England’s gay men at risk without access to HIV prevention pill

18 August 2019, 10:40 AM
Delays in rolling out an HIV prevention pill in England are putting gay men's lives at risk, with thousands buying it online without medical supervision, says HIV campaigners.
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 […]

Firefighters make progress in Pearly Beach fire 4 March 2018, 11:25 AM

The big operation to extinguish the vegetation and veld fire at Pearly Beach in the Western Cape's Overstrand Municipality is making progress, with four of the six active fire lines almost being put out overnight.

Motsoaledi to name food containing Listeriosis 4 March 2018, 7:04 AM

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says will name certain foods in which the strain of the bacteria causing the current outbreak, has been found.

N West dept of health under fire for “privatisation” 3 March 2018, 5:15 PM

Nehawu in the North West has expressed concern about what it calls 'privatisation' of the Provincial Health Department.

Mabuza, Sanac to discuss key HIV-TB programmes 3 March 2018, 1:45 PM

The South African National AIDS Council (Sanac) says it will be meeting with newly-appointed Deputy President David Mabuza soon to discuss key priority areas around HIV and TB programmes that must not be compromised.

‘Wildlife crime a burden of economic development opportunities’ 3 March 2018, 12:59 PM

The Department of Environmental Affairs’ has cautioned that the wildlife crime is not only threatening natural resources, but also the economy through financial burdens and the loss of economic and development opportunities.

Trucks from Jhb deliver water to Cape Town 3 March 2018, 8:43 AM

Four trucks loaded with water have made their big arrival in the water stricken City of Cape Town.

A look at SA’s looming water crisis 2 March 2018, 6:53 PM

South Africa is facing an impeding water crisis with some dams in the Western Cape and parts of the Eastern Cape running out of water.

City of Cape Town converts harmful gases into energy 2 March 2018, 3:49 PM

The City of Cape Town says converting harmful gases from its landfill sites into energy, will help reduce its electricity costs.

KZN wildlife laments high levels of rhino poaching 2 March 2018, 6:12 AM

Twenty nine rhino have been poached in KwaZulu-Natal since January.

Ghana records first death from Lassa fever in 2018 1 March 2018, 9:06 PM

Ghana has recorded its first Lassa fever death in 2018. The death was recorded at the General Hospital in the port city of Tema, 38 km east of the national capital, a senior official of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) confirmed on Thursday. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director-General of the GHS, said all the frontline staff at […]

Coding initiative aimed at woman branches out after success in Cape Town 1 March 2018, 6:23 PM

SABC News caught up with Code 4 Cape Town ambassadors Anita Sese and Siyanda Jamce at the IAB Digital Summit.

Digify Africa’s Qhakazambalikayise Mthembu.
‘Internet skills important for growing African economies’ 1 March 2018, 4:04 PM

As the world becomes more digitally inclined, it is important that digital skills training becomes more available for under resourced communities.

Google launches new search facility to help job seekers in SA, Kenya, Nigeria 1 March 2018, 2:41 PM

Technology giant Google on Thursday announced a new job search facility it said would help job seekers find employment opportunities by providing a streamlined experience that allowed them to explore, research and find relevant local postings.

SA making good stride in Digital space 1 March 2018, 11:20 AM

Access to the digital space is vital in order to accelerate innovation and South Africa is at a turning point for harnessing the power of digital.

‘I am devastated’ says SA Lion Whisperer after woman mauled by lioness 1 March 2018, 8:37 AM

South Africa's Lion Whisperer, Kevin Richardson, has opened up saying he was devastated at the death of a 22-year-old woman who was mauled to death by a lioness at a game lodge north of Pretoria.

Hailstorms wreak havoc in Eastern Cape farms 28 February 2018, 8:56 PM

Farms in the Langkloof in the Eastern Cape will suffer losses of millions of rand as they have been hit by severe hailstorms in the past month.

eThekwini Municipality celebrates Josiah Gumede’s life 28 February 2018, 4:15 PM

The eThekwini Municipality has celebrated the life of the 4th African National Congress (ANC) President, Josiah Gumede, to promote culture and heritage.

Record highs in Nigeria Lassa fever outbreak: WHO 28 February 2018, 3:51 PM

Nigeria is suffering its worst outbreak of Lassa fever, the WHO said on Wednesday, as local health officials said 72 people had died since the start of 2018.

Western Cape police ready for Day Zero 28 February 2018, 12:19 PM

The National Defence Force and Military Police will assist authorities to manage and police water pods in the Western Cape should Day Zero occur as a result of the crippling drought in the province.

Snapchat’s stock plummets after Kylie Jenner tweet 28 February 2018, 7:35 AM

Snapchat's parent company lost some $1.3 billion in market value after reality star Kylie Jenner's tweeted that she was no longer using the messaging service.

Intended medical school in N.West to bring relief to health sector 27 February 2018, 8:10 PM

The North West province has the lowest doctor per patient ratio in the country. The North West University is confident that its intended medical school will yield thousands of skilled health professionals to help alleviate the dire skills shortages in the public health sector. It has submitted a detailed business plan to the Department of […]

SA President Cyril Ramaphosa
Ramaphosa calls for traditional leaders action in agricultural revolution 27 February 2018, 12:42 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged traditional leaders to help bring about an agricultural revolution in South Africa.

5G, the cornerstone of the digital revolution 27 February 2018, 6:07 AM

With most European operators targeting 2020 for its rollout, 5G is the term on everyone's lips at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Kenyan computer science graduate finds true calling in making mats 26 February 2018, 5:55 PM

A Kenyan computer science graduate who spent a decade in the United States, has found his calling back home making floor mats, after his father asked him to get one for his medical practice.

Samsung S9 and S9Plus phones.
Samsung launches Galaxy S9 with focus on social media 26 February 2018, 7:45 AM

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its flagship Galaxy S9 smartphone on Sunday with an emphasis on visual applications for social media.

Grape farmers worried that borehole water not sufficient 24 February 2018, 3:25 PM

Grape farmers on the West Coast say they are worried that borehole water may not be enough to fight the effects of the drought.