Rob Adam FRSSAf to be new head of SKA

Nov 06, 2014 No Comments by

Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa director Bernie Fanaroff will retire at the end of next year.

Former South African Nuclear Energy Corporation chief executive Rob Adam will take over as “director designate” of the project, which will see part of the world’s largest radio telescope built on African soil, the department of science and technology said on Monday.

Announcing the retirement of Fanaroff, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said that he had “made an immense contribution to the SKA Project since South Africa and its African partner countries began developing their bid to host the SKA in 2003.”

“Successes under his leadership include the completion of the Karoo Array Telescope (KAT-7), winning the bid for Africa to co-host the SKA with Australia, infrastructure development, and the construction of the MeerKAT, which is currently under way,” the department said.

Fanaroff was a deputy director-general in the Presidency and head of the office for the Reconstruction and Development Programme from 1994 to 1996, during the administration led by President Nelson Mandela, the department said.

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