China’s CanSino in talks for COVID vaccine Phase III trial overseas

11 July 2020, 3:41 PM
Chinese vaccine developer CanSino Biologics is in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia to launch a Phase III trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, its co-founder said on Saturday.
‘Baobab trees are dying out’ 11 September 2018, 1:53 PM

A bio prospector specialising in the Baobab tree at the University of Limpopo's Agro Food Technology unit says baobab trees which can survive for two thousand-500 years are dying out due to climate change.

Spectrum licensing to drop data prices: ICASA 11 September 2018, 1:21 PM

The pricing of Data connectivity in South Africa will be massively reduced, this with the licensing of spectrum,  says  ICASA CEO Willington Ngwepe.

Over a million told to flee as Hurricane Florence stalks US East Coast 11 September 2018, 9:09 AM

Powerful Hurricane Florence was tracking towards the US East Coast Tuesday, prompting authorities to order upwards of one million people to evacuate the path of the extremely dangerous storm forecasters said could soon intensify.

Cape to Cairo fibre line goes live at ITU conference 11 September 2018, 7:23 AM

The company that started the Cape to Cairo fibre connection says its dream of a one Africa broadband has finally come true. The fibre links 600 cities and towns across 13 countries.

Cholera claims 18 lives in Zimbabwe 11 September 2018, 6:22 AM

At least 18 people have died over the past week in the Zimbabwe capital Harare and scores fallen ill after a cholera and typhoid outbreak in some areas, authorities said Monday.

Good rains in E Cape prompt call for easing of water restrictions 11 September 2018, 5:56 AM

Eastern Cape Farmers are restricted to 20 % of their normal allocation and are requesting the Dep of Water Affairs an ease up to 50% of the normal allocations.

Ramaphosa speaks
Ramaphosa emphasises role of women, youth in digital revolution 10 September 2018, 9:25 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says women, youth and small business are three crucial pillars that must drive technological advances.

Cyril Ramaphosa standing
Ramaphosa warns of Fourth Industrial Revolution dangers 10 September 2018, 5:42 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned that the Fourth Industrial Revolution will fail if it remains in the hands of a selected few instead of being available to everyone.

The world is now in a digital dawn: Ramaphosa 10 September 2018, 12:35 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the world is now in a digital dawn, which changes how people work, live and relate to each other.

S.Africans urged to comment on STI draft report 10 September 2018, 12:32 PM

South Africans have 30 days to make inputs to the Draft White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) released by the Department of Science and Technology in Pretoria on Monday.

WATCH: Ramaphosa opens ITU Conference 2018 10 September 2018, 11:08 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa opens the International Telecommunication Union Telecom World Conference 2018 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

Pro- and anti- whaling nations set for clash in Brazil 10 September 2018, 9:32 AM

Nations on either side of the whale hunting debate are set for a standoff as the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meets Monday, with Japan hoping to overturn the 32-year-old ban on commercial whale hunting.

Cape Town to relax Water restrictions 10 September 2018, 6:22 AM

The City of Cape Town has lowered its water restrictions to Level Five temporarily from the first of next month.

Alibaba founder Jack Ma to step down in 2019, pledges ‘smooth transition’ 10 September 2018, 5:42 AM

Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma announced on Monday he would step down as leader of the pioneering Chinese e-commerce giant in one year...

Nelson Mandela Metro to assist residents affected by heavy rains 9 September 2018, 5:19 PM

The rain in Port Elizabeth has eased off, allowing affected residents to take stock. About 400 people were displaced and the city measured between 40 and 50 millimetres of rain since Friday.

Strong quake shakes southern Philippines 9 September 2018, 9:29 AM

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook the southern Philippines on Saturday, sending frightened residents fleeing from buildings, officials and eyewitnesses said.

Icy weather conditions expected across the country on Sunday 8 September 2018, 9:55 PM

South Africans can expect very cold weather conditions across the country on Sunday. The South African Weather Service has warned of possible gale force winds and scattered showers.

Eastern Cape welcomes snow 8 September 2018, 5:16 PM

Inclement weather across the Eastern Cape has caused havoc in some parts, but the welcome rain brought relief to many drought stricken areas.

Scores displaced in NMB after heavy rains 8 September 2018, 12:45 PM

Rain has continued to fall in the Nelson Mandela Bay area throughout the evening causing a number of disruptions in the city.

The telescope
Mahikeng Telescope Observatory launched at N West University 7 September 2018, 6:04 PM

A newly launched Mahikeng Telescope Observatory piece, will likely turn the provincial capital city into an astrononomical hub particularly for rural and disadvantaged communities.

Apple to provide online tool for police to request data 7 September 2018, 6:04 AM

By the end of this year, Apple will provide an online tool for law enforcement officials to make and track requests, according to its letter.

SA gears up for ITU Telecom World 2018 6 September 2018, 9:15 PM

The (International Telecommunication Union) ITU Telecom World 2018 forum gets underway in a few days’ time in Durban. 

Rescuers helping Ebola victims
Congo records first Ebola death in major eastern trade hub 6 September 2018, 2:51 PM

Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded its first death from Ebola in the eastern trading hub of Butembo, a city of almost a million with links to Uganda that could complicate efforts to control the outbreak, health officials said on Wednesday.

Landslides leave dozens missing after quake hits Japan’s Hokkaido 6 September 2018, 7:30 AM

A powerful 6.6-magnitude quake rocked the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido Thursday, killing two people, collapsing homes and triggering landslides that left dozens missing.

Workers outside the plant
‘Denel must take responsibility’ 5 September 2018, 8:45 PM

Residents of Macasser outside Cape Town say management at the Rheinmetall Denel Munition plant must take full responsibility for Monday night's explosion which claimed eight lives.

Plastics washed up on a beach
World’s biggest sovereign fund pleads to save oceans 5 September 2018, 7:00 PM

Companies should be doing more to protect the world's oceans, including combatting plastic waste pollution, Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest, said on Wednesday.

Aid workers in blue and wearing a mask speaking to a boy
Ebola fear empties DR Congo village schools 5 September 2018, 2:35 PM

In the village of Mangina, where dozens have died of Ebola at the epicentre of Democratic Republic of Congo's latest outbreak, children are to be seen everywhere except in school, because their parents fear they will be infected in class.

China’s Jack Ma to set up training centre in SA 5 September 2018, 11:28 AM

China's richest man, Jack Ma has pledged to set up a digital training centre in South Africa. 

At least 100 people are murdered in Johannesburg alone with the banned pesticide Aldicarb every year.
100 murders in JHB per year with banned substance 5 September 2018, 8:40 AM

At least 100 people are murdered in Johannesburg alone with the banned pesticide Aldicarb every year. This is according to poison expert Gerhard Verdoorn, who says the poison known colloquially as Two Step and in Sotho, Halipirimi, is responsible for at least 800 dog poisonings every week in South Africa.

Beaufort West in dire need of water donations 5 September 2018, 7:00 AM

The Beaufort West Municipality has appealed to South Africans to assist the Karoo town with water donations.