US to screen passengers for new China coronavirus at three airports

18 January 2020, 10:25 AM
The United States will begin screening efforts at three US airports to detect travelers from the central Chinese city of Wuhan who may have symptoms of a new respiratory virus that so far has killed two people and infected 45 more, public health officials said on Friday.
Aeroswift – SA’s ground-breaking 3-D printing technology 26 September 2018, 12:36 PM

South Africa’s Aeroswift  project which is  set to revolutionise metal 3-D printing also known as additive manufacturing has been showcased at the Africa Aerospace Defence exhibition at Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria.

Many responsible for Vaal River pollution 26 September 2018, 7:57 AM

The Human Rights Commission of Inquiry into the state of the Vaal River has heard that the Emfuleni Municipality is not solely responsible for the pollution but a number of industries, companies and other municipalities have also contributed.

Google to acknowledge privacy mistakes as US seeks input 26 September 2018, 7:14 AM

Google’s written testimony did not identify specific prior mistakes but the company has come under fire for privacy issues.

Lush vegetation on farmland
Agriculture MEC warns of threats to food security 25 September 2018, 8:12 PM

Land degradation is a threat to food security. This is according to Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana. He was addressing the National Biennial Land Care Conference in Bloemfontein

The polluted water of the Vaal
Major municipalities fingered in Vaal River pollution 25 September 2018, 6:10 PM

Key municipalities have been fingered as major polluters in the Vaal River; among them is the City of Johannesburg.

Medical workers and patients
Cholera death toll climbs to 45 in Zimbabwe 25 September 2018, 2:55 PM

At least 45 people have been killed by cholera in Zimbabwe in the past three weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday, describing the strain as "multi-drug resistant".

Science and Technology minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane
Indigenous Knowledge Bill set to be enacted 25 September 2018, 1:10 PM

Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says that the protection, promotion, development and management of the Indigenous Knowledge Bill is one step away from being enacted.

Instagram co-founders resign in latest Facebook executive exit 25 September 2018, 11:31 AM

The departures at Facebook’s fastest-growing revenue generator come just months after the exit of Jan Koum, co-founder of Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp.

Picture of the polluted water
Vaal river contamination inquiry starts Tuesday 25 September 2018, 6:03 AM

The South African Human Rights Commission(SAHRC) is to begin an inquiry into contamination of the water in the Vaal River at Stonehaven near Vanderbijlpark in Gauteng on Tuesday .

Sasol Solar Challenge race kicks-off in Pretoria 24 September 2018, 5:25 PM

Nine solar-powered vehicles are criss crossing South Africa in what's been described as the ultimate test of technology.

South African villagers tap into trend for ‘superfood’ baobab 24 September 2018, 2:58 PM

About 1,000 women in the village of Muswodi Dipeni, in the northern province of Limpopo, earn a living by harvesting the furry, hard-shelled baobab fruit pods.

Government to accelerate process of digital migration 24 September 2018, 9:00 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says government is working to accelerate the process of digital migration.

Air Show
Research and development vital for SA defence industry 23 September 2018, 9:42 PM

The recent Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) expo in Pretoria has not only showcased South Africa’s latest technologies and products to an international audience, it has also underlined the importance of research and development (R & D) to the local industry.

The lion being transported
Escaped Kruger National Park lion recaptured 23 September 2018, 4:10 PM

The lion that was spotted around the Marloth Park area near Komatipoort in Mpumalanga has been recaptured.

Ebola Outbreak
Congo confirms Ebola case at Ugandan border 23 September 2018, 11:21 AM

Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed a case of Ebola on its border with Uganda, a country so far clear of the deadly virus, authorities in Congo said.

Pretoria aviation show thrills young and old 22 September 2018, 9:42 PM

Thousands of aviation enthusiasts – young and old – have turned out to watch civilian and military aircraft put through their paces in the skies above Pretoria.

Madikwe Game Reserve celebrates International Rhino Day 22 September 2018, 9:31 PM

Guests and staff at the Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West province took to foot on Saturday to raise awareness and funds for the plight of rhinos on International Rhino Day.

Heavy rain alert issued for KZN 22 September 2018, 10:48 AM

Areas along the coast like Margate, Durban and areas over the interior like Harding towards Kokstad, with see heavy thunderstorms in the morning.

Drones flying high in Africa 22 September 2018, 10:11 AM

Across the continent, drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are being increasingly used and designed to solve Africa’s challenges and promote development.

Denel Dynamics celebrates milestone in air-to-air missile tests 22 September 2018, 9:56 AM

Almost twelve years after the official start of the A-Darter air-to-air missile programme, Denel Dynamics has successfully completed the guided missile qualification test series.

Misty conditions affecting visibility
Thick mist clouds parts of SA 21 September 2018, 7:44 AM

Traffic authorities have advised motorists in Gauteng, Limpopo, the North West and Mpumalanga to proceed with extreme caution on Friday as large parts of the provinces are enveloped in thick mist.

Aerospace and Defence exhibition thrills youngsters 21 September 2018, 7:28 AM

Africa’s premier defence exhibition Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) has provided an ideal setting for aspiring young engineers to experience the fascination of robotics and space technology first hand.

Military aircraft
Aerospace program prepares youth for fourth industrial revolution 20 September 2018, 9:10 PM

African Aerospace & Defence Youth Development program chairperson, Kholisile Khumalo, talks on their efforts to get young people into the Defence and Aerospace sector

Scientist in a lab.
Limpopo aspiring scientists to participate in US science program 20 September 2018, 6:10 PM

A group of five aspiring scientists from SJ van der Merwe High School at Lebowakgomo in Limpopo have been selected to participate in a school science program at the United States of America.

Winds reached over 140 kilometres per hour
Two killed as storm Ali hits Britain and Ireland 20 September 2018, 11:02 AM

A Swiss woman died after being blown off a cliff and a man was killed by a falling tree Wednesday as record winds lashed Britain and Ireland.

Toll from cholera outbreak in Lake Chad region now more than 500 20 September 2018, 9:30 AM

More than 500 people have died from cholera in the Lake Chad region since the start of the year, representing the worst outbreak to hit the area in four years, the UN said on Wednesday.

UK commits to strengthening defence partnerships with SA and Africa 20 September 2018, 7:47 AM

The United Kingdom has underlined its commitment to innovative partnerships and technology transfer with South Africa as well as the rest of Africa in the defence sector.

A dinosaur fossil in a museum
Massive dinosaur ‘bone bed’ found in E Cape 19 September 2018, 4:20 PM

Geologists and Palaeontologists from Witwatersrand, Birmingham and Oxford universities have confirmed a massive discovery of different species of dinosaur fossils in the Eastern Cape.

President Cyril Ramaphosa talking
‘The African Aerospace and Defence exhibition offers a massive opportunity’ 19 September 2018, 12:50 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed hope of good returns on investments stemming from the Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition.

Ramaphosa opens Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition 19 September 2018, 10:02 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has opened the Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition at the Waterkloof Air Force base in Pretoria.