Unknown causes of elephant deaths in Kenya: Report

19 December 2018, 3:00 PM
A number of 26 elephants have died in Kenya's Masaai Mara game reserves in the last three months according to a report published by elephant conservation group, the Mara Elephant Project.
Damn in the North West.
NW communities warned of continuous decrease of damn levels 11 December 2018, 7:27 AM

The Water and Sanitation Department has warned communities affected by drought about the continued decrease of dam levels and possible reduction in water supply.

Court orders China sales ban on older Apple iPhones in Qualcomm case 11 December 2018, 5:36 AM

A Chinese court has ordered a ban on the sale of several older Apple Inc iPhone models in China for violating two patents of chipmaker Qualcomm Inc, although Apple said all of its phone models remained on sale in the mainland.

Alex residents standing with some of their goods
Fire retardent paint to help curb the spread of shack fires in Alex 10 December 2018, 9:13 PM

A painting project aimed at preventing shack fires is underway in Setswetla informal settlement, in Alexandra, north of Johannesburg.

Health workers carrying a dead body
S. Sudan health workers to get Ebola shots as Congo outbreak grows 10 December 2018, 4:03 PM

Some 2,000 healthcare and front line workers in South Sudan are to be offered Ebola vaccines to try to stop any importation of the viral disease from an epidemic in Congo, the WHO said on Monday.

Dr Clinton Carter-Brown on Morning Live
Developing nations to constitute 80% of total global energy production: IEA 10 December 2018, 10:42 AM

The International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that by 2035, developing nations will constitute 80% of total global energy production and consumption.

A Congolese health worker administers Ebola vaccine to a boy
Scientists to test tailor-made vaccine tech to fight epidemics 10 December 2018, 7:41 AM

A global coalition set up to fight disease epidemics is investing up to $8.4 million to develop a synthetic vaccine system that could be tailor-made to fight multiple pathogens such as flu, Ebola, Marburg and Rabies.

Women in white lab coats
UNESCO awards African female scientists 9 December 2018, 9:33 PM

Their achievements were crowned at the annual UNESCO and L’oreal Women in Science Awards ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya.

Two men working in a sugar cane field.
Mauritius uses sugar as alternative way to generate electricity 9 December 2018, 8:34 AM

Far out into the Indian Ocean where it is forced to be self-reliant, the island nation of Mauritius is weaning itself off fossil fuels by turning to its main cash-crop sugar cane, for electricity.

Blade Nzimande
Nzimande slams lack of transformation in aviation 8 December 2018, 5:13 PM

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande has made a call to airline companies to focus on transforming their entities as to benefit disadvantaged rural communities.

HIV testers
N West youth do not know HIV status: Department 8 December 2018, 10:46 AM

The North West department of Health says most young people between the ages of 15 and 24 are not aware of their HIV status.

People walking outside Huawei store
Huawei CFO in court on fraud charges 8 December 2018, 9:07 AM

Huawei Technologies CoLtd's Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou faces US accusations that she covered up her company's links to a firm that tried to sell equipment to Iran despite sanctions.

New water project for drought-stricken Giyani 7 December 2018, 7:44 PM

Water and Sanitation Minister, Gugile Nkwinti, wants to implement a new water project in the drought-stricken Giyani area of Limpopo.

A website to help locate families of unclaimed dead bodies 7 December 2018, 6:38 PM

The Gauteng Provincial Government is to set up a controlled website that will help locate the families of people who die and no one comes forward to claim their bodies.

Necsa’s entire board of directors axed 7 December 2018, 2:17 PM

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe will address staff at NECSA's Pelindaba facility after announcing government's reasons for removing the entire board of directors of the state-run nuclear firm.

Tiger brand enterprise
Tiger Brands re-opens its Enterprise meat plant 7 December 2018, 11:42 AM

This follows nine months of operations being halted after the deadly listeria bacteria, which claimed 218 lives in a two-year listeriosis outbreak, were traced to the factory.

An aerial view of farmland on the Nile River Delta, Egypt, is pictured through a plane window
Egypt’s fertile Nile Delta threatened by climate change 7 December 2018, 11:21 AM

By 2050, the region could lose up to 15% of its key agricultural land due to salinization, according to a 2016 study published by Egyptian economists.

A woman walks by a Huawei logo at a shopping mall in Shanghai, China.
US probe of China’s Huawei includes bank fraud accusations 7 December 2018, 6:40 AM

The United States has been looking since at least 2016 into whether Huawei shipped US-origin products to Iran and other countries in violation of US export and sanctions laws, more recently, the probe has included whether the company used HSBC Holdings Plc to conduct illegal transactions involving Iran.

Congolese ‘Doctor Miracle’ heals sexual atrocity victims 7 December 2018, 6:27 AM

Democratic Republic of Congo, they call him "Doctor Miracle" for his surgical skill and dedication in helping women overcome the injuries and trauma of sexual abuse and rape.

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Heavy downpours alert issued for Western Cape 6 December 2018, 6:50 PM

The South African Weather Service has issued a warning for heavy downpour and localised flooding from Thursday night until Friday morning in the Cape Metropole, Overberg and Winelands districts.

Person receiving vaccine
Uganda vaccinates health workers against Ebola, fearing DRC spread 6 December 2018, 12:20 PM

Uganda has vaccinated thousands of health workers against Ebola to counter the spread of the deadly virus from its neighbour Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC), says the health ministers of both countries.

Mae Jemison addressing the conference
Earth needs climate ‘reality check’, space pioneer warns 6 December 2018, 8:22 AM

The world needs a "reality check" on the threat posed by climate change, NASA astronaut Mae Jemison said at a UN summit to chart mankind's path away from runaway global warming.

Libya to launch vaccine campaign after shortages 5 December 2018, 9:29 PM

Libya is set to launch a campaign overseen by the World Health Organization to vaccinate more than 2.7 million children after months of shortages, the health ministry said Wednesday.

Britain’s BT joins global ban on China’s Huawei 5 December 2018, 5:32 PM

Britain’s largest mobile provider revealed on Wednesday it was removing the equipment of China’s telecoms giant Huawei from its 4G cellular network. BT’s announcement comes with Washington reportedly pushing its allies to shun Huawei technology as they roll out next-generation 5G networks. The move also comes after the head of MI6 foreign intelligence service this […]

Load shedding continues on Wednesday 5 December 2018, 9:41 AM

Eskom will implement stage two load shedding starting from nine o'clock this morning till 10 in the evening.

A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen in front of the logo of the European Union in this picture illustration made in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
EU ministers fail to break digital tax deadlock 5 December 2018, 7:54 AM

The European Union’s executive arm proposed a 3 percent tax on big digital firms’ online revenues in March, alleging the companies’ funnelled profit through states with the lowest tax rates.

Dam in the Western Cape
Western Cape gazettes lower water restrictions 5 December 2018, 7:54 AM

The Department of Water and Sanitation have published their lower water restrictions for urban and agricultural use in the Western Cape in the Government Gazette.

First baby born via uterus transplanted from dead donor 5 December 2018, 5:48 AM

In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby, researchers reported Wednesday. The breakthrough operation, performed in September 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, shows that such transplants are feasible and could help thousands of women unable to have children due to uterine problems, […]

NASA astronaut Mae Jemison
Earth needs climate ‘reality check’, space pioneer warns 4 December 2018, 6:19 PM

The world needs a "reality check" on the threat posed by climate change, NASA astronaut Mae Jemison said Tuesday at a UN summit to chart mankind's path away from runaway global warming.

US consul-general to South Africa Virginia Blaser smiling
“E Cape is losing battle against Aids” 4 December 2018, 4:08 PM

US consul-general to South Africa, Virginia Blaser, has indicated that the Eastern Cape is losing the battle in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Civil society accuse Motsoaledi of rushing NHI bill for election campaign 4 December 2018, 10:53 AM

Government's plan for a universal health coverage bill, the National Health Insurance will come before cabinet this week before going to parliament.