CORONAVIRUS: Your daily update

27 November 2021, 8:00 PM
South Africa has recorded 2 828 new COVID-19 cases, which brings the total number of infections to 2 955 328. This increase represents a 9.1% positivity rate.
Race for ‘smart’ hits fever pitch at electronics show 3 January 2018, 6:59 AM

Giving gadgets brains will be a hot theme at the Consumer Electronics Show set to open in Las Vegas, with device makers big and small touting hardware with "smarts."

New Year fireworks kill three dogs 2 January 2018, 11:57 AM

It has emerged that many people celebrating the New Year ignore municipal bylaws restricting the use of fireworks.

NSRI warns beachgoers of spring tide 2 January 2018, 10:09 AM

The National Sea Rescue Institute has urged beachgoers to be extremely cautious this week. This as the first full moon of the new year on Tuesday will result in a spring tide and stronger than normal rip currents.

City of Cape Town implements level six water restrictions 1 January 2018, 4:36 PM

Capetonians have started the new year with the implementation of level six water restrictions.

W. Cape life guards suspend rescue efforts 1 January 2018, 2:38 PM

Lifeguards have been forced to suspend the search for a 24-year-old man believed to have drowned at Monwabisi beach in the Cape Peninsula due to rough sea conditions.

Fourteen injured in Cape Town chemical spill 1 January 2018, 9:53 AM

Fourteen people were injured during a "chemical spill" at a shop off the Brighton Road in Kraaifontein in Cape Town on Sunday afternoon, says Western Cape paramedics.

Facebook, Twitter face deadline in Brexit fake news probe 1 January 2018, 8:10 AM

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter are facing a deadline in Britain to cooperate with an inquiry into so-called fake news in the Brexit referendum campaign, a parliamentary committee chairman said Friday. The companies have been given until January 18 to share information requested by British lawmakers probing suspected Russian interference around the vote, according […]

Alleged white lion poacher to appear in court 1 January 2018, 7:28 AM

A man charged with killing white lions at Alldays in the north of Limpopo, will appear in court soon in the New Year.

Watch: Social media, internet in 2017 31 December 2017, 12:41 PM

We take a look at the year and how the internet grew in 2017.

2018 promising for SKA scientists 31 December 2017, 10:52 AM

2018  is expected to be  a bright year for professional star gazers.

Kidney donor shortages won’t dash EC patient’s hope 30 December 2017, 5:13 PM

A renal patient from the Mdantsane township in the Eastern Cape is hopeful that she will get a kidney donor in 2018. Thirty-five-year-old Andiswa Busakwe was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2008. She is one of thousands of South Africans with renal chronic disease. There is also a growing concern about the increase in chronic […]

2000 initiates graduate in N West 30 December 2017, 2:27 PM

The Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs (CATA)  Department in the North West says it prides itself with having returned home all the two thousand initiates who took part in this year's summer initiation period.

Heavy rainfall warning for KZN 30 December 2017, 10:38 AM

The South African Weather Services says residents should brace themselves for heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning across KwaZulu-Natal.

Apple lawsuits bite: tech stocks hit by iphone X woes 29 December 2017, 7:26 PM

Apple Inc defrauded iPhone users by slowing devices without warning to compensate for poor battery performance, according to eight lawsuits filed in various federal courts in the week since the company opened up about the year-old software change.

The majority of bodies at the forensic facilities are victims of stabbing, shooting and car crashes..
Unidentified bodies pile up in E Cape mortuaries 29 December 2017, 7:23 PM

Eastern Cape Health Department says it's considering seeking assistance from the private sector, regarding the bodies piling up at their forensic facilities.

Apple apologizes for slowing iPhones 29 December 2017, 7:33 AM

Apple on Thursday apologized to its customers for slowing down performance of older iPhone models and said it would discount replacement batteries for some of its handsets.

Water dept warns of illegal water use 28 December 2017, 8:21 PM

The Department of Water and Sanitation has warned those engaging in illegal water use activities in the Western Cape, that they will face prosecution.

Health officials not blamed for death of toddler: Ramokgopa 28 December 2017, 2:42 PM

Gauteng Health MEC, Gwen Ramokgopa, says the mother of a toddler who died at the Incredible Happenings Church on Christmas Eve, does not blame public health officials for the death.

R10 000 reward offered for information on Tokai fires 28 December 2017, 10:16 AM

An organisation in Cape Town which provides integrated wildfire support services, is offering a reward of R10 000 for information about incidents of possible arson in the Tokai Forest.

Self-healing glass: a cracking discovery from Japan 28 December 2017, 7:05 AM

A Japanese researcher has developed, by accident, a new type of glass that can be repaired simply by pressing it back together after it cracks.

Stigma hampering efforts to fight HIV/Aids in SA 27 December 2017, 3:11 PM

Government must ensure citizens get tested for HIV and AIDS.

Millions injected to equip youth with technology skills 27 December 2017, 8:29 AM

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) and BCX have announced a strategic partnership to equip previously disadvantaged and unemployed youth with the critical technology skills.

[Watch] SABC visits Facebook Africa 26 December 2017, 4:00 PM

Online social media and networking company Facebook is well known for its culture of open mindedness and innovation. The regional head quarters for Facebook on the African  continent serves 170 million users. Morning Live producer, Kirat Lalla went to visit Facebook Africa to find out a little more about this company. [WATCH] SABC visits Facebook Africa

Over 200 Christmas babies born in SA 25 December 2017, 8:00 PM

At least 200 Christmas babies have been delivered across the country. The first Christmas baby is reported to have been delivered just after midnight at the Mankweng hospital in Polokwane in Limpopo. Close to 100 babies entered the world on Christmas Day in Gauteng and at least 70 in Kwazulu Natal. Scores of little bundles […]

Veld fire in Cape Town now under control 25 December 2017, 6:26 PM

Firefighters are still battling to contain a veld fire that has been raging in the Du Toitskloof Mountains since Sunday.

Cape Town vegetation fire contained 25 December 2017, 10:17 AM

At least 80% of a large vegetation fire that has been raging in the Du Toitskloof Mountains has been contained.

No rain for Gauteng residents on Christmas Day 24 December 2017, 11:14 AM

The South African Weather Service says no rain is expected in Gauteng on Monday, Christmas Day.

Philippines storm toll tops 200, tens of thousands displaced 24 December 2017, 11:11 AM

Some 200 people have been killed in the southern Philippines after a tropical storm battered the archipelago nation's second-largest island, triggering heavy flooding and landslides that have ravaged towns and displaced tens of thousands.

Philippines storm death toll climbs to 133 23 December 2017, 8:01 PM

The death toll from a tropical storm in the southern Philippines climbed swiftly to 133 on Saturday, as rescuers pulled dozens of bodies from a swollen river, police said.

Animal rights activist on hunger strike to raise funds 23 December 2017, 5:11 PM

A Pretoria man has embarked on a 20 day hunger strike to raise funds to feed animals during the festive season.