Trump executive order takes aim at social media firms

28 May 2020, 6:15 PM
US President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected internet companies, including Twitter and Facebook, an extraordinary attempt to intervene in the media that experts said was unlikely to survive legal scrutiny.
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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.

Poached rhino lying down
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.

A man walking on dry land
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.

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.