...

SA committed to SKA

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South Africa is committed to hosting the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), says Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor. Speaking at an SKA...

HartRAO 50

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South Africa's US-built Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) has turned 50. The 26m-diameter radio telescope, built with some haste in early 1961,...

DST hails MeerKAT success

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The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has hailed the first interferometric image created by four of the BAE Systems-built 12-metre radio...

MeerKAT precursor achieves major milestones

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MeerKAT, the world-class radio telescope being built by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) in...

SA well placed to win SKA bid: Pandor

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South Africa stands a good chance of beating Australia in the race to host the world's most powerful radio telescope. An international...

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...

Science imminent at Klerefontein

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Astronomy will soon get underway at Klerefontein in the Groot Karoo where the first two 12-metre 4.5mt MeerKAT Precursor Array (MPA) dishes...

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...

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