Western Cape unveils weir worth millions

21 August 2019, 8:04 PM
The Department of Water and Sanitation in the Western Cape has unveiled another early warning drought and flood system in the Keurbooms river in Plettenberg Bay in the Southern Cape.
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Fish
A look at gender transitioning in marine life 8 August 2019, 4:22 PM

Gender bending in marine life is not uncommon. In fact it is considered a pretty natural way to ensure the survival of the species.

Dr Anban Pillay
NHI will be fully implemented in 2026 8 August 2019, 10:38 AM

The Department of Health's Deputy Director-General Anban Pillay says the National Health Insurance will be fully implemented in the year 2026.

Three Congolese doctors arrested in connection with WHO official’s death 8 August 2019, 7:26 AM

Congolese doctors have been arrested for allegedly planning an attack on a hospital that killed a senior WHO epidemiologist involved in the Ebola response, a prosecutor said on Wednesday.

Land preservation, restoration in the spotlight at COP14 7 August 2019, 6:40 PM

Land preservation and restoration will be on the spotlight at the Africa Regional Preparatory Meeting ahead of the United Nations COP14 in India next month.

Dinosaur
Wits student discovers new species of early dinosaur 7 August 2019, 2:18 PM

A Wits University student has discovered a new dinosaur species in the institution's vaults - after it lay misidentified in a collection for 30 years.

Dr Thami Mazwai
NDP must be implemented by citizens: Mazwai 7 August 2019, 7:48 AM

National Planning Commissioner Thami Mazwai says the National Development Plan must be implemented by South Africans and not only government.

WhatsApp and Facebook messenger icons are seen on an iPhone in Manchester.
Apple to restrict Facebook and WhatsApp calling feature 7 August 2019, 6:05 AM

Apple Inc is making a change to its mobile operating system that will restrict a feature that apps like Facebook Inc’s Messenger and WhatsApp use to make voice calls over the internet, The Information reported on Tuesday.

Mpumalanga students to study medicine, engineering in Russia 6 August 2019, 9:25 PM

Over 80 students from Mpumalanga will leave the country next month, to study medicine and engineering in Russia.

Apple, Goldman Sachs start issuing Apple Cards to consumers 6 August 2019, 4:33 PM

Apple Inc rolled out its virtual credit card on Tuesday, working with bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc on the new iPhone add-on that may help Apple diversify from device sales and build out the Wall Street bank’s new consumer business.

GSK ends development of Ebola vaccine, hands work to U.S. institute 6 August 2019, 3:02 PM

British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is giving up its work on developing three potential vaccines against the deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses, despite an ongoing Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Cape cold fronts
Another cold front heading for Cape Town 6 August 2019, 12:12 PM

Another cold front with heavy rain and strong wind is expected to make landfall in Cape Town by midday on Wednesday.

Shell considers solar panels to power Singapore refinery site 6 August 2019, 8:51 AM

Royal Dutch Shell is considering to install solar panels to power its Bukom refining site in Singapore, a company spokeswoman told Reuters on Tuesday.

The Google logo is pictured at the entrance to the Google offices in London
Google pledges carbon-neutral shipping, recycled plastic for all devices 6 August 2019, 6:02 AM

The new commitment by Alphabet Inc steps up the competition among tech companies aiming to show consumers and governments that they are curbing the environmental toll from their widening arrays of gadgets.

Person receiving vaccine
Ugandan says starts its largest-ever Ebola vaccine trial 5 August 2019, 8:19 PM

Uganda has started its largest-ever trial of a preventive Ebola vaccine, an official said on Monday, amid fears of a potential spillover of the deadly hemorrhagic fever from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Hospital beds, nurse and doctor
NICD concerned about spread of deadly Candida Auris 5 August 2019, 5:52 PM

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says it's concerned about the spread of deadly Candida Auris in the country.

Mohammad Abdel Haleem, Chief Executive Officer of Doroob Technologies, uses Doroob Navigator application as he drives his car at an Israeli checkpoint in Ramallah, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
Palestinian app helps drivers avoid Israeli checkpoint bottlenecks 5 August 2019, 11:57 AM

Launched in June and designed by Palestinians, Doroob Navigator crowd-sources road closures and traffic data from users. It aims to supplant apps like Google Maps and Waze.

Huawei tests smartphone with own operating system, possibly for sale this year: Chinese state media 5 August 2019, 5:39 AM

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is testing a smartphone equipped with Hongmeng, the company’s self-developed operating system, which could potentially go on sale by the end of this year, Chinese state-media outlet Global Times reported.

Dr Rufaro Nyamunda
New app to promote health and safety in schools 4 August 2019, 8:58 PM

"KeepSafe Schools" is a new app designed to promote health and safety at schools in South Africa, and also aid schools and the department of Education to see causes of absenteeism.

Doctors extract 526 teeth from Indian boy 4 August 2019, 3:24 PM

Indian doctors removed a tumour with a record number of 526 teeth inside a seven-year-old boy's mouth, the medical team in the southern city of Chennai said.

E. Cape government appeals for commercialisation of cannabis industry 4 August 2019, 10:34 AM

The Health Products Regulatory Authority says there are no registered medicinal cannabis products in the country and a number of hurdles need to be covered before taking a product to market.

NSRI warns Cape Town beach goers 4 August 2019, 8:52 AM

The National Sea Rescue Institute has cautioned beachgoers to be aware of when it is high tide when visiting the coast in Cape Town.

N.Cape to train teachers in Maths and Science to improve matric results 3 August 2019, 9:16 PM

The Northern Cape is on a drive to improve the education system in the province, in a quest to return to the glory days of top matric results.

Milky Way
Astronomers find that Milky Way is a warped and twisted galaxy 3 August 2019, 4:31 PM

Astronomers have created the most precise map to date of the Milky Way by tracking thousands of big pulsating stars spread throughout the galaxy, demonstrating that its disk of myriad stars is not flat but dramatically warped and twisted in shape.

Series of cold fronts expected in Cape Town 3 August 2019, 1:56 PM

The Cape Town Weather office says a series of cold fronts are approaching the Western Cape this coming week.

Apple Card will not allow purchase of cryptocurrencies 3 August 2019, 7:56 AM

The Apple Inc credit card being launched with Goldman Sachs Group Inc will not allow the purchase of cryptocurrencies with the card, according to a customer agreement posted to Goldman’s website on Friday.

DRC races to contain Ebola after gold miner contaminates several in Goma 2 August 2019, 9:10 PM

Congolese authorities were racing to contain an Ebola epidemic after a gold miner with a large family contaminated several people in the east's main city of Goma before dying of the haemorrhagic fever, officials said.

Chinese state agency to launch rocket for commercial use in August 2 August 2019, 2:40 PM

A Chinese government space agency is expected to launch its first rocket meant for commercial use in August, putting pressure on other domestic rocket firms to develop their own launch vehicles ahead of an expected commercial satellite boom.

Apple halts Siri response grading program after privacy concerns 2 August 2019, 11:23 AM

Apple Inc said on Friday it suspended its global program where it analyzed recordings from users interacting with its voice assistant Siri, after some privacy concerns were raised about the program.

New Joburg Forensic Pathology Lab set to reduce delays in autopsies 2 August 2019, 10:11 AM

Construction of a new R60 billion forensic pathology laboratory at the Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg will be completed by June next year.

Mark Zuckerberg and Prince Mohammed bin Salman
Facebook says it dismantles covert influence campaign tied to Saudi government 2 August 2019, 5:47 AM

People connected to the government of Saudi Arabia have run a network of fake accounts and pages on Facebook Inc (FB.O) to promote state propaganda and attack regional rivals, the social media giant said on Thursday.