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DIRISA National Research Data Workshop
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 - 12:15

The National Research Data Workshop will be held on 19-21 June 2018 and is aimed at the academic and research community as well as participants who would like to share their knowledge and/or experience in data-intensive research and data management.

Can the new SANReN data transfer service help you move your data?
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 - 09:15

The South African National Research Network (SANReN) are looking for researchers, scientists and IT facilities of research institutes who need to transfer big data sets from/to one or more external sources to/from their institutions.

A new laboratory for visualising the universe
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 - 12:15

The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) has launched a new visualisation facility at the University of Cape Town: a shared space where astronomers from around the country can explore their data – and find answers to some of the biggest questions about our universe. 

SatRday Cape Town Conference at UCT in March
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 - 09:00

The R community and some of South Africa's most forward thinking companies have come together to bring satRday back to Cape Town.

South African Centre for Digital Language call for proposals
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 - 10:00

The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources (SADiLaR) focuses on the digitisation of language resources and the high-level training of scholars in the use of digital language resources. 

Register now for Digital Humanities Research Colloquium
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 - 15:00

You are invited to attend an interactive colloquium focused on research in the area of Digital Humanities led by Menno van Zaanen.

SatRday taking centre stage at UCT
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 - 09:00

Researchers, data scientists, developers, novice coders and enthusiasts gathered at UCT in March for satRday: a series of workshops and conference sessions all about R, a statistical and graphical programming language and open-source software.  

Software & Data Carpentry Instructor Training for South Africans
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 - 09:45

The next round of carpentry instructor training is for people who are already using tools such as R, Python, Shell, Git, Matlab. It will run from 21 to 23 February in Kleinmond, South Africa.

URISC@SC17 and the #LongestLastMile
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 - 14:00

For more than 50 years, HPC has supported tremendous advances in all areas of science but research centres based in sparsely-populated regions are extremely disadvantaged.

Visualising a universe of data
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 - 11:30

Cape Town’s planetarium has been revamped by Iziko Museums to create a facility that brings data to life through immersive visualisations. The new planetarium – the result of a partnership that includes UCT – could be a model for others around the world.

Conference to address the SKA-driven big data challenge in Africa
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 - 09:30

The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) is organising a conference "SKA-Driven Big Data Challenge in Africa: Science, Innovation and Opportunity” to be held from 28 to 31 May 2018.

“Data to Dome” Public Showings
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 - 13:15

Professor Tom Jarrett of UCT and Associate Professor Michelle Cluver of the University of the Western Cape invite you on a tour of the universe!