In 1999, the governments of Poland and South Africa signed an agreement to promote mutual scientific and technological cooperation. A committee was set up in order to identify possible areas of cooperation under this agreement. The decision was made by Poland on co-financing the construction of SALT telescope in South Africa.
We present basic information about the telescope and its instruments and organizations established to manage the project. A software for the data processing is available. There will be also a publicly available observational data made using SALT, in the near future.