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 […]
Construction has begun on the City of Cape Town's first desalination plant in Strandfontein near Mitchell's Plain in Cape Town
Doctors affiliated to SAMA have accused the Limpopo Health department for non-payment of salaries.
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 […]
The Western Cape Agriculture Department has appealed to poultry farmers to continue to exercise caution to avert another bird flu outbreak.
Free State Health MEC Butana Komphela says they have activated an outbreak response team in a bid to contain the spread of listeriosis.
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.
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.
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 the risk of cancer because it leads to DNA damage, even though it contains fewer carcinogens than tobacco smoke, a US study has found.
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 Empangeni Magistrates Court in northern KwaZulu-Natal has sentenced four men who were arrested in connection with rhino poaching, to 30 years behind bars.
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.
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 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 […]
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 Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says it's important to consider all strategies to obtain additional water.
A Northern Cape Mining Trust has partnered with the health department to roll-out health services to poor communities.
Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane is addressing the Cape Town Press Club on the current water crisis in the Western Cape.
The Disaster Management team is briefing the media on the water crisis in the Western Cape.
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 […]
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.
The City of Cape Town has warned that it will not be easy to manage anticipated long queues at about 200 water collection points around the city when taps run dry on the 12th of April.
The Port of Durban has welcomed the world's most technologically advanced marine research vessel, The Doctor Fridtjof Nansen.
Gauteng residents can expect showers and thundershowers in the province this weekend.
The Philippines is bracing for a possible three-month-long emergency in areas around an erupting volcano, which has already displaced more than 81 000 and led to overcrowded temporary shelters, the disaster agency said on Friday. Mount Mayon in central Albay province remained at alert level 4, a notch below the highest level, as it continued […]
Water is an essential driving force of life and a basic human right but not all South Africans have access to the clear liquid gold. In Durban Deep on the Westrand of Johannesburg, parents have become so frustrated at the lack of clean water for their children that they have resorted to vandalism. On Thursday, protesters […]
The Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB) Metro might be forced to increase the water tariffs to control the high volume of water usage if the water situation deteriorates. Executive Mayor Athol Trollip, along with municipality officials and various religious leaders, visited one of the Churchill supply dams outside Humansdorp to pray for rain. “The Metro’s dams […]
Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says government's strategy to combat rhino poaching has contributed to the decrease in the illegal trade.
Ebola, zika, SARS: a century after the "Spanish flu" killed 50 million people, humanity now risks a new wave of deadly diseases, and in today's globalised world another such pandemic may be unavoidable, experts warned at the Davos summit this week.