Limpopo mother accuses hospital of baby swapping

19 May 2019, 12:55 PM
A Limpopo woman has accused the Mankweng Hospital of swapping her baby.
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).

Rain brings relief to Eastern Cape 15 February 2018, 12:09 PM

Some areas of the Eastern Cape have received good rains over the past two days; however it is still not enough to break the drought.

Sea level rise is accelerating: Study 15 February 2018, 7:08 AM

Sea level rise is accelerating and could reach 66 centimeters by century's end, in line with United Nations estimates and enough to cause significant problems for coastal cities, says a study.

Eastern Cape to allocate R7 billion for drought 14 February 2018, 6:47 AM

The Eastern Cape Co-operative Governance department says it's working with relevant stakeholders in making the necessary plans to deal with the drought.

Drop of water
Day Zero might spiral to other cities: Anthony Turton 13 February 2018, 9:47 PM

The water crisis in the Western Cape is not unique, and will eventually spread to other cities around the country.

solar plant
N West residents stand to benefit from solar project 13 February 2018, 3:48 PM

Residents at Loeriesfontein in the Northern Cape have voiced their concerns over a solar project in the area.

World celebrates ‘radio and sports’ as digital drives growth 13 February 2018, 12:24 PM

The radio has evolved since the first broadcast by Italian engineer Guglielmo Marcconi in 1901. On 13 February 2018, World Radio Day – themed ‘radio and sports’ – celebrates how radio broadcasting of sports has promoted freedom of speech, cultural diversity and expression. The growth in internet usage in South Africa has expanded radio  reach  across […]

Water running out of a tap
For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw 13 February 2018, 9:09 AM

Before man-made climate change kicked in and well before "Day Zero" in Cape Town, where taps may run dry in early May the global water crisis was upon us.

Kenyan children experiment with digital devices 12 February 2018, 9:54 PM

Children in Kenya are getting a rare chance to look at the stars through a telescope for both fun and educational purposes.

Activists protest outside Zille’s home demanding water access 12 February 2018, 6:37 PM

The Water Crisis Coalition has called on Western Cape Premier Helen Zille to allow public access to water that runs from a natural spring outside her residence at Leeuwenhof Estate.

SA looks at desalination to combat drought crisis 12 February 2018, 2:48 PM

South Africa is on a race to build desalination plants to combat the water crisis is faces as dams run dry and rain is fast becoming a scarce commodity.

Conflicting directives on School health programme 12 February 2018, 9:41 AM

The National Department of Health says the" Integrated School Health Programme" does not include pregnancy tests and injecting learners at schools with contraceptives.

KZN produces its first nuclear medical physician 10 February 2018, 7:42 PM

Thirty-one-year-old Dr Alphonse Philani Msomi has made history by becoming the first nuclear medical physician to have been trained in KwaZulu-Natal.

A magnification of a lab-grown fully matured human egg ready for fertilization.
Scientists grow human eggs to full maturity in a lab 10 February 2018, 11:15 AM

Scientists have succeeded for the first time in growing human eggs in a laboratory from the earliest stages in ovarian tissue all the way to full maturity - a scientific step that had previously been taken in mice.

Fall Army worm cripples farming in Limpopo 8 February 2018, 6:12 PM

Emerging farmers at an irrigation scheme at Matangari village outside Thohoyandou in Limpopo, say the presence of the Fall Army Worm is affecting their maize produce.

Bulk water supply benefits Kalahari community 8 February 2018, 2:46 PM

The Northern Cape Water Affairs Department says the completion of a bulk water supply will ensure water security to most parts of the Kalahari.

Cogta Minister Des van Rooyen
Drought to be classified as state disaster 7 February 2018, 9:37 PM

Within the next month, the entire country will be classified as being in a state of disaster due to the continuing drought and water shortages.

Drought conditions
Cape Town city wants water allocation unchanged 7 February 2018, 8:42 PM

The City of Cape Town says it is asking national government to keep the Metro's water allocation unchanged.

Nomvula Mokonyane - Minister of Water and Sanitation
Govt not alerted of Day Zero says Mokonyane 7 February 2018, 2:06 PM

Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane says the national government was never consulted by the City of Cape Town about Cape Town's Day Zero.

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