Western Cape unveils weir worth millions

21 August 2019, 8:04 PM
The Department of Water and Sanitation in the Western Cape has unveiled another early warning drought and flood system in the Keurbooms river in Plettenberg Bay in the Southern Cape.
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Veld fire in Cape Town now under control 25 December 2017, 6:26 PM

Firefighters are still battling to contain a veld fire that has been raging in the Du Toitskloof Mountains since Sunday.

Cape Town vegetation fire contained 25 December 2017, 10:17 AM

At least 80% of a large vegetation fire that has been raging in the Du Toitskloof Mountains has been contained.

No rain for Gauteng residents on Christmas Day 24 December 2017, 11:14 AM

The South African Weather Service says no rain is expected in Gauteng on Monday, Christmas Day.

Philippines storm toll tops 200, tens of thousands displaced 24 December 2017, 11:11 AM

Some 200 people have been killed in the southern Philippines after a tropical storm battered the archipelago nation's second-largest island, triggering heavy flooding and landslides that have ravaged towns and displaced tens of thousands.

Philippines storm death toll climbs to 133 23 December 2017, 8:01 PM

The death toll from a tropical storm in the southern Philippines climbed swiftly to 133 on Saturday, as rescuers pulled dozens of bodies from a swollen river, police said.

Animal rights activist on hunger strike to raise funds 23 December 2017, 5:11 PM

A Pretoria man has embarked on a 20 day hunger strike to raise funds to feed animals during the festive season.

KZN residents face rainy Christmas 23 December 2017, 12:40 PM

The South African Weather Services says KwaZulu-Natal residents and holiday makers should brace themselves for a rainy Christmas long weekend.

Listeriosis does not pose a major health risk to the majority: NICD 23 December 2017, 8:49 AM

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says listeriosis does not pose a major health risk to the majority of the population, although 61 people have died of the bacterial disease this year.

Teenage chef with style in culinary world 22 December 2017, 8:29 PM

A 16 year old teenager jetted into the country from the UK last week and is already causing a stir at a local kitchen in Johannesburg.

China launches world’s first fresh fruit futures contract transaction 22 December 2017, 8:52 AM

China launched an apple futures contract transaction in Zhengzhou of central Henan Province on Friday, the first fresh fruit futures in the global market.

Apple confesses to slowing older iPhones performance 22 December 2017, 7:29 AM

Apple has confirmed what some conspiracy theorists suspected, that it intentionally slows performance of older iPhones as batteries weaken from age.

Durban’s drought crisis worsens 22 December 2017, 5:55 AM

The Albert Falls Dam in KwaZulu-Natal has reached its lowest level in 20-years at 19.2%. Albert Falls feeds the Mayville Dam, which supplies water to at least 60% of residents in the eThekwini region.

Concerns over threats facing Owls 21 December 2017, 9:32 PM

Owls are increasingly under threat and now the Owl Rescue Centre at the Hartbeespoort Dam is making great strides in rehabilitating those that have been injured and poisoned.

E Cape notices decrease in initiates deaths 21 December 2017, 5:06 PM

Interventions to curb initiation deaths in the Eastern Cape are paying off. The province recorded 16 fatalities at the end of the summer season.

NMB municipality to identify wells to alleviate water crisis 21 December 2017, 3:20 PM

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in the Eastern Cape will identify wells and springs across the municipality to alleviate the water crisis.

Two tomatoes a day may keep lung disease at bay: study 21 December 2017, 11:11 AM

Adults who ate more than two tomatoes a day had a slower rate of natural lung function decline, with ex-smokers seeming to benefit most of all, scientists said on Thursday.

US woman delivers baby from embryo frozen for 24 years 21 December 2017, 8:18 AM

An American woman has given birth to a healthy baby girl from an embryo that was frozen a quarter century ago, in what hospital officials say may be a world record.

Capetonians turn to technology as drought crisis worsens 21 December 2017, 7:26 AM

The City of Cape Town says Capetonians and visitors to the city are now able to download a water channel app on their phones.

Call for unified engagements to fund free education 20 December 2017, 9:50 PM

Fees-Must-Fall student leader, Fasiha Hassan, says there is an urgent need for students, universities, the Department of Higher Education, National Treasury and other stakeholders to discuss a way forward on funding free higher education.

SABC Education launches 2017 Matric Results service 20 December 2017, 3:45 PM

The SABC Education is calling on all South African matric students to register and receive their matric results through SMS or USSD lines. The service is created for matric students to receive results via SMS and USSD as soon as results are made available to the general public. The service is in partnership with the […]

Facebook to notify users when photos of them are uploaded 20 December 2017, 11:59 AM

Facebook Inc said on Tuesday it would begin using facial recognition technology to tell people on the social network when others upload photos of them, if they agree to let the company keep a facial template on file.

Cape Town’s day zero moves forward 20 December 2017, 6:10 AM

The City of Cape Town says the much-anticipated "Day Zero" has moved forward by an estimated two months.

Downpours for KZN 19 December 2017, 2:20 PM

The South African Weather Services says KwaZulu-Natal residents should brace themselves for further downpours.

Philippine storm toll rises to 43 as hopes fades for dozens missing 19 December 2017, 10:57 AM

The death toll from a tropical storm that pummelled the central Philippines rose to 43 with hopes fading for dozens of others still missing after massive landslides, authorities said Tuesday.

#ANC54 in Tweets as the world awaits ANC presidential results 18 December 2017, 1:42 PM

Social media savvy  politicians have kept their followers updated and entertained  on what is taking place at the 54th ANC National Elective Conference at Nasrec,  south of Johannesburg. Both ANC members at the conference and opposition party members tweeted their views as the world waits for the ruling party’s new leadership.   Ramaphosa: “There are […]

Western Cape warns beach goers of spring tide 18 December 2017, 1:02 PM

The NSRI has urged beach goers to be extremely cautious when visiting beaches along the Western Cape coastline as the province experiences a new moon spring tide this week.

Cape residents warned of snakes 18 December 2017, 8:05 AM

Snake handlers have warned Western Cape residents to be on the lookout for the reptiles on their properties due to the persistent drought in the province.

US, Russian, Japanese crew blasts off for space station 17 December 2017, 3:06 PM

A trio of US and Japanese astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off from Kazakhstan on Sunday (December 17) for a two-day trip to the International Space Station, a NASA TV broadcast showed.

DWS urges defaulting municipalities to comply 17 December 2017, 1:27 PM

The Water Department has urged the defaulting municipalities to comply with payment arrangements.

US public health ‘word ban’ sparks outrage 17 December 2017, 9:29 AM

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s reported move to ban words including “fetus,” “diversity” and “transgender” in budget-related documents triggered outrage, astonishment and calls for the decision to be reversed Saturday. The Washington Post reported Friday that policy analysts were told at a meeting of the forbidden terms, which one analyst said also […]