Science and technology

SKA will drive growth of Africa's human capital

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.

Artist's impression of the Square Kilometre Array

IBM invests R700m in SA research lab

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.

Tech mentors meet South African girls

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 their success.

South African scientists make astronomy breakthrough

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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