Bloodhound LSR car finally in SA

20 October 2019, 9:13 PM
The Bloodhound Landspeed record car is finally in South Africa.
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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.

Plastic
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.

Weather
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.

Doctors
HPCSA concerned over low pass rate amongst aspirant surgeons 8 October 2019, 9:43 PM

The Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), has expressed concern over the decline in the pass rate of aspirant surgeons in South Africa.

Farmers
Karoo farmers experiencing worst drought 8 October 2019, 7:27 PM

Farmers in the Karoo town of Graaff Reinet say they're experiencing the worst drought in more than forty years.

Plastic
Unilever, SAPRO, WWF join forces to tackle plastic pollution 8 October 2019, 4:58 PM

A pact signed by Unilever South Africa, the South African Plastics Recycling Organisation (SAPRO), and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature has set an ambitious target of reducing virgin use plastic by 50% by 2025.

Polokwane parents to sue doctor over botched circumcision 8 October 2019, 12:53 PM

The parents of one of the 16 children who had been hospitalised after botched circumcisions by a private doctor in Mokopane, Limpopo, intend filing civil suits against the doctor, the Aurum Institute and the Limpopo Health Department.

US judge keeps intact Massachusetts’ toughest-in-nation vaping ban 8 October 2019, 6:42 AM

A federal judge has denied an industry bid to put on hold Massachusetts' four-month ban on the sale of vaping products, keeping intact the toughest prohibition yet in a rapidly developing response to e-cigarettes and their potential link to a lung disease.

Rwanda launches first ‘Made in Africa’ smartphones 7 October 2019, 8:47 PM

Rwanda’s Mara Group launched two smartphones on Monday, describing them as the first “Made in Africa” models and giving a boost to the country’s ambitions to become a regional technology hub.

Health
NEHAWU wants tough action against private health sector 7 October 2019, 8:18 PM

Labour union, National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (NEHAWU) wants the Competition Commission to take tough action against the private health sector after the Health Market Inquiry alluded to collusion in the market.

Weather
Weather service issues thunderstorm warning for KZN 7 October 2019, 5:27 PM

The South African Weather Services has issued a warning of severe thunderstorms in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday night.

Tap Water
Kimberley still affected by water cuts 7 October 2019, 2:19 PM

The unavailability of water in the Kimberley area has now affected teaching and learning.

Japan Display Inc's logo is pictured at its headquarters in Tokyo.
Apple supplier aims to seal $468 million bailout deal 7 October 2019, 9:02 AM

Apple Inc supplier Japan Display Inc aims to seal a revised bailout deal by the end of this month for at least $468 million in vital funding, its new chief executive said on Monday.

Farmer
Kenyan farmers mix tradition with tech to protect drying Mara River 7 October 2019, 8:38 AM

Anyone hearing the loud singing coming from Isaac Chereger's farm would be forgiven for thinking it was a particularly enthusiastic church gathering.

Vodafone
Vodafone tests new network tech in UK in challenge to ‘big three’ suppliers 6 October 2019, 7:33 PM

Vodafone is testing innovative open access radio technology in Britain - a first for Europe -in a move that could break the grip Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia hold on the tel co equipment market

Mental
KZN Sadag raises awareness on mental health 6 October 2019, 3:43 PM

The stigma related to mental illness in men often prevents sufferers from seeking help, thus resulting in the build up of stress which leads to violence and outbursts.