14-12-201214-12-2012- Honory Doctorate for Dr. Bernie Fanaroff, Project Director of SKA South Africa

14 December 2012, Stellenbosch - Dr Bernie Fanaroff, Project Director of SKA South Africa, receives an honorary doctorate from Dr Johann Rupert, Chancellor of Stellenbosch University. The University awarded the degree Doctor of Engineering (DEng), honoris causa, to Fanaroff for his exceptional contribution to the diverse fields of radio astronomy and the developing trade union movement during the 1970s; for his role as respected government official and advisor after 1994 for the benefit of the South African society; and for his impeccable reputation as a scientist and his formidable skills as an organiser and negotiator that resulted in South Africa's successful Square Kilometre Array bid.

More information: Marina Joubert; marina@southernscience.co.za www.southernscience.co.za SKA SOUTH AFRICA – www.ska.ac.za

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