KZN Environmental Affairs awaiting report regarding oil spill

17 August 2019, 9:00 PM
The Environmental Affairs Department in KwaZulu-Natal says they will await a report regarding the cause of a major oil spill in the province before deciding on the action to be taken against the company behind the environmental disaster.
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Listeriosis-contaminated meat to be disposed 12 March 2018, 9:41 PM

At least 10 000 Tonnes of Listeriosis-contaminated meat is to be safely disposed of at various landfill sites country wide.

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Organisation to train 30 women on IT 11 March 2018, 7:27 AM

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Science Festival inspires youth to explore science 10 March 2018, 3:30 PM

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SA needs young minds with innovative ideas: Kubayi-Ngubane 10 March 2018, 8:59 AM

Science and Technology minister, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says South Africa needs young minds with innovative ideas in order to compete in a fast-changing world.

‘Smokeless tobacco as deadly as regular cigarette’ 10 March 2018, 8:47 AM

Health practitioners at the 17th World Conference on Tobacco, say smokeless tobacco is as dangerous as any other regular cigarette.

African leaders urged to intensify fight against tobacco 9 March 2018, 5:29 PM

The World Conference on Tobacco ended in Cape Town on Friday with calls to intensify the fight for a tobacco free generation.

Doctors unsure if Gwala will ever run again 9 March 2018, 4:25 PM

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Molewa concerned over lack of transformation in biodiversity sector 9 March 2018, 8:31 AM

Environmental Affairs Minister, Edna Molewa, has expressed concern over a lack of transformation in the bio-diversity sector.

Health minister says it will help victims, families with listeriosis litigation 8 March 2018, 9:57 PM

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Thursday said his department would assist victims of listeriosis and their families with data to institute litigation against companies found to have sold food contaminated with a deadly listeriosis strain. “Those members of community who want to litigate, we will give all the information, we will give them all the […]

Working on Fire, Cape Nature clear hectares of alien vegetation 8 March 2018, 3:29 PM

Working on Fire and Cape Nature have cleared more than 80 hectares of alien vegetation to increase water supply into the Berg River Dam near Franschhoek in the Boland.

WATCH: Health Minister’s address on Listeriosis outbreak 8 March 2018, 2:10 PM

The Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi will address the National Assembly on the outbreak of Listeriosis in South Africa.

Women happier to donate kidney to partner than men: Study 8 March 2018, 8:35 AM

Women are statistically far more likely to donate a kidney to a partner than receive one, according to a study released Thursday to coincide with World Kidney Day and International Women's Day.

Michael Bloomberg pledges $1bln for fight against tobacco 7 March 2018, 8:05 PM

Seven million people around the world die annually as a result of tobacco use.  Some 2000 delegates and representatives from over 100 countries are attending the conference. The 17th World Conference on Tobacco or Health currently underway in Cape Town. It’s the first time the conference is held on African soil.  And South Africa is […]

Day Zero can be avoided in 2018: Maimane 7 March 2018, 3:04 PM

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane, says Day Zero can be avoided this year if Cape Town residents continue to save water.

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Genetic tweak makes plants use 25% less water 7 March 2018, 10:26 AM

Researchers on Tuesday unveiled a genetic modification that enables plants to use a quarter less water with scant reduction in yield.

‘SA listeriosis outbreak largest ever recorded globally’ 6 March 2018, 7:13 AM

The World Health Organisation has described the outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa in which 180 people have died since January 2017 as the largest ever recorded globally.

W Cape businesses, residents praised for water saving efforts 6 March 2018, 5:49 AM

Average dam levels across the Western Cape stand at 20%.

No direct correlation between our products and the Listeriosis deaths: Tiger Brands 5 March 2018, 4:53 PM

Packaged goods company Tiger brands says it hasn't yet established a direct link between its products and the deaths of 180 people, following the Listeriosis outbreak.

Public warned against disposing of listeria contaminated foods 5 March 2018, 2:43 PM

The National Consumer Commission has warned the public against disposing off ready-to-eat processed food products in the light of Listeriosis outbreak.

‘No link between deciduous fruits and listeriosis’ 5 March 2018, 12:32 PM

The organisation representing the deciduous fruit industry, Hortgro, says there is no connection between deciduous fruit and the listeriosis outbreak.

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Public cautioned about ‘food safety’ following Listeriosis outbreak 5 March 2018, 10:07 AM

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says the recall of ready to eat processed foods manufactured by Enterprise and Rainbow Chicken does not mean that the public must believe they are out of danger for contracting Listeriosis.

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Two companies to meet Consumer Commission over listeriosis outbreak 5 March 2018, 6:23 AM

The two companies linked to the deadly listeriosis outbreak are expected to explain how they plan to recall all their products from retailers when they meet with the National Consumer Commission on Monday.

Listeriosis outbreak sees retailers remove suspected products 4 March 2018, 9:25 PM

Major retailers have started removing ready-to-eat processed meat products produced by Enterprise Foods and Rainbow Chicken from their perishable departments.

Over 1000 KZN health practitioners trained in sign language 4 March 2018, 7:18 PM

The KwaZulu-Natal health department's effort to improve its service delivery has received much needed boost.

Motsoaledi warns against eating processed meat amidst Listeriosis outbreak 4 March 2018, 6:10 PM

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has urged the public to stop ready to eat processed food products such as polony, viennas and chicken sausages.

9 children from a Soweto creche hospitalised for Listeriosis 4 March 2018, 3:43 PM

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says nine children from a creche in Soweto, south of Johannesburg fell ill and were hospitalised for Listeriosis that they had contracted after consuming contaminated food at the creche.

Enterprise polony, cold meats source of Listeriosis- Motsoaledi 4 March 2018, 1:49 PM

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says the source of the current outbreak of Listeriosis in South Africa is Enterprise polony and cold meats. He also announced the contamination has been traced back to an Enterprise manufacturing plant in Polokwane, Limpopo. Motsoaledi has briefed the media in Johannesburg on government’s response to the what has been described […]