North West University creates app to help with screening of learners

31 May 2020, 7:17 PM
The Faculty of Engineering at the North West University in Potchefstroom has devised an app which can expeditiously help in the screening of learners.
Body of drowned KZN teen recovered from Black Rock Beach 27 December 2018, 5:45 PM

The body of a 14 year old boy who went missing last Sunday while swimming at Zinkwazi Beach in Kwazulu Natal has been found at Black Rock Beach.

Heatwave has little impact on wild animals: Pretoria Zoo 27 December 2018, 3:35 PM

The persistent heatwave that is being felt in many parts of the country has little impact on wild animals. This is according to the National Zoological Gardens in Pretoria which houses about 6 000 animals.

Man pouring water over his face during a heat wave.
Heat wave to ease by Friday 27 December 2018, 6:31 AM

The heat wave conditions in large parts of the country's interior will persist on Thursday and are only expected to ease on Friday.

Limpopo farmers lament negative impact of heatwave 26 December 2018, 5:20 PM

African Farmers Association of South Africa Chairperson in Limpopo, Tshianeo Mathidi, says the recent heatwave in the province has negatively affected their produces

Tik Tok social media site
As TikTok videos take hold with teens, parents scramble to keep up 26 December 2018, 12:30 PM

Millions of teenagers seeking their 15 seconds of fame are flocking to TikTok but many of their parents are only now learning about the express-yourself video app, often to their dismay.

Anak Krakatau volcano
Indonesia issues “extreme weather” warning for tsunami-hit coast near Krakatau 26 December 2018, 7:47 AM

Indonesian authorities warned on Wednesday of "extreme weather and high waves" around the erupting Anak Krakatau volcano, urging people to stay away from the coast.

Johannesburg residents urged to avoid direct exposure to sun 25 December 2018, 6:13 PM

Johannesburg Emergency Services has urged residents to avoid direct exposure to the sun to minimise the impact of a heat wave that is ravaging the city.

Moqhaka Municipality implements water restrictions 25 December 2018, 11:05 AM

The Moqhaka Municipality in the Free State has started to implements water restrictions in Viljoenskroon and Rammolutsi.

German astronaut Alexander Gerst
Astronaut stresses importance of international space cooperation 25 December 2018, 7:20 AM

Following his return from the International Space Station (ISS), German astronaut Alexander Gerst appealed for continued international cooperation in space.

Dwarf planet Farout
Solar system’s most distant object is “Farout” 24 December 2018, 6:42 PM

Scientists have discovered the most distant object known in our solar system, so remote and unusual they chose the nickname “Farout”.

NASA spacecraft hurtles toward historic New Year’s flyby 24 December 2018, 7:00 AM

A NASA spacecraft is hurtling toward a historic New Year's Day flyby of the most distant planetary object ever studied, a frozen relic of the early solar system called Ultima Thule.

SpaceX launches first U.S. national security space mission 24 December 2018, 6:37 AM

A SpaceX rocket carrying a U.S. military navigation satellite blasted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Sunday, marking the space transportation company’s first national security space mission for the United States. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying a roughly $500 million GPS satellite built by Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) lifted off from Cape Canaveral at 8:51 […]

A seal behind a net
Rescued seals released in Port Elizabeth 23 December 2018, 6:45 PM

Four Sub Ant artic seals and one Ant arctic seal have been released back into the ocean after been rescued by the Stranded Marine Animal Rescue Team (SMART).

Greta Thunberg
Young environmental activist makes her case at COP24 23 December 2018, 5:27 PM

A young environmental activist made waves at the recent COP24 climate change conference in Poland.

Obed Moltlhale lying down
Kimberly hospital faces complaint for negligence 23 December 2018, 3:22 PM

The family of a gravely ill man who needs treatment for Extreme Drug Resistant (XDR) TB, is accusing the Robert Sobukwe Hospital in Kimberley of negligence.

Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey leaves over 200 sick across US 23 December 2018, 10:38 AM

More than 200 people from across the United States have fallen ill, 84 of them hospitalized, from an ongoing salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products.

Residents inspect damage to their homes
‘Volcano’ tsunami kills at least 62 in Indonesia 23 December 2018, 10:08 AM

A tsunami following a volcanic eruption killed 62 people and injured hundreds more as it slammed without warning into tourist beaches around Indonesia's Sunda Strait Saturday night.

SpaceX halts launch of U.S. military satellite due to winds 23 December 2018, 8:58 AM

Elon Musk's SpaceX scrapped Saturday's launch of a long-delayed navigation satellite for the US military due to strong upper level winds.

Plans for E Cape Mzimvubu Dam project underway: Nkwinti 23 December 2018, 6:55 AM

Water and Sanitation Minister Gugile Nkwinti says plans are at an advanced stage for the Mzimvubu dam project to get underway.

Sam Mangena
From collecting recyclables to a UJ engineering graduate 22 December 2018, 6:22 PM

Among the inspiring stories aired on SABC news this year, is the trials and tribulations of a University of Johannesburg mechanical engineering student.

Solar panels being put in place
Solar cures energy ills at Zimbabwe’s power-short clinics 22 December 2018, 5:02 PM

The giant solar panels mounted on the roof of Budiriro Polyclinic, a public health centre in Harare, bring a smile to the faces of patients, including 40-year-old Alen Tafirei.

Passengers at Gatwick airport.
Two arrested for Gatwick Airport drone disruption 22 December 2018, 11:55 AM

Police have arrested a man and a woman after rogue drone operators crippled London's Gatwick Airport for three days by repeatedly flying onto the airfield, sparking a major security response.

SpaceX’s first US national security space mission expected to launch 22 December 2018, 7:50 AM

Thunderstorms forced Elon Musk's SpaceX to postpone Thursday's launch of a navigation satellite for the US military, which was poised to be the rocket company's first national security space mission for the United States and is now targetting a Saturday morning launch.

Cell-by-cell DNA science is ‘Breakthrough of 2018’ 21 December 2018, 9:23 PM

The US journal Science on Thursday coined as "Breakthrough of the Year" for 2018 new technologies that reveal how DNA cues individual cells to grow through time.

Phophi ramathuba
Jane Furse hospital flooded, patients evacuated 21 December 2018, 3:51 PM

Nine babies have been safely delivered at Jane Furse Hospital in Sekhukhune in Limpopo despite a hail storm causing flooding overnight.

As Ebola threatens mega-cities, vaccine stockpile needs grow 21 December 2018, 11:44 AM

Doubts are growing about whether the world’s emergency stockpile of 300 000 Ebola vaccine doses is enough to control future epidemics as the deadly disease moves out of rural forest areas and into urban mega-cities.

J&J loses bid to have $4.7 bln talc verdict set aside, vows to appeal 20 December 2018, 9:14 PM

Johnson & Johnson failed to persuade a Missouri trial judge to set aside a July verdict awarding a record $4.69 billion to 22 women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in the company’s Baby Powder and other talc products. The healthcare company faces thousands of lawsuits over the safety of talc in its Baby […]

Death toll in E Cape initiation rises 20 December 2018, 8:03 PM

Another initiate has died in the Eastern Cape, bringing to 20 the number of dead initiates in the province this summer circumcision season.

Astronauts return safely to Earth from Space Station 20 December 2018, 2:46 PM

Three members of the International Space Station’s crew returned safely to Earth on Thursday, landing in Kazakhstan on a Russian Soyuz craft, NASA reported.

Ebola deaths
Ravaged by Ebola and war, Congo named most neglected crisis of 2018 20 December 2018, 6:00 AM

With an Ebola epidemic raging and millions caught in a forgotten "catastrophe “of conflict and hunger, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was the most neglected crisis of 2018, according to an annual Thomson Reuters Foundation poll of aid agencies.