Monday, March 02, 2015

Deputy President Ramaphosa welcomes progress made at the SKA site

Jaimie-faith Poonah
02 March 2015

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his satisfaction at the progress made at the Square Kilometre Array telescope which is based in the Northern Cape.

Deputy President Ramaphosa visited the site over the weekend together with Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor and unveiled the second MeerKAT antenna.

Ramaphosa welcomed the huge benefit brought by the hosting the SKA and urged South Africans to take full advantage of this huge project.

Ministerial Spokesperson Lunga Ngqengelele said: “Part of the reason of their visit was the installation of this feed. The deputy president has been to the site but it was to see the amount of science and the purpose that the SKA has made in buildings, as the MeerKAT at the Square Kilometer Array.”

“The deputy president was quite impressed by the progress”, Ngqengelele continued.




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