Scientists from the South African Environmental Observation Network have warned that little is known about the long term impact of rock aquifer drilling on the underground water table in Cape Town.
The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has now claimed 49 lives since the start of the month, the government has said, and the WHO expects more cases.
A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok Sunday, sending people fleeing into the streets just two weeks after a tremor killed more than 460 people.
A strong 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off Fiji Sunday, the US Geological Survey said, but it was too deep to generate a tsunami and there were no reports of damage.
Residents of Mkhondo in Mpumalanga are ecstatic after receiving running water for the first time in many years.
Plans are afoot to ensure the Nelson Mandela Metro and Kouga Municipality receive most of its water supply from the Nooitgedacht dam instead of the Kouga dam.
A Grade 12 learner from Lehawu Secondary School, outside Mbombela in Mpumalanga, is back home after representing South Africa at the Science Forum in London three weeks ago.
Rescuers in helicopters and boats fought through renewed torrential rain Saturday to reach stranded villages in India's Kerala state...
Seventy-eight cases have now been confirmed in the latest Ebola outbreak in the DRC's eastern North Kivu Province while the United Nations has raised concern about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in other parts of the country.
Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) shares slumped 9% on Friday after Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk told the New York Times he was under major emotional stress and was preparing for “extreme torture” from short sellers.
Militia violence in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has prevented aid workers from reaching some potential cases in an outbreak of Ebola that has so far killed 47 people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
A cutting-edge Radio telescope project has been launched in Durban. It will map a third of the sky to probe two of the biggest mysteries in the universe.
A recent study has found that 41% of nurses in Johannesburg are not willing to promote female condom use.
Teenage pregnancy in Mpumalanga is on the rise with public healthcare facilities reporting a 78% increase in just one year.
In a breakthrough that experts say will help feed the growing global population in the coming decades, scientists Thursday revealed they have cracked the full genome of wheat for the first time.
US drug overdose deaths surged to nearly 72,000 last year, as addicts increasingly turn to extremely powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl as the supply of prescription painkillers has tightened.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for a ceasefire in a conflict-torn region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as continued fighting is hampering efforts to reign in an Ebola outbreak.
The new Research Chair in Waste and Society, Professor Catherina Schenck says South Africa’s massive amount of waste can be used to create job.
Democratic Republic of Congo has started using the experimental mAb114 Ebola treatment to counter the latest flare-up of the virus, health officials said on Tuesday, the first time it has been deployed against an active outbreak.
The department of Environmental Affairs says it is concerned about an increase in elephant poaching - mostly in the Kruger national park.
Technical challenges in a new national procurement system have caused delays in the distribution of medication from the Limpopo provincial pharmaceutical depot to some hospitals and clinics.
Head of the MDR/XDR TB unit at Klerksdorp/Tshepong hospital complex in North West says doctors in the country still have difficulty treating Tuberculosis.
Scientists on Monday unveiled a previously unknown species of giant pterosaur, the first creatures with a backbone to fly under their own power.
Four new cases of Ebola virus have been confirmed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the health ministry said, as authorities prepare to deploy an experimental treatment.
NASA on Sunday blasted off a $1.5 billion spacecraft toward the Sun on a historic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms.
The Department of Water and Sanitation will meet with various water users of the Western Cape water supply system again this month to discuss the relaxation of water restrictions.
NASA will again attempt to launch a mission to explore the Sun 24-hours after the previous launch was delayed due to a last-minute technical problem.
NASA postponed until Sunday the launch of the first ever spacecraft to fly directly toward the Sun on a mission to plunge into our star's sizzling atmosphere and unlock its mysteries.
The South African Weather Service says the extremely cold temperatures that many parts of the country are currently experiencing will pick up significantly in the next few days, especially in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng.
A severe storm warning has been issued for Buffalo City around East London and surrounding towns by the weather office.