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.
Tiger Brands to re-open Enterprise Plant in Polokwane 4 September 2018, 4:15 PM

There is still uncertainty over when Tiger Brands plans to re-open its Enterprise Plant in Polokwane, Limpopo.

Deadly ‘rat fever’ in flood-ravaged Indian state 4 September 2018, 10:41 AM

Rat fever" and other diseases have killed 14 people in the southern Indian state of Kerala after the worst floods in almost a century, authorities said Tuesday.

Denel explosion smoke poses ‘no threat to public’ 4 September 2018, 7:02 AM

The City of Cape Town says the smoke emitted from a deadly explosion at the Rheinmettal Denel munitions plant near Somerset West on Monday poses no threat to the public.

Part of the Pilanesberg wild fire
Pilanesberg fire destroys thousands of hectares 3 September 2018, 9:55 PM

Between five thousand and eight thousand hectares of the Pilanesberg National Park, near Rustenburg in the North West have been destroyed by wild fires that have been burning for three days.

Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi
Motsoaledi cautions citizens on Listeriosis 3 September 2018, 2:50 PM

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has warned that although the Listeriosis outbreak is over, South Africans should continue to take necessary precautions.

SAA aircraft
Polokwane has a budding scientist 3 September 2018, 2:29 PM

A 17-year-old budding scientist from Flora Park Comprehensive High School in Polokwane is set to represent the country at the International Science Fair to be held in Johannesburg in October.

Pilanesburg Game Reserve fire contained 3 September 2018, 12:36 PM

A team of emergency and fire rescue personnel have contained the fire that gutted the Pilanesberg Game reserve since Sunday in North West.

Archeologists find Neolithic remains in Nile Delta 3 September 2018, 10:24 AM

Rain-based Neolithic farming may hold vital clues to a technological leap that led to irrigation-based farming along the Nile.

Apple expected to unveil new iPhone models 3 September 2018, 9:04 AM

Apple Inc said on Thursday it will host an event on Sept. 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater in the company’s Cupertino, California, campus, where it is widely expected to unveil new iPhone models.

US firefighters battle suicidal thoughts after the blaze 3 September 2018, 7:43 AM

Matt Shobert opens his eyes and wishes he was dead, a recurrent thought that started four years ago when the former firefighter first contemplated taking his own life.

Piglets nursing
China culls 38 000 pigs as swine fever spreads 2 September 2018, 7:23 PM

More than 38,000 pigs have been culled across China, state media said Sunday, as the world's largest pork producer scrambles to contain an outbreak of African swine fever.

Scientists probe washed up Sperm Whale 2 September 2018, 3:25 PM

Marine biologists and researchers are currently doing an autopsy on a Sperm Whale which washed up onto Swartvlei Beach near Sedgefield in the Southern Cape

With rising sea levels, Bangkok struggles to stay afloat 2 September 2018, 7:51 AM

As Bangkok prepares to host climate-change talks, the sprawling city of more than 10 million is itself under siege from the environment, with dire forecasts warning it could be partially submerged in just over a decade.

Plastic waste in an ocean
Pope urges clean up of plastic waste from oceans 1 September 2018, 3:17 PM

Pope Francis on Saturday issued a call to clear up oceans threatened by plastic waste and underscored the need to provide drinking water to all as a basic right.

NCC tackles issue of fake potentially harmful foods 1 September 2018, 8:45 AM

The National Consumer Commission(NCC) has embarked on a vast multi-pronged safety campaign to deal with allegations of fake and potentially harmful foods being sold to the public.

Western Cape to open nine science centres 31 August 2018, 8:28 PM

Nine new science centres will the opened at schools in the Western Cape next week, bringing the total to 66.

All systems go for ITU conference 31 August 2018, 3:21 PM

It is all systems go for the 2018 International Telecommunications Unit (ITU) Telecom World conference to be held in South Africa from 10 September

Johannesburg residents have to separate waste and put it into plastics.
Joburg residents have embraced recycling rules: Pikitup 31 August 2018, 2:14 PM

Waste management company, Pikitup says Johannesburg residents have embraced new recycling rules.

The vendor is holding at least 50 little bags but says that only four bags - approximately two teaspoons worth of poison - to decimate a rodent problem.
800 dogs poisoned per week with banned substance 30 August 2018, 4:38 PM

At least 800 dogs are poisoned with the banned pesticide, Aldicarb, every week in South Africa. SABC News took to the streets to see how easily this banned poison is available. After mentioning a rat problem, vendors immediately show the solution on offer, grey-black granules in a small, unmarked, clear plastic bag.

Glass of beer
Foetal Alcohol syndrome still a problem in E Cape 30 August 2018, 3:15 PM

The incidence of Foetal Alcohol syndrome in the Eastern Cape is not decreasing, a major concern to authorities.

The breath analyser technology was among some of the technologies displayed at the media briefing held in Pretoria on Wednesday.
New tech developed to monitor sugar levels in diabetics 30 August 2018, 3:05 PM

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has developed breath analyser technology to monitor sugar levels in diabetes patients.

Rhinos and their conservation in Kenya 30 August 2018, 6:12 AM

Once it roamed Asia and Africa in the tens of thousands, today, the rhinoceros has been driven to near-extinction. 

A screen at the conference
Conference calls for policies against GMOs to be relaxed 29 August 2018, 9:16 PM

Scientists at the BIO Africa Convention have called on policy makers in Africa to relax their policies against genetically modified foods to help address the challenges of food security.

Ebola death toll rises to 75 in DR Congo 29 August 2018, 6:43 AM

The death toll from an outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 75, ays the health ministry said Monday.

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Instagram says users can now evaluate authenticity of accounts 28 August 2018, 8:09 PM

Photo-sharing app Instagram's more than 1 billion users will now be able to evaluate the authenticity of accounts, weeks after parent Facebook Inc rolled out similar measures in a bid to weed out fake accounts on its social media platform.

Environmentalists scale Mandela Bridge in protest against coal use 28 August 2018, 11:15 AM

Environmental activists from Greenpeace have scaled the Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

China’s swine fever outbreak may spread in Asia: FAO 28 August 2018, 10:11 AM

An outbreak of African swine fever in China may spread to other parts of Asia, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization warned Tuesday, as the world's largest pork producer scrambled to contain the disease.

Cape Town dam levels rise to 62% 28 August 2018, 7:30 AM

The water levels of dam supplying Cape Town have increased to 62% following good rains over the weekend.

Eikenhof explosion causes power outages in Jhb 28 August 2018, 6:20 AM

An explosion at the Eikenhof substation in Johannesburg South has resulted in power outages in many surrounding suburbs.

Network users
Internet groups urge U.S. court to reinstate ‘net neutrality’ rules 27 August 2018, 4:20 PM

In a legal filing Monday, the Internet Association,Entertainment Software Association, Computer & Communications Industry Association, and Writers Guild of America West urged the reversal of the Trump administration decision to over turn the rules in December.