CORONAVIRUS: Your daily update

19 October 2021, 7:21 PM
South Africa has recorded 210 new COVID-19 cases which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to2 916 803. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has also reported a further seven COVID-19 related deaths, bringing total fatalities to 88 619 to date.
Table Mountain Park confirms Bird Flu outbreak 21 March 2018, 12:22 PM

Table Mountain management says state veterinarians confirmed found a strain of H5N8 in the the penguin colony at Boulders in the Cape Peninsula.

Working to help curb SA’s animal overpopulation crisis 19 March 2018, 3:28 PM

Animal welfare organisations and government are working together in rural areas to try and curb South Africa's animal overpopulation crisis.

Listeria detected at Tiger Brands Pretoria plant 19 March 2018, 10:57 AM

South African food company Tiger Brands said on Monday it had decided the recall to include all products at the Pretoria facility of its Value Added Meat Products brand, after similar earlier moves at its Polokwane and Germiston plants over a listeriosis outbreak.

World water problems on tap at Brazil conference 19 March 2018, 10:35 AM

Brazil the country with the world's greatest fresh water reserves hosts an international conference this week on growing fears over the fragility of drinking water supplies in a heating planet.

British MPs bid to question Facebook’s Zuckerberg over misused data reports 19 March 2018, 9:26 AM

A committee of British MPs has asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear before them to give evidence on reports that a political consultancy gained inappropriate access to 50 million Facebook users' data.

National Water week kicks off 18 March 2018, 9:39 PM

Sunday marks the beginning of the National Water week.

Numsa disappointed by Greenpeace statement on renewable energy 18 March 2018, 8:43 PM

The question that hangs in the balance with the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) is the future of green energy.

An inclusive approach will eliminate common diseases in Africa 18 March 2018, 9:32 AM

African governments have been urged to develop an inclusive approach to eliminate common transmissible and non-transmissible diseases in the continent.

Flooding kills 15 in Kenya: Local media 18 March 2018, 8:58 AM

At least 15 people were killed and scores injured in heavy rains and flooding, Kenya's Daily Nation said on Friday.

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NICD still to confirm listeria contamination on Shoprite products 18 March 2018, 7:10 AM

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says it still needs to confirm if a product taken off the shelves by Shoprite was indeed contaminated with listeria bacteria.

Strike in Gauteng state mortuaries to continue 17 March 2018, 4:15 PM

National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union (Nehawu) says the strike at the state mortuaries in Gauteng will continue until the department commits to its promises.

Nehawu urges Gauteng Health Department to seek bailout 17 March 2018, 3:14 PM

The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union ( Nehawu's) has called on the Gauteng Health Department to approach National Treasury for a bailout.

Motorists urged not to speed in impending bad weather 17 March 2018, 12:35 PM

The Gauteng traffic office has called on motorists to reduce their speed while driving due to inclement weather in the province.

Facebook suspends data analytics firm for privacy violations 17 March 2018, 9:59 AM

Facebook Inc on Friday said it was suspending political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, after finding data privacy policies had been violated.

Cold, rainy conditions hit Gauteng 17 March 2018, 9:10 AM

Gauteng residents are advised to keep warm this weekend as a cold front and rainy conditions are forecast.

KZN on high alert for icy, wet weather 16 March 2018, 10:30 AM

KwaZulu-Natal emergency services are on standby as temperatures are expected to drop, with a cold-front being experienced over most parts of the country.

SAHRC monitors water crisis in Cape Town 16 March 2018, 6:49 AM

The South African Human Rights' Commission continues to monitor the water crisis unfolding in the City of Cape Town.

Some E Cape municipalities on standby to roll out water conservation plans 15 March 2018, 3:45 PM

Drought-stricken municipalities in the Eastern Cape are on standby to start rolling out their water conservation plans as soon as National Treasury starts allocating reserve funds for the disaster in the provinces.

Gauteng residents to receive medication at ATMs 15 March 2018, 3:36 PM

Gauteng residents will soon no longer wait in long queues at clinics just to receive their chronic medication.

Not all ready to eat meat is affected by Listeriosis: Fawu 15 March 2018, 12:05 PM

The Food and Workers Union, FAWU has called on Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi to clarify his public statement relating to Listeriosis.

Parts of SA braces for cold, rainy weather 15 March 2018, 10:34 AM

Weather temperatures are expected to drop across the country from today going to the weekend with the cold front expected in most parts of the country.

Public urged to remain vigilant over Listeriosis 15 March 2018, 5:54 AM

Over 180 people have died following the outbreak of listeriosis, after eating ready to eat processed meat, such as polony, russians, sausages and viennas.

Magashule urges more preventative measures against Listeriosis 14 March 2018, 4:21 PM

African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Ace Magashule has called on health organisations to adopt more preventative approaches towards the outbreak of Listeriosis.

MPs to set up inquiry into Water department collapse 14 March 2018, 4:03 PM

Members of Parliament on Wednesday resolved to forge ahead with a full-scale parliamentary inquiry into the collapse of the water and sanitation department.

Hawking’s passing is a great loss to science community: Pandor 14 March 2018, 9:19 AM

Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor has paid tribute to British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking who died early on Wednesday morning at the age of 76.

British scientist Stephen Hawking dies 14 March 2018, 6:19 AM

Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, has died at age 76, a family spokesperson said onWednesday.

W Cape government to monitor water crisis 13 March 2018, 3:51 PM

Government says it will work closely with provinces and municipalities to manage the water crisis.

SA drought declared a national disaster 13 March 2018, 12:58 PM

South Africa’s drought has now been declared a national disaster.

HIV infection down by 39% in South Africa 13 March 2018, 9:49 AM

The research by the South African Institute of Race Relations indicates that the country has made significant progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

Listeriosis-contaminated meat to be disposed 12 March 2018, 9:41 PM

At least 10 000 Tonnes of Listeriosis-contaminated meat is to be safely disposed of at various landfill sites country wide.