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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HIV/Aids red ribbon.
DIY tests for HIV beat stigma in Zimbabwe’s fight against Aids 6 August 2018, 12:07 PM

When she discovered she was HIV-positive early this year, sex worker Evelyn Msipa, 32, was alone in her rented apartment in Zimbabwe's capital Harare.

Leboneng Mathebula on Morning Live
Mathebula highlights difficulties in male-dominated professions 6 August 2018, 11:31 AM

The field of engineering is still fairly male-dominated but many women have seemingly fought to get their voices heard.

Healthworker gets vaccinated.
Ebola vaccinations in eastern Congo due to begin on Wednesday 6 August 2018, 9:27 AM

Vaccinations against a new outbreak of Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are due to begin on Wednesday, a senior official at the health ministry said on Sunday.

Aftermath of the earthquake (House shattered)
Powerful quake kills 82 on Indonesia’s Lombok, tourists flee 6 August 2018, 5:44 AM

Daybreak revealed chaos and destruction across the Indonesian resort island of Lombok on Monday after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake killed at least 82 people and prompted an exodus of tourists rattled by the second powerful quake in a week.

Murendeni Mafumo speaking to SABC News
Scientist discovers improved method to purify water 5 August 2018, 6:19 PM

A South African scientist has patented an improved method to purify water for drinking purposes.

Addo Elephant National Park relocates 27 Elephants 5 August 2018, 3:26 PM

History is being made in the Eastern Cape. Elephants have been relocated to an area of the Addo Elephant National Park where they last roamed 150 years ago.

Hurricane gathers force as it heads toward Hawaii and volcano 5 August 2018, 10:43 AM

Hurricane Hector gained strength as it headed across the Pacific, threatening to hit Hawaii's Big Island and possibly its active volcano, officials said early Sunday.

Eastern DRC Ebola outbreak believed to have killed 33 5 August 2018, 7:08 AM

An outbreak of the Ebola virus declared this week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have killed 33 people, the health ministry said on Saturday.

N West Groot Marico declared biosphere reserve 4 August 2018, 8:13 PM

A biosphere is a protected area. It hosts all forms of life and ecosystems.

Khayelitsha Hospital gets upgrades 4 August 2018, 3:38 PM

Western Cape Minister of Health Dr Nomafrench Mbombo has opened a new surgical ward and a CT scan suite at the Khayelitsha District Hospital on the Cape Flats.

Mayosi to be laid to rest on Saturday 4 August 2018, 8:20 AM

The funeral of the late world renowned cardiologist, Professor Bongani Mayosi will be held in Cape Town on Saturday.

Algortihs can play a significant role in how some decisions for us are made
Algorithms: watching your every move 3 August 2018, 6:48 PM

If you use a device to connect to the digital world, algorithms affect you. Algorithms can have an impact on your credit rating or even medical diagnosis. Experts warns that companies in control of these systems need to be transparent and accountable.

Bedaquiline expansion TB treatment is an injection-free method.
New method of treating XDR TB 3 August 2018, 3:11 PM

A new method of treating XDR TB patients was launched at Campbell in the Northern Cape

Ebola is spread via bodily fluids
WHO says woman’s Ebola death in hospital was ‘trigger event’ 3 August 2018, 2:36 PM

The death and unsafe burial of a 65-year-old woman in Mangina in Democratic Republic of Congo was the critical event that set alarm bells ringing in the latest Ebola outbreak in late July, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

SA Film Wins Award Ahead of World Premiere at US Festival 3 August 2018, 12:28 PM

STROOP - Journey into the Rhino Horn War, the locally made documentary film, has been awarded the 2018 Green Tenacity Award by the judges of the Eighth Annual San Francisco Green Film Festival.

Professor Mayosi had suffered from depression for 2 years
‘Professor Mayosi left a huge void in medical fraternity’ 2 August 2018, 5:33 PM

The death of Professor Bongani Mayosi has left a huge void in the medical fraternity and health sector.

The latest Ebola outbreak is the 10th in the DRC since 1976
DR Congo rushes team to Ebola zone 2 August 2018, 2:50 PM

Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday flew a team led by Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga to an eastern region hit by Ebola, the country's second outbreak in less than three months, a local official said.

The global health community is marking World Breastfeeding Week
Lack of breastfeeding puts babies at higher risk of death 2 August 2018, 2:44 PM

An estimated 78 million babies are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at higher risk of death.

Hert Hedding flies the Phantom 4 drone.
Pupils get exposed to drones 2 August 2018, 1:08 PM

Pupils learned about drones during a National Science Week event hosted by the University of South Africa’s Florida Campus in the West Rand.

Some hospital bacteria growing ‘tolerant’ to sanitizers: Study 2 August 2018, 11:58 AM

Some hospital superbugs are growing increasingly tolerant to alcohol-based disinfectants found in hand washes and sanitizers, allowing increasing infections to take hold, an Australian study warned Wednesday.

Congo declares new Ebola outbreak in eastern province 2 August 2018, 6:15 AM

Twenty people have already died from hemorrhagic fevers in and around Mangina, a densely populated town.

The social networking apps are giving users time limit reminders
Facebook, Instagram to introduce time-management tools 1 August 2018, 4:15 PM

Do you worry that you, or your children, spend too much time on social media? Facebook and Instagram on Wednesday said they want to help you take control.

US judge halts 3D printed gun blueprints release 1 August 2018, 6:56 AM

Gun control proponents are concerned the weapons made from 3-D printers are untraceable, undetectable “ghost” firearms that pose a threat to global security.

Aviation school launched in Kempton Park 31 July 2018, 6:33 PM

Another specialised aviation school has opened its doors in Kempton Park.

[Watch] Elephant family moved back to Darlington after 150 years 31 July 2018, 6:04 PM

A family of 27 elephants was on Monday moved from Addo Elephant National Park to Darlington in the Eastern Cape. 

Pupils learn about insects.
Pupils learn about biodiversity 31 July 2018, 4:24 PM

As part of National Science Week, Delta Environmental Centre in Victory Park, Johannesburg, is holding biodiversity exhibitions and activities for learners and the general public.

Cape Town sees reduction in water usage 31 July 2018, 9:49 AM

The City of Cape Town says average water usage in the city has dropped to below 500 million litres per day.

Uber to stop developing self-driving trucks 31 July 2018, 8:00 AM

Uber said it will move employees working on self-driving trucks to other internal roles within autonomous vehicle development.

Gautrains parked.
Gautrain to offer limited services amid wage strike 31 July 2018, 5:53 AM

Gautrain is expected to continue with limited services on Tuesday as workers affiliated to the UNTU continue their strike.

More than 500 hikers evacuated from Indonesian volcano 31 July 2018, 5:45 AM

More than 500 hikers and their guides have been successfully evacuated from an Indonesian volcano after a deadly earthquake triggered landslides that trapped them on the mountain, officials said Tuesday.