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 Read more…

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 Read more…

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.

Research Data Management Course presented by UCT (starting 21 Sept 2018)

The Library and Information Studies Centre at the University of Cape Town, South Africa offers a master’s level course in Research Data Management (Course Code LIS5029S) that is ideal for persons and/or organisations seeking continuing professional development in this new skills areas: Lifecycle Models | Data Management Planning | Policy Analysis & Development | Challenges Read more…

Reliable ICT Infrastructure a condition for research data sharing – African NRENs to play an important role

Whether it will be called a guideline, a roadmap or a framework – all participants during the AOSP ICT Infrastructure meeting held on 14 May 2018 in Pretoria, South Africa were in agreement that a document guiding African countries in preparing ICT infrastructures in support of research data sharing, will be of benefit to all. Read more…

Commonwealth academies release climate change statement

The role of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) – also on Climate Change Interview with Prof Roseanne Diab, Executive Director, ASSAf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JOisBftSuU The African Open Science Platform is managed by ASSAf, directed by CODATA, with financial funding from the SA Dept. of Science and Technology, through the National Research Foundation (NRF).