Snow on Maluti Mountains, warning of cold weather

21 April 2019, 8:39 PM
Snow has fallen on the Maluti Mountains on the border of Lesotho and South Africa
Cold front expected to make a landfall in Western Cape 22 February 2018, 2:49 PM

The South African Weather Services says a cold front is expected to make landfall in the drought-stressed Western Cape on Friday.

Scientists recreate virtual copy of Mexican underwater cave 22 February 2018, 12:29 PM

Scientists from all over the world will soon be able to dive into a virtual 3-D replica of a vast underwater cave off Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, where the oldest skeleton in the Americas was found seven years ago.

WCape welcomes allocation of drought relief funds 22 February 2018, 6:10 AM

The Western Cape Minister of Economic Opportunities Alan Winde has welcomed the allocation of R473 million in drought relief funds for provinces and areas affected by drought.

Efforts underway to eradicate Oriental fruit fly in Overberg 21 February 2018, 7:45 PM

Fruit Fly Africa says several efforts are underway to eradicate the Oriental fruit fly - an exotic fruit fly native to Asia that is regarded as a pest.

KZN set to benefit from lung cancer research grant 21 February 2018, 3:51 PM

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Africa vulnerable to climate change 21 February 2018, 2:28 PM

Africa remains the most vulnerable continent when it comes to climate change.

Samsung set to launch new flagship smartphones 21 February 2018, 12:24 PM

Samsung Electronics will unveil its next flagship smartphones the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ on Sunday, after it reported record profits in recent weeks and its vice chairman was released from prison.

Computer shops embrace lucrative business: outfitting cryptocurrency miners 21 February 2018, 11:51 AM

Some of the biggest electronics bazaars in Asia are being flooded with customers looking for the latest piece of technology: cryptocurrency mining rigs.

Tremors in Joburg happening more often 21 February 2018, 7:39 AM

Johannesburg Emergency Management Services (EMS) say tremors like the one felt in parts of the city Monday night are happening more often.

Discovery of Oriental Fruit Fly in protein baited trap has not impacted on production 20 February 2018, 3:10 PM

General Manager of Hortgro Science's Crop Protection Programme, Hugh Campbell, says the discovery of the Oriental Fruit Fly in a protein baited trap in the Overberg has not impacted on production.

Cape Town’s ‘Day Zero’ moved to July 9 20 February 2018, 1:53 PM

Residents of drought-stricken Cape Town received good news Tuesday when city officials said they now face losing piped water to their homes by July 9 a month later than last forecast.

Supersonic car heads for 1.6 kilometres in 3.6 seconds 20 February 2018, 10:14 AM

The Bloodhound project has inspired a supersonic car that will cover 1.6 kilometres in 3.6 seconds.

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Vampire bat’s blood-only diet ‘a big evolutionary win’ 20 February 2018, 6:05 AM

At first glance, the cost-benefit ratio of a blood-only diet suggests that vampire bats - the only mammals to feed exclusively on the viscous, ruby-red elixir - flew down an evolutionary blind alley.

Heavy rains leave roads flooded in KZN 19 February 2018, 2:53 PM

Residents of Mthunzini near Empangeni on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast say heavy rains have left roads and bridges in the area flooded.

Cancer has quadrupled in last 10 years in N Cape 19 February 2018, 1:25 PM

New incidences of cancer have quadrupled in the last ten-years in the Northern Cape with the disease threatening to overtake HIV as the leading cause of death in the province.

Avian flu detected among seabird species 19 February 2018, 1:00 PM

The Department of Agriculture on Monday confirmed that the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu have been detected among sea bird populations in the Western Cape.

Israeli scientists complete mock Mars mission in Negev desert 19 February 2018, 7:55 AM

A team of six Israeli researchers on Sunday ended a four-day Mars habitat experiment in Israel’s Negev desert where they simulated living conditions on the Red Planet, Israel’s Science and Technology Ministry said. The experiment was held near the isolated Israeli township of Mitzpe Ramon, whose surroundings resemble the Martian environment in its geology, aridity, […]

N Cape desalination plant in Kamiesberg stands idle 18 February 2018, 9:57 PM

In a twist of irony, a desalination plant commissioned and built by the Kamiesberg Local Municipality in the Northern Cape to assist during the drought, is now standing idle because of the drought.

NM Bay trying to establish origin of listeriosis outbreak 18 February 2018, 6:12 PM

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has established a task team, including medical specialists, to establish the origin of the listeriosis outbreak in the Metro.

N.Cape water project set to boost water security 18 February 2018, 5:23 PM

The Northern Cape is expected to ramp up its water security. Bulk water supply projects around the province are at various stages of completion. The biggest of these is a dam, to be built on the Orange River.

Amazon: from online book seller to market shaker 18 February 2018, 8:39 AM

Amazon has grown from a humble beginning as an online bookseller to a colossus of the internet. It recently devoured Whole Foods Market, and is now biting into health care. Here are some key facts about Amazon: — Incorporated in 1994 in Seattle, Washington, Amazon sold its first book in July 1995, with founder Jeff […]

N Cape allocated two massive renewable energy projects 17 February 2018, 10:18 PM

The spotlight is once again on renewable energy. Loeriesfontein in the Northern Cape has been allocated two massive renewable energy projects.

Festival exposes pupils to the world of science 17 February 2018, 7:44 PM

The annual Science Tube and Science Beyond Borders Festival took place in Kimberley this past week.

WATCH: Internet companies urged to act on spread of fake news 17 February 2018, 6:12 PM

Internet companies such as Twitter, Google and Facebook are being called on to act on the spread of fake news and misinformation.

HRC investigates allegations of forced birth-control injections 17 February 2018, 5:04 PM

The HRC in the North West is investigating allegations that some grade-12 pupils in a North West village were forcibly injected with contraceptives.

North West farmers pleased with Agri Fund 17 February 2018, 8:13 AM

The new Agri Fund that has been launched by the North-West Government has been welcomed by several farmers in the province.

Isuzu launches Isuzu MU-X suv 16 February 2018, 3:35 PM

Isuzu has officially launched its vehicle manufacturing plant in Struandale in Port Elizabeth.

Zuma dominates social media trending topics 16 February 2018, 6:21 AM

Both news coverage and social media conversations this week have been dominated by just a handful of stories.

KZN reduces new cancer patients’ treatment waiting period 15 February 2018, 7:25 PM

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo has announced steps to bring the average waiting period to treat new cancer patients in Durban in line with the accepted norm by the end of April.

SABC leads the trend as #Zuma‘s exit dominates SA news 15 February 2018, 3:07 PM

SABC News’ exclusive interview with former South African President Jacob Zuma saw many flocking to the public broadcaster’s YouTube channel on Wednesday to gain insight into Zuma’s state of mind amid tensions in the African National Congress (ANC).