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.
All South Africans will be covered under NHI by 2025: Ramaphosa 24 August 2018, 5:53 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says every South African will be covered under the National Health Insurance by 2025.

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Trump slams social media firms for “silencing millions” 24 August 2018, 4:38 PM

U.S. President Donald Trump criticised social media companies on Friday for silencing"millions of people" in what he called an act of censorship.

Brenda Martin
S Africa’s wind power potential growth 24 August 2018, 4:34 PM

The CEO of South African Wind Energy Brenda Martin says the country's wind power potential can, in the next few years, generate at least 40% of South Africa's electricity.

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Congo approves more experimental Ebola treatments 24 August 2018, 9:56 AM

Democratic Republic of Congo has approved four more experimental treatments against the deadly Ebola virus, the health ministry said as it raced to contain an outbreak in its violence-torn east.

Cyril Ramaphosa called on the business to join hands with government to realise a pit latrine free society by 2030.
President Ramaphosa addresses NHI stakeholders meeting – LIVE 24 August 2018, 9:50 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa address to the Stakeholder Consultative Meeting on the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, with a particular focus on the recently gazetted National Health Insurance Bill and the Medical Schemes Amendment Bill.

“Huge backlog of criminally accused people waiting for mental observation” 24 August 2018, 6:45 AM

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has cautioned against an increasing trend of referring accused in criminal cases for mental observation.

It is still a leading cause of death in South Africa.
UN summit on TB seeks to put spotlight on killer disease 24 August 2018, 5:48 AM

It's the world's number one killer among infectious diseases, but tuberculosis has been eclipsed by HIV/AIDS as a focus of global attention and donor funding.

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More can be done to reduce impact of climate change: Molewa 23 August 2018, 8:14 PM

While South Africans have embraced the message of moving towards a green economy, more can still be done to reduce our carbon footprint and the impact of climate change .

Health workers carrying a body
Death toll in DR Congo from Ebola outbreak now at 61 23 August 2018, 6:35 PM

Sixty-one people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in the DRC, the authorities said, adding that four novel drugs had been added to the roster of treatments.

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DA calls for probe after Klebsiella outbreak at Vosloorus hospital 23 August 2018, 11:17 AM

The DA has expressed concern over an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Klebsiella infections in babies at the Thelle Mogoerane hospital in Vosloorus East of Johannesburg.

WATCH: Health Ombud briefing 23 August 2018, 10:31 AM

The Health Ombud, Professor Malegapuru Makgoba is briefing members of the media about the “Report on an Investigation into Allegations of Patient Mismanagement and Patient Rights Violations at the Tower Psychiatric Hospital and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Centre.

Facebook suspends hundreds of apps over data concerns 23 August 2018, 6:57 AM

Facebook on Wednesday said it has suspended more than 400 of thousands of applications it has investigated to determine whether people's personal information was being improperly shared.

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Scientists at the North West University create pest control model 23 August 2018, 5:39 AM

Scientists at the North West University's Potchefstroom Campus have created a ground-breaking pest control model.

African countries lead the fight against plastic pollution 22 August 2018, 6:41 PM

Tsogo Sun, one of South Africa's larger hotel chains, recently announced that they would ban plastic straws from their 113 hotels and casinos. 

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Two babies die in East Rand hospital after pneumonia outbreak 22 August 2018, 3:41 PM

Two babies have died at the Thelle Mogoerane Hospital in Vosloorus on the East Rand following a Klebsiella pneumonia outbreak at the facility.

N West health department faces staff shortages 22 August 2018, 12:23 PM

The North West health department which has been facing service delivery crisis over the past three years has a backlog of over 4 000 vacant positions.

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Western Cape businesses lauded for role in saving water 22 August 2018, 5:59 AM

The Cape Chamber of Commerce has applauded businesses which have played a part in the battle to save water and defeat Day Zero.

Limpopo deploys teams to help fight Malaria 21 August 2018, 6:14 PM

The annual Malaria Spraying campaign in Limpopo is underway.

Medics with a teenage boy.
Children particularly affected by Congo Ebola outbreak: UNICEF 21 August 2018, 4:50 PM

UNICEF has said that children represent an unusually high proportion of people affected by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the eastern DRC.

Google sued for unwanted tracking of phone locations 21 August 2018, 5:33 AM

A lawsuit filed in federal court accuses Google of invading people's privacy by tracking the whereabouts of smartphones users despite "location history" settings being turned off

Worst anthrax outbreak in 20 years hits French farms 20 August 2018, 4:33 PM

More than 50 cows, sheep and horses have died in France's most serious outbreak of anthrax in two decades, according to officials who have warned of a vaccine shortage.

Gouritz River catchment a big concern 20 August 2018, 4:17 PM

The Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs says the state of the Gouritz River catchment area, which includes sections of the Karoo, is a big concern

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Under-fire Apple removes 25 000 apps in China 20 August 2018, 2:39 PM

Apple said on Monday it had removed many gambling-related apps from its Chinese app store as the US giant comes under scrutiny amid trade tensions between Beijing and Washington.

Parliament expresses concern over Vaal Dam pollution 20 August 2018, 8:22 AM

Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation has expressed shock at the state in which it found the Vaal River.

Suspected Ebola case reported in Uganda 20 August 2018, 8:11 AM

A suspected case of Ebola has been reported in Uganda.

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Mediosa clinics closed 19 August 2018, 9:31 PM

Suspected state capture has crippled the already teetering North West Health Department, following a controversial deal with the Gupta-linked Mediosa.

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Little is known about the impact of aquifer drilling 19 August 2018, 7:45 PM

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.

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Ebola deaths in DRC rises to 49 19 August 2018, 5:45 PM

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.

Fresh quake rocks Indonesia’s Lombok island 19 August 2018, 11:13 AM

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.

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocks Indonesia’s Lombok island: USGS 19 August 2018, 6:53 AM

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.