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2015 Science and the social media in an African context: the case of the square kilometre array telescope

This study presents a media content analysis of representations of the Square Kilometre Array telescope on Twitter by South African users, d...

2015 Understanding interactive capabilities for skills development in sectoral systems of innovation: a case study of astronomy and the square kilometre array telescope

This case study examines the competences, capabilities, interactive capabilities and dynamic interactive capabilities that characterise the ...

2014 Attitudes towards astronomy and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in South Africa

This report is one of the outputs associated with the HSRC Education and Skills Development (ESD) research programme's ongoing work on the P...