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Featured Project :Description Construction of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA)

Northern Cape – PPA10200


Construction of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The SKA, if it is built in Southern Africa, will have its core in the Northern Cape and stations in Botswana, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya and Ghana. The majority of the SKA – the full dish array and the dense aperture array – will be built in Africa. The core – i.e. the region with the highest concentration of receivers – will be constructed in the Northern Cape Province, about 80 km from the town of Carnarvon (the same site as where the MeerKAT is being constructed).
Status Region
Underway Carnarvon, Northern Cape
Category Value
Infrastructure R 200 million+
Industry Timing
Institutional 2019 – 2028
Sector Class
Public Private Partnership Open Tender / Pre-Qualification / Invited


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