Facebook oversight board won’t have mandate to change policy

18 September 2019, 10:28 AM
Facebook Inc will allow a new outside oversight board to make final decisions on whether individual pieces of content can be displayed on the social media site, but the group won’t be able to make policy changes, the company said on Tuesday.
(T) US approves first pill with digital tracking device 15 November 2017, 11:04 AM

US regulators have approved the first pill that contains a digital tracking sensor to alert doctors and caregivers as to whether a patient is taking the medication as scheduled.

SA warned of cold weather conditions 14 November 2017, 8:48 PM

The South African Weather Service has warned the public to brace itself for an unseasonal cold weather across the country starting on Tuesday night.

Life changing surgery begins at Tygerberg Hospital 14 November 2017, 2:29 PM

Surgeons at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town have begun with reconstructive surgery on 41 children as part of Smile Week.

Manamela to appear before Esidimeni hearings 14 November 2017, 11:59 AM

Suspended Mental Health Director Makgabo Manamela has finally agreed to testify at the Life Esidimeni hearings in Parktown, Johannesburg on Monday next week.

SA joins world for Diabetes Day 14 November 2017, 10:35 AM

World Diabetes Day is commemorated on the 14th of November across the world to highlight and the plight of diabetes, such as its dangers and how to live the potentially life threatening disease.

Warm weather worsens Cape Town water crisis 14 November 2017, 6:21 AM

The City of Cape Town says warm and windy weather conditions are contributing to the decline in dam levels in the province.

HIV/Aids experts come together to discuss the epidemic 13 November 2017, 2:39 PM

HIV/Aids experts from five continents have come together in Cape Town to discuss the epidemic.

Oudtshoorn records animal baby boom 12 November 2017, 7:58 PM

The Cango wildlife ranch at Oudtshoorn in the little Karoo is experiencing an animal baby boom.

Swartkops river in E.C gets a clean-up 11 November 2017, 9:17 PM

The Department of Environmental Affairs has made available a budget of over a million rand to clean up the Swartkops River in the Eastern Cape.

Diabetes the focus of Durban Wellness Festival 11 November 2017, 6:09 PM

With 1.3 million living with diabetes in KwaZulu-Natal, communities are heeding the call for healthy living to combat this pandemic.

Possible water crisis in the Central Karoo 11 November 2017, 3:11 PM

The municipality says it urgently needs R45 million to drill more boreholes to stop taps from running dry.

Earthlife Africa to march against new nuclear power stations 11 November 2017, 8:38 AM

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg will march in the city on Saturday, calling on the South African government to abandon its plans to build new nuclear power stations.

N. Cape drought tough on residents 10 November 2017, 8:47 PM

The Karee Dam at Calvinia in the Northern Cape is empty once again.

KZN health dept reveals new method of screening cervical cancer 10 November 2017, 8:37 PM

The Health Department in KwaZulu-Natal has unveiled a liquid-based cytology as a new method of screening cervical cancer.

Leading astronaut urges learners to choose Maths and Science 10 November 2017, 3:22 PM

A leading astronaut has urged young children to choose Maths and Science in school.

Esidimeni death toll continues to climb 10 November 2017, 2:20 PM

Former Gauteng Health MEC ,Qedani Mahlangu ,will testify at the life Esidimeni Arbitration hearings from 22nd to 26th January 2018.

SADC 8 pushes for eradication of malaria 10 November 2017, 12:47 PM

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and other Health ministers from SADC nations are at Giyani in Limpopo to commemorate SADC Malaria Day.

Parliament gets update on small-scale fisheries 10 November 2017, 11:31 AM

About a year after raising concerns about the implementation of the Small-Scale Fishing Policy, subsistence fisher-folk have finally received feedback.

New drug makes waves in SA 10 November 2017, 8:55 AM

A new drug has been making waves internationally and is now on the streets locally, with a number of cases reported in Durban.

Desalination plant set to bring relief to Cape Town 10 November 2017, 5:42 AM

A clean water supply from a desalination plant is coming closer in Cape Town, as the city assesses the conditions of the pipelines that will connect to the plant.

Beaufort West farmers receive farming assistance 9 November 2017, 8:20 PM

Farmers in Beaufort West in the Central Karoo have expressed their gratitude for much needed feed donated by a farmer from Delmas in Mpumalanga.

Crime fighting mobile App ‘Namola’ launched 9 November 2017, 2:33 PM

Crime fighting mobile App "Namola" has officially been launched nationwide. Namola is a free crime response App that allows users to share their GPS coordinates, name and nature of the emergency with a 24/7 response call centre.

SADC meeting to tackle major diseases 9 November 2017, 6:10 AM

The annual meeting of health ministers and senior health officials from the SADC group of nations plans to tackle major diseases affecting member states.

Uber joins forces with NASA to develop flying taxis 9 November 2017, 6:02 AM

Uber on Wednesday unveiled a partnership with NASA that will see it develop flying taxis priced competitively with standard Uber journeys.

South Africans urged to donate organs 8 November 2017, 3:35 PM

The Organ Donor Foundation says it hopes to attract more people to donate organs through its grassroots mass education programme.

Stakeholders partner to protect Knysna estuary 8 November 2017, 11:39 AM

The Knysna Estuary is the heart of this Garden Route town in the Southern Cape. With rare occurring species like the Knysna Seahorse, protection is needed, especially with the on-going illegal sea activity. A new law enforcement boat, iLindile, has been introduced to help officials combat the problem. iLindile, meaning “it awaits”, is a rubber […]

Mahlangu allegedly suspended from UK school 7 November 2017, 4:44 PM

Hopes that former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu will testify at the Life Esidimeni Arbitration hearings have increased with unconfirmed reports that she has been suspended by the institution in the UK where she has been studying. 

SANBS appeals for blood donations 7 November 2017, 3:48 PM

The South African National Blood Services (SANBS) has appealed to citizens countrywide to donate blood.

Theft leads to dip in macadamia revenue 7 November 2017, 2:28 PM

The South African Macadamia Industry has projected estimated losses of revenue due to increasing cases of theft of the macadamia crops.

Cape Town issues gale force winds alert 7 November 2017, 11:22 AM

Disaster Management in Cape Town has called on the public to be vigilant as windy conditions persist across the Peninsula.