South Africa ratifies SKA Observatory Convention


Close up of the preamble to the SKA Observatory Convention

Close up of the certified copy of the SKA Observatory Convention kept in the Council Chamber of SKA Global Headquarters (Credit: SKA Organisation)

Pretoria, South Africa, 2 June 2020 – South Africa, the future home of the SKA’s mid-frequency telescope, has ratified the Convention Establishing the SKA Observatory after the South African Parliament approved the Convention and Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, signed the Instrument of Ratification.

It is the third country after the Netherlands and Italy to complete its…



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