SA men challenged to raise awareness on breast cancer

15 October 2018, 4:45 PM
South African men have been challenged to participate in a social media campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer.
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Delhi braces for pollution with emergency plan 15 October 2018, 3:51 PM

Delhi's biggest coal power plant was set to shut down Monday as a new emergency plan to improve air quality in one of the world's most polluted cities came into force, Indian officials said.

Search for missing bodies to resume in Pretoria 15 October 2018, 7:19 AM

The Tshwane Emergency Services have resumed their search for two bodies in Pretoria's Apies River.

Children drowning in ‘digital diet of pizza and sweets’ 14 October 2018, 8:27 PM

Children are being swamped by the visual equivalent of "pizza and sweets" in "a digital Wild Wild West", some of the world's top kids television programme makers have warned.

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Cancer patients encouraged to remain positive 14 October 2018, 1:15 PM

Cancer patients have been urged to use the negative thoughts to strengthen their cancer recovery journey. That's the message from Durban based cancer support group, Pink Phoenix Cancer Foundation.

Rainy conditions continue for most parts of SA 14 October 2018, 6:56 AM

People have been urged to travel with caution after flooding was reported in several parts of Gauteng, and severe thunderstorms and downpours are expected to continue across the country on Sunday.

Organisers happy with 2018 AAD, but defence analyst expresses concerns 13 October 2018, 8:35 PM

The organisers of the 10th edition of the continent’s premier defence exhibition held at Waterkloof Air Force Base from 19 – 23 September, have praised it as a success which attracted over 30-thousand visitors on the three trade days and over 55-thousand aviation enthusiasts to the two-day airshow . 

Spain and Portugal brace for Hurricane Leslie 13 October 2018, 6:53 PM

Hurricane Leslie is expected to hit the Iberian Peninsula within hours, authorities said on Saturday, bringing strong winds and heavy rains days after deadly floods on the Spanish island of Mallorca.

Limpopo runs out of Foot and Mouth vaccine 13 October 2018, 5:41 PM

A shortage of vaccines against Foot and Mouth disease has stopped the routine inoculation of cattle in the Mopane District of Limpopo.

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Less than 1% of SA’s coastline declared Marine Protected Areas 13 October 2018, 4:49 PM

Less than 1% of South Africa's vast coastline has been declared Marine Protected Areas or MPA's.

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Hail damages Tshwane homes, more rain expected in the interior 13 October 2018, 12:58 PM

City of Tshwane says it has sent emergency services to several parts of the north of Pretoria after a severe hail storm damaged houses, leaving  residents

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Two people arrested for abalone possession 13 October 2018, 12:58 PM

Two people have been arrested during one of the biggest abalone busts in Cape Town this year.

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UN employee in eastern Congo tests positive for Ebola 13 October 2018, 7:01 AM

A plumber working for the United Nations' peacekeeping mission in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has tested positive for Ebola, the health ministry said on Friday, the first case of a UN worker contracting the disease during the current outbreak.

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Severe thunderstorms expected to hit parts of SA 12 October 2018, 9:23 PM

The South African Weather Service has warned of severe thunderstorms from Friday night and into the weekend in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.

Facebook says hackers accessed data of 29 mn users 12 October 2018, 8:36 PM

Facebook said Friday that hackers accessed personal data of 29 million users in a breach at the world's leading social network disclosed late last month.

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Spike in Ebola cases pushes Congo outbreak to ‘tipping point’: aid workers 12 October 2018, 3:42 PM

Aid agencies said on Thursday that the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo could be tipping into a wider crisis as the number of new cases spiked and violence grounded health workers for a second time.

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Canada makes final preparations before cannabis becomes legal 12 October 2018, 2:00 PM

Canada will soon become the second country in the world to legalize cannabis with the provinces left to work out the details of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's landmark measure.

Possible shortage of medicine around SA 12 October 2018, 11:01 AM

Stop Stockouts Project, which monitors and reports on medicine shortages, says they're concerned that there's also a shortage of other lifesaving medication supplies at state health facilities.

US senators asks Google to explain delay in disclosing vulnerability 12 October 2018, 10:28 AM

Google must be more forthcoming with the public and lawmakers if the company is to maintain or regain the trust of the users of its services.

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One in five children under the age of 15 obese: Unicef 12 October 2018, 6:08 AM

UNICEF, says one in five children under the age of 15 is overweight globally.

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Diabetes bigger killer than HIV, TB 11 October 2018, 3:56 PM

More people die of diabetes than HIV, TB and Malaria combined, according to an endocrinologist, Dr Sundeep Ruder.

Tanzanian rangers harness new technology to fight poachers 11 October 2018, 10:05 AM

In response to the surge in ivory poaching in Africa, where the elephant population fell by around 20 percent between 2006 and 2015, philanthropists have developed EarthRanger, which aggregates remote sensor readings of animal movements, trackers on radios and vehicles, camera trap photos among other things.

World must slash meat consumption to save climate: Study 11 October 2018, 8:29 AM

The world must drastically reduce its meat consumption in order to avoid devastating climate change.

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Young people are encouraged to join farming sector 10 October 2018, 8:51 PM

Agriculture organisation (AgriSA) has called on young people to join the farming sector in order to ensure food security for the country. AgriSA described it as a  concerning issue that farming is dominated by seniors.

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Limpopo residents urged to get their animals vaccinated 10 October 2018, 5:04 PM

Limpopo Agriculture MEC Basikopo Makamu has appealed to community members to take their domestic animals for vaccination to prevent them from infecting humans with rabies.

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Google unveils new Pixel phone, adds tablet in Apple challenge 10 October 2018, 2:23 PM

Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday unveiled the third edition of its Pixel smartphone, a Google Home smart speaker with a display and its first tablet computer as it makes a come-from-behind push into hardware.

Amazon scraps secret AI recruiting tool that showed bias against women 10 October 2018, 7:22 AM

Amazon realized that the recruitment system was not rating candidates for software developer jobs and other technical posts in a gender-neutral way.

Mental health crisis could cost the world $16 trillion by 2030 10 October 2018, 7:00 AM

Mental health disorders are on the rise in every country in the world and could cost the global economy up to $16 trillion between 2010 and 2030.

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Motsoaledi vows to implement new IT system in Limpopo despite glitches 9 October 2018, 8:45 PM

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says his department will continue implementing a new Information and Technology system at the pharmaceutical depot in Limpopo, despite reported technical problems.

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Google drops out of bidding for massive Pentagon cloud contract 9 October 2018, 5:43 PM

Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles.

EU ministers split on auto emission curbs 9 October 2018, 2:13 PM

EU ministers battled Tuesday over the extent of emission cuts to be imposed on carmakers, in the wake of a warning by UN experts on the dangers of global warming.