Koeberg power plant not affected by Cape Town earth tremor

28 September 2020, 8:17 AM
Western Cape Environmental Affairs Minister, Anton Bredell, has given the assurance that the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station has been built to withstand seismic activity.
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SA records 903 new COVID-19 cases, 188 deaths 28 September 2020, 11:27 PM

South Africa has recorded 903 new coronavirus cases. This brings the total number of cases to 671 669.

Dogs
Dog owners urged to vaccinate their pets as world marks World Rabies Day 28 September 2020, 4:11 PM

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development Bongi Sithole-Moloi says it is disappointing that many dog owners are failing to take good care of their pets.

CORONAVIRUS: Your daily update 28 September 2020, 6:30 AM

The cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 667 049 with 1 861 cases identified.

Greece says first migrant dies of COVID-19 since the pandemic 28 September 2020, 4:00 AM

A male migrant died of COVID-19 on Sunday, the first reported death of an asylum seeker since the pandemic broke out in Greece in late February, a government official told Reuters.

SA records 1 268 new infections, 22 deaths 27 September 2020, 9:53 PM

Cases of COVID-19 have climbed to 670 766 in South Africa after 1 268 infections were confirmed overnight. The Eastern Cape is leading with recent deaths - having lost seven locals to the disease.

Tremor
‘Cape Town seismic activity no cause for panic’ 27 September 2020, 4:47 PM

The Western Cape Minister of Environmental Affairs, Anton Bredell, says recent seismic activity in Cape Town is no cause for panic. Two incidents of earthquake were experienced in Cape Town on Saturday night, about two hours apart.

Second tremor felt in Western Cape 27 September 2020, 10:26 AM

A second tremor has been experienced in Durbanville, in the Western Cape.

FEATURE | Wits student designs drone that can screen people for COVID-19 27 September 2020, 7:33 AM

As the country continues to suffer from the impact of COVID-19, some people have used the opportunities presented by the pandemic to come up with new innovations.

England’s COVID-19 app does not accept a third of test results 27 September 2020, 12:19 AM

England’s COVID-19 smartphone app launched to curb the spread of the virus does not accept test results processed in the country’s state-run laboratories, hospitals or as part of an official survey, it said on Saturday.

SA records 969 more COVID-19 cases 26 September 2020, 9:48 PM

The cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 669 498 with 969 cases identified. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 128 438 with 11 359 new tests conducted since the last report.

School
COVID-19 exacerbated crisis in education system: Prof Msibi 26 September 2020, 8:01 PM

University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) academic, Professor Thabo Msibi, says the COVID -19 pandemic has exacerbated what was already a crisis in education at schools. Msibi says research in recent years shows that about 60% of children in grade 1 will not make it to matric.

Medical association concerned over disbandment of COVID-19 advisory committee 26 September 2020, 6:02 PM

The SA Medical Association has raised some concern over the disbandment of government's chief Scientific advisory committee on COVID-19.

Western Cape’s largest dam overflows 26 September 2020, 9:37 AM

The Western Cape's largest dam, Theewaterskloof near Villliersdorp, has begun to overflow for the first time in almost a decade.

African Climate Alliance urges South Africa to move away from coal power stations 26 September 2020, 8:36 AM

The African Climate Alliance (ACA) says a shift in the source of energy production in South Africa from coal to renewable energy sources could make the economy more resilient and help create jobs. The organisation joined various other activists outside Parliament yesterday, as part of a global day of climate change protests, who say countries […]

Facebook critics launch rival oversight board 26 September 2020, 5:49 AM

Critics of Facebook Inc FB.O, including the organisers of an advertising boycott against the company, on Friday launched their own oversight board to review the company's content moderation practices.

Google to block election ads after November 3rd US poll 25 September 2020, 8:57 PM

Google will block election ads on its platform after the US election on November 3, a company spokeswoman said on Friday.

World’s youth rallies against climate change 25 September 2020, 7:37 PM

United under Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, young people rallied worldwide on Friday to demand urgent action to halt catastrophic climate change, in their first global protest since the coronavirus crisis began.

VIDEO: WHO update on COVID-19 pandemic 25 September 2020, 5:51 PM

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has held a media briefing on the state of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its latest impact.

Weekly Global COVID-19 Wrap, 25 September 25 September 2020, 3:07 PM

In this week's Global COVID-19 Wrap, SABC News captures highlights from the African continent, Europe, Asia, and the Americas as the number of confirmed infections worldwide rises.

Weather service warns of localised flooding in Cape Town 25 September 2020, 2:36 PM

The Cape Town Weather Office says a cold front will be moving across the Cape on Friday, bringing heavy rainfall.

China says WHO gave blessing for coronavirus vaccine emergency use programme 25 September 2020, 12:53 PM

The World Health Organization gave China its support and understanding to start administering experimental coronavirus vaccines to people while clinical trials were still underway, a Chinese health official said on Friday.

Brazil to join COVAX vaccine facility, earmarks $454 million 25 September 2020, 2:17 AM

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will issue decrees laying the legal groundwork for Brazil to join the global COVID-19 vaccine partnership known as COVAX and earmarking 2.5 billion reais ($453.8 million) for securing vaccines through the facility, his office said on Thursday.

SA records 1 861 new COVID-19 cases, 77 deaths 24 September 2020, 11:14 PM

South Africa has recorded 1 861 new coronavirus cases. This brings the total number of cases to 667 049.

Facebook’s Oversight Board plans to launch just before US election 24 September 2020, 8:04 PM

Facebook Inc's long-delayed independent Oversight Board plans to launch in mid-late October, just before the November US presidential election, although a board member said he did not know whether it would hear cases related to the contest.

Second wave of COVID-19 in SA might not be as bad as other countries: Experts 24 September 2020, 5:27 PM

Experts say while the second surge of coronavirus infections is expected in South Africa, it might not be as bad as what other countries are experiencing.

ByteDance applies for tech export licence in China amid TikTok deal talks 24 September 2020, 12:24 PM

ByteDance has applied for a tech export licence in China as it races to seal a deal with Oracle Corp and Walmart Inc that it hopes will end the US government plans to ban its TikTok.

COVID-19 smartphone app finally launches in England and Wales 24 September 2020, 2:02 AM

England and Wales launch a COVID-19 smartphone app on Thursday, allowing users to trace contacts, check the local level of risk and record visits to venues such as pubs, four months after the technology was promised to the public.

SA records 1 906 new COVID-19 cases, 88 deaths 23 September 2020, 10:49 PM

South Africa has recorded 1 906 new coronavirus cases. This brings the total number of cases to 665 188.

Robots target coronavirus with ultraviolet light at London train station 23 September 2020, 7:01 PM

Robots that can kill the coronavirus with ultraviolet light have been brought in at one of London’s biggest train stations, St Pancras International, as it tries to restore customer confidence in the safety of travel hubs.

Upload your coronavirus test results, German app users urged 23 September 2020, 5:11 PM

Germany’s health minister on Wednesday urged users of a smartphone app to help trace coronavirus infections to upload positive test results into the system, so that others at risk get a timely warning.