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The Mash Up radio host learns from listeners

Poets and musicians collaborate on The Mash Up, a weekly SAfm radio show. Between them and the audience, they teach the host and listeners...

Young South Africans: This is how we do it

Many young South Africans begin their day answering a simple question. Whether its Twitter's "What's happening?" or Facebook's "What's on your mind?", the way...
South Africa launches first MeerKAT antenna

Max Planck Institute invests in MeerKAT

The German institute is pouring R150-million into building and installing radio receivers on the MeerKAT radio telescope. The project, it says, will grant its scientists access to a world-class facility and its unique unrestricted view on our galaxy, and will boost MeerKAT's scientific potential even further.

Shifting perspectives: a history of Shifty Records

In a time of political turmoil and severe cultural repression, Shifty Records produced indie South African bands promoting free thought, and challenging apartheid. The record company, initially operating out of a caravan, grew to record some of the country's most important South African music.

First Meerkat support structure completed

First Meerkat support structure completed

The first dish support structure for the Meerkat radio telescope, manufactured by South African company Tricom Structures, is ready to be transported to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) site in Carnavon in the Northern Cape.

Tune in to heart health in September

By Yvonne Fontyn 30 August 2013September is Heart Awareness Month, and to help us all get involved, the Heart and Stroke Foundation will partner with...

Young reporters bring radio to life

The Youth Radio Awards - hosted by the Children's Radio Foundation to recognising the effort, passion and determination of young reporters at community radio stations across the countrys - were fittingly held in Cape Town on Youth Day.

SA joins European astronomy network

Towards an African telescope network

South African scientists, with government backing, are working on a project to recycle disused telecommunications dishes spread out over a number of African countries in order to create an African-owned network of radio telescopes.
New 'first' for Africa's SKA prototype

Germany joins SKA Organisation

Germany has become the 10th member of the organisation that will participate in the detailed design of what will be the world's largest radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array. Construction on the SKA is due to begin in South Africa and Australia in 2016.

Footballers give malaria the boot

Africa’s most admired football superstars have added their voices to the United Against Malaria campaign that will be distributing malaria prevention and treatment messages during the 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
Homegrown malaria test kit lauded


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