U.S. cannot cut teen pregnancy prevention grants – federal judge 25 April 2018, 7:44 PM

A federal judge has blocked U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration from terminating grant funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs run by affiliates of Planned Parenthood, saying the decision was arbitrary. U.S. District Judge Thomas Rice in Spokane, Washington, ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had failed to satisfactorily explain […]

Cape Town braces for extreme weather conditions 25 April 2018, 2:49 PM

Cape Town Disaster Management says its teams are on high alert following a warning from the Weather Office about stormy conditions on Wednesday night.

Westbury clinic running short of medical supplies 25 April 2018, 8:38 AM

Residents of Westbury, west of Johannesburg, have expressed concern over the shortage of essential medicine including antibiotics and pain killers at their local clinic.

“40% of all work-related illnesses are due to stress” 25 April 2018, 6:43 AM

A leadership lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, Dr Renata Schoeman, says there is still stigma attached to depression in the workplace.

KZN government bolts efforts against wildlife crime 24 April 2018, 9:25 PM

Government is beefing up security in the fight against wildlife crime. Over R235 million has been set aside for the project.

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Two nuclear schools launched in Pretoria 24 April 2018, 6:09 PM

Nuclear technology can now be learned at two Pretoria schools.

Kruger Park rangers pledge to fight rhino poaching 24 April 2018, 3:15 PM

Rangers and other employees at the Kruger National Park (KNP) have signed a pledge to double their efforts to combat rhino poaching.

Dam levels drop further 24 April 2018, 11:02 AM

The City of Cape Town says dam levels have dropped further over the past week.

Twelve rhino poachers arrested 24 April 2018, 10:16 AM

Twelve suspected rhino poachers including a police officer have been arrested and three rhino horns confiscated in the Kruger National Park in Limpopo and Mpumalanga over the past five days.

Ad sales surge at Google parent Alphabet, but so do costs 24 April 2018, 7:54 AM

Strong growth in ad sales on Google search and YouTube have not been enough to offset a surge in costs at parent Alphabet Inc.

Motsoaledi visits N. West amid devastating health strike 23 April 2018, 6:29 PM

Nehawu in the North West says it will strike across all spheres of the public sector, if they do not reach an agreement with the Department of Health soon.

California risks severe “whiplash” from drought to flood : scientists 23 April 2018, 5:28 PM

California will suffer more volatile weather this century with a “whiplash” from drought to rain and mounting risks a repeat of the devastating “Great Flood” of 1862, scientists said on Monday. Climate change, driven by man-made greenhouse gas emissions, would drive more extreme shifts between hot and dry summers and wet winters in the most […]

Disaster Management remains on high alert in C Town 23 April 2018, 11:42 AM

Cape Town Disaster Management says it will remain on high alert ahead of expected heavy rain today (Monday) as well as later this week.

C Town residents warned of heavy rain 23 April 2018, 10:44 AM

Capetonians can brace for much needed heavy rain from later Monday afternoon.

Autism SA highlights impact of the disorder 23 April 2018, 10:10 AM

As April is national Autism awareness month,  Autism South Africa has been embarking on awareness campaigns focusing on educating the nation about this disorder.

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City of Cape Town, Sassa, discuss winter disaster rescue plans 22 April 2018, 4:08 PM

Officials from the City of Cape Town have met with representatives from the social security agency South Africa Social Security Agency and the Social Development Department to discuss the smooth provision of disaster relief in the city.

Earth Day highlights environmental dangers of plastic 22 April 2018, 1:04 PM

People around the world are celebrating Earth day, a day meant to bring awareness to the importance of protecting the planet.

KZN women participate in Pap Smear Campaign 21 April 2018, 4:09 PM

More than one-thousand women participated in the Pap smear campaign to screen for cervical cancer at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central hospital.

Key steps in North Korea’s weapons development 21 April 2018, 7:37 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared Saturday that Pyongyang would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, five months after its last ICBM launch amid a rapid diplomatic thaw.

‘SA govt needs bold energy transition vision’ 20 April 2018, 12:20 PM

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) says government needs a bold energy transition vision.

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New fight needed against resurgent malaria: Bill Gates 20 April 2018, 6:48 AM

Bill Gates warned Wednesday that malaria was back on the rise again and would continue to claim more lives worldwide unless governments reinvigorated their push to eradicate the disease.

Community radio stations face shutdown 19 April 2018, 8:26 PM

The National Community Radio Forum wants the Communications Minister to intervene in the stalemate between community radio stations and signal distributor, Sentech.

Tiny fly blows bubbles to cool off: study 19 April 2018, 4:48 PM

Humans sweat, dogs pant, cats lick their fur. Animals have adopted an interesting array of techniques for regulating body temperature through evaporation.

Volcano erupts in Japan 19 April 2018, 12:54 PM

A volcano erupted in southern Japan on Thursday, spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the air, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain.

SA inventor devises novel way to produce electricity 19 April 2018, 10:16 AM

Engineer Clement Mokoenene has come up with an invention that may make drivers and their cars creators of electricity.

Army to assist as health strike persists in N West 19 April 2018, 9:13 AM

Health minister, Aaron Motsoaledi says the Army will be asked to provide medics to assist with the ongoing health workers' strike in the North West.

Cloud innovation in Africa in need of improvement 19 April 2018, 9:00 AM

Africa may be the mother of innovation, but the continent is still not innovating on the Cloud.

SA’s water levels up except in Western Cape 19 April 2018, 6:29 AM

The water levels of dams in the country have improved nationally with the exception of the Western Cape, following days of rain in many parts of the country.

Misverstand Dam gets water relief 18 April 2018, 9:19 PM

The Department of Water and Sanitation has started the process of releasing five billion litres of water from the Berg River Dam near Franschhoek in the Boland into the Misverstand Dam on the West Coast.

Renewable energy needs to be scaled up to meet Paris Accord: Report 18 April 2018, 1:26 PM

The International Renewable Energy Agency says renewable energy needs to be scaled up at least six times faster for the world to start to meet the goals set out in the Paris Agreement.