SA is among 35 countries to benefit from the Giga initiative

20 September 2020, 12:21 PM
South Africa is among the 35 countries that could benefit from an initiative by the United Nations Children's Fund and a telecommunications company aimed at helping schools with internet connectivity.
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South Africa reports 956 new cases, 52 more coronavirus related deaths 15 September 2020, 12:00 AM

South Africa has recorded 956 new coronavirus cases.

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Tropical Storm Sally to strengthen to hurricane in Mexico, forecaster says 14 September 2020, 3:25 PM

Tropical storm Sally will move over the north-central Gulf of Mexico on Monday before becoming a hurricane as it heads toward south eastern Louisiana, the United States National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

ByteDance picks Oracle as partner to try to save TikTok US: sources 14 September 2020, 12:17 PM

Oracle beat Microsoft in the battle for the United States (US) arm of TikTok with a deal structured as a partnership rather than an outright sale to try to navigate geopolitical tensions between Beijing and Washington, people familiar with the matter said.

Health Department to take legal action against undertakers defying the law 14 September 2020, 8:25 AM

The Health Department says it will take legal action against funeral undertakers who contravene the law as undertakers embark on a three-day strike action.

WHO reports record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases 14 September 2020, 3:00 AM

The World Health Organization reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 307 930 in 24 hours.

Facebook removes posts linking Oregon wildfires to activist groups 13 September 2020, 4:51 PM

Facebook has started removing false claims that the deadly wildfires in Oregon were started by various left-wing and right-wing groups, a spokesman for the social media company said on Saturday, after the rumours left state officials inundated with queries for information.

Climate crisis has not stopped amid COVID-19: UN 13 September 2020, 12:27 PM

Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere hit a record high this year. This is according to a United Nations report released this week.

CapeNature encourages public to experience its reserves 12 September 2020, 5:43 PM

CapeNature, the Western Cape biodiversity conservation, wilderness and public nature reserve body, has invited the public to spend time in the great outdoors.

Limpopo cancer survivor spreads awareness about the disease 12 September 2020, 4:14 PM

A Limpopo cancer survivor has taken it upon herself to educate others about the disease.

Brazil coronavirus deaths rise above 130 000 12 September 2020, 6:00 AM

Brazil registered 874 novel coronavirus deaths over the last 24 hours and 43 718 additional cases, the nation’s health ministry said on Friday.

South Africa reports 1 960 new cases, 113 more coronavirus related deaths 11 September 2020, 10:06 PM

South Africa has recorded 1 960 new coronavirus cases.

VIDEO: Weekly Global COVID-19 Wrap, 11 September 11 September 2020, 5:00 PM

In this week's Global COVID-19 Wrap, SABC News captures highlights from the African continent, Europe, Asia, and the Americas as the number of confirmed infections worldwide rises.

Gauteng records highest number of COVID-19 recoveries 11 September 2020, 4:11 PM

Gauteng has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 recoveries, accounting for 33% of all recoveries in the country, the Provincial Command Council says on Friday.

Microsoft believes Russians that hacked Clinton targeted Biden campaign firm: sources 11 September 2020, 11:48 AM

Microsoft Corp MSFT.O recently alerted one of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's main election campaign advisory firms that it had been targeted by suspected Russian state-backed hackers, according to four people briefed on the matter.

SA records 2007 new cases, 97 COVID-19 related deaths on Thursday 10 September 2020, 11:08 PM

South Africa has recorded 2007 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 644 438 on Thursday.

Ramaphosa announced as co-chair of COVID-19 Tools Accelerator 10 September 2020, 6:54 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has been announced as the co-chair of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator Facilitation Council with Norway's Prime Minister, Erna Solberg.

COVID-19 Tools Accelerator the global solution we are looking for: Guterres 10 September 2020, 6:24 PM

United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres says the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator is the global solution we are looking for.

SABC News reaches 1M YouTube subscriber milestone 10 September 2020, 3:57 AM

The SABC's news division has reached a million subscribers on its YouTube channel.

AstraZeneca pauses coronavirus vaccine trial as participant illness investigated 10 September 2020, 12:14 AM

AstraZeneca's suspension of global trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine after an illness in a study subject in Britain has cast doubt on prospects for an early rollout of one of the most advanced COVID-19 vaccines in development.

Walmart to test drone delivery of grocery, household items 9 September 2020, 4:30 PM

Walmart Inc said on Wednesday it would run a pilot project for delivery of grocery and household products through automated drones, along with end-to-end delivery firm Flytrex, as the U.S. retailer looks to beef up its delivery business.

Mbombo cautions against drinking while pregnant 9 September 2020, 11:40 AM

Western Cape Health Minister Nomafrench Mbombo has called on pregnant women to stop drinking while pregnant.

AstraZeneca puts leading COVID-19 vaccine trial on hold over safety concern 9 September 2020, 7:51 AM

AstraZeneca Plc on Tuesday said it has paused a late-stage trial of one of the leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates after an unexplained illness in a study participant.

Brazil eyes coronavirus vaccine rollout in January – Minister 9 September 2020, 2:10 AM

Brazil's acting Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello said on Tuesday that a COVID-19 vaccine would be rolled out for all Brazilians in January 2021.

Unique anatomy helps the African wild dog sustain its life on the run 8 September 2020, 11:26 PM

The African wild dog distinguishes itself from rival predators like lions and hyenas by using the unique hunting style of chasing prey over long distances until the target collapses from exhaustion, instead of relying upon speed, strength or stealth.

82 more COVID-19 related deaths recorded in SA, 1 079 new cases 8 September 2020, 9:37 PM

South Africa has recorded 1 079 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, carrying the total number of cases to 640 441.

Move aside robots, Tesla bets on aluminium casting 8 September 2020, 2:42 PM

Robots are not efficient enough for Tesla’s new car factory in Germany, which plans to replace hundreds of them with giant aluminium casting machines to build simpler chassis parts, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Nelson Mandela Bay water crisis deteriorating 8 September 2020, 1:05 PM

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says water levels at dams that supply the Metro have reached critical proportions.

Exposure to more serious diseases possibly created COVID-19 immunity: Professor 7 September 2020, 8:25 PM

Exposure to other serious diseases in the past may have created an immunity to COVID-19 for many South Africans.

Health Department and SAHPR work together to ensure there are good quality PPEs 7 September 2020, 11:14 AM

The Health Department is working with the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) and other investigative bodies, to ensure that personal protective equipment provided to healthcare institutions are of good quality, says Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. 

SA is in an encouraging situation when it comes active COVID-19 cases: Mkhize 7 September 2020, 9:36 AM

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, Mkhize says the current trend of the country recording less active cases of COVID-19 shows South Africa is in an encouraging situation.