Facebook admits storing passwords in plain text

21 March 2019, 7:05 PM
Facebook on Thursday admitted that millions of passwords were stored in plain text on its internal servers, a security slip that left them readable by the social networking giant's employees.
Mining sector to continue shedding jobs 7 February 2018, 11:48 AM

The global mining industry is expected to continue shedding jobs as more and more mines become deeper and resources harder to find.

Malawi fights cholera spread using drones 6 February 2018, 7:07 PM

Malawi is using drones to identify hotspots for cholera transmission in the capital, Lilongwe. Drones help map areas that are densely populated and collect data for health workers to implement interventions against the spread of the disease. The project is a joint initiative of the United Nations children’s agency, Unicef and the government. Malawi is […]

Drought in Cape Town
City of Cape Town steps up communicable disease interventions 6 February 2018, 7:40 AM

The City of Cape Town says they've stepped up their communicable disease interventions in recent months due to the on-going drought.

Day Zero will now arrive in May 5 February 2018, 3:14 PM

The City of Cape Town has predicted that Day Zero will now arrive on May the 11th and not April the 16th as was initially thought.

Cost of cancer drugs a major challenge: Motsoaledi 4 February 2018, 8:08 AM

Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi says he hopes government can convince pharmaceutical companies to reduce the price of cancer drugs as happened with HIV.

Motsoaledi says they will take lessons from the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Govt plan to boost cancer awareness efforts 3 February 2018, 9:16 PM

The South African government will soon launch one of the largest cancer awareness campaigns on the continent following a spike in the number of cancer patients in the country.

GWU to donate water in W. Cape amid drought woes 3 February 2018, 3:41 PM

The Groenland Water Users Association in the Overberg says it will next week release between eight and ten million cubic metres of water into the Western Cape supply network.

Lack of information and treatment hampers cancer fight in Nigeria 3 February 2018, 7:33 AM

Cancer remains the leading cause of death around the world.

Fukushima operator aims to double visitors by Tokyo Olympics 2 February 2018, 6:41 AM

Fukushima’s nuclear power operator is hoping to double the number of visitors to its tsunami-ravaged facilities by 2020, seeking to use the Olympic spotlight to clean up the region’s image. A massive undersea earthquake on March 11, 2011 sent a tsunami barrelling into Japan’s northeast coast, leaving more than 18,000 people dead or missing and […]

Cape Town puts up first desalination plant 1 February 2018, 4:58 PM

Construction has begun on the City of Cape Town's first desalination plant in Strandfontein near Mitchell's Plain in Cape Town

Limpopo doctors embark on strike over non-payment of salaries 1 February 2018, 4:15 PM

Doctors affiliated to SAMA have accused the Limpopo Health department for non-payment of salaries.

Rare sight of “super blue blood moon” observed across China 1 February 2018, 6:17 AM

A rare celestial trifecta “super blue blood moon” was observed across China on Wednesday night, the first time the phenomenon has been seen in 152 years. According to the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the full moon is special for three reasons: It’s the third in a series of “supermoons”, when the moon […]

Poultry farmers urged to exercise caution to avert bird flu outbreak 31 January 2018, 9:04 PM

The Western Cape Agriculture Department has appealed to poultry farmers to continue to exercise caution to avert another bird flu outbreak.

Response team in bid to contain Listeriosis spread 31 January 2018, 2:50 PM

Free State Health MEC Butana Komphela says they have activated an outbreak response team in a bid to contain the spread of listeriosis.

Although the Western Cape Province has been the most spoken about in terms of water shortage, the drought is a national problem.
Water crisis is a national problem: Ratau 31 January 2018, 10:58 AM

Department of Water and Sanitations spokesperson, Sputnik Ratau says the focus has been on the Western Cape because the situation there is dire and there has been some form of recovery in other provinces of the water resources.

Cape Town residents are preparing for Day Zero when the taps are expected to run dry.
Zille to meet school principals over Day Zero 31 January 2018, 6:34 AM

Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille is on Wednesday expected to meet with school principals to discuss emergency plans in the event of Day Zero, now set for April the 16th, amid the crippling drought in province.

Water crisis dire in other provinces, not just Western Cape 30 January 2018, 6:23 PM

As Cape Town draws closer to what the provincial government has labelled Day Zero, the Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation has warned that the Western Cape is not the only province in trouble.

Vaping may raise cancer risk: Study 30 January 2018, 5:40 PM

Vaping may raise the risk of cancer because it leads to DNA damage, even though it contains fewer carcinogens than tobacco smoke, a US study has found.

Groote Schuur hospital allays fears over fungal disease 30 January 2018, 10:54 AM

The Department of Infectious Diseases at Groote Schuur hospital in Cape Town has cautioned the public not to panic over the fungal disease known as Emergomyces Africanus.

The men were found guilty of rhino poaching and the possession of illegal firearms.
Four men get 30 years for rhino poaching 30 January 2018, 10:52 AM

The Empangeni Magistrates Court in northern KwaZulu-Natal has sentenced four men who were arrested in connection with rhino poaching, to 30 years behind bars.

Those younger than 35 who followed a so-called "Mediterranean" diet for six months before IVF, were more likely to have a healthy baby.
‘Mediterranean’ diet may boost IVF chances: Study 30 January 2018, 6:51 AM

Women who follow a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, and olive oil may stand a better chance of falling pregnant through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), researchers said Tuesday.

Mokonyane summoned to Parliament over drought crisis 30 January 2018, 6:06 AM

The DA says Minister of Water and Sanitation, Nomvula Mokonyane has been summoned to Parliament to brief members as well as all South Africans on her department's interventions to resolve the drought crisis in the country.

Experts call for calm amid fungal breakout 29 January 2018, 8:38 PM

Experts say there is no need to panic over the fungal disease known as Emergomyces Africanus initially detected in the Western Cape. The department of Infectious diseases at Groote Schuur hospital says while the fungal disease may be deadly, it mainly affects a severely compromised immune system. For now experts believe that the disease is […]

Unhealthy lifestyles put strain on public healthcare: Zille 29 January 2018, 2:28 PM

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has called on members of the public to avoid preventable diseases which she says are caused by an unhealthy life styles.

Water and Sanitation Department working on Cape drought 29 January 2018, 8:10 AM

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says it's important to consider all strategies to obtain additional water.

Rea Fola campaign seeks to improve healthcare in N. Cape 28 January 2018, 5:31 PM

A Northern Cape Mining Trust has partnered with the health department to roll-out health services to poor communities.

Day Zero can be avoided, says Mokonyane 28 January 2018, 1:07 PM

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane is addressing the Cape Town Press Club on the current water crisis in the Western Cape.

WATCH: Cape Town City briefing on water crisis 28 January 2018, 10:48 AM

The Disaster Management team is briefing the media on the water crisis in the Western Cape.

Large amount of dagga seized by Durban cops 28 January 2018, 8:03 AM

Police in Durban have confiscated dagga worth over R400,000 and arrested three people, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Saturday. Provincial drug unit members were on crime prevention duties when they received information about drugs at Newlands West at about 6am on Saturday morning, Captain Nqobile Gwala said. “The members intensified their operation and identified the said […]

Durban provides help for dry Cape Town 27 January 2018, 3:24 PM

As Cape Town braces itself for "Day Zero"- the day when the taps will run dry - some communities in Durban are rallying together to make a difference in the name of Ubuntu.