Heavy cold front hits the Cape Peninsula

25 May 2020, 8:48 AM
The first heavy cold front has made landfall in the Cape Peninsula bringing gusty winds of up to 50 kilometres per hour in some places.
Township kids give a hoot about owls 12 July 2018, 3:39 PM

After rescuing an injured owl in Alex Township from children throwing rocks at it, animal organisations spent time to educate the kids in the important role these predators play in maintain rodent populations in the townships.

Japan flood toll nears 200, sun scorches thousands battling thirst 12 July 2018, 7:25 AM

Intense heat and water shortages raised fears of disease outbreaks in flood-hit western Japan on Thursday as the death toll from the worst weather disaster in 36 years neared 200.

SABC, Primedia to make digital radio submissions to Icasa 12 July 2018, 7:01 AM

The SABC and Primedia are expected to make submissions to the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa hearings on digital radio on Thursday.

Hepatitis a silent killer, says Dr Scheibe 11 July 2018, 6:03 PM

WHO says viral hepatitis is increasingly becoming the leading cause of death in the world.

Britain to fine Facebook over data breach 11 July 2018, 8:19 AM

Britain's data regulator has said it will fine Facebook half a million pounds for failing to protect users' data.

Companies face punishment for carbon emissions 11 July 2018, 7:40 AM

The Environmental Affairs Department has confirmed the new national climate change bill, that the department is holding public consultations around, is going to push for big co-operate companies to be punished for their excessive carbon emissions.

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Uber exec resigns following probe into racial discrimination 11 July 2018, 6:40 AM

Uber Technologies Inc's Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey resigned on Tuesday, Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said, following an investigation into how she handled allegations of racial discrimination at the ride-hailing firm.

Woolworths recalls savory rice amid listeria concerns 11 July 2018, 5:51 AM

Woolworths South Africa says its decision to recall its savory rice mix product is purely a precautionary measure on the global instruction of the Hungarian Food Safety Agency.

Durban and Coastal Mental Health
Family of Durban patient wants mental home shut 10 July 2018, 9:25 PM

The Durban and Coastal Mental Health Home is implicated yet again in another scandal.

N West feeling the pinch of climate change 10 July 2018, 5:05 PM

The North West is one of the provinces facing the greatest risk of the impacts of climate change. These are among the concerns raised during public consultations on the new Climate Change Bill.

Another cold front set to grip the Cape 10 July 2018, 5:51 AM

The South African Weather Service says another cold front is expected to hit the Cape later this week.

Scientists tasked with public transport turnaround strategy 9 July 2018, 5:36 PM

Transport Deputy Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga has urged scientists and delegates attending the 37th Southern African Transport Conference to assist government with a viable public transport turnaround strategy

Two rhinos killed in Eastern Cape 9 July 2018, 9:09 AM

Poachers have killed two rhinos at the Shamwari private Game Reserve near Paterson in the Eastern Cape.

Cape Town dam levels steadily improving 9 July 2018, 8:21 AM

The collective dam levels in the Cape Town Metro now stand at 52.4% full.

Makhonjwa Mountains declared World Heritage site by UNESCO 8 July 2018, 10:18 PM

South Africa has a new life line to boost its declining domestic tourism figures, the Makhonjwa Mountains in Mpumalanga, known as the Barberton Greenstone Belt, were recently declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

Cuban-trained doctors return home 8 July 2018, 10:00 PM

Northern Cape based medical students say they are ready to provide primary health care to the public.

Nurses at a hospital
E Cape health department to upgrade Victoria Hospital 8 July 2018, 5:19 PM

The Eastern Cape Health Department has embarked on a campaign to upgrade the iconic Victoria Hospital in Alice.

Cape water restrictions continue 8 July 2018, 4:16 PM

Water restrictions and reduced production by farmers in the Eastern Cape are likely to continue for the rest of the year, due to the prolonged drought in the province.

West African states in joint fight against root crop ‘Ebola’ 8 July 2018, 3:28 PM

Researchers from half a dozen states in West Africa have joined together in a battle against what one expert calls a root crop "Ebola" -- a viral disease that could wreck the region's staple food and condemn millions to hunger.

Eastern Cape drought reduces agricultural production 8 July 2018, 7:40 AM

There's still no end in sight for the drought in the Eastern Cape with farmers being the hardest hit.

Environmentalists warn plastics in ocean will outweigh fish by 2050 7 July 2018, 9:37 PM

Environmentalists have warned that the number of plastics in the oceans will outweigh fish by 2050, if nothing is done to end plastic pollution. They say the world consumes as much as a trillion plastic bags every year. Saturday marks “International Plastic Bag Free Day”. A public awareness campaign was held at Cape Town’s V&A […]

Rangers with a rhino
SANParks campaign to raise funds to fight rhino poaching 7 July 2018, 9:11 PM

SANParks has embarked on a campaign to raise funds to fight the scourge of rhino poaching.

Deputy President David Mabuza
Mabuza welcomes students from Cuba 7 July 2018, 5:13 PM

Deputy President David Mabuza has welcomed 260 students who returned Saturday from studying medicine in Cuba.

5.9-magnitude quake felt in Tokyo, no tsunami warning 7 July 2018, 2:57 PM

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Japan Saturday evening outside of Tokyo, swaying buildings in the capital, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Candidate Aids vaccine passes key early test 7 July 2018, 8:30 AM

The near 40-year quest for an AIDS vaccine received a hopeful boost Saturday when scientists announced that a trial drug triggered an immune response in humans and shielded monkeys from infection.

Climate change boosts wine production in beer-loving Belgium 6 July 2018, 6:23 PM

Etienne Rigo stands in his sun-baked vineyard in the centre of Belgium, enjoying the fruits of climate change.

Motsoaledi confident about private sector findings 6 July 2018, 8:23 AM

The Competition Commission's Health market inquiry has revealing some distressing findings in the private healthcare sector.

SAHRC raises concerns about impact of strikes on health sector 5 July 2018, 7:39 PM

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has called on health-care workers to consider engaging it when they fail to resolve their disputes with government, instead of embarking on a strike action that compromises the provision of health-care.

Competition Commission releases findings on medical schemes 5 July 2018, 3:17 PM

The Competition Commission Inquiry into medical schemes and private healthcare market has found that of the 22 open medical schemes, about two schemes hold about 70 per cent of the market share.

Rain brings some relief to Western Cape farmers 5 July 2018, 1:17 PM

Agri Western Cape says good rains and heavy snow has placed the industry in the province in a much better position than last year.