66 people test positive for COVID-19 at St Augustine Hospital

7 April 2020, 9:01 PM
66 people have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) at St Augustine Hospital in Durban. According to a twitter post by Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize, 48 of them are staff.
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NASA blasts off historic probe to ‘touch Sun’ 12 August 2018, 11:10 AM

NASA on Sunday blasted off a $1.5 billion spacecraft toward the Sun on a historic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms.

Western Cape residents to meet over ‘water restrictions’ 12 August 2018, 9:47 AM

The Department of Water and Sanitation will meet with various water users of the Western Cape water supply system again this month to discuss the relaxation of water restrictions.

NASA will again attempt to launch its spaceship 12 August 2018, 7:20 AM

NASA will again attempt to launch a mission to explore the Sun 24-hours after the previous launch was delayed due to a last-minute technical problem.

Parker Solar Probe
NASA postpones for 24 hours launch of historic spaceship to Sun 11 August 2018, 2:18 PM

NASA postponed until Sunday the launch of the first ever spacecraft to fly directly toward the Sun on a mission to plunge into our star's sizzling atmosphere and unlock its mysteries.

Freezing temperatures hit parts of SA 11 August 2018, 10:36 AM

The South African Weather Service says the extremely cold temperatures that many parts of the country are currently experiencing will pick up significantly in the next few days, especially in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Gauteng.

Severe storm alert for Buffalo City 11 August 2018, 9:23 AM

A severe storm warning has been issued for Buffalo City around East London and surrounding towns by the weather office. 

A foreign tourists stands near damaged buildings.
Death toll from Indonesia quake climbs over 320 11 August 2018, 7:01 AM

The death toll from a huge 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia's Lombok island has climbed to more than 320, officials said on Friday, even as relief efforts picked up pace.

Scientists argue human activity threatens vital ecosystems 10 August 2018, 9:17 PM

Scientists have warned that human activity is increasingly threatening sensitive and vital ecosystems.

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More rain expected for Eastern Cape 10 August 2018, 7:52 PM

The rain has been falling over a large part of the drought-stricken Eastern Cape since the early hours of Friday morning.

Edna Molewa speaking
Limpopo gets asbestos-free block of classrooms 10 August 2018, 6:22 PM

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has handed over a R44 million asbestos-free block of classrooms and an eight kilometre tarred road to the Mafefe community in Limpopo.

Health official workers
10 dead in Ebola flareup in eastern DR Congo 10 August 2018, 2:28 PM

Ten people have died in an outbreak of Ebola in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a toll issued Friday that said 27 other deaths were suspected to be Ebola-related.

US president Donald Trump
Going where no president has gone before, Trump wants Space Force by 2020 10 August 2018, 7:01 AM

President Donald Trump's administration on Thursday announced an ambitious plan to usher in a new "Space Force" as the sixth branch of the military by 2020.

Call for women to undergo regular breast cancer tests 9 August 2018, 3:35 PM

KwaZulu-Natal Pink Drive Administrator ,Janice Benecke, has called on women to undergo regular tests for breast cancer in the fight against the dreaded disease.

Khensani Maseko
No sufficient support for students suffering from depression: EFF 9 August 2018, 1:12 PM

EFF Student Command Peter Keetse says there's no sufficient support for students who suffer from depression at South Africa's institutions of higher learning.

Rainy conditions. Motorists urged to be cautious.
Warning of heavy rains issued for KZN 9 August 2018, 1:10 PM

The South African Weather Service has issued an alert that there may be heavy rains over the southern part of KwaZulu-Natal that may lead to localised flooding between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.

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Global Aviation Gender Summit continues 9 August 2018, 9:20 AM

The Global Aviation Gender Summit continues in Cape Town on Women's Day on Thursday.

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Rhino breeders call for tougher sentences for poachers 9 August 2018, 8:55 AM

Private rhino breeders in North West are calling for tougher policing and prosecution to counter the growing number of rhino poached in the province.

Three Japan automakers admit false emissions data 9 August 2018, 7:12 AM

Japan's Suzuki Motor, Mazda and Yamaha have admitted using false emissions data for some vehicles, the transport ministry said Thursday, in the latest product quality scandal to hit the country's auto sector.

Women pilots
SA aviation industry dominated by men 8 August 2018, 8:43 PM

Government says it's unacceptable that less than ten percent of pilot licence holders in the country are women.

Poached rhino lying down
Rhino poaching still main concern in North West 8 August 2018, 7:44 PM

Private rhino breeders in North West are calling for tougher policing and prosecution to counter the growing number of rhino poached in the province.

Nine confirmed dead in DR Congo’s Ebola outbreak 8 August 2018, 9:49 AM

Nine confirmed Ebola victims have died since the virus resurfaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo this month, the country's health ministry said Tuesday.

Cold, wet weather expected in most parts of SA 8 August 2018, 9:10 AM

Inland provinces can expect icy winds and isolated rain, with temperatures in the Mpumalanga Lowveld have plummeted from a summer-like 30 degrees to 19 degrees.

Elon Musk’s Tesla buyout would reengineer take-private deals 8 August 2018, 8:07 AM

Tesla shares ended up 11 percent at $379.57, indicating investors gave some credence to the plan.

A man holds an Apple iPhone as he walks on a street in New York.
Apple tells lawmakers iPhones are not listening in on consumers 8 August 2018, 6:04 AM

Apple Inc told US lawmakers on Tuesday that its iPhones do not listen to users without theirconsent and do not allow third-party apps to do so either, after lawmakers asked the company if its devices were invading users'privacy.

Digital media specialist Dr Wasim Ahmed
Newsrooms have to keep-in-step with the technological mediascape 7 August 2018, 7:57 PM

Social media and the ability of South African newsrooms to be ‘plugged in’ will determine whether they are left behind or ahead of the media pack.

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Wednesday the last day for public submissions on Climate Bill 7 August 2018, 4:19 PM

South Africans have until Wednesday to make submissions on the Climate Bill, which is aimed at helping South Africa budget better to mitigate the effect of climate change.

Westen Cape dam levels improving 7 August 2018, 9:48 AM

The average dam levels in the Western Cape have remained constant over the past two weeks at 51 percent.

Kouga Municipality water crisis worsens 7 August 2018, 9:35 AM

The Kouga Municipality in the Eastern Cape says the water crisis is continuing to worsen as the municipality has only ten weeks of water left.

Kids cooling down from heat.
World at risk of heading towards irreversible ‘hothouse’ state 7 August 2018, 8:07 AM

The world is at risk of entering "hothouse" conditions where global average temperatures will be4-5 degrees Celsius higher even if emissions reduction targets under a global climate deal are met.

No end in sight for drought in SA 6 August 2018, 5:42 PM

Climatologists say the rainfall levels over the next three months are expected to be below average.