Science and technology
The Square Kilometre Array will contribute to Africa's efforts to build innovation-led,
knowledge-based economies, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. It fits into
African Union's Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy and is developing a new
cohort of young scientists.
IBM plans to expand its global research network into South Africa by establishing a research lab in
Tshimologong Precinct in Braamfontein. The lab will focus on advancing big data, cloud computing
and mobile technologies.
A group of 40 of the top women in technology from around the world – including a
Twitter vice-president – spent the day with girls from GirlHype in Khayelitsha. They
talked mentorship, careers in the field, coding and how to use social media to grow
Wits physicists have announced a breakthrough in the study of external galaxies using
the High Energy Stereoscopic System telescopes. The team has found three
"extremely luminous gamma-ray sources in the Large Magellanic Cloud", a satellite
dwarf galaxy of the Milky Way.
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