The use of gene editing technologies to alter the DNA of human embryos could be morally permissible as long as the science and its impact on society is carefully considered, a British ethics panel said on Tuesday.
A number of analysts and investors, requesting anonymity, told Reuters that Musk’s comments were adding to their concerns that his public statements were distracting him from Tesla’s main business.
Spanish researchers are working on a vaccine against all five strains of the killer Ebola virus in what would be a world first.
The Egyptian parliament on Monday approved in a final reading a bill that would allow authorities to monitor social media users with the aim of combatting "fake news", the legislature said.
South Africa's first solar powered desalination plant is in production. The plant will make use of reverse osmosis technology to produce 100 kilolitres of drinking water per day. It's situated at Witsand in the Hessequa Municipality, Western Cape.
A cold front is expected to grip the eastern part of the country throughout the week until the weekend, this includes Gauteng.
South Africa will soon start using a less toxic and more effective drug for treatment of Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis.
Britain's Prince Harry and music star Elton John are joining forces to launch a "global coalition" focused on treating HIV infections in men, says the singer's AIDS charity. The Elton John AIDS Foundation did not go into details about the plan but said all would be revealed at the 2018 International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam on July 24. The 71-year-old singer and 33-year-old prince are both prominent HIV and AIDS campaigners. John sang at the funeral of Harry's mother, Princess Diana and attended his wedding to actress Meghan Markle in May. John said he and the prince had taken part in a panel two years ago about HIV and youth - "the only age demographic where HIV infections are rising not falling". "Since then, my Foundation, along with other partners, have been undertaking participatory, human-centered design research collectively covering six countries," he added. "A critical finding from this work is the urgent need to rapidly scale up men's access to and engagement in HIV testing and treatment services." Around 36.7 million people around the world have HIV, according to 2016 figures cited by the United Nations' programme UNAIDS. A UNAIDS report released last year said less than half of men living with HIV globally were receiving treatment compared with 60% of women. Harry has followed in the footsteps of his mother infighting the stigma around AIDS and is a founding patron of charity Sentebale, which seeks to help children living with HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.
Six people have died in Cameroon from a cholera outbreak that has infected 43 people since May, the health ministry said.
South Africa has pledged to support the United Nations global campaign to eliminate major sources of marine litter such as plastics.
Heavy snowfall and extreme weather conditions are expected in some parts of the Eastern Cape as wintry conditions sweep across the province
The South African Weather Service (SAWS) says cold weather conditions and rain are expected to persist throughout the weekend in most parts of KwaZulu-Natal.
Jeff Bezos’ rocket company plans to charge passengers about $200,000 (151,280 pounds) to $300,000 for its first trips into space next year, two people familiar with its plans told Reuters.
A group of Cuban-trained South African doctors has conducted household visits in Mpunzana village outside Mthatha in the Eastern Cape to provide primary health care services to residents of the area.
Dam levels in the City of Cape Town are steadily improving. The collective dam levels in the Metro are now 52-point-four per cent full.
The two companies leading the pack in the pursuit of space tourism say they are just months away from their first out-of-this-world passenger flights -- though neither has set a firm date.
South African Minister of Water Affairs, Gugile Nkwinti has completed two day tour in Lesotho.
Deputy President David Mabuza has hailed the launch of the MeerKat 64-antenna radio telescope as a great opportunity for the upcoming youth of South Africa.
Former Science and Technology Minister, Naledi Pandor who spearheaded the Meerkat telescope, says she is proud to see that the hard work paid off.
South Africa’s grand entrance in the field of science and technology takes place. This is when the MeerKAT – the precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is launched.
The United Nations Secretary General has announced the establishment of a high level panel on Digital Cooperation. The high level panel is the first of its kind - led by US philanthropist Melinda Gates and Chinese-based Alibaba founder Jack Ma and will report back with its recommendations in nine months.
South Africa's grand entrance in the field of science and technology takes place on Friday. This is when the MeerKAT - the precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is launched.
A new technologically-advanced mobile HIV testing clinic has been launched in a bid to encourage more people to test for the disease
After rescuing an injured owl in Alex Township from children throwing rocks at it, animal organisations spent time to educate the kids in the important role these predators play in maintain rodent populations in the townships.
Intense heat and water shortages raised fears of disease outbreaks in flood-hit western Japan on Thursday as the death toll from the worst weather disaster in 36 years neared 200.
The SABC and Primedia are expected to make submissions to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa hearings on digital radio on Thursday.
WHO says viral hepatitis is increasingly becoming the leading cause of death in the world.
Britain's data regulator has said it will fine Facebook half a million pounds for failing to protect users' data.
The Environmental Affairs Department has confirmed the new national climate change bill, that the department is holding public consultations around, is going to push for big co-operate companies to be punished for their excessive carbon emissions.
Uber Technologies Inc's Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey resigned on Tuesday, Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said, following an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination at the ride-hailing firm.