KwaZulu-Natal weather expected to return to normal

17 November 2019, 5:45 PM
The South African Weather Service says the weather in KwaZulu-Natal is expected to return to normal in the coming week, after weeks of persistent and heavy rainfall.
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Mining sector identified as TB hotspot 13 June 2018, 4:46 PM

The mining sector has been identified as one of the Tubercolosis (TB) hotspots by some speakers at the 5th South African TB conference underway in Durban.

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“Health care workers need to go and look for undiagnosed TB patients” 13 June 2018, 4:06 PM

Professor Keertan Dheda of the University of Cape Town says health care workers need to go and look for undiagnosed TB patients.

‘Hospitals are feeding patients expired food’ 13 June 2018, 1:47 PM

Workers union National Health Education & Allied Workers Union in Limpopo says the state of health in the province is in crisis.

Severe weather warning issued in Cape Town 13 June 2018, 12:47 PM

The City of Cape Town's Disaster Management Services have been placed on high alert in preparation for a harsh cold front expected to hit the Mother City on Thursday.

London hopes for bright tech future despite Brexit 13 June 2018, 8:13 AM

London has a bright tech future post-Brexit working closely with other European capitals but the government should open up more to immigration, London Mayor Sadiq Khan told AFP.

5th SA TB conference highlights undiagnosed TB patients 12 June 2018, 9:57 PM

Deputy President David Mabuza accompanied by Minister of Health Aaron Motsoaledi, provincial Health MEC Sibongiseni Dlomo joined academics and delegates at the opening of the 5th South African TB conference in Durban. 

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Voortrekker Hospital staff picket over limited facilities 12 June 2018, 9:17 PM

Some staffers at the Voortrekker Hospital in Mokopane in Limpopo embarked on a picket, demanding better facilities and management.

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UK, US drug-makers scrap ‘futile’ Alzheimer’s treatment trial 12 June 2018, 2:39 PM

British and American pharmaceutical giants Astra Zeneca and Eli Lilly on Tuesday said they were ending a large clinical trial of a treatment for Alzheimer's that they had been developing together.

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WATCH Provincial health departments brief Parliament 12 June 2018, 2:10 PM

The Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape Provincial Departments of Health on hospital services in their provinces are reporting to the Health Portfolio Committee.

Eating your greens could become more costly due to climate change 12 June 2018, 7:42 AM

Keeping healthy could become more costly as climate change and water scarcity cause a huge drop in the global production of vegetables and legumes, scientists said on Monday.

South Africans cautioned about cyber crimes 11 June 2018, 3:32 PM

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has cautioned South Africans to be on the lookout for cyber related crimes

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Ramaphosa joins climate change meeting in Quebec 11 June 2018, 5:55 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the meeting of developing countries on the sidelines of the G7 Leaders' Summit in Quebec, Canada, dealt in depth with issues of Climate Change. 

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Western Cape remains in grips of worst drought 10 June 2018, 8:37 PM

The Western Cape remains in the grips of the worst drought in living memory, but it seems there is some hope.

Gauteng Health MEC blames lack of funds for health care woes 10 June 2018, 3:40 PM

Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa says continued staff shortages and a shortage of equipment at hospitals is due to insufficient funding to meet the demand for health care services in the province.

Polio makes comeback in Venezuela after decades 10 June 2018, 10:55 AM

Polio has been reported in Venezuela, a crisis-wracked country where the disease had been eradicated decades ago, the Pan-American Health Organization reports.

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Low-fat diet tied to improved breast cancer survival odds 9 June 2018, 6:12 PM

Breast cancer patients may have a better chance of survival when they follow a low-fat diet heavy in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, a U.S. study suggests.

Heavy rain expected in the Cape 9 June 2018, 10:40 AM

Cape Town Disaster Risk Management is on standby after the South African Weather Service alerted them of heavy and persistent rainfall on Saturday which could lead to localised flooding.

WHO chief says Ebola outbreak in Congo is stabilising 9 June 2018, 9:32 AM

A deadly Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is stabilising, giving reason for cautious optimism, the head of the World Health Organizationsaid on Friday.

Ancient fish fossils discovered in E Cape 8 June 2018, 8:44 PM

It started with hominid discoveries at the Cradle of Humankind, then the Great Karoo uncovered ancient turtles and tortoises.  

500 000 malnourished children around Lake Chad risk dying: UN 8 June 2018, 6:19 PM

The United Nations said Friday that half a million severely malnourished children around Africa's Lake Chad need life-saving assistance, but warned funding for humanitarian aid in the region was dramatically low.

N Cape Health dept faces lawsuit for dialysis bungle 8 June 2018, 5:07 PM

The family of a woman, who was allegedly refused dialysis treatment, says they intend to sue the department of health after the woman died.

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CEO says no crisis at Charlotte Maxeke 8 June 2018, 6:51 AM

The CEO of the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Gladys Bogoshi, says although there are concerns in the hospital's oncology ward, there is no crisis at the facility.

Earliest animal footprints found in China: Study 7 June 2018, 8:20 AM

The earliest known footprints left by an animal on Earth, dating back at least 541 million years, have been uncovered in China, a study said Wednesday.

Nairobi moves to cut disaster risks 7 June 2018, 6:02 AM

Bad weather is bringing flooding and other threats to many of Africa's cities, with Nairobi, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Somalia's capital Mogadishu all experiencing flooding this spring.

Poor leadership blamed for Kgapane hospital problems 6 June 2018, 5:09 PM

Limpopo MEC for Health Dr Phophi Ramathuba says lack of effective leadership is core to challenges at the Kgapane hospital in Modjadjiskoof.

Medical workers in Congo city finish vaccinating contacts of Ebola patients 6 June 2018, 11:51 AM

Medical workers in Democratic Republic of Congo have given all the immediate contacts of Ebola patients in the city of Mbandaka an experimental vaccine as they try to thwart a disease that has killed around 25 people, the health ministry said.

Kopane says Motsoaledi failed himself 6 June 2018, 10:43 AM

The DA shadow minister, Patricia Kopane says their findings during the oversight visit, “we really realised that our health care system is on a verge of collapse.”

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W.C govt wants answers from SA Revenue 6 June 2018, 6:08 AM

The Western Cape Government says it has not received any allocation from the National Department of Environment's plastic levy revenue.

Home Affairs launches ABIS 5 June 2018, 10:25 PM

The Department of Home Affairs says its newly launched Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) will come in handy in the fight against crime in the country.

SA’s health system one of the best: Motsoaledi 5 June 2018, 5:14 PM

Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi has admitted that the healthcare system in the country is very distressed and going through a hard time.