Google to block election ads after November 3rd US poll

25 September 2020, 8:57 PM
Google will block election ads on its platform after the US election on November 3, a company spokeswoman said on Friday.
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Climate crisis has not stopped amid COVID-19: UN 13 September 2020, 12:27 PM

Concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere hit a record high this year. This is according to a United Nations report released this week.

CapeNature encourages public to experience its reserves 12 September 2020, 5:43 PM

CapeNature, the Western Cape biodiversity conservation, wilderness and public nature reserve body, has invited the public to spend time in the great outdoors.

Limpopo cancer survivor spreads awareness about the disease 12 September 2020, 4:14 PM

A Limpopo cancer survivor has taken it upon herself to educate others about the disease.

Brazil coronavirus deaths rise above 130 000 12 September 2020, 6:00 AM

Brazil registered 874 novel coronavirus deaths over the last 24 hours and 43 718 additional cases, the nation’s health ministry said on Friday.

South Africa reports 1 960 new cases, 113 more coronavirus related deaths 11 September 2020, 10:06 PM

South Africa has recorded 1 960 new coronavirus cases.

VIDEO: Weekly Global COVID-19 Wrap, 11 September 11 September 2020, 5:00 PM

In this week's Global COVID-19 Wrap, SABC News captures highlights from the African continent, Europe, Asia, and the Americas as the number of confirmed infections worldwide rises.

Gauteng records highest number of COVID-19 recoveries 11 September 2020, 4:11 PM

Gauteng has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 recoveries, accounting for 33% of all recoveries in the country, the Provincial Command Council says on Friday.

Microsoft believes Russians that hacked Clinton targeted Biden campaign firm: sources 11 September 2020, 11:48 AM

Microsoft Corp MSFT.O recently alerted one of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's main election campaign advisory firms that it had been targeted by suspected Russian state-backed hackers, according to four people briefed on the matter.

SA records 2007 new cases, 97 COVID-19 related deaths on Thursday 10 September 2020, 11:08 PM

South Africa has recorded 2007 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 644 438 on Thursday.

Ramaphosa announced as co-chair of COVID-19 Tools Accelerator 10 September 2020, 6:54 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has been announced as the co-chair of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator Facilitation Council with Norway's Prime Minister, Erna Solberg.

COVID-19 Tools Accelerator the global solution we are looking for: Guterres 10 September 2020, 6:24 PM

United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres says the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator is the global solution we are looking for.

SABC News reaches 1M YouTube subscriber milestone 10 September 2020, 3:57 AM

The SABC's news division has reached a million subscribers on its YouTube channel.

AstraZeneca pauses coronavirus vaccine trial as participant illness investigated 10 September 2020, 12:14 AM

AstraZeneca's suspension of global trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine after an illness in a study subject in Britain has cast doubt on prospects for an early rollout of one of the most advanced COVID-19 vaccines in development.

Walmart to test drone delivery of grocery, household items 9 September 2020, 4:30 PM

Walmart Inc said on Wednesday it would run a pilot project for delivery of grocery and household products through automated drones, along with end-to-end delivery firm Flytrex, as the U.S. retailer looks to beef up its delivery business.

Mbombo cautions against drinking while pregnant 9 September 2020, 11:40 AM

Western Cape Health Minister Nomafrench Mbombo has called on pregnant women to stop drinking while pregnant.

AstraZeneca puts leading COVID-19 vaccine trial on hold over safety concern 9 September 2020, 7:51 AM

AstraZeneca Plc on Tuesday said it has paused a late-stage trial of one of the leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates after an unexplained illness in a study participant.

Brazil eyes coronavirus vaccine rollout in January – Minister 9 September 2020, 2:10 AM

Brazil's acting Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello said on Tuesday that a COVID-19 vaccine would be rolled out for all Brazilians in January 2021.

Unique anatomy helps the African wild dog sustain its life on the run 8 September 2020, 11:26 PM

The African wild dog distinguishes itself from rival predators like lions and hyenas by using the unique hunting style of chasing prey over long distances until the target collapses from exhaustion, instead of relying upon speed, strength or stealth.

82 more COVID-19 related deaths recorded in SA, 1 079 new cases 8 September 2020, 9:37 PM

South Africa has recorded 1 079 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, carrying the total number of cases to 640 441.

Move aside robots, Tesla bets on aluminium casting 8 September 2020, 2:42 PM

Robots are not efficient enough for Tesla’s new car factory in Germany, which plans to replace hundreds of them with giant aluminium casting machines to build simpler chassis parts, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Nelson Mandela Bay water crisis deteriorating 8 September 2020, 1:05 PM

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says water levels at dams that supply the Metro have reached critical proportions.

Exposure to more serious diseases possibly created COVID-19 immunity: Professor 7 September 2020, 8:25 PM

Exposure to other serious diseases in the past may have created an immunity to COVID-19 for many South Africans.

Health Department and SAHPR work together to ensure there are good quality PPEs 7 September 2020, 11:14 AM

The Health Department is working with the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) and other investigative bodies, to ensure that personal protective equipment provided to healthcare institutions are of good quality, says Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. 

SA is in an encouraging situation when it comes active COVID-19 cases: Mkhize 7 September 2020, 9:36 AM

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, Mkhize says the current trend of the country recording less active cases of COVID-19 shows South Africa is in an encouraging situation.

Australia expects to receive AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine within months 7 September 2020, 9:28 AM

Australia expects to receive its first batches of a potential COVID-19 vaccine in January, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, as the number of new daily infections in the country's virus hotspot fell to a 10-week low.

Earthquake of magnitude 5.7 strikes Vanuatu: EMSC 7 September 2020, 9:07 AM

An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Monday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

SA records 1 633 new cases, 110 COVID-19 related deaths on Sunday 6 September 2020, 9:36 PM

South Africa has recorded 1 633 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 638 517 on Sunday.

COVID-19 often goes undiagnosed in hospital workers; virus may impair heart functions 6 September 2020, 6:47 PM

A high proportion of COVID-19 infections among United States healthcare personnel appear to go undetected, according to a report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.

Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 strikes near Mindanao, Philippines: USGS 6 September 2020, 5:57 PM

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck 82 km (50 miles) east-northeast of General Santos in Mindanao, the Philippines, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said on Sunday.

Costa Rica researchers to trial coronavirus treatment from horse antibodies 6 September 2020, 2:30 PM

Researchers in Costa Rica are due to begin trials of an inexpensive coronavirus treatment based on antibodies taken from horses injected with the SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to scientists.