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On the 25th May 2012, the Science and Technology Minister, Naledi Pandor announced that the Board of the consortium for the SKA had decided to build the array in two countries, South Africa and Australia.

About 75% of the construction would be in South Africa and 25% Australia.

SKA 1 & 2 LOW designs will go to The Australian/New Zealand consortiums and the rest to SA (SKA 1 & 2 Mid Arrays and SKA 2 AA). KM2

Building of the precursors, ASKAP & MEERKaT, would start in S.A. in 2016 in the Northern Cape.

Download the full PDF article here. -Ed.