Science and technology in South Africa

The first significant work in astronomy in South Africa was performed by Nicolas Louis de Lacaille between 1751 and 1753, culminating in the measurement of the arc of the southern meridian and a ...
IBM to build exascale supercomputer for the world’s largest, million-antennae telescope
IBM and ASTRON have announced that they have begun work on building an exascale supercomputer that will collect data from the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a 3,000km-wide telescope that will produce a...
South African Astronomical Observatory
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) is the national center for optical and infrared astronomy in South Africa. It was established in 1972. The observatory is run by the National Research Fou...
South African Astronomical Observatory - Wikipedia
Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory
The Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) is a radio astronomy observatory, located in a natural bowl of hills at Hartebeesthoek just south of the Magaliesberg mountain range, Gauteng, ...
Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory - Wikipedia
Astronomical Society of Southern Africa
The Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (ASSA), formed in 1922, is a widespread body consisting of both amateur and professional astronomers. The Council of ASSA meets by Skype. There are eight au...
Energy in South Africa
Energy in South Africa describes energy and electricity production, consumption and export in South Africa.South Africa was 6. top hard coal producer in 2009. Hard coal production was 1,620 TWh in 200...
Energy in South Africa - Wikipedia
List of power stations in South Africa
South Africa produces around 240,300 gigawatt-hours (865,000 TJ) electricity annually. Most of this electricity is consumed domestically, but around 12,000 gigawatt-hour is annually exported to S...
List of power stations in South Africa - Wikipedia
Coal in South Africa
South Africa produces in excess of 255 million tonnes of coal (2011 estimate) and consumes almost three quarters of that domestically. Around 77% of South Africa's energy needs are directly derived fr...
Coal in South Africa - Wikipedia
Eskom
Eskom is a South African electricity public utility, established in 1923 as the Electricity Supply Commission (ESCOM) by the government of South Africa in terms of the Electricity Act (1922). It was a...
Eskom - Wikipedia
South Africa and weapons of mass destruction
From the 1960s to the 1980s, South Africa pursued research into weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. Six nuclear weapons were assembled. Before the anticip...
South Africa and weapons of mass destruction - Wikipedia
Internet in South Africa
The Internet in South Africa, one of the most technologically-resourced countries on the African continent, is expanding. The Internet country code top-level domain (CcLD) .za was granted to South Afr...
Internet in South Africa - Wikipedia
Paleontology in South Africa
Paleontology in South Africa refers to paleontological research occurring within or conducted by people from the African country of South Africa.
Square Kilometre Array
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a radio telescope project to be built in Australia and South Africa which would have a total collecting area of approximately one square kilometre. It will operate ...
Square Kilometre Array - Wikipedia
Coal liquefaction
Coal can be converted into higher value hydrocarbons: liquid fuels, methane and petrochemicals. Conversion industry is commonly referred to "coal conversion" or "Coal To X". "Coal to Liquid Fuels" is ...
Boolardy
Location in Western AustraliaBoolardy Station is a remote sheep station in the mid-west of Western Australia, about 194 km north-north-east of Pindar and 200 km west-south-west of Meekathar...
Union Observatory
Union Observatory was an astronomical observatory in the suburb Observatory, Johannesburg, South Africa. It bears IAU code 078. Known as the Transvaal Observatory until 1912, it became the Republic Ob...