6.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Papua

16 December 2018, 1:46 PM
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Papua, in eastern Indonesia Sunday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued.
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5G connectivity needs more investment: Telkom 30 November 2018, 5:42 PM

Telkom CEO, Sipho Maseko, says significant investment in infrastructure will have to take place to enable the use of *5G connectivity.

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KZN HIV/Aids epicentre undertakes new research to shed light on HIV/Aids and TB 30 November 2018, 3:00 PM

Researchers at the Africa Health Research Institute are conducting a new long-term study in one of the global epicentres of the HIV/Aids pandemic, at Hlabisa on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast.

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High possibility of load shedding on Friday 30 November 2018, 8:30 AM

Eskom says there's a high possibility of stage 2 load shedding on Friday. The power utility says its power generation plant is undergoing maintenance.

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Mabuza encourages South Africans to test for HIV 30 November 2018, 8:03 AM

Deputy President and chairperson of the National AIDS Council, David Mabuza, has called on South Africans to get tested for HIV.

2018 temperatures set to be among hottest on record: UN 30 November 2018, 6:00 AM

Global temperatures in 2018 are set to be the fourth highest on record, the UN said Thursday, stressing the urgent need for action to rein in runaway warming of the planet. In a report released ahead of the COP 24 climate summit in Poland, the World Meteorological Organization pointed out that the 20 warmest years […]

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Highway Africa conferences focuses on “Digital Citizenship” 29 November 2018, 7:14 PM

The Highway Africa conference, celebrating 22-years as the biggest gathering of its kind in Africa under the theme "Digital Citizenship", has kicked off at Rhodes University in Makanda, in the Eastern Cape.

KZN to conduct new research about HIV 29 November 2018, 3:24 PM

New research at Hlabisa in northern KwaZulu-Natal an area globally known for its high prevalence of HIV/Aids aims to provide answers on how HIV and Tuberculosis interact with non-communicable diseases to cause mortality.

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To stop Ebola, Congo targets malaria in outbreak zone 29 November 2018, 7:27 AM

Health workers on Wednesday launched a door-to-door, four-day blitz to control malaria in Democratic Republic of Congo with the aim of cutting suspected Ebola cases in half.

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Limpopo Health in a bid to curb spread of cholera 28 November 2018, 3:01 PM

The Limpopo Health Department says it is trying to contain the spread of cholera, after two migrant workers at Alldays tested positive for the water borne disease.

Nineteen die of Ebola in DRC 28 November 2018, 2:44 PM

The deadly Ebola outbreak which has ravaged eastern DRC for nearly four months has claimed another 19 lives in just five days, the health ministry has said.

Gene-edited baby trial ‘paused’: China scientist 28 November 2018, 1:15 PM

The Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies said Wednesday the trial had been paused, following an international outcry over the highly controversial procedure.

Cape Town has threatened to disconnect solar panels.
C Town residents must register solar panels or face penalties 28 November 2018, 10:54 AM

The city of Cape Town has threatened to disconnect solar panels if residents do not comply to register their rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) installations

World is not on track to reduce greenhouse gas: Report 28 November 2018, 9:12 AM

A new United Nations (UN) report has found that the world is not on track to meet its promises to reduce greenhouse gas emission with seven major polluters, including the US, well behind pledges made at the Paris Climate Change Conference three years ago.

YouTube shifts to make new exclusive shows, movies free to users 28 November 2018, 8:53 AM

YouTube said earlier on Tuesday that the new strategy will kick in next year, but later noted that though it will apply to content planned in 2019, the actual programing will debut the year after.

New cases of HIV rise in Eastern Europe, decline in the West 28 November 2018, 6:02 AM

The United Nations AIDS agency UNAIDS warned in July that complacency was starting to stall the fight against the global epidemic, with the pace of progress not matching what is needed. Some 37 million people worldwide are infected with HIV.

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Illegal cigarette brand highest selling in SA: Study 27 November 2018, 3:28 PM

The latest IPSOS research results show that South Africa is the first country in the world to have an illegal cigarette brand as the top seller of tobacco.

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Scientists, officials in China abhor gene editing that geneticist claims 27 November 2018, 1:45 PM

Chinese officials and scientists denounced on Tuesday the claims of a geneticist who said he had created the first gene-edited babies, and a hospital linked to his research suggested its ethical approval had been forged

Aerial ‘Toxic Tour’ of Mpumalanga’s coal-fired power stations with GP Africa 27 November 2018, 1:34 PM

SABC Digital News joined Greenpeace Africa for a ‘Toxic Tour’ of coal-fired power stations in Mpumalanga. eMahleni has been identified as having the dirtiest air quality in the world according to satellite data from June to August this year which reveals the province as the world’s largest NO2 air pollutant.

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South African MPs seek end of captive lion trophy hunting 27 November 2018, 6:50 AM

South African lawmakers will seek to end the breeding of lions for trophy hunting and the trade in their bones, setting parliament on a collision course with a powerful industry.

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Parliament holds hearings on Telecommunications and Postal Services 26 November 2018, 4:41 PM

Parliament's Telecommunications and Postal Services committee has heard that lack of policy implementation and institutional capacity has contributed to the high cost of telecommunication in the country.

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E Cape govt, private sector join hands to fight rhino poaching 26 November 2018, 3:07 PM

The Eastern Cape government and the private sector have joined hands in the fight against rhino poaching. Economic Development and Tourism MEC Oscar Mabuyane says community members and rangers from different game reserves marched to the High Court in Makhanda, where three rhino poaching suspects were appearing.

Second case of cholera confirmed in Limpopo 26 November 2018, 1:25 PM

A second case of cholera has been detected in the Blouberg area in Limpopo.

How much for that app? US top court hears Apple antitrust dispute 26 November 2018, 7:52 AM

The nine justices will hear arguments in Apple’s bid to escape damages in a lawsuit accusing it of breaking federal antitrust laws by monopolizing the market for iPhone apps and causing consumers to pay more than they should.

145 whales die on remote New Zealand beach 26 November 2018, 5:56 AM

Up to 145 pilot whales have died in a mass stranding on a remote part of a small New Zealand island, authorities said Monday.

Fynbos
New technology launched to ensure protection of fynbos 25 November 2018, 6:55 PM

New mobile technology has been launched to ensure better management, protection and harvesting of indigenous fynbos. Twenty two species of fynbos have been lost in the Western Cape alone.

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Congo approves clinical trials for Ebola treatments 25 November 2018, 4:45 PM

Congolese authorities have authorised clinical trials for four experimental Ebola treatments, which will allow researchers to collect valuable data about their effectiveness, the health ministry said on Saturday.

Malaria battle continues in Africa 25 November 2018, 1:03 PM

After years of steady decline, annual rates of the mosquito-borne disease have levelled off according to the World Health Organisation's 2018 report.

Earthquake at 6.1 magnitude strikes off Colombia coast
Earthquake at 6.1 magnitude strikes off Colombia coast 25 November 2018, 9:01 AM

The European Earthquake Monitoring Agency says the six-point-one magnitude quake could result in a tsunami along the nearby coastal regions. The quake's epicentre was recorded 36 kilometres southeast of Mountain, Colombia.

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Egypt unveils ancient female sarcophagus 24 November 2018, 9:15 PM

Egyptian authorities on Saturday unveiled a well-preserved mummy of a woman inside a previously unopened coffin in Luxor in southern Egypt dating back to more than 3 000 years.

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White house in denial of climate change report 24 November 2018, 1:18 PM

Climate change will cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century, hitting everything from health to infrastructure, according to a government report issued on Friday that the White House called inaccurate.