Greenpeace vessel in Cape Town to highlight dangers of overfishing

16 October 2019, 5:22 PM
The Greenpeace vessel, Arctic Sunrise, has arrived in Cape Town. Greenpeace is highlighting the dangers of over-fishing.
Load shedding disrupts matric examination in Western Cape 16 October 2019, 3:02 PM

The Western Cape Education Department says 30 matric examination centres have been affected by load shedding.

US carried out secret cyber strike on Iran in wake of Saudi oil attack, officials say 16 October 2019, 10:49 AM

The United States carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, which Washington and Riyadh blame on Tehran, two U.S. officials have told Reuters.

No listeriosis outbreak in SA – NICD 16 October 2019, 9:05 AM

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NCID) has reassured the public that there is no outbreak of listeriosis in any part of the country.

The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are seen in a combination photo from Reuters files.
House investigators receiving data from big tech firms 16 October 2019, 5:44 AM

Leaders of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee investigating potential antitrust laws said they had begun receiving data from big tech firms.

Drone technology at the heart of 4IR: Ndabeni-Abrahams 15 October 2019, 7:00 PM

Communication and Digital Technologies Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says drone technology is at the heart of the 4th Industrial Revolution.

Main water pipeline from George to Wilderness collapsed: Environmental Affairs 15 October 2019, 1:32 PM

The Environmental Affairs and Development Planning Ministry says the main water pipeline providing water from George to the Wilderness area has collapsed and has fallen into the sea.

Solar powered cars set off for Australia’s outback race 15 October 2019, 11:04 AM

More than 40 racing teams from 21 countries left Darwin on Sunday to race across Australia to the southern city of Adelaide in the world’s fastest solar powered cars.

A small toy figure stands on representations of virtual currency in front of the Libra logo in this illustration picture.
Facebook’s Libra announces board as support shrinks further 15 October 2019, 7:41 AM

Libra lost its last global payments backers on Friday, when Mastercard Inc and Visa Inc abandoned the Geneva-based Libra Association.

MyBroadbrand warns of personal data leaks 14 October 2019, 2:42 PM

Technology publication 'My Broadband' claims that the personal information of South Africans who applied for home loans through major banks in the last ten years, was exposed through a security flaw.

New Zealand PM Ardern steps up fight against extremist online content 14 October 2019, 11:27 AM

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced more funding and support on Monday to target violent extremist content online, just months after an alleged white supremacist livestreamed a massacre at two mosques in Christchurch.

Climate change activists project Thunberg speech on Houses of Parliament 14 October 2019, 6:16 AM

Climate change activists Extinction Rebellion projected a speech by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg onto the side of the Houses of Parliament on Sunday.

Waste management
Eastern Cape tackles waste management 13 October 2019, 5:30 PM

Eastern Cape authorities say waste management projects are taking shape and could help create jobs while at the same time clean up the environment.

International donors pledge $14 bln to fight AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis 13 October 2019, 9:28 AM

International donors pledged $14 billion to fight diseases including AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis at a Global Fund summit in the French city of Lyon.

Commission hopes more youth take up farming as a career 12 October 2019, 8:22 PM

The Water Research Commission says it’s hoping that more young people will consider farming as a career choice.

Eastern Cape NGO creates awareness around plastic pollution 12 October 2019, 5:15 PM

 Learners from Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape have taken to the streets on the Port Elizabeth beach front to create awareness about plastic pollution.

Energy sector advised to welcome 4th Industrial Revolution with cautious optimism 12 October 2019, 11:28 AM

Africa Oil and Power CEO, Guillaume Doane, has advised the energy sector to welcome the 4th Industrial Revolution with cautious optimism.

Facebook’s Libra currency abandoned by major financial companies 12 October 2019, 10:31 AM

Facebook Inc’s ambitious efforts to establish a global digital currency called Libra suffered severe setbacks on Friday, as major payment companies including Mastercard and Visa Inc quit the group behind the project.

Gauteng Education launches e-Learning Content and Online Assessment Platform 11 October 2019, 4:55 PM

The face of education in Gauteng continues to change as the department launches yet another platform aimed at enhancing paperless education in the province.

Typhoon Hagibis set to disturb Rugby World Cup 11 October 2019, 11:13 AM

Workers made preparations inside the Rugby World Cup venue of International Yokohama Stadium ahead of Typhoon Hagibis' landfall on Friday (October 11), removing banners and tying down equipment.

Fourth Industrial Revolution should be human centred: Nxesi 10 October 2019, 9:30 PM

Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi says the fourth Industrial Revolution should not just be about technological development but also about what he calls, human centredness.

Emergency Services
Joburg Emergency Services on high alert for possible ‘severe thunderstorms’ 10 October 2019, 4:12 PM

Johannesburg Emergency Services says they will remain on high alert after the South African Weather Service issued a warning for severe thunderstorms in various parts of the country on Thursday night.

NASA boss to tour SpaceX factory after feud over capsule delays 10 October 2019, 2:10 PM

SpaceX Chief Executive, Elon Musk, opened up his private rocket factory to the top official of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Thursday for a tour and progress report on the company’s long-delayed Crew Dragon astronaut capsule.

Gwede Mantashe
Mantashe calls for mix of technology in energy generating 10 October 2019, 12:21 PM

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe, has called for a mix of technologies in the generation of energy to ensure security of supply.

Technological changes can be managed to avoid disruption: Nxesi 10 October 2019, 9:34 AM

The Minister of Labour, Thulas Nxesi, says technological changes cannot be stopped but rather managed, to not disrupt the economic lives of workers.

Riot police detain a demonstrator during a protest in Tsuen Wan, in Hong Kong.
Apple removes police-tracking app used in Hong Kong protests 10 October 2019, 9:04 AM

Apple Inc on Wednesday removed an app that protestors in Hong Kong have used to track police movements, saying the app violated its rules because it was used to ambush police and by criminals who used it to victimise residents in areas with no law enforcement.

Felix Tshisekedi
DRC opens agriculture centre focused on biotechnology research 9 October 2019, 8:33 PM

Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi led the opening on Tuesday  of a research centre in South Kivu aimed at spearheading regional efforts on biotechnology.

A sign is pictured over a black sheet outside the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) headquarters.
Doctors Without Borders contender for Nobel Peace Prize 9 October 2019, 6:45 PM

International aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) is a possible contender for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.

Mass immunisation against measles in Rustenburg 9 October 2019, 11:11 AM

The North West Health Department has started to roll out the mass immunisation of children around Rustenburg, following three cases of measles in three different locations in the area.

Symposium set to address shark scarcity 9 October 2019, 7:48 AM

Shark safety and research organisation Shark Spotters says there could be various reasons for the disappearance of Great White Sharks from False Bay.

Twitter says user data meant for security purposes may have been used for advertising 9 October 2019, 6:35 AM

Twitter Inc said on Tuesday email addresses and phone numbers uploaded by users to meet its security requirements may have been ‘inadvertently’ used for advertising purposes.