Coronavirus shows slight fall; Chinese tourist dies in France

16 February 2020, 7:36 AM
The number of new cases of a coronavirus in China fell slightly on Sunday, more than three weeks after the outbreak’s epicentre was locked down, and a Chinese tourist died from the virus in France, the first fatality in Europe.
Geologists to look into Harding “gold rush” 4 June 2018, 10:30 AM

Geologists are still trying to establish whether South Africa's latest reported gold discovery is genuine.

Red meat
Independent meat inspections for abattoirs welcomed 4 June 2018, 7:35 AM

The Red Meat Abattoir Association has welcomed independent meat inspections at abattoirs.

SA lagging behind in diagnosing rare diseases 3 June 2018, 9:31 PM

Non-governmental organisation Rare Diseases South Africa says the biggest challenge in South-Africa is accessing expensive drugs to treat and manage rare conditions.

Sardines expected to hit Durban beaches 3 June 2018, 6:40 PM

The ever-popular silvery bounties of the sea, the sardines, are expected to hit Durban Beaches in about two weeks-time. 

Western Cape temperatures set to warm up 3 June 2018, 1:55 PM

The Western Cape Weather Office says there is no rain on the cards for the province for the week ahead.

Whale dies in Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags 2 June 2018, 6:39 PM

A whale has died in southern Thailand after swallowing more than 80 plastic bags, officials said, ending an attempted rescue that failed to nurse the mammal back to health.

Google retreating from military AI project: reports 2 June 2018, 12:11 PM

Google workers on Friday got word that the internet titan will retreat from a deal to help the US military use artificial intelligence to analyze drone video following an outcry from staff, according to reports.

Cape Town officials battle effects of severe weather 1 June 2018, 8:22 PM

The City of Cape Town's Disaster Management says technicians are still working to restore electricity in a number of areas across the Cape Metro affected by heavy downpours and flooding.

MSF start Ebola vaccination programme in Bikoro, DRC 1 June 2018, 12:25 PM

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) have set up two Ebola Treatment Centres in Bikoro, one of the epicentres of the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

SoftBank investment in GM Cruise could speed self-driving cars 31 May 2018, 4:52 PM

In a landmark deal that could accelerate wide-scale deployment of self-driving cars, General Motors Co said on Thursday that Japan's Soft Bank Group Corp will invest 2.25 billion dollars in GM Cruise Holdings LLC, the carmaker's autonomous vehicle unit.

NSRI warns of rough seas around the Cape 31 May 2018, 1:05 PM

The National Sea Rescue Institute has warned the public to be cautious of rough seas from the Western to the Southern Cape.

Cold, rainy conditions expected in Western Cape 31 May 2018, 12:02 PM

The Cape Town Weather Office says the Mother City and the Western Cape will be experiencing cold and rainy conditions for the next couple of days.

SAPS promises to tackle DNA, rape kits shortage 31 May 2018, 8:41 AM

The South African Police Service says while some police stations are experiencing a shortage of DNA and rape kits there's enough of these resources nationally.

New anti-tobacco products law to be introduced in SA 31 May 2018, 7:04 AM

The Ministry of Health says a new tobacco products control amendment law is on its way, this as the country joins the global community in celebrating "World No Tobacco Day" on Thursday.

Evacuations urged in Hawaii as lava flow advances 31 May 2018, 6:34 AM

Authorities urged people in Hawaii Wednesday to evacuate an area at risk of being cut off by a flood of lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano.

Suspected poachers shot dead in Kenyan national park 30 May 2018, 4:49 PM

Wildlife troopers shot dead three armed men in Kenya's Mount Elgon National Park on Wednesday while two other suspected poachers were injured but escaped, the Kenya Wildlife Service said.

A mosquito
Millions could avoid deadly fever if world limits warming 30 May 2018, 3:57 PM

More than three million cases of dengue fever, the world's fastest-spreading tropical disease, could be avoided annually if global warming is capped at 1.5C, said a study that purports to be the first to show the health benefits of a cooler planet.

HIV prevention implant on the cards for SA 30 May 2018, 9:52 AM

The Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa (Caprisa) says it is working on an antiretroviral implant that could prevent the transmission of HIV in women.

Almost all in Congo city at immediate risk of Ebola now vaccinated -WHO 29 May 2018, 6:12 PM

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday almost all the people it considers at immediate risk from an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo city of Mbandaka have now been vaccinated against the disease.

HIV/Aids ribbon
HIV/Aids pandemic rate slowing down 29 May 2018, 2:23 PM

HIV/Aids has had far reaching socio-economic consequences in South Africa, however research indicates that the rate at which the pandemic is infecting the population is slowing down.

Parents warned about online predators and bullies 29 May 2018, 8:12 AM

The internet has opened up a whole new world of accessible knowledge, but with it, lurks dangers for children on social media channels. Parents are urged to speak openly to their children about the potential risks, to help prevent trauma which can severely damage their child's well-being.

South Africa aims for ‘zero carbon’ buildings in green push 28 May 2018, 9:53 PM

Four years ago, after signing up for “My Green Home” – an effort by the Green Building Council of South Africa to make buildings more energy efficient – her family saw their house in the middle-class suburb of Pinelands retrofitted with energy saving LED lights, low-flow showerheads and roof-top solar panels, as well as winter […]

Poverty on the rise in South Africa 28 May 2018, 4:20 PM

Poverty is on the rise in South Africa, this despite efforts to eradicate the scourge of hunger in the world.

Symposium to tackle Menstrual Health Management 28 May 2018, 10:28 AM

The Department of Women together with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will co-host the first ever symposium on Menstrual Health Management in East and Southern Africa.

Hail storm leaves trail of destruction in Mbombela 28 May 2018, 8:15 AM

A hail storm that hit the eastern part of Mbombela in Mpumalanga on Sunday night has left a trail of destruction on houses and vehicles.

The SKA satellite
Scientists to use SKA to gain information 27 May 2018, 9:16 PM

Scientists will be using the Square Kilometre Array near Carnarvon in the Northern Cape to gain information.

Hout Bay birdpark threatened by avian influenza 27 May 2018, 5:16 PM

Africa's largest birdpark situated in Hout Bay,is battling to make ends meet.

PE’s Bayworld Ocenarium in a poor state 26 May 2018, 5:22 PM

The Port Elizabeth Museum at Bayworld has been criticised for the dismal quality of the once-proud institution.

DRC priest infected with Ebola as death toll revised down 26 May 2018, 4:44 PM

A Catholic priest has been quarantined in the Democratic Republic of Congo after being infected with Ebola as health officials on Friday revised down the number of deaths to 22.

Keating, Player team up to raise funds for cancer 26 May 2018, 2:55 PM

Irish popstar and philanthropist Ronan Keating and golf legend Gary Player have teamed up to bring together the best in music and golf for a just cause - to raise funds for cancer.