Science and technology
A R70-million telescope is planned for the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The Hirax will be the
university's legacy project, and will allow its astronomers to look back in time, to a few billion
years after the beginning of time. It will consist of a thousand dishes of 6m in diameter each.
The National Health Laboratory Service has been nominated for the European Quality awards in
the health care category, in recognition of its high standards and leading position in pathology
and diagnostic services. The winner will be announced in Switzerland this week.
Distinctive bones hidden among the many fossils at Wits University come from a newly
discovered dinosaur. Found on the border of Lesotho and South Africa, the new dinosaur has
been named Sefapanosaurus
from a Sesotho word.
When it comes to the ICT sector in South Africa, women are under-represented. But there are a
range of initiatives on the go to bring a better gender balance to the industry – initiatives such as
Techno Girls, which offers job shadowing and on-going mentorship.
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