CORONAVIRUS: Your daily update

18 January 2022, 5:25 AM
South Africa has reported 1 691 new COVID-19 cases, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed infections to 3 560 921.
WATCH: Eskom’s state of the system briefing 3 May 2018, 11:37 AM

Eskom's state of the system briefing on an update on plans for the upcoming winter months. 

Internet, powerful tool of exclusion 3 May 2018, 9:27 AM

Technology specifically, Artificial Intelligence on the internet has a way of not recognising black people in its recognition algorithms.

SA to relocate six black rhinos to Chad 3 May 2018, 8:57 AM

South African Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, and the Minister of Environment and Fisheries of the Republic of Chad, Dr Ahmat Mbodou Mahamat, will on Thursday relocate six black Rhino from South Africa to Chad.

Cambridge Analytica to close after Facebook data scandal 3 May 2018, 6:48 AM

Cambridge Analytica(CA), the British marketing analytics firm, announced Wednesday that it was closing and would file for insolvency in Britain and the United States after failing to recover from the Facebook data scandal.

Govt, labour unions in talks to resolve workers’ demands 2 May 2018, 9:32 PM

The Esidimeni tragedy should have taught health workers a lesson. This is the message from Gauteng Health MEC, Gwen Ramokgopa on the protests that took place at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic hospital last week. Ramokgopa made an unannounced visit to the hospital on Wednesday. She says government and labour unions are in talks to resolve […]

Serious failure in English breast cancer screening may have shortened lives -minister 2 May 2018, 2:32 PM

As many as 270 lives might have been shortened after errors in the breast cancer screening programme in England meant 450,000 patients were not notified for appointments, Britain’s health minister said on Wednesday. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt apologised for the “serious failure,” which he said was the result of a mistake in the computer system’s […]

WhatsApp co-founder to quit in loss of privacy advocate at Facebook 2 May 2018, 6:49 AM

The co-founder of WhatsApp, a messaging service owned by Facebook Inc with more than 1 billion daily users, said on Monday he was leaving the company, in a loss of one of the strongest advocates for privacy inside Facebook.

Motsoaledi condemns unruly striking health workers 1 May 2018, 12:42 PM

Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, says under no circumstances should health professionals be allowed to endanger the safety of patients while striking.

Eskom aims to avoid power cuts as coal shortage persists 1 May 2018, 9:03 AM

Eskom says it is doing everything possible to avoid load shedding.

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How bacteria feast on drugs designed to kill them 30 April 2018, 7:56 PM

Scientists have figured out how some bacteria not only resist antibiotics, but feast on the drugs designed to eradicate them.

W Cape dam levels increase little despite heavy rains 30 April 2018, 4:23 PM

Dam levels throughout the Western Cape have increased by one per cent, despite last week's heavy rainfall in Cape Town and surrounding areas.

Study finds that tech in classrooms improves child literacy 30 April 2018, 10:03 AM

A study done by SchoolNet South Africa or SNSA, has found that the introduction and integration of digital tools in the classroom have proven to improve the literacy levels among children.

Motsoaledi blames high HIV/AIDS rates on those who don’t test 29 April 2018, 7:04 AM

Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi has blamed South Africa’s high HIV/AIDS rate on the attitude of those who refusing to take tests in order to know their status. He says men are the main culprits.  Motsoaledi was leading the department’s lifestyle awareness campaign at Stinkwater in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria.  The minister says South Africa has […]

Pope says ‘deeply moved’ by death of British toddler 28 April 2018, 5:56 PM

Pope Francis said Saturday he was “deeply moved” by the news that terminally-ill British toddler Alfie Evans had died after his parents lost a legal battle to seek medical help in Italy. “I am deeply moved by the death of little Alfie. Today I pray especially for his parents, as God the Father receives him […]

Cape Town closes Zandvlei water area over health concerns 28 April 2018, 9:40 AM

The City of Cape Town has closed the water area at the Zandvlei Estuary Nature Reserve on the False Bay coast due to water quality concerns. The city’s biodiversity manager, Julia Wood, says high levels of E Coli were found following a sewage spill earlier in the week. Wood says the spill was a result […]

Scientists shocked as NASA cuts only moon rover 28 April 2018, 7:31 AM

In a move that shocked lunar scientists, NASA has cancelled the only robotic vehicle under development to explore the surface of the Moon, despite President Donald Trump's vow to return people there.

EU nations back ban on insecticides to protect honey bees 27 April 2018, 3:48 PM

European Union countries backed a proposal on Friday (April 27) to ban all use outdoors of insecticides known as neonicotinoids that studies have shown can harm bees

Education Dept aims to spread Nuclear Technology Schools 27 April 2018, 12:59 PM

The Gauteng Department of Education aims to spread the Nuclear Technology Schools of Specialisation to more than twenty schools across the Gauteng province.

Mahumapelo welcomes govt intervention on health crisis 27 April 2018, 9:21 AM

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has welcomed national government's intervention to place the troubled provincial Health Department under administration.

Loadshedding won’t be an issue this winter: Eskom 26 April 2018, 8:01 PM

Eskom insists that load-shedding won't become an issue this winter. However the power utility’s liquidity crisis remains a serious concern.

Facebook says to extend political ad changes to UK 26 April 2018, 7:29 PM

Facebook on Thursday said that it would be extending a raft of measures to allow its users to identify the source of political adverts that appear in their feed to Britain next year. The US social media giant’s Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer appeared before a British parliamentary committee probing the role of fake news […]

Malaria warning issued out to holiday travellers 26 April 2018, 2:13 PM

Holiday makers travelling to areas with high risk of Malaria infection this long weekend are warned to take precautionary measures.

Flash floods hit Cape Town 26 April 2018, 7:49 AM

The first heavy winter rains have hit the Cape Peninsula causing flash flooding on various roads.

Tests confirm deadly listeria strain at South Africa’s Tiger Brands’ plant 25 April 2018, 10:10 PM

Tiger Brands, which faces two class action lawsuits over a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people, said results from an independent laboratory confirmed the presence of the deadly listeria strain in one of its food factories. The government, which has been criticised for taking too long to find the cause, in March linked the […]

U.S. cannot cut teen pregnancy prevention grants – federal judge 25 April 2018, 7:44 PM

A federal judge has blocked U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration from terminating grant funding for teen pregnancy prevention programs run by affiliates of Planned Parenthood, saying the decision was arbitrary. U.S. District Judge Thomas Rice in Spokane, Washington, ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had failed to satisfactorily explain […]

Cape Town braces for extreme weather conditions 25 April 2018, 2:49 PM

Cape Town Disaster Management says its teams are on high alert following a warning from the Weather Office about stormy conditions on Wednesday night.

Westbury clinic running short of medical supplies 25 April 2018, 8:38 AM

Residents of Westbury, west of Johannesburg, have expressed concern over the shortage of essential medicine including antibiotics and pain killers at their local clinic.

“40% of all work-related illnesses are due to stress” 25 April 2018, 6:43 AM

A leadership lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, Dr Renata Schoeman, says there is still stigma attached to depression in the workplace.

KZN government bolts efforts against wildlife crime 24 April 2018, 9:25 PM

Government is beefing up security in the fight against wildlife crime. Over R235 million has been set aside for the project.

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Two nuclear schools launched in Pretoria 24 April 2018, 6:09 PM

Nuclear technology can now be learned at two Pretoria schools.