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.
Desalination plant set to bring relief to Cape Town 10 November 2017, 5:42 AM

A clean water supply from a desalination plant is coming closer in Cape Town, as the city assesses the conditions of the pipelines that will connect to the plant.

Beaufort West farmers receive farming assistance 9 November 2017, 8:20 PM

Farmers in Beaufort West in the Central Karoo have expressed their gratitude for much needed feed donated by a farmer from Delmas in Mpumalanga.

Crime fighting mobile App ‘Namola’ launched 9 November 2017, 2:33 PM

Crime fighting mobile App "Namola" has officially been launched nationwide. Namola is a free crime response App that allows users to share their GPS coordinates, name and nature of the emergency with a 24/7 response call centre.

SADC meeting to tackle major diseases 9 November 2017, 6:10 AM

The annual meeting of health ministers and senior health officials from the SADC group of nations plans to tackle major diseases affecting member states.

Uber joins forces with NASA to develop flying taxis 9 November 2017, 6:02 AM

Uber on Wednesday unveiled a partnership with NASA that will see it develop flying taxis priced competitively with standard Uber journeys.

South Africans urged to donate organs 8 November 2017, 3:35 PM

The Organ Donor Foundation says it hopes to attract more people to donate organs through its grassroots mass education programme.

Stakeholders partner to protect Knysna estuary 8 November 2017, 11:39 AM

The Knysna Estuary is the heart of this Garden Route town in the Southern Cape. With rare occurring species like the Knysna Seahorse, protection is needed, especially with the on-going illegal sea activity. A new law enforcement boat, iLindile, has been introduced to help officials combat the problem. iLindile, meaning “it awaits”, is a rubber […]

Mahlangu allegedly suspended from UK school 7 November 2017, 4:44 PM

Hopes that former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu will testify at the Life Esidimeni Arbitration hearings have increased with unconfirmed reports that she has been suspended by the institution in the UK where she has been studying. 

SANBS appeals for blood donations 7 November 2017, 3:48 PM

The South African National Blood Services (SANBS) has appealed to citizens countrywide to donate blood.

Theft leads to dip in macadamia revenue 7 November 2017, 2:28 PM

The South African Macadamia Industry has projected estimated losses of revenue due to increasing cases of theft of the macadamia crops.

Cape Town issues gale force winds alert 7 November 2017, 11:22 AM

Disaster Management in Cape Town has called on the public to be vigilant as windy conditions persist across the Peninsula.

Suicide Warning Signs 7 November 2017, 10:42 AM

According to The World Health Organisation Internationally close to 800 000 people die due to suicide every year, which is one person every 40 seconds.

De Lille urges Capetonians to save water 6 November 2017, 9:07 PM

Cape Town Mayor, Patricia de Lille, says water usage in the metro is still too high. Usage currently stands at 602 million litres per day.

Africa set to top 1 billion mobile internet connections in five years – study 6 November 2017, 5:41 PM

Picture by Reuters Africa’s mobile internet connections are set to double in the next five years, a study showed on Monday, thanks to affordable smartphones and the roll-out of high-speed networks. A report by research and consulting firm Ovum in London estimates that mobile broadband connections will rise from 419 million at the end of […]

Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital performs successful operation on co-joined twins 5 November 2017, 5:26 PM

The four months old co-joined twin boys have been given a new chance to leave a healthier life. This after a successful operation to separate them.

Death toll from typhoon in Vietnam rises to 27 5 November 2017, 7:11 AM

The death toll rose to at least 27 on Sunday from the typhoon that pummelled central and southern Vietnam just days before the region is due to host the APEC summit of Asia-Pacific leaders. Typhoon Damfrey, the 12th major storm to hit Vietnam this year, made landfall on Saturday with winds of up to 90 […]

Long lines for iPhone X 4 November 2017, 7:34 AM

Shoppers surged into Apple Inc stores across the world on Friday to buy the new iPhone X, signalling stronger demand for the 10th anniversary version of the premium smartphone than the last two iterations.

WhatsApp has crashed 3 November 2017, 11:57 AM

The WhatsApp messenger app crashed around the world on Friday morning, creating a global crisis as users were beside themselves with anger.

Apple’s iPhone X hits Asia stores as profits soar 3 November 2017, 7:04 AM

Apple profits soared by a fifth as its flagship iPhone X hit stores in Asia Friday, with the company predicting bumper sales despite its eye-watering price tag.

Gauteng holds Climate Change Indaba 3 November 2017, 6:34 AM

The Gauteng government is discussing ways of curbing the effects of climate change.

Health facilities in Limpopo are crumbling: TAC 2 November 2017, 5:25 PM

Members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Limpopo have embarked on a march to the provincial Health Department offices in Polokwane.

Limpopo University rolls out HIV prevention pill 2 November 2017, 4:06 PM

Students at the University of Limpopo are among those from eleven universities across the country that have launched the roll-out plan for an HIV prevention pill, Truvada.

Facebook’s profit soars 2 November 2017, 6:11 AM

Facebook Inc faced harsh criticism in Washington on Wednesday over its failure to prevent Russian operatives from using its platform for election meddling.

Govt conference on technology a success 1 November 2017, 4:39 PM

The government conference on technology in Durban has been a success and has achieved its desired goals.

Institute for Communicable Diseases ready to combat Black Death 31 October 2017, 3:23 PM

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says systems are in place to detect the Black Death plague in South Africa. This follows outbreaks of three types of plague in Madagascar.

Cwele encourages innovations to help institutions with service 30 October 2017, 6:52 PM

Telecommunications and Postal Services minister, Siyabonga Cwele has described government's technology conference currently being held in Durban as a platform aimed at unlocking business opportunities for entrepreneur’s.

EC doctors protest over practice burglaries 30 October 2017, 4:27 PM

Doctors took to the streets of Motherwell on Monday in protest of the ongoing robberies of practices in the townships of Port Elizabeth.

KZN beachgoers embark on clean-up operation after Nurdle spill 30 October 2017, 3:01 PM

Hundreds of people decided to clean up the province’s beaches on Sunday after a Nurdle spill. Millions of the plastic pellets fell from a container that was damaged during a storm earlier this month, and they pose a threat to many marine species. “The fact that they’ve got into the sea and that they’re on […]

WHO reverses Mugabe ambassador appointment 22 October 2017, 4:07 PM

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, following widespread uproar. “Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for (Non-communicable diseases) in Africa. As a result I have […]

WHO reverses Mugabe ambassador appointment 22 October 2017, 4:07 PM

The head of the World Health Organization on Sunday reversed his decision to name Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, following widespread uproar.