SARAO – Maintenance & Content updates

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO), a facility of the National Research Foundation, is responsible for managing all radio astronomy initiatives and facilities in South Africa, including the MeerKAT Radio Telescope in the Karoo, and the Geodesy and VLBI activities at the HartRAO facility.

  • Date: Jun – Dec 2022
  • Client: SARAO
  • Category: Web Maintenance
  • Project: Web Maintenance

Client Overview

SARAO (South African Radio Astronomy Observatory) is a prominent facility of the National Research Foundation (NRF), responsible for conducting cutting-edge research and development in the field of radio astronomy. As a critical organization at the forefront of scientific discoveries, maintaining an efficient and up-to-date website is vital to disseminating information to the public and ensuring seamless communication within the institution.

Client Requirements

SARAO required a reliable service provider to handle the maintenance and support of their website for a period of six months. After a thorough selection process, NSDigital Consulting was chosen among several other contenders to submit proposals for the project.

Project Execution

Once awarded the contract, NSDigital Consulting commenced the website maintenance and support project for SARAO. The project began in June 2022 and continued until December 2022. During this period, NSDigital Consulting demonstrated their expertise in web development and content management.

Key Contributions

  1. Content Updates and Monthly Maintenance: NSDigital Consulting efficiently managed all content updates on both the public and intranet websites of SARAO. This included updating the latest research findings, news, and events, ensuring that the website remained a reliable source of information.
  2. Development of RFQ and Tenders Pages: The team at NSDigital Consulting played a vital role in developing the Request for Quotations (RFQ) and Tenders listing pages. This enhancement streamlined the procurement process for SARAO and made it easier for vendors to access relevant information.
  3. Document Downloads Functionality: NSDigital Consulting implemented a user-friendly document download feature on the public site, simplifying the process for stakeholders to access important resources, reports, and publications.

Project Conclusion

By December 2022, NSDigital Consulting had successfully completed the website maintenance and support project for SARAO. The client expressed satisfaction with the services provided, praising the team’s professionalism, adherence to timelines, and the quality of their work.


The collaboration between SARAO and NSDigital Consulting exemplified how a strategic partnership can ensure the smooth functioning of a critical website. NSDigital Consulting’s expertise in web development, content management, and their ability to meet the client’s specific requirements helped SARAO maintain an informative and user-friendly online presence. Organizations seeking reliable website maintenance and support services can confidently turn to NSDigital Consulting for their expertise.

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