66 people test positive for COVID-19 at St Augustine Hospital

7 April 2020, 9:01 PM
66 people have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) at St Augustine Hospital in Durban. According to a twitter post by Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize, 48 of them are staff.
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About 5 000 lesser flamingo chicks risk dying in Northern Cape 9 January 2018, 4:42 PM

About 5 000 lesser flamingo chicks are in danger of dying due to the low levels of the Kamfersdam in Kimberley in Northern Cape.

Newborn babies in SA bear the brunt of Listeria outbreak 8 January 2018, 2:50 PM

The South African government on Monday announced a range of interventions in the health sector in a bid to protect the population, particularly newborn babies, from a listeriosis epidemic which has killed 61 so far. “When we view statistics of affected people, we note that of all the vulnerable groups, neonates [newborn babies within first […]

Listeria cases increase to 727 8 January 2018, 2:22 PM

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says cases of confirmed listeriosis infections have increased to 727.

Drought to influence milk price 8 January 2018, 7:53 AM

The prices of various milk products could increase in the near future due to expected losses of income by farmers in the Western Cape.

How shark spotting can help reduce attacks 7 January 2018, 7:30 PM

It is summer time in the southern hemisphere and locals and tourists are flocking to the coast to enjoy the sunshine, salt air and some of the best beaches the world has to offer.

Department of Water to tackle drought crisis in Western Cape 7 January 2018, 8:01 AM

The Water and Sanitation Department says it will send officials to the Western Cape within the next two weeks to assist with water conservation and enforcement as the province grapples with its worst drought in over a century.

Mashaba declares state of local disaster in Joburg after damaging storm 5 January 2018, 8:38 PM

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba on Friday declared the a local state of disaster in the City as a result of last week’s violent storm and heavy rains. Hundreds of households were left destitute after a heavy storm battered down some parts of south and west Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon, blowing off roofs, uprooting trees and […]

Gender activist decries rapes at universities 5 January 2018, 5:24 PM

A gender rights activist says that South African universities have historically failed rape victims and that the new intake of female students face a minefield of sexual violence on our campuses.

KZN residents urged to use water sparingly 5 January 2018, 12:46 PM

Water levels in some of the dams in KwaZulu-Natal remain critically low.

Security flaws put virtually all phones, computers at risk 5 January 2018, 9:06 AM

Researchers have found a set of security flaws in processors from Intel and AMD that could let hackers steal sensitive information from millions of devices.

Cool temperatures expected in Cape Town 4 January 2018, 7:07 PM

The Cape Town Weather Office says cooler temperatures are expected in the Mother City on Friday.

Spacecraft Zuma set to take off on Friday 4 January 2018, 4:10 PM

South African born tech entrepeneur, Elon Musk, is preparing to launch a spacecraft called Zuma into space -after two delays.

Clear skies across KwaZulu Natal 4 January 2018, 3:40 PM

Residents can expect clear skies across KwaZulu-Natal over the next few days.

Protea Glen residents threaten to shut down the area 4 January 2018, 3:28 PM

Residents of the tornado-struck Protea Glen area in Soweto have threatened to shut down the area, if Thursday’s afternoon's meeting with stakeholders does not yield the desired outcomes.

Cape Town feels the heat amid drought 4 January 2018, 12:13 PM

Long queues have formed at some public swimming pools in Cape Town as temperatures are expected to hit around the mid-thirties on Thursday.

Computer chip ‘flaw’ sparks security debate amid scramble for fix 4 January 2018, 7:08 AM

A newly discovered vulnerability in computer chips on Wednesday raised concerns that hackers could access sensitive data on most modern systems, as technology firms sought to play down the security risks.

More than 4 thousand houses damaged by storm in Mpumalanga 3 January 2018, 8:29 PM

The Bushbuckridge Local Municipality says preliminary investigations suggest that over 4 000 houses in Mkhuhlu and surrounding villages, outside Hazyview, in Mpumalanga, have been damaged by the storm that hit the area on New Year’s eve. Residents of Mkhuhlu are picking up the pieces and trying to rebuild what has been destroyed. Hundreds of houses […]

Operations delayed at Sebokeng Hospital due to water challenges 3 January 2018, 4:34 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng says operations are being delayed at the Sebokeng Hospital in the Vaal due to water pressure challenges.

KZN Health MEC urges public to donate blood 3 January 2018, 2:31 PM

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC S'bongiseni Dhlomo has urged the public to donate blood as the festive period draws to a close.

N Cape beef up efforts to contain listeriosis outbreak 3 January 2018, 11:39 AM

Efforts to contain the listeriosis outbreak in the Northern Cape have been increased  after four cases were reported in the province.

Race for ‘smart’ hits fever pitch at electronics show 3 January 2018, 6:59 AM

Giving gadgets brains will be a hot theme at the Consumer Electronics Show set to open in Las Vegas, with device makers big and small touting hardware with "smarts."

New Year fireworks kill three dogs 2 January 2018, 11:57 AM

It has emerged that many people celebrating the New Year ignore municipal bylaws restricting the use of fireworks.

NSRI warns beachgoers of spring tide 2 January 2018, 10:09 AM

The National Sea Rescue Institute has urged beachgoers to be extremely cautious this week. This as the first full moon of the new year on Tuesday will result in a spring tide and stronger than normal rip currents.

City of Cape Town implements level six water restrictions 1 January 2018, 4:36 PM

Capetonians have started the new year with the implementation of level six water restrictions.

W. Cape life guards suspend rescue efforts 1 January 2018, 2:38 PM

Lifeguards have been forced to suspend the search for a 24-year-old man believed to have drowned at Monwabisi beach in the Cape Peninsula due to rough sea conditions.

Fourteen injured in Cape Town chemical spill 1 January 2018, 9:53 AM

Fourteen people were injured during a "chemical spill" at a shop off the Brighton Road in Kraaifontein in Cape Town on Sunday afternoon, says Western Cape paramedics.

Facebook, Twitter face deadline in Brexit fake news probe 1 January 2018, 8:10 AM

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter are facing a deadline in Britain to cooperate with an inquiry into so-called fake news in the Brexit referendum campaign, a parliamentary committee chairman said Friday. The companies have been given until January 18 to share information requested by British lawmakers probing suspected Russian interference around the vote, according […]

Alleged white lion poacher to appear in court 1 January 2018, 7:28 AM

A man charged with killing white lions at Alldays in the north of Limpopo, will appear in court soon in the New Year.

Watch: Social media, internet in 2017 31 December 2017, 12:41 PM

We take a look at the year and how the internet grew in 2017.

2018 promising for SKA scientists 31 December 2017, 10:52 AM

2018  is expected to be  a bright year for professional star gazers.