Heat wave hits large parts of SA

18 October 2019, 10:56 AM
The South African Weather Service has issued a warning of a heat wave across large parts of the country.
Pope says ‘deeply moved’ by death of British toddler 28 April 2018, 5:56 PM

Pope Francis said Saturday he was “deeply moved” by the news that terminally-ill British toddler Alfie Evans had died after his parents lost a legal battle to seek medical help in Italy. “I am deeply moved by the death of little Alfie. Today I pray especially for his parents, as God the Father receives him […]

Cape Town closes Zandvlei water area over health concerns 28 April 2018, 9:40 AM

The City of Cape Town has closed the water area at the Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve on the False Bay coast due to water quality concerns. The city’s biodiversity manager, Julia Wood, says high levels of E Coli were found following a sewage spill earlier in the week. Wood says the spill was a result […]

Scientists shocked as NASA cuts only moon rover 28 April 2018, 7:31 AM

In a move that shocked lunar scientists, NASA has cancelled the only robotic vehicle under development to explore the surface of the Moon, despite President Donald Trump's vow to return people there.

EU nations back ban on insecticides to protect honey bees 27 April 2018, 3:48 PM

European Union countries backed a proposal on Friday (April 27) to ban all use outdoors of insecticides known as neonicotinoids that studies have shown can harm bees

Education Dept aims to spread Nuclear Technology Schools 27 April 2018, 12:59 PM

The Gauteng Department of Education aims to spread the Nuclear Technology Schools of Specialisation to more than twenty schools across the Gauteng province.

Mahumapelo welcomes govt intervention on health crisis 27 April 2018, 9:21 AM

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has welcomed national government's intervention to place the troubled provincial Health Department under administration.

Loadshedding won’t be an issue this winter: Eskom 26 April 2018, 8:01 PM

Eskom insists that load-shedding won't become an issue this winter. However the power utility’s liquidity crisis remains a serious concern.

Facebook says to extend political ad changes to UK 26 April 2018, 7:29 PM

Facebook on Thursday said that it would be extending a raft of measures to allow its users to identify the source of political adverts that appear in their feed to Britain next year. The US social media giant’s Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer appeared before a British parliamentary committee probing the role of fake news […]

Malaria warning issued out to holiday travellers 26 April 2018, 2:13 PM

Holiday makers travelling to areas with high risk of Malaria infection this long weekend are warned to take precautionary measures.

Flash floods hit Cape Town 26 April 2018, 7:49 AM

The first heavy winter rains have hit the Cape Peninsula causing flash flooding on various roads.

Tests confirm deadly listeria strain at South Africa’s Tiger Brands’ plant 25 April 2018, 10:10 PM

Tiger Brands, which faces two class action lawsuits over a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people, said results from an independent laboratory confirmed the presence of the deadly listeria strain in one of its food factories. The government, which has been criticised for taking too long to find the cause, in March linked the […]

U.S. cannot cut teen pregnancy prevention grants – federal judge 25 April 2018, 7:44 PM

A federal judge has blocked U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration from terminating grant funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs run by affiliates of Planned Parenthood, saying the decision was arbitrary. U.S. District Judge Thomas Rice in Spokane, Washington, ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had failed to satisfactorily explain […]

Cape Town braces for extreme weather conditions 25 April 2018, 2:49 PM

Cape Town Disaster Management says its teams are on high alert following a warning from the Weather Office about stormy conditions on Wednesday night.

Westbury clinic running short of medical supplies 25 April 2018, 8:38 AM

Residents of Westbury, west of Johannesburg, have expressed concern over the shortage of essential medicine including antibiotics and pain killers at their local clinic.

“40% of all work-related illnesses are due to stress” 25 April 2018, 6:43 AM

A leadership lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, Dr Renata Schoeman, says there is still stigma attached to depression in the workplace.

KZN government bolts efforts against wildlife crime 24 April 2018, 9:25 PM

Government is beefing up security in the fight against wildlife crime. Over R235 million has been set aside for the project.

Panyaza Lesufi
Two nuclear schools launched in Pretoria 24 April 2018, 6:09 PM

Nuclear technology can now be learned at two Pretoria schools.

Kruger Park rangers pledge to fight rhino poaching 24 April 2018, 3:15 PM

Rangers and other employees at the Kruger National Park (KNP) have signed a pledge to double their efforts to combat rhino poaching.

Dam levels drop further 24 April 2018, 11:02 AM

The City of Cape Town says dam levels have dropped further over the past week.

Twelve rhino poachers arrested 24 April 2018, 10:16 AM

Twelve suspected rhino poachers including a police officer have been arrested and three rhino horns confiscated in the Kruger National Park in Limpopo and Mpumalanga over the past five days.

Ad sales surge at Google parent Alphabet, but so do costs 24 April 2018, 7:54 AM

Strong growth in ad sales on Google search and YouTube have not been enough to offset a surge in costs at parent Alphabet Inc.

Motsoaledi visits N. West amid devastating health strike 23 April 2018, 6:29 PM

Nehawu in the North West says it will strike across all spheres of the public sector, if they do not reach an agreement with the Department of Health soon.

California risks severe “whiplash” from drought to flood : scientists 23 April 2018, 5:28 PM

California will suffer more volatile weather this century with a “whiplash” from drought to rain and mounting risks a repeat of the devastating “Great Flood” of 1862, scientists said on Monday. Climate change, driven by man-made greenhouse gas emissions, would drive more extreme shifts between hot and dry summers and wet winters in the most […]

Disaster Management remains on high alert in C Town 23 April 2018, 11:42 AM

Cape Town Disaster Management says it will remain on high alert ahead of expected heavy rain today (Monday) as well as later this week.

C Town residents warned of heavy rain 23 April 2018, 10:44 AM

Capetonians can brace for much needed heavy rain from later Monday afternoon.

Autism SA highlights impact of the disorder 23 April 2018, 10:10 AM

As April is national Autism awareness month,  Autism South Africa has been embarking on awareness campaigns focusing on educating the nation about this disorder.

Firemen putting out a fire
City of Cape Town, Sassa, discuss winter disaster rescue plans 22 April 2018, 4:08 PM

Officials from the City of Cape Town have met with representatives from the social security agency South Africa Social Security Agency and the Social Development Department to discuss the smooth provision of disaster relief in the city.

Earth Day highlights environmental dangers of plastic 22 April 2018, 1:04 PM

People around the world are celebrating Earth day, a day meant to bring awareness to the importance of protecting the planet.

KZN women participate in Pap Smear Campaign 21 April 2018, 4:09 PM

More than one-thousand women participated in the Pap smear campaign to screen for cervical cancer at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central hospital.

Key steps in North Korea’s weapons development 21 April 2018, 7:37 AM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared Saturday that Pyongyang would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches, five months after its last ICBM launch amid a rapid diplomatic thaw.