Green Climate Fund stepping up on ‘loss and damage’, head says

13 December 2019, 3:29 PM
As pressure grows on rich countries to help vulnerable nations cope with worsening weather disasters and rising seas, the Green Climate Fund expects to expand its backing for projects that can tackle such "loss and damage", said its executive director.
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US judge halts 3D printed gun blueprints release 1 August 2018, 6:56 AM

Gun control proponents are concerned the weapons made from 3-D printers are untraceable, undetectable “ghost” firearms that pose a threat to global security.

Aviation school launched in Kempton Park 31 July 2018, 6:33 PM

Another specialised aviation school has opened its doors in Kempton Park.

[Watch] Elephant family moved back to Darlington after 150 years 31 July 2018, 6:04 PM

A family of 27 elephants was on Monday moved from Addo Elephant National Park to Darlington in the Eastern Cape. 

Pupils learn about insects.
Pupils learn about biodiversity 31 July 2018, 4:24 PM

As part of National Science Week, Delta Environmental Centre in Victory Park, Johannesburg, is holding biodiversity exhibitions and activities for learners and the general public.

Cape Town sees reduction in water usage 31 July 2018, 9:49 AM

The City of Cape Town says average water usage in the city has dropped to below 500 million litres per day.

Uber to stop developing self-driving trucks 31 July 2018, 8:00 AM

Uber said it will move employees working on self-driving trucks to other internal roles within autonomous vehicle development.

Gautrains parked.
Gautrain to offer limited services amid wage strike 31 July 2018, 5:53 AM

Gautrain is expected to continue with limited services on Tuesday as workers affiliated to the UNTU continue their strike.

More than 500 hikers evacuated from Indonesian volcano 31 July 2018, 5:45 AM

More than 500 hikers and their guides have been successfully evacuated from an Indonesian volcano after a deadly earthquake triggered landslides that trapped them on the mountain, officials said Tuesday.

World’s biggest king penguin colony shrinks 90 percent 30 July 2018, 9:43 PM

The planet's largest colony of king penguins has declined by nearly 90 percent in three decades, alarmed researchers said Monday.

Tributes pour in for Mayosi 30 July 2018, 3:55 PM

Tributes are pouring in for the Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town, Professor Bongani Mayosi. Mayosi committed suicide on Friday at the age of 51. He was a cardiology professor who was awarded the county’s highest honour, the Order of Mapungubwe in 2009. Chief Executive of the National […]

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Volunteers help tow whale carcass to shore 30 July 2018, 5:50 AM

Volunteer rescuers of the National Sea Rescue Institute of Hermanus have assisted the Overberg municipality to tow a whale carcass to shore.

Bongani Mayosi
Death of Professor Mayosi puts spotlight on depression 29 July 2018, 3:54 PM

Vice Chancellor at University of Cape Town Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng says the death of the Dean of Health Sciences, Professor Bongani Mayosi presents an opportunity for the Institution to reflect on many staffers who suffer with depression and other difficulties.

At least 10 dead as strong quake jolts Indonesia island 29 July 2018, 6:39 AM

A powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the popular Indonesian tourist destination Lombok Sunday, killing at least 10 people and injuring dozens more, officials said.

Professor Mayosi committed suicide 28 July 2018, 8:50 PM

A Cape Town-based Clinical Psychologist has urged those suffering from depression to seek help amid news that acclaimed Professor Bongani Mayosi took his own life.

Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane says the aim of the Science Week campaign is to expose learners to different career options in this sector.
Science and Technology launches Science Week 28 July 2018, 11:16 AM

The Science and Technology Department will launch the National Science week at the University of Mpumalanga in Nelspruit on Saturday.

Bongani Mayosi was awarded the county's highest honour, the Order of Mapungubwe in 2009.
Top SA cardiologist, Bongani Mayosi dies 28 July 2018, 8:42 AM

The Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT), Professor Bongani Mayosi has died. He was 51-years-old.

Longest lunar eclipse dazzles South Africans 28 July 2018, 6:38 AM

South Africans are among the millions of people that have witnessed the longest lunar eclipse this century as Moon passed through the Earth's shadow.

[Watch]South Africans ready for highly anticipated “blood moon” 27 July 2018, 8:06 PM

South Africans are getting ready to view the highly anticipated "blood moon" eclipse. Astronomers across the globe are expected to have their attention fixed at the skies on Friday evening.

Heatwaves from the Arctic to Japan: a sign of things to come? 27 July 2018, 4:21 PM

Intense heatwaves like the one which fuelled Greece's deadly wildfires are set to become increasingly frequent around the world due to climate change, experts warn.

EU door opens for generic version of AIDS medicine Truvada 27 July 2018, 8:59 AM

Patient associations on Thursday lauded an EU decision to allow the sale of generic versions of Truvada, an anti-retroviral medicine used by those diagnosed HIV-positive, the virus causing AIDS.

Skygazers await for “Blood Moon” to sparkle the sky 27 July 2018, 7:46 AM

Many South Africans are eagerly waiting for the blood moon on Friday night.

Mpumalanga teen to represent SA at World Science Forum 26 July 2018, 8:47 PM

A teenager from Mpumalanga is representing South Africa at the World Science Forum to be held in London.

UK doctors given green light to prescribe cannabis 26 July 2018, 7:42 PM

British doctors will be able to prescribe medicinal cannabis, the government announced Thursday following a review -- but insisted it was not a first step towards legalising recreational use.

A man pouring water out of a bottle.
Heatwave grips northern Europe as Greece burns 26 July 2018, 2:50 PM

Scorching hot weather set the conditions for Greece's wildfires -- Europe's deadliest this century with scores killed -- while record temperatures in the north of the continent have also sparked blazes causing widespread damage in recent days.

SAHPRA recalls BP and heart medication 26 July 2018, 12:29 PM

The South African Heath Products Regulatory Authority has issued a recall on blood pressure and heart condition drug, Dynaval Co, due to cancer fears.

Grahamstown water crisis prompts call for govt intervention 26 July 2018, 11:23 AM

Residents of Makhanda formerly known as Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape fear the worst as the city faces water shortage with its main supply dam to the west of the city down to less than 30%.

Greenpeace Africa slams China over Eskom loan 26 July 2018, 5:47 AM

Environmental organisation Greenpeace Africa has criticised China for its 33-billion-rand loan to Eskom to develop the Kusile power station.

Farmers
Mossel Bay farmers receive drought relief 25 July 2018, 9:35 PM

Farmers suffering from the effects of a drought near Mossel Bay in the Southern Cape have been thrown a lifeline.

Makhanda running out of water 25 July 2018, 9:08 PM

Parts of Makhanda in the Eastern Cape have just two months’ supply of water left. Residents want a government solution.

Liquid water lake discovered on Mars 25 July 2018, 6:02 PM

A massive underground lake has been detected for the first time on Mars, raising the possibility that more water -- and maybe even life -- exists there, international astronomers said Wednesday.