Ebola spreads to remote, militia-run Congo territory

20 August 2019, 8:59 PM
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled territory of Walikale, hundreds of kilometres away from where previous cases near the border with Uganda and Rwanda occurred.
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It’s connected devices vs consoles at biggest e-games convention 20 August 2019, 5:15 PM

 Connected devices are challenging consoles at the world's largest online gaming fair, as hundreds of thousands of fans jostle to see top e-sports stars in action and give feedback that can decide whether a new release is a hit or a flop.

SA still looking into Nuclear: Mantashe 20 August 2019, 2:58 PM

South Africa will not adopt a "big bang" approach to building new nuclear power capacity, but it will look into adding modular nuclear technology at a pace it can afford, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday.

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NHI will not cover all conditions: Health Dept 20 August 2019, 12:01 PM

The Health Department says while the National Health Insurance (NHI) is designed to provide quality health care to every patient in South Africa, it will have some limitations on what conditions it will cover.

Greenpeace members blockade Eskom’s entrance 20 August 2019, 10:50 AM

Members of the environmental NGO, Greenpeace Africa have blocked the entrance to Eskom's headquarters at Megawatt Park in Johannesburg.

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Environmental organisations concerned with govt’s response to oil spillage 20 August 2019, 9:06 AM

Environmental organisations monitoring the oil spillage along the Umsunduzi River in Pietermaritzburg are concerned about the manner in which government has responded to the crisis which has left thousands of fish and other species dead.

‘Govt should not be given monopoly over health care’ 20 August 2019, 5:47 AM

The Head of Policy at the Institute of Race Relations, Anthea Jeffery, says government should not be given the monopoly over health care in the country.

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Umngeni river oil spill will have long term devastating effects: Environmentalist 19 August 2019, 8:05 PM

Environmentalists predict that last week’s oil spillage into Umsunduzi and Umngeni Rivers will have long term devastating effects.

HIV/Aids stigma and lack of information remains a challenge 19 August 2019, 12:37 PM

An HIV/Aids activist is using her experience to establish rural support groups for HIV positive people including teenagers, born and living with the virus.

Ebola cases being reported across different towns 19 August 2019, 10:58 AM

Congolese authorities have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled town of Walikale, hundreds of kilometres away from where previous cases near the border with Uganda and Rwanda occurred, the Health Ministry said overnight.

N Cape doctor encourages cancer screening in rural areas 18 August 2019, 2:21 PM

A doctor from Kuruman in the Northern Cape advocating for early detection of cancer; believes access to healthcare in rural communities is still a major challenge.

England’s gay men at risk without access to HIV prevention pill 18 August 2019, 10:40 AM

Delays in rolling out an HIV prevention pill in England are putting gay men's lives at risk, with thousands buying it online without medical supervision, says HIV campaigners.

KZN Environmental Affairs awaiting report regarding oil spill 17 August 2019, 9:00 PM

The Environmental Affairs Department in KwaZulu-Natal says they will await a report regarding the cause of a major oil spill in the province before deciding on the action to be taken against the company behind the environmental disaster.

Rental firm walks away from Tesla order after quality dispute 17 August 2019, 2:24 PM

Car rental company Nextmove has walked away from a 5 million euros (4.6 million pounds) order for 85 Tesla (TSLA.O) Model 3 electric vehicles following a dispute over how to fix quality issues, the German company said on Friday.

US set to give Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers: sources 17 August 2019, 7:18 AM

The US Commerce Department is expected to extend a reprieve given to Huawei Technologies that permits the Chinese firm to buy supplies from US companies so that it can service existing customers, two sources familiar with the situation said.

China state agency successfully launches rocket for commercial use: CCTV 17 August 2019, 1:38 AM

A Chinese government space agency successfully launched on Saturday its first rocket meant for commercial use, state television CCTV reported, as firms in the country compete to join a commercial satellite boom.

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First two Ebola cases confirmed in Congo’s South Kivu: officials 16 August 2019, 3:43 PM

A woman and her child were the first two cases confirmed with Ebola in Congo's South Kivuregion this week, opening a new front in the fight against the outbreak.

Nongoma community wants King to intervene as escaped lions are killing livestock 16 August 2019, 12:09 PM

The community of Engolotshe at KwaNongoma in northern KwaZulu-Natal whose livestock are being killed by lions and other predators escaping from the Imfolozi Game Reserve, has turned to AmaZulu King Goodwill Zwelithini to intervene on their behalf.

Zweli Mkhize
NHI funding identified: Mkhize 16 August 2019, 12:06 PM

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has outlined the possible sources of funding for the National Health Insurance.

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Facebook failed to warn users of known risks before 2018 breach 16 August 2019, 6:04 AM

The lawsuit, which combined several legal actions, stems from Facebook Inc’s worst-ever security breach in September, when hackers stole login codes - or “access tokens” - that allowed them to access nearly 29 million accounts.

Department of Transport set to table Railway Safety Bill 15 August 2019, 7:37 PM

The Department of Transport says it will table a Railway Safety Bill in Parliament later this year that seeks to strengthen the railway model and increase personal safety.

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NHI will lead to massive job losses: Institute of Race Relations 15 August 2019, 4:43 PM

The SA Institute of Race Relations says the National Health Insurance will lead to massive job losses in the provinces.

Ebola Vaccine
New Ebola drugs to make disease ‘preventable and treatable’ 15 August 2019, 2:20 PM

There's been a possible major breakthrough in the fight against Ebola after trials of new drugs suggested they could make the disease 'preventable and treatable'.

Scientists in the Arctic
Arctic expedition discovers micro plastics in ice cores 15 August 2019, 11:02 AM

Tiny pieces of plastic have been found in ice cores drilled in the Arctic by a US-led team of scientists, underscoring the threat the growing form of pollution now poses to marine life in even the remotest waters on the planet.

Ebola Vaccine
Burundi starts Ebola vaccines for health workers: WHO 15 August 2019, 10:15 AM

Burundi has started vaccinating its health workers against Ebola, beginning with those near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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HRC acting in bad faith: Tshwane Mayor 15 August 2019, 8:18 AM

Tshwane Mayor Stevens Mokgalapa has accused the Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Gauteng of conducting its business in bad faith and playing politics.

Japanese researchers built a robotic tail to keep elderly upright 15 August 2019, 6:24 AM

Millions of years after the ancestors of humans evolved to lose their tails, a research team at Japan’s Keio University have built a robotic one they say could help unsteady elderly people keep their balance.

Sisters doing it for themselves: building a generation of women in tech 14 August 2019, 9:30 PM

Women have started making much-needed strides in what have been typically male-dominated industries, like tech. This is largely because of the diversity they bring to the workplace, and their ability to multi-task and problem-solve to bring unique and creative solutions to business challenges.

Sinhle Zikalala
Climate change should be part of school curriculum: Zikalala 14 August 2019, 7:15 PM

KwaZulu-Natal premier, Sihle Zikalala, says issues of climate change should be included into the Education Curriculum to ensure that children are educated about the dangers of it at school level.

Weather Service launches radar system in the Kruger National Park 14 August 2019, 3:01 PM

The South African Weather Service has launched a new state-of-the-art radar system in the Skukuza camp in the Kruger National Park, to detect hazardous weather conditions.

KwaZulu-Natal hosts first climate change summit 14 August 2019, 12:20 PM

KwaZulu-Natal is holding its first climate change summit following floods in which 70 people were killed in April.