Researchers are working on a potentially new method to deter rhino poachers and smugglers by using radioactive markers to make smuggled horns detectable at global ports of entry and less desirable to buyers.
Chinese social media platform, WeChat, has published a list of activities and "violations" it is banning in a bid to clean up its live streaming service.
South Africa now has almost 56 000 active COVID-19 cases after another 5 360 new infections were recorded in the last 24 hours.
Moderna Inc said on Thursday it had entered a supply agreement with the Botswana government for its COVID-19 vaccine.
Most people over the age of 60 in North West are unable to access the Electronic Vaccination Data System to register for the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Western Cape Department of Health is pleading with residents to help curb the imminent third wave of COVID-19 infections.
The White House warned corporate executives and business leaders on Thursday to step up security measures to protect against ransomware attacks after intrusions at a meatpacking company and an oil pipeline.
National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) Executive Director, Professor Adrian Puren, says they are concerned about the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in South Africa.
Amazon is testing its front-line staff in Britain for coronavirus variants and feeding the data to public health officials, including in hotspots where a strain first found in India is spreading fast.
South Africa has reported the highest number of new coronavirus infections in more than four months indicating that the country is officially entering the third wave.
Egypt aims to vaccinate 40% of its population against coronavirus by the end of 2021, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said in a televised address on Wednesday.
Elderly people who are eligible for the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination program in deep rural areas outside Paulpietersburg in northern KwaZulu-Natal are eagerly waiting for their turn to get the vaccine.
The South African Weather Service has forecasted heavy rainfall over the southern part of KwaZulu-Natal.
Israel’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday it had found the small number of heart inflammation cases observed mainly in young men who received Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine in Israel were likely linked to their vaccination.
Britain is in talks with Oxford and AstraZeneca for additional doses of their COVID-19 vaccine that has been modified to better target the "beta"coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa, and it will fund trials of the shots.
South Africa has administered more than a million COVID-19 vaccines according to the Health Department's latest data.
Coronavirus variants with clunky, alphanumeric names have now been assigned the letters of the Greek Alphabet in a bid to simplify discussion and pronunciation while avoiding stigma.
An espionage trial involving a former Polish secret services agent and an ex-employee of Huawei begins in a Warsaw court on Tuesday as some European states consider whether to exclude the Chinese group's equipment from their 5G telecom networks.
South Africa has recorded 2 792 new coronavirus infections in the last 24-hour cycle, taking the total number to 1 665 617.
The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) called on Monday for launching negotiations this year on an international treaty to boost pandemic preparedness, as part of sweeping reforms envisioned by member states.
Professor Koleka Mlisana co-chair of the COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee says the possible countrywide threat of a third wave of the coronavirus can be avoided if people adhere to the regulations.
The North West Health Department says it has embarked on an outreach programme to register as many elderly people as possible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
India will have nearly 120 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines available for domestic use in June, the government said on Sunday.
The move follows an increase of 31% positive cases on the previous week and 66% increase on the week before that.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is addressing the nation on government's latest response to the rising numbers of new COVID-19 infections in the country.
Northern Cape schools have recorded 264 positive COVID-19 cases in the past week. Departmental spokesperson, Geoffrey van der Merwe, says the infections have had a severe impact on teaching and learning in all districts of the province.
A Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak has been detected in cattle in Mtubatuba in southern KwaZulu-Natal (KZN).
The South African Health Department says as of Saturday, the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa at 1 659 070, with 4 515 new cases reported over the past 24 hours.
The Limpopo Health Department plans to administer COVID-19 vaccines at community halls, churches, schools, and other easy-to-access public venues in and around villages across the province.
British finance minister Rishi Sunak called for more progress on ensuring financial markets support lower greenhouse gas emissions, after speaking with other finance ministers and central bankers from the G7 group of rich nations on Friday.