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SA’s SKA bid gets another shot in the arm

Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor is due to arrive in Qatar on Tuesday morning to promote...

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Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor is due to arrive in Qatar on Tuesday morning to promote South Africa's bid for the square kilometre array.

Pandor plans to speak to hundreds of the world's top science reporters about the country's ambition to host what has been billed as the world cup of science.

The minister has been to the far flung corners of the Karoo and to the rural parts of Mozambique to drum up excitement about the project.

Thousand of dishes will allow the world's scientists to look further into space than ever imagined and hopefully to solve some of the most fundamental questions mankind has faced.

Pandor is a patron of the Siemens Profile Awards which honour science reporting across the globe.

She is due to speak at the gala diner and to visit an exhibition set up to showcase South Africa's bid.

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