Eastern Cape looks at alternative water solutions amidst drought

22 October 2019, 6:38 PM
The drought stricken Eastern Cape will be exploring innovative water solutions after signing a memorandum of understanding with the Water Research Commission.
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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

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

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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 […]

Hamburger chain Wendy’s to reduce antibiotic use in beef supply 16 December 2017, 5:37 PM

Hamburger chain Wendy’s Co laid out plans on Friday to trim the use of antibiotics that are important to human medicine from its beef supply, the latest step by a food company to fight concerns about resistance to the drugs in people. Starting in 2018, the company will buy about 15 percent of its beef […]

E Cape concerned over rising deaths of initiates 15 December 2017, 8:27 PM

The Eastern Cape Health Department says it is concerned about the rising deaths of initiates.

Uber investor departs venture firm amid harassment claims 15 December 2017, 6:26 AM

Silicon Valley investor Shervin Pishevar, known for his early bet on Uber Technologies Inc, said on Thursday that he would sever ties with his venture capital company, Sherpa Capital, after being accused of sexual misconduct. Pishevar, who has denied the accusations, said in a statement provided by his lawyer that he was voluntarily leaving Sherpa […]

Indonesia’s asbestos ‘time bomb’ 14 December 2017, 5:26 PM

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Rhino poaching on the increase in KwaZulu-Natal 14 December 2017, 12:09 PM

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife says it is continuing to closely monitor its game reserves as the number of rhino poached in the province climbs to 218.

Harry Potter in the sky? Bid to inspire young stargazers 13 December 2017, 6:55 PM

British astronomers have come up with a new set of constellations inspired by modern-day figures such as Harry Potter and Usain Bolt in an attempt to teach children about the layout of the universe.

UN warns of surging e-waste, little recycling 13 December 2017, 6:02 PM

The UN warned Wednesday that waste from discarded electronics like mobile phones, laptops and refrigerators is piling up worldwide, and it urged far better recycling of the often hazardous rubbish.

UNEA commits to ending amount of lead in paints 13 December 2017, 4:06 PM

Environment ministers who attended the just-ended United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) have committed to ending the amount of lead in paints

Mokonyane guarantees water supply to defaulting municipalities 13 December 2017, 4:00 PM

Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has guaranteed the continuation of running water in households who qualify for the basic daily water supply of 35 litres per person to 30 municipalities that still owe more than R10 billion for bulk water supply.

KZN braces for more bad weather 13 December 2017, 1:22 PM

Residents of KwaZulu-Natal have been urged to heed storm warnings as more bad weather is expected over the next few days.

Residents concerned about delays in Taung Skull World Heritage Site 12 December 2017, 2:12 PM

Residents of Buxton Village near Taung in the North West are in the dark about the slow progress on the upgrade of the Taung Skull World Heritage Site which was included in the cradle of humankind world heritage site listing.

Tasmanian tiger doomed long before humans came along 12 December 2017, 7:43 AM

Tasmanian tiger was doomed long before humans began hunting the enigmatic marsupial, scientists said on Tuesday, with DNA sequencing showing it was in poor genetic health for thousands of years before its extinction.

SA poultry group calls for probe into forced labour in Brazil 12 December 2017, 6:21 AM

South Africa's poultry industry body has asked the government to investigate allegations of forced labour in the sector in Brazil, the world's largest poultry exporter.