CORONAVIRUS: Your daily update

19 September 2021, 6:33 AM
South Africa has recorded  164 new COVID-19-related deaths in the past 24-hours. The total related fatalities now stand at 86 116. The country also reports a further 3 286 new infections. Total cases now stand at 2 880 349.
Heavy snow-fall disrupts traffic in Davos 23 January 2018, 11:53 AM

As the World Economic Forum kicks off in the Swiss ski-resort of Davos, the town is experiencing the heaviest snow-fall in 20 years.

WATCH: Communications Minister’s briefing on digital migration 23 January 2018, 11:33 AM

Minister of Communications, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, briefs Parliament's Portfolio Committee on the implementation of Broadcasting Digital Migration (BCM) policy; the appointment of senior executives at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC); the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) on its compliance monitoring framework and licence conditions by broadcasters.

Zille cautions Capetonians as Day Zero looms 23 January 2018, 7:44 AM

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille says says Day Zero is unavoidable and urged Western Cape consumers to save water.

Life Esidimeni move a collective decision: Mahlangu 22 January 2018, 7:31 PM

Former Gauteng MEC Qedani Mahlangu says the decision to terminate their contract with Life Esidimeni was not her's alone but that of a collective.

Laboratory tests confirm 21 cases of Listeriosis in North West 22 January 2018, 5:53 PM

Laboratory tests have confirmed 21 cases of Listeriosis in the North West.

Decrease in new malaria cases in N. West 22 January 2018, 2:41 PM

The Mpumalanga Health Department says there is a slight decrease in malaria cases compared to last month. More than seven-thousand-300 cases of Malaria have been reported in the province since April 2016. About 1200 were recorded last month alone. “Due to the outbreak of this financial year that started last year April to now , […]

Drought-hit W Cape prepares for Day Zero 22 January 2018, 6:47 AM

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille will on Monday meet with the national Disaster Management, police, the army and the State Security Agency to discuss preparations for Day Zero and its aftermath.

Maths app launched in the Eastern Cape 21 January 2018, 4:30 PM

An Eastern Cape graduate has developed a maths app that aims to simplify the subject.

Free State residents urged to save water 21 January 2018, 3:14 PM

The Free State Department of Water and Sanitation has appealed to residents to use water sparingly as dam levels in the province continue to decline due to the recent heatwave.

Five suspected rhino poachers arrested 21 January 2018, 11:23 AM

Five suspected rhino poachers have been arrested outside Phalaborwa in Limpopo.

Drought affects Nkomazi farms 21 January 2018, 7:56 AM

Farmers at Nkomazi in the Mpumalanga Lowveld are worried about the harsh weather conditions around the country, with drought and summer heat affecting many areas.

NSRI warns of rough sea conditions in False Bay 20 January 2018, 5:18 PM

The National Sea Rescue Institute has appealed to beachgoers to be vigilant of rough sea conditions along the False Bay coastline in Cape Town.

Facebook to prioritize ‘trustworthy’ news based on surveys 20 January 2018, 11:07 AM

Facebook Inc will prioritize "trustworthy" news in its feed of social media posts,using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, Chief Executive MarkZuckerberg said on Friday.

No consultation on drought decision: De Lille 20 January 2018, 8:49 AM

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille says due process was not being followed when stripping her of her powers to deal with water augmentation projects in the city.

Strains of Listeriosis found in Joburg food outlet 19 January 2018, 4:00 PM

The City of Joburg said on Friday that environmental health practitioners are hard at work following the discovery of strains of Listeria at a food outlet earlier in the day.

Villiersdorp veld fire nearly contained 19 January 2018, 11:52 AM

Firefighters have nearly managed to contain a veld fire in a mountainous area at Villiersdorp in the Southern Cape which has been burning for more than a week on multiple flanks.

New cancer blood test finds eight kinds of tumors: Study 19 January 2018, 7:41 AM

A new blood test for cancer has shown promise toward detecting eight different kinds of tumors before they have spread elsewhere in the body, offering hope of early detection, researchers said Thursday.

Cape Town puts measures in place ahead of looming Day Zero 19 January 2018, 6:29 AM

The City of Cape Town says it will ensure continued water supply to critical areas like hospitals, clinics and key businesses should taps run dry.

Last three years hottest on record: UN 18 January 2018, 9:12 PM

The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency said Thursday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet.

Peugeot plans electric versions of all cars by 2025 18 January 2018, 3:23 PM

French carmaker PSA, owner of the Peugeot, Citroen, Opel, Vauxhall and DS brands, will offer an electric version of all its models by 2025, CEO Carlos Tavares has said.

Gauteng health official concedes Esidimeni process was flawed 18 January 2018, 2:16 PM

A senior Gauteng Mental Health services official has told the Life Esidimeni hearing that she continued compiling licenses given to NGO’s without vetting or auditing them. Deputy Director-General responsible for NGO’s Hannah Jacobus  says she was following instructions from former Mental Health Director Dr Makgabo Manamela who resigned as a Gauteng government employee on Wednesday. […]

Snowstorm, deep freeze leaves four dead in US South 18 January 2018, 12:06 PM

A winter storm that caused at least four deaths in the US South brought record low temperatures on Wednesday to parts of the region, where it coated roads with ice, snapped power lines and prompted public school closures.

Public urged to seek urgent help for listeriosis 18 January 2018, 8:29 AM

The Eastern Cape Health Department has urged all those who experience symptoms of listeriosis to seek urgent medical help.

Cape Town on a drive to prevent Day Zero 18 January 2018, 8:26 AM

The City of Cape Town will on Thursday give an update on efforts to prevent Day Zero when taps are expected to run completely dry.

Warning on Bitcoin as fake news sites cash in 17 January 2018, 8:21 PM

The popularity of Cryptocurrencies has spurred an interest among prospective investors, so much that fake news sites are capitalising on this interest.

Children miss school because of drought in parts of Kenya 17 January 2018, 7:49 PM

Several school going children in some of Kenya's arid areas have not resumed classes following a long dry spell in most parts of the country.

Suspended Gauteng Mental Health Director Manamela resigns 17 January 2018, 6:04 PM

Suspended Gauteng Mental Health Director Dr Makgabo Manamela has resigned. She was undergoing a disciplinary process after she was charged with gross misconduct for her role in the Life Esidimeni tragedy.

Breastfeeding for 6 months halves diabetes risk: study 17 January 2018, 11:26 AM

Women who breastfeed their babies for six months or more may be able to cut their risk of developing diabetes in the future by nearly half, according to a study Tuesday. The findings from a three-decade US study of more than 1 200 white and African-American women were published in the Journal of the American […]

New app-based bank to launch in South Africa late 2018 16 January 2018, 2:53 PM

A new app-driven bank is set to launch in South Africa after getting a provisional licence from monetary authorities, the institution said on Tuesday.

JJ Serfontein Centre welcomes Cuban Maths and Science specialists 16 January 2018, 2:35 PM

A Maths and Science academy in Queenstown in the Eastern Cape has received a major boost after welcoming four Cuban Maths and Science specialists.