Fishermen benefit from sardine run

19 June 2018, 6:28 AM
Fishermen have netted 350 baskets of sardines at Pennington on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast as the sardine run continues.
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Limpopo government concerned about illegal initiation schools 18 June 2018, 3:01 PM

Limpopo government has issued a stern warning to operators of illegal initiations schools.

Another downpour hits Cape Town 18 June 2018, 10:01 AM

The Cape Town Weather Office says isolated showers can be expected throughout the day into Tuesday.

Three dead as strong quake shakes Japan’s Osaka 18 June 2018, 8:17 AM

A powerful quake rocked Japan's second city of Osaka on Monday, killing three people including a nine-year-old girl and injuring scores of others, according to an official tally.

Dr Aaron Motsoaledi
12 Acts to be amended to make way for NHI: Motsoaledi 18 June 2018, 6:03 AM

Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi says stakeholders in the health sector must anticipate major amendments to the medical schemes act and others.

Magnitude 6.1 quake kills three, stops factories in Japan’s Osaka area 18 June 2018, 6:00 AM

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan's second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday morning, killing three people, halting factory lines in a key industrial area and bursting water mains.

Rains bring some relief to Western Cape 17 June 2018, 10:28 AM

Dam levels in the City of Cape Town have increased by 2% since last week following some good rains.

May to pledge £20-billion health service cash boost 17 June 2018, 8:41 AM

British Prime Minister Theresa May will pledge a cash boost to the National Health Service, to be funded partly from tax hikes and partly from money that will no longer be going to the European Union after Brexit, newspapers reported on Saturday.

Eskom warns of further load shedding 17 June 2018, 8:25 AM

Eskom says there is a strong possibility of further load shedding on Sunday as the power system remains constrained.

Apple, Qualcomm battle over possible ban on some US iPhone imports 16 June 2018, 8:42 AM

The San Diego chipmaker filed a complaint against Apple nearly a year ago, asking the commission to ban the import of iPhones containing rival chipmaker Intel Corp’s (INTC.O) so-called modem chips, which help mobile phones connect to wireless data networks.

SA leads way in fighting TB 15 June 2018, 5:28 PM

South Africa continues to lead the way in fighting Tubercolosis.  

SA braces for cold front 15 June 2018, 10:27 AM

A cold front is expected over the weekend for many parts of the country, with temperatures peaking between 14 and 18 degrees celcius.

Hospital Health Check campaign better than NHI: DA 15 June 2018, 6:29 AM

The DA says the National Health Insurance will not succeed especially in solving what it calls the country's disastrous public health system.

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2018 last chance to fight TB 14 June 2018, 9:25 PM

Experts attending the 5th SA Tuberculosis Conference in Durban have warned that 2018 is the last chance to fight the global disease successfully.

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Study finds Facebook news use declining, WhatsApp growing 14 June 2018, 3:41 PM

News consumption is increasingly shifting from social media like Facebook to messaging applications like WhatsApp, according to a study published Thursday.

Durban readies for sardine run 14 June 2018, 2:18 PM

Sardines have been spotted making their way to Durban's Beaches. Sharks Board Head of operations - Mark Anderson Reed says there have been some activity on the south coast beaches.

The iPal robot in China
China’s latest robot cares for lonely children 14 June 2018, 1:24 PM

It speaks two languages, gives math lessons, tells jokes and interacts with children through the tablet screen in its chest -- China's latest robot is the babysitter every parent needs. 

Twitter updates app to highlight big events, news stories 13 June 2018, 8:09 PM

Twitter Inc said on Wednesday it is changing its service to give more space to major events such as the World Cup, earthquakes, royal weddings and elections in a bid to make it easier for people to find interesting tweets.

Mining sector identified as TB hotspot 13 June 2018, 4:46 PM

The mining sector has been identified as one of the Tubercolosis (TB) hotspots by some speakers at the 5th South African TB conference underway in Durban.

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“Health care workers need to go and look for undiagnosed TB patients” 13 June 2018, 4:06 PM

Professor Keertan Dheda of the University of Cape Town says health care workers need to go and look for undiagnosed TB patients.

‘Hospitals are feeding patients expired food’ 13 June 2018, 1:47 PM

Workers union National Health Education & Allied Workers Union in Limpopo says the state of health in the province is in crisis.

Severe weather warning issued in Cape Town 13 June 2018, 12:47 PM

The City of Cape Town's Disaster Management Services have been placed on high alert in preparation for a harsh cold front expected to hit the Mother City on Thursday.

London hopes for bright tech future despite Brexit 13 June 2018, 8:13 AM

London has a bright tech future post-Brexit working closely with other European capitals but the government should open up more to immigration, London Mayor Sadiq Khan told AFP.

5th SA TB conference highlights undiagnosed TB patients 12 June 2018, 9:57 PM

Deputy President David Mabuza accompanied by Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi, provincial Health MEC Sibongiseni Dlomo joined academics and delegates at the opening of the 5th South African TB conference in Durban. 

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Voortrekker Hospital staff picket over limited facilities 12 June 2018, 9:17 PM

Some staffers at the Voortrekker Hospital in Mokopane in Limpopo embarked on a picket, demanding better facilities and management.

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UK, US drug-makers scrap ‘futile’ Alzheimer’s treatment trial 12 June 2018, 2:39 PM

British and American pharmaceutical giants Astra Zeneca and Eli Lilly on Tuesday said they were ending a large clinical trial of a treatment for Alzheimer's that they had been developing together.

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WATCH Provincial health departments brief Parliament 12 June 2018, 2:10 PM

The Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape Provincial Departments of Health on hospital services in their provinces are reporting to the Health Portfolio Committee.

Eating your greens could become more costly due to climate change 12 June 2018, 7:42 AM

Keeping healthy could become more costly as climate change and water scarcity cause a huge drop in the global production of vegetables and legumes, scientists said on Monday.

South Africans cautioned about cyber crimes 11 June 2018, 3:32 PM

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has cautioned South Africans to be on the lookout for cyber related crimes

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Ramaphosa joins climate change meeting in Quebec 11 June 2018, 5:55 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the meeting of developing countries on the sidelines of the G7 Leaders' Summit in Quebec, Canada, dealt in depth with issues of Climate Change. 

Drought
Western Cape remains in grips of worst drought 10 June 2018, 8:37 PM

The Western Cape remains in the grips of the worst drought in living memory, but it seems there is some hope.