Heart congenital condition remains a silent killer in infants

19 April 2019, 8:36 PM
Heart congenital conditions among infants remain a silent killer.
Uncertainty over renewable energy results in job losses at wind turbine company 19 April 2019, 8:59 PM

The uncertainty in the renewable energy sector in South Africa has led to job losses in Nelson Mandela Bay. A wind turbine tower manufacturer, DCD wind towers, closed its factory in the Coega IDZ after failing to find an equity investment partner.

Limpopo records first successful open heart surgery 19 April 2019, 3:16 PM

A Limpopo public hospital, Mankweng, has successfully performed its first open heart surgery. 

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New Apple lab uses robots to rip apart devices for recycling materials 19 April 2019, 7:46 AM

Apple Inc is notorious for keeping what happens in its laboratories a closely guarded secret. But the iPhone maker plans to share openly everything that happens in its newest lab in Austin, Texas.

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Snoek fishermen anticipating bumper catches only after Easter 18 April 2019, 8:10 PM

Fishermen along the Northern Cape coast say the bumper snoek season will come, but only after Easter.

Samsung gets reports of Galaxy Fold screen problems 18 April 2019, 3:56 PM

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it has received "a few" reports of damage to the displays of samples of its upcoming foldable smartphone,raising the prospect of a less-then-smooth entry for the splashy$1,980 handset.

China to launch asteroid probe, calls for partners 18 April 2019, 1:44 PM

China plans to launch an ambitious asteroid exploration mission and has invited collaborators to put their experiments on the probes, space agency officials said Thursday.

Motorists warned of fog after two fatal accidents 18 April 2019, 8:51 AM

Motorists are advised to travel with caution and switch on their vehicle's lights while travelling over the Easter weekend - amid fog patches in KwaZulu Natal, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and the Eastern Cape.

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Innovative HIV research could be expanded to Africa: Expert 18 April 2019, 6:45 AM

Ground-breaking research that has led to two HIV positive patients going into remission in London and Berlin in the past few years could be expanded to Africa.

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Genetic differences between HIV patients is a barrier for remission in Africa 17 April 2019, 7:51 PM

There's been another step in the right direction in the fight against the HIV-Aids pandemic; renowned international HIV professor, Ravindra Gupta, says genetic differences between European and African patients has created a barrier for HIV remission on the continent.

Ebola survivor Jeanine Masika holding two-year-old ebola patient, Furana Katungu
Ebola survivors comfort sick and frightened in Congo outbreak 17 April 2019, 2:41 PM

Wearing a disposable gown and gloves for protection, Jeanine Masika cradles a two-year-old Ebola patient and offers the listless toddler teaspoons of brown soup.

N West issues African swine fever warning 16 April 2019, 7:41 PM

They may be distant cousins, but thanks to the outbreak of African swine fever, pigs and warthogs are to steer clear of each other.

‘I hated rugby’: Retired All Black Dagg opens up on mental health 16 April 2019, 5:52 PM

All Blacks 2011 World Cup-winner Israel Dagg opened up on Tuesday about the mental health battles that nearly drove him out of the game.

Half of statins patients don’t hit ‘healthy’ cholesterol levels 16 April 2019, 4:35 PM

Millions of patients around the world taking statins to lower the risk of heart disease fail to achieve the recommended levels of cholesterol reduction after two years of treatment, new research said Monday.

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‘Kenyan food, water scarcity will worsen as rains fail’ 16 April 2019, 4:25 PM

Kenya is likely to suffer from worsening food shortages and water scarcity as the rainy season fails, its meteorological department said on Tuesday.

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SA activists in mining areas harassed: Report 16 April 2019, 11:09 AM

Community activists in mining areas in South Africa face harassment, intimidation, and violence. This is contained in a joint report and video released by the Centre for Environmental Rights, groundWork, Earthjustice, and Human Rights Watch on Tuesday at the Constitutional Hill in Johannesburg.

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Huawei secured 40 commercial contracts to build 5G infrastructure 16 April 2019, 8:55 AM

China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said on Tuesday it had secured 40 commercial contracts to build and operate 5G telecommunications infrastructure.

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More than 77000 new HIV positive cases since January 15 April 2019, 8:13 PM

More than 77 000 new people have tested HIV positive since January this year

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N West water quality comes under scrutiny 15 April 2019, 7:31 PM

North West Province water quality came under scrutiny at a gather of water and sanitation experts.

Dlodlo launches computer laboratory at Chabane’s school 15 April 2019, 3:20 PM

Public Service and Administration Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says Mayeke higher primary school in Xikundu outside Malamulele in Limpopo has a historic value to the family of the late Minister Collins Chabane.

Dutch govt to establish task force for potential network security risks 15 April 2019, 12:32 PM

The Dutch government on Monday said it will establish a special task force to weigh potential security risks stemming from suppliers of 5G network technology.

‘SABC News app aims for integrated approach to news gathering’ 15 April 2019, 10:09 AM

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has recently introduced a new News App where consumers can access daily breaking news and updates as it happens.

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Volkswagen pushes battery partners to build Gigafactories 15 April 2019, 5:53 AM

Volkswagen will buy $56.57 billion worth of battery cells for electric cars and has identified South Korea’s SKI, LG Chem and Samsung SDI as strategic battery cell suppliers.

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Hundreds of tissue samples from Nazi victims to be laid to rest 14 April 2019, 6:14 PM

Over 300 tissue samples from people killed by the Nazi regime and kept by a Berlin doctor will be laid to rest in a ceremony in Berlin on May 13, 74 years after the end of World War Two, Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported on Sunday.

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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp hit by outages – Downdetector 14 April 2019, 4:27 PM

Facebook Inc's social networking site, photo-sharing social network Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp were inaccessible to some users on Sunday,downdetector.com, which monitors outages, showed.

Whale Shark on Camps Bay Beach.
Arrangements underway to remove whale shark carcass 14 April 2019, 9:45 AM

Arrangements are being made to remove the carcass of a whale shark that beached at Camps Bay in Cape Town on Saturday afternoon.

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Ebola spread concentrated in Congo, not a wider emergency: WHO 14 April 2019, 9:33 AM

An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that has killed more than 700 people and is continuing to spread does not constitute an international emergency, said the World Health Organization.

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Hong Kong beekeeper harvests hives barehanded 14 April 2019, 8:57 AM

High up in the hills above Hong Kong, Yip Ki-hok uses nothing but his bare hands to remove a honey-filled nest of swarming bees - a remarkable skill he learned after the hardship of China's famine years.

Department of health warns against electronic cigarettes 13 April 2019, 9:07 PM

Its use has been brought into question following the government's attempt to regulate e-cigarettes. The Department of Health met with the National Council Against Smoking to discuss effects of these new age devices.

Egypt unveils tomb of Fifth Dynasty official 13 April 2019, 7:41 PM

In a major archaeological discovery, Egypt on Saturday unveiled the tomb of a Fifth Dynasty official adorned with colourful reliefs and well preserved inscriptions.

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Sutherland mad over stars after telescope construction 13 April 2019, 4:44 PM

Since the construction of the Southern Africa Larger Telescope (SALT) at Sutherland in the Northern Cape, the town has gone star-raving mad.