From Open Access to Open Science and Open Data: ELPUB2018

During the 22nd edition of the International Conference in ELectronic PUBlishing and the 10th anniversary of the meeting in Toronto, Canada, 22-24 June 2018, the Open Access conversation has been extended to Open Science and Open Data. The sustainability of Open Science infrastructures and ongoing community ownership and control of the Knowledge Commons were major […]

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Northern Cape Primed for Astrotourism Boom after Meerkat Launch

Apart from generating Big Data, the SKA project is also expected to give tourism a massive boost, benefitting the economy, and many more. http://ewn.co.za/2018/07/16/nc-primed-for-astrotourism-boom-after-meerkat-launch Kareeberg Municipality Mayor, Norman Van Wyk, says that R3 million has been spent on catering and a further R4 million on transport in the area since construction began in 2012. One […]

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SA celebrates MeerKAT launch with dramatic Milky Way black hole image

https://www.news24.com/Green/News/sa-celebrates-meerkat-launch-with-dramatic-milky-way-black-hole-image-20180713 “The MeerKAT image has such clarity. It shows so many features never before seen, including compact sources associated with some of the filaments, that it could provide the key to cracking the code and solve this three-decade riddle,” said Farhad Yusef-Zadeh of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, one of the world’s leading experts on […]

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Winner of the 2017/2018 NSTF-South32 Data Award

Awards do not only acknowledge success; they also recognize many other qualities, such as ability, struggle, effort, internal motivation, but above all – excellence. On behalf of the African Open Science Platform, we wish to congratulate the winner of the 2017/2018 NSTF-South32 Data Award: SASAS (South African Social Attitudes Survey) Read media article at https://mg.co.za/article/2018-06-29-00-raising-the-public-voice […]

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Mining Data in the News: SRK Consulting SA breaks down mineral exploration in Africa

https://www.miningreview.com/srk-consulting-sa-mineral-exploration-africa/ Africa is home to crustal rocks that span the earth’s geological history and host enormous mineral wealth, but it has remained for the most part relatively under-explored. However, new technologies for exploration and extraction, combined with modern data processing techniques, could change all that.

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