Damaged pipeline leaves parts of Pretoria without water

15 December 2019, 6:58 PM
More than 300 000 people in the far east of Pretoria will be without water for the next eight months. The affected areas are Cullinan, Rayton, Refilwe, Petra Diamond Mine and the Zonderwater Prison.
Stigma is a barrier to mental healthcare 26 May 2018, 10:38 AM

The fear of being stigmatised is still one of the main reasons why people are hesitant to seek out help for psychiatric disorders or mental illnesses.

Meerlicht telescope launched in N Cape 25 May 2018, 4:00 PM

South Africa has another eye in the sky.

A 70-90% penetration of renewable energy, such as solar is possible in the future.
Govt is showing commitment to renewable energy: Expert 25 May 2018, 7:45 AM

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research's (CSIR) Principal Engineer, Jarrad Wright says government is showing commitment to renewable energy.

Good rain hits parts of drought stricken W Cape 24 May 2018, 3:49 PM

The Cape Town Weather Service has reported good rain in some parts of the Peninsula and in the Boland. 

Ebola patients slip out of Congo hospital as medics try to curb outbreak 24 May 2018, 9:18 AM

Three patients infected with the Ebola virus slipped out of an isolation ward at a hospital in Democratic Republic of Congo, health officials said, as medics raced to stop the deadly disease from spreading in the busy river port of Mbandaka.

Eco-friendly ways of producing energy needed: Expert 24 May 2018, 7:06 AM

As South Africa marks Energy Month, Head of Unisa’s Institute for the Development of Energy for African Sustainability (IDEAS) Prof. Tonderayi Matambo says it is important to come up with eco-friendly ways of producing energy to counter global warming.

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Spotlight on impact of facebook scandal in SA 23 May 2018, 1:08 PM

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised at the European Parliament for allowing the misuse of data highlighted by the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Superstition stopping Ebola victims from seeking medical care 23 May 2018, 6:34 AM

Health workers fighting Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo have run into an invisible but powerful hurdle, a belief system that deems the disease to be a curse or the result of evil spirits.

Relief as Nehawu calls off its 3-month long strike 22 May 2018, 3:41 PM

Nehawu health-workers in North West who have been on one of the longest strike to hit this essential service for almost three-months have returned to work.

Ten die in India outbreak of brain-damaging virus, spurring rush to hospitals 22 May 2018, 3:04 PM

A rare virus spread by fruit bats, which can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, has killed 10 people in southern India.

Two more die of Ebola in Congo, seven new cases confirmed 22 May 2018, 2:19 PM

Two more people have died from Ebola and seven new cases were confirmed in Democratic Republic of Congo, authorities said on Tuesday.

Solar Powered desalination plant to bring relief in W Cape 22 May 2018, 6:38 AM

The Hessequa Municipality in Riversdale in the Western Cape is set to build the country's first solar-powered desalination plant.

Costly eczema injection also helps relieve severe asthma: study 21 May 2018, 9:24 PM

An injectable drug for the skin disorder eczema is also effective against severe asthma, a study released Monday said, pointing to broader uses for a costly class of drugs known as biologics.

Gauteng govt turns to drones to monitor projects 21 May 2018, 7:10 PM

The Gauteng government is to start deploying unmanned aerial vehicles or drones to infrastructure sites to monitor delivery, safety compliance and identify blockages.

WHO launches Ebola vaccination programme in DRC 21 May 2018, 3:53 PM

Today the DRC is launching an Ebola vaccination programme in a bid to stop the latest outbreak from spreading.

Govt supports nuclear energy: Molewa 21 May 2018, 8:04 AM

Environment Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says government supports nuclear energy with safe practises.

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SA remains committed to inclusion of nuclear energy: Molewa 20 May 2018, 9:13 PM

South African Environment Minister Edna Molewa says the country remains committed to including even more nuclear energy in its energy mix.

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South Africa, Mozambique and Swaziland join forces in rhino poaching 20 May 2018, 2:34 PM

Mpumalanga Safety and Security MEC, Pat Ngomane, believes the involvement of stakeholders particularly from neighbouring Mozambique and Swaziland will intensify the anti-poaching campaigns in the Kruger National Park.

Rain expected in Cape Town 20 May 2018, 10:34 AM

The Cape Town Weather Office says the Mother City will be experiencing intermittent rain on Sunday and Monday.

Epileptic girl misses four years of school 19 May 2018, 10:12 PM

The Northern Cape Education Separtment says it's concerned that a 12-year-old epileptic girl from Pampierstad has not attended school for four years.

Public Protector office to assist NCape communities 19 May 2018, 9:17 PM

The office of the Public Protector in the Northern Cape has stepped in to assist communities facing numerous sewage problems in the Kimberley area. 

First ever Lego Robotics Expo in SA 19 May 2018, 9:25 AM

The Northmead Square in Benoni will on the 26th and 27th of May be hosting the first ever LEGO Robotics Expo in South Africa. The mall and Pops Toys have partnered with some of the top robotics engineers in the country to host this playful and at the same time educational event. For more on […]

First SA cannabis oil dispensary to open in Durban 18 May 2018, 8:12 PM

The first healthcare centre that will be selling cannabis oil is due to open in Durban. Investor and activist Krithi Thaver says they want to showcase the medicinal benefits of cannabis oil.

BRICS environmental ministers want support for climate goals 18 May 2018, 6:49 PM

The BRICS ministers of environment have called on developed countries to continue to support developing nations in meeting their climate change mitigation strategies.

90 years in prison for four rhino poachers 18 May 2018, 4:46 PM

Four people have been sentenced to a total of 90 years in jail by the Zeerust Regional Court in the North West after being found guilty of rhino poaching.

SANBS encourages public to donate blood 18 May 2018, 2:52 PM

The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) says they only have blood supply for two days and they are urging people to donate blood.

Death toll from listeria outbreak tops 200 18 May 2018, 1:30 PM

The death toll from the world's worst-ever listeria outbreak in South Africa has risen to over 200, according to latest official statistics seen on Thursday.

WHO says Congo faces “very high” risk from Ebola outbreak 18 May 2018, 10:46 AM

Democratic Republic of Congo faces a "very high" public health risk from Ebola after the disease was confirmed in one patient in a major city, the World Health Organization said on Friday, raising its assessment from"high" previously.

Man Utd boast ‘fastest-growing’ YouTube channel 17 May 2018, 4:16 PM

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward on Thursday hailed the success of the club’s recently launched YouTube channel as the Premier League giants announced their latest quarterly results. United finished second in the Premier League, 19 points behind Manchester City, and crashed out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage. But Woodward put a […]

Congo warns of “new phase” in Ebola outbreak after first urban case 17 May 2018, 6:18 AM

Congo's Ebola outbreak has entered "a new phase" after a case of the deadly virus was detected for the first time in the northwest city of Mbandaka, with a population of about 1 million people, the health ministe rsaid late on Wednesday.