Judgment reserved on the urgent application for an interim interdict against the seismic survey by the oil giant Shell

1 December 2021, 8:00 PM
The Makhanda High Court in the Eastern Cape has reserved judgement for Friday on the urgent application for an interim interdict against the seismic survey by the oil giant Shell, off the Wild Coast.
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Discovery of Oriental Fruit Fly in protein baited trap has not impacted on production 20 February 2018, 3:10 PM

General Manager of Hortgro Science's Crop Protection Programme, Hugh Campbell, says the discovery of the Oriental Fruit Fly in a protein baited trap in the Overberg has not impacted on production.

Cape Town’s ‘Day Zero’ moved to July 9 20 February 2018, 1:53 PM

Residents of drought-stricken Cape Town received good news Tuesday when city officials said they now face losing piped water to their homes by July 9 a month later than last forecast.

Bloodhound
Supersonic car heads for 1.6 kilometres in 3.6 seconds 20 February 2018, 10:14 AM

The Bloodhound project has inspired a supersonic car that will cover 1.6 kilometres in 3.6 seconds.

vampire bat
Vampire bat’s blood-only diet ‘a big evolutionary win’ 20 February 2018, 6:05 AM

At first glance, the cost-benefit ratio of a blood-only diet suggests that vampire bats - the only mammals to feed exclusively on the viscous, ruby-red elixir - flew down an evolutionary blind alley.

Heavy rains leave roads flooded in KZN 19 February 2018, 2:53 PM

Residents of Mthunzini near Empangeni on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast say heavy rains have left roads and bridges in the area flooded.

Cancer has quadrupled in last 10 years in N Cape 19 February 2018, 1:25 PM

New incidences of cancer have quadrupled in the last ten-years in the Northern Cape with the disease threatening to overtake HIV as the leading cause of death in the province.

Avian flu detected among seabird species 19 February 2018, 1:00 PM

The Department of Agriculture on Monday confirmed that the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu have been detected among sea bird populations in the Western Cape.

Israeli scientists complete mock Mars mission in Negev desert 19 February 2018, 7:55 AM

A team of six Israeli researchers on Sunday ended a four-day Mars habitat experiment in Israel’s Negev desert where they simulated living conditions on the Red Planet, Israel’s Science and Technology Ministry said. The experiment was held near the isolated Israeli township of Mitzpe Ramon, whose surroundings resemble the Martian environment in its geology, aridity, […]

N Cape desalination plant in Kamiesberg stands idle 18 February 2018, 9:57 PM

In a twist of irony, a desalination plant commissioned and built by the Kamiesberg Local Municipality in the Northern Cape to assist during the drought, is now standing idle because of the drought.

NM Bay trying to establish origin of listeriosis outbreak 18 February 2018, 6:12 PM

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has established a task team, including medical specialists, to establish the origin of the listeriosis outbreak in the Metro.

N.Cape water project set to boost water security 18 February 2018, 5:23 PM

The Northern Cape is expected to ramp up its water security. Bulk water supply projects around the province are at various stages of completion. The biggest of these is a dam, to be built on the Orange River.

Amazon: from online book seller to market shaker 18 February 2018, 8:39 AM

Amazon has grown from a humble beginning as an online bookseller to a colossus of the internet. It recently devoured Whole Foods Market, and is now biting into health care. Here are some key facts about Amazon: — Incorporated in 1994 in Seattle, Washington, Amazon sold its first book in July 1995, with founder Jeff […]

N Cape allocated two massive renewable energy projects 17 February 2018, 10:18 PM

The spotlight is once again on renewable energy. Loeriesfontein in the Northern Cape has been allocated two massive renewable energy projects.

Festival exposes pupils to the world of science 17 February 2018, 7:44 PM

The annual Science Tube and Science Beyond Borders Festival took place in Kimberley this past week.

WATCH: Internet companies urged to act on spread of fake news 17 February 2018, 6:12 PM

Internet companies such as Twitter, Google and Facebook are being called on to act on the spread of fake news and misinformation.

HRC investigates allegations of forced birth-control injections 17 February 2018, 5:04 PM

The HRC in the North West is investigating allegations that some grade-12 pupils in a North West village were forcibly injected with contraceptives.

North West farmers pleased with Agri Fund 17 February 2018, 8:13 AM

The new Agri Fund that has been launched by the North-West Government has been welcomed by several farmers in the province.

Isuzu launches Isuzu MU-X suv 16 February 2018, 3:35 PM

Isuzu has officially launched its vehicle manufacturing plant in Struandale in Port Elizabeth.

Zuma dominates social media trending topics 16 February 2018, 6:21 AM

Both news coverage and social media conversations this week have been dominated by just a handful of stories.

KZN reduces new cancer patients’ treatment waiting period 15 February 2018, 7:25 PM

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo has announced steps to bring the average waiting period to treat new cancer patients in Durban in line with the accepted norm by the end of April.

SABC leads the trend as #Zuma‘s exit dominates SA news 15 February 2018, 3:07 PM

SABC News’ exclusive interview with former South African President Jacob Zuma saw many flocking to the public broadcaster’s YouTube channel on Wednesday to gain insight into Zuma’s state of mind amid tensions in the African National Congress (ANC).

Rain brings relief to Eastern Cape 15 February 2018, 12:09 PM

Some areas of the Eastern Cape have received good rains over the past two days; however it is still not enough to break the drought.

Sea level rise is accelerating: Study 15 February 2018, 7:08 AM

Sea level rise is accelerating and could reach 66 centimeters by century's end, in line with United Nations estimates and enough to cause significant problems for coastal cities, says a study.

Eastern Cape to allocate R7 billion for drought 14 February 2018, 6:47 AM

The Eastern Cape Co-operative Governance department says it's working with relevant stakeholders in making the necessary plans to deal with the drought.

Drop of water
Day Zero might spiral to other cities: Anthony Turton 13 February 2018, 9:47 PM

The water crisis in the Western Cape is not unique, and will eventually spread to other cities around the country.

solar plant
N West residents stand to benefit from solar project 13 February 2018, 3:48 PM

Residents at Loeriesfontein in the Northern Cape have voiced their concerns over a solar project in the area.

World celebrates ‘radio and sports’ as digital drives growth 13 February 2018, 12:24 PM

The radio has evolved since the first broadcast by Italian engineer Guglielmo Marcconi in 1901. On 13 February 2018, World Radio Day – themed ‘radio and sports’ – celebrates how radio broadcasting of sports has promoted freedom of speech, cultural diversity and expression. The growth in internet usage in South Africa has expanded radio  reach  across […]

Water running out of a tap
For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw 13 February 2018, 9:09 AM

Before man-made climate change kicked in and well before "Day Zero" in Cape Town, where taps may run dry in early May the global water crisis was upon us.

Kenyan children experiment with digital devices 12 February 2018, 9:54 PM

Children in Kenya are getting a rare chance to look at the stars through a telescope for both fun and educational purposes.

Activists protest outside Zille’s home demanding water access 12 February 2018, 6:37 PM

The Water Crisis Coalition has called on Western Cape Premier Helen Zille to allow public access to water that runs from a natural spring outside her residence at Leeuwenhof Estate.