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.
Medical profession hopes for responsible use of cannabis 19 September 2018, 8:37 AM

Former president of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa, Johan Kruger has weighed in on Tuesday's judgment on the usage of dagga or cannabis.

Watch-like device helps alert hearing impaired 18 September 2018, 6:45 PM

A social entrepreneur, Zuko Mandlakazi has created a wrist armband that can be useful in life-threatening situation for people with a hearing impediment.

Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga brace for heatwave 18 September 2018, 9:03 AM

The South African Weather Services has forecast a heat wave in Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

S Africa on standby for possible cholera outbreak 17 September 2018, 8:27 PM

South Africa says it's on standby should the cholera outbreak reach the country.

Volkswagen group plans to build 10 million e-cars in first wave 17 September 2018, 4:55 PM

Volkswagen plans to build 10 million electric cars based on its new modular MEB platform, the German car maker said on Monday, as it targets the launch of worldwide mass production towards the end of 2022.

Floodwaters rise as killer storm stalks southeastern US 17 September 2018, 8:22 AM

Catastrophic floods raised the threat of dam breaks and landslides across the southeastern United States on Monday.

North West Health MEC, Dr Magome Masike promised to heed calls to absorb more nursing graduates.
Nursing graduates should be absorbed to counter staff shortages 16 September 2018, 8:51 PM

North West Health should absorb 300 nursing graduates to stem staff shortages. That's according the provincial health workers' union, Health & Other Services Personnel Trade Union of South Africa or Hospersa.

A woman and her baby were among the storm's first casualties when a tree fell on their house.
Killer storm Florence turning into ‘flood event’ 16 September 2018, 8:30 PM

Catastrophic floods raised the threat of dam breaks and landslides across the Carolinas Sunday, prolonging the agony caused by a killer hurricane that has left more than a dozen dead and billions of dollars in damage in the south-eastern United States.

The fruit fly feasts on citrus and grapes, which the department maintains, are the main source of export in the province.
Oriental fruit fly detected in farms around Upington 16 September 2018, 4:34 PM

The detection of the oriental fruit fly in farms around the Orange River in Northern Cape has caused a scare to the provincial agriculture department.

Water levels surged 3.5 m in some places, wave’s swamped roads and washed up live fish, washing into some residential blocks and a mall in an eastern district.
Super typhoon slams into China after pummelling Philippines 16 September 2018, 3:17 PM

A super typhoon made landfall in China's Guangdong on Sunday, the country's most populous province, after wreaking havoc in Hong Kong and Macau and killing potentially more than 50 people in the Philippines.

The study assessed climatic, weather and fuel factors that contributed to the fires in early June 2017.
Alien invasive trees fuelled Knysna’s fire: study 16 September 2018, 2:56 PM

A university study has found that alien invasive trees fuelled last year's devastating fires in Knysna in the Southern Cape. The drought also played a part in the severity of the inferno.

Indonesia’s quake-hit Lombok battles with malaria, 137 infected 16 September 2018, 10:35 AM

A malaria outbreak has infected at least 137 people in Indonesia's West Lombok after the island was rocked by a series of earthquakes in recent months, an official said Sunday.

Killer storm far from over, US officials warn as ‘epic’ rain falls 16 September 2018, 7:30 AM

Authorities on Saturday warned residents displaced by a killer hurricane that its devastation was far from over, as Florence dumped "epic amounts of rainfall" across the south eastern United States, bringing catastrophic flooding and up to 13 deaths.

Florence turns deadly, unleashing ‘catastrophic’ floods on Carolinas 15 September 2018, 5:28 PM

Tropical storm Florence caused "catastrophic" flooding in the Carolinas Saturday even as it began to weaken, leaving multiple deaths, including a woman and her baby killed when a tree fell on their house.

Limpopo ready to deal with possible cholera outbreak 15 September 2018, 1:18 PM

Limpopo's Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba says they are ready to deal with a possible outbreak of cholera and typhoid in the north of the country.

NASA counts down to launch of laser study of ice sheets 15 September 2018, 11:07 AM

NASA counted down Saturday to the launch of its $1 billion ICESat-2 mission, using advanced lasers to uncover the true depth of the melting of Earth's ice sheets.

Florence turns deadly, unleashing torrential floods on Carolinas 15 September 2018, 9:35 AM

A woman and her baby were killed when a tree fell on their house and several more storm-related deaths were reported Friday as Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas, dousing the eastern United States with torrential rain. Four deaths were confirmed by officials as US media reported another. Hundreds of people needed to be rescued […]

Super Typhoon Mangkhut smashes into Philippines 15 September 2018, 7:15 AM

Super Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the northern Philippines on Saturday with violent winds and torrential rains, as authorities warned millions in its path of potentially heavy destruction.

SA participates in International Coastal Cleanup day 15 September 2018, 7:10 AM

Various organisations and companies will embark on beach clean-up projects along South Africa's coast on Saturday as part of International Coastal Cleanup day.

VW in talks on self-driving car standards :report 14 September 2018, 3:19 PM

Germany's Volkswagen is in talks with other carmakers to set common standards for self-driving vehicle technology, Automotive News reported on Friday.

US coast battered by wind, rain as Hurricane Florence closes in 14 September 2018, 12:46 PM

Hurricane Florence battered the Carolinas early Friday with howling winds, life-threatening storm surges and torrential rains as it edged closer to the coast...

In US beach resort, residents seek shelter from the storm 14 September 2018, 9:08 AM

With Hurricane Florence downgraded on Thursday from a Category Four to a Category Two storm, and then once again, around fifty people left the evacuation shelter in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 

Urgent preparations as super typhoon closes in on Philippines 14 September 2018, 7:44 AM

Preparations were in high gear in the Philippines on Friday with Super Typhoon Mangkhut set to make a direct hit in less than 24 hours, packing winds up to 255 kilometres per hour and drenching rains.

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Cholera death toll in Zimbabwe increases to 25 13 September 2018, 9:01 PM

The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has risen to 25.

W Cape pet owners urged to be calm after canine distemper outbreak 13 September 2018, 2:24 PM

The Western Cape Agriculture Department has urged pet owners to remain calm about the canine distemper outbreak in the province.

Microsoft eager to play active role in connecting South Africans 13 September 2018, 2:17 PM

Technology giant Microsoft says they are looking forward to the fourth industrial revolution and the predicted positive outcomes it have might for South Africa. Speaking to SABC Digital News on the sidelines of the ITU conference in Durban,  Microsoft KZN Provincial Executive Sandile Mahlaba, says the focus of the company is to assist where possible […]

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54% of W Cape clinics at ideal status 13 September 2018, 12:25 PM

The framework for Ideal Clinic status has been set out by the national government and requires clinics to work towards improving basic care at health care facilities.

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Spike in deadly canine disease in CT dogs 13 September 2018, 7:43 AM

The Cape Town-based Animal Welfare Society of South Africa says it's seen a spike in the number of dogs infected with the canine distemper virus.

Apple products on display
Apple iPhones get bigger and pricier, Watch turns to health 13 September 2018, 7:22 AM

Apple’s new iPhone XS, pronounced “ten S,” has a 14.7-cm screen, and will be sold at a starting price of $999. The XS Max, the largest iPhone to date and one of the biggest on the market, has a 16.5-cm screen, and will start selling at $1,099.

HuskyRomi is a non-profit organization providing a safe haven for abandoned and abused huskies and wolves in South Africa.
Howling with the wolves in the Free State 12 September 2018, 8:18 PM

As South Africans we are accustomed to wild animals and it’s not every day that you hear about a wolf sanctuary but if you take a two hour drive from Johannesburg, you will find one the biggest wolf sanctuaries in the southern hemisphere.