Gauteng COVID-19 cases near 100 000 mark

12 July 2020, 10:53 PM
Gauteng has recorded more than 5 000 new cases in the past 24 hours, to 98 400 confirmed cases on Sunday, followed by the Western Cape at 78 399.
Heavy rains expected in KZN 6 November 2018, 11:59 AM

The South African Weather Service has issued a warning of thunderstorm and heavy rains in parts of KwaZulu-Natal. 

Paediatric nurses urged to be careful over incidents of diarrhoea 6 November 2018, 8:53 AM

Western Cape Health MEC, Nomafrench Mbombo, has called on child carers and paediatric nurses to be vigilant for incidents of diarrhoea.

Mining bitcoin uses more energy than Denmark: Study 6 November 2018, 6:50 AM

Extracting a dollar's worth of cryptocurrency such as bitcoin from the deep Web consumes three times more energy than digging up a dollar's worth of gold, researchers said Monday.

Veld fire
Firefighting efforts continue in Tsitsikamma 5 November 2018, 9:28 PM

Fire fighting efforts in the Tsitsikamma area of the Eastern Cape is being assisted by a light drizzle.

Apple cancels production boost for iPhone XR- Nikkei 5 November 2018, 8:54 PM

Apple Inc has told its smartphone assemblers Foxconn and Pegatron to halt plans for additional production lines dedicated to its new iPhone XR, the Nikkei financial daily reported on Monday.

Namibia’s first lady wins award for her fight against Aids 5 November 2018, 3:25 PM

Namibia is on track to reach United Nations Aids (UNAids) targets by 2020, says First Lady Monica Geingos who has received an international award for her fight against Aids in Namibia.

S Africans 3rd most likely to fall for online scams 5 November 2018, 11:49 AM

South Africans are ranked third most likely to fall for online scams.

US securities regulator subpoenas Tesla on Model 3 production estimates 4 November 2018, 8:41 AM

Tesla Inc said on Friday it had received a subpoena from the US Securities and Exchange Commission over forecasts it made about Model 3 production in 2017.

Uganda begins Ebola vaccinations amid Congo transmission fears 4 November 2018, 7:07 AM

Uganda says it will start to vaccinate some of its health workers against Ebola on Monday, amid fears that the viral haemorrhagic fever could spread from Democratic Republic of Congo which is battling an outbreak.

Bongi Ngema-Zuma Foundation commemorates diabetes month 3 November 2018, 3:38 PM

The Bongi Ngema-Zuma Foundation in partnership with the health department, commemorated the diabetes month by conducting public testing and creating awareness of the silent killer disease.

To the Moon and beyond: Airbus delivers powerhouse for NASA’s Orion spacecraft 3 November 2018, 7:10 AM

Europe’s Airbus on Friday delivered the “powerhouse” for NASA’s new Orion Spaceship that will take astronauts to the Moon and beyond in coming years,hitting a key milestone that should lead to hundreds of millions of euros in future orders. Engineers at the Airbus plant in Bremen, Germany on Thursday carefully packed the spacecraft into a […]

Most compact cars in SA fail Global NCAP crash test 2 November 2018, 8:12 PM

Crash test results on some small and compact popular vehicles sold to South Africa were disappointing.

Uganda to vaccinate health workers against Ebola 2 November 2018, 5:45 PM

Uganda will begin vaccinating frontline health workers against Ebola next week as the threat increases of the deadly virus spreading from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, the health minister said Friday.

Ebola death toll in DRC rises to 180 2 November 2018, 1:55 PM

The Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has claimed 180 lives, according to the health ministry, with ten more reported deaths in recent days.

Oleg Skorobogatov, head of the investigating commission, speaks at a news conference on the results of the investigation on the failed Soyuz rocket launch.
Russian Soyuz rocket failure caused by damaged sensor: Investigation 2 November 2018, 8:20 AM

The abortive launch last month of a manned Soyuz mission to space was caused by a sensor damaged during the rocket’s assembly at the cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Russian investigators said.

NHI Bill
NHI Bill still on track: Motsoaledi 1 November 2018, 9:50 PM

Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi says the National Health Insurance Bill (NHI) is still on track, but implementation could take several years.

Scientists launch plan to map genes of all complex life on earth 1 November 2018, 5:29 PM

Scientists launched a vast projection Thursday to map the genetic code of all 1.5 million known species of complex life on earth, aiming to complete the work within a decade.

Four years in the making, this labour of love saw de Bod and director Susan Scott sell their houses, leave their jobs and move in with their mothers in order to document what is happening in the fight to save the rhino from extinction.
SA Film Wins in Europe to Close Out Festival Run with Clean Sweep 1 November 2018, 11:48 AM

The award-winning South African documentary film STROOP - journey into the rhino horn war finished its international premiere run this past weekend with impressive wins in Europe.

Father of Web says tech giants may have to be split up 1 November 2018, 10:22 AM

 Silicon Valley technology giants such as Facebook and Google have grown so dominant they may need to be broken up, unless challengers or changes in taste reduce their clout, the inventor of the World Wide Web told Reuters.

Parkinson’s disease may start in appendix, study finds 31 October 2018, 9:10 PM

Parkinson's disease has long been considered a disease of the brain, but research out Wednesday found it may start in the gut, specifically in the appendix, a tiny organ near the large intestine.

Rights group to open case of negligence against Durban boy’s parents 31 October 2018, 8:49 PM

A children's rights group plans to open a case of negligence against parents of a 5-year-old Durban boy after they refused to allow him to receive blood transfusions based on their religious beliefs.

Steve Biko hospital unveils state of the art cancer facility 31 October 2018, 5:16 PM

Health officials are hoping a new state of the art cancer treatment facility at the Steve Biko Academic hospital in Pretoria will help address the huge backlog of patients awaiting therapy.

Apple unveils new Macs, iPad Pro 31 October 2018, 4:44 PM

Apple has unveiled a new version of its MacBook Air laptop, this time made of recycled aluminum, as well as a new Mac Mini and an iPad Pro, all pricier than their predecessors.

Facebook shares roller coaster as it rides change 31 October 2018, 6:29 AM

Facebook announced plans Tuesday to adapt to users sharing more privately as the leading social network pours money into an ongoing battle with “bad actors” out to misuse its service. Silicon Valley-based Facebook reported that its quarterly profit climbed in the recently ended quarter, but the social network — mired in a spate of controversies […]

Long-lasting HIV injection is a step closer after second GSK study 30 October 2018, 8:39 PM

A once-monthly injection to control HIV proved as effective as daily pills in a second study by GlaxoSmithKline, paving the way for a new regimen that could be simpler for some patients to be filed with regulators.

10 dead in Italy storms as wild weather sweeps Europe 30 October 2018, 3:48 PM

The death toll from fierce storms battering Italy has risen to 10, civil protection authorities said Tuesday, as wild weather swept parts of Europe, leaving motorists and tourists stranded.

A giant harbour crane has been blown over in the Port Elizabeth harbour
Gale force winds wreak havoc along Eastern Cape coast 30 October 2018, 9:09 AM

Gale force winds are causing chaos along the Eastern Cape coastal route.

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk
Elon Musk says deleted his Tesla titles 30 October 2018, 8:25 AM

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk took to Twitter on Monday, saying he deleted his Tesla titles last week to see what would happen, without giving further details.

Someone pouring water into a glass
Heat wave drops Cape Town dam levels 29 October 2018, 6:40 PM

Dam levels in Cape Town have dropped by about 1% in the last week due to a heat wave, and are currently at just under 75% of storage capacity.

A fire-fighter extinguishing a fire
Mpumalanga teenagers design fire rescue robot 29 October 2018, 4:08 PM

Two pupils from a rural school in Mpumalanga have designed a fire rescue robot to help extinguish fires; they created the prototype robot using recycled material.