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Aerospace and Defence exhibition thrills youngsters 21 September 2018, 7:28 AM

Africa’s premier defence exhibition Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) has provided an ideal setting for aspiring young engineers to experience the fascination of robotics and space technology first hand.

Military aircraft
Aerospace program prepares youth for fourth industrial revolution 20 September 2018, 9:10 PM

African Aerospace & Defence Youth Development program chairperson, Kholisile Khumalo, talks on their efforts to get young people into the Defence and Aerospace sector

Scientist in a lab.
Limpopo aspiring scientists to participate in US science program 20 September 2018, 6:10 PM

A group of five aspiring scientists from SJ van der Merwe High School at Lebowakgomo in Limpopo have been selected to participate in a school science program at the United States of America.

Winds reached over 140 kilometres per hour
Two killed as storm Ali hits Britain and Ireland 20 September 2018, 11:02 AM

A Swiss woman died after being blown off a cliff and a man was killed by a falling tree Wednesday as record winds lashed Britain and Ireland.

Toll from cholera outbreak in Lake Chad region now more than 500 20 September 2018, 9:30 AM

More than 500 people have died from cholera in the Lake Chad region since the start of the year, representing the worst outbreak to hit the area in four years, the UN said on Wednesday.

UK commits to strengthening defence partnerships with SA and Africa 20 September 2018, 7:47 AM

The United Kingdom has underlined its commitment to innovative partnerships and technology transfer with South Africa as well as the rest of Africa in the defence sector.

A dinosaur fossil in a museum
Massive dinosaur ‘bone bed’ found in E Cape 19 September 2018, 4:20 PM

Geologists and Palaeontologists from Witwatersrand, Birmingham and Oxford universities have confirmed a massive discovery of different species of dinosaur fossils in the Eastern Cape.

President Cyril Ramaphosa talking
‘The African Aerospace and Defence exhibition offers a massive opportunity’ 19 September 2018, 12:50 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed hope of good returns on investments stemming from the Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition.

Ramaphosa opens Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition 19 September 2018, 10:02 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has opened the Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition at the Waterkloof Air Force base in Pretoria.

Medical profession hopes for responsible use of cannabis 19 September 2018, 8:37 AM

Former president of the Pharmaceutical Society of South Africa, Johan Kruger has weighed in on Tuesday's judgment on the usage of dagga or cannabis.

Watch-like device helps alert hearing impaired 18 September 2018, 6:45 PM

A social entrepreneur, Zuko Mandlakazi has created a wrist armband that can be useful in life-threatening situation for people with a hearing impediment.

Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga brace for heatwave 18 September 2018, 9:03 AM

The South African Weather Services has forecast a heat wave in Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.

S Africa on standby for possible cholera outbreak 17 September 2018, 8:27 PM

South Africa says it's on standby should the cholera outbreak reach the country.

Volkswagen group plans to build 10 million e-cars in first wave 17 September 2018, 4:55 PM

Volkswagen plans to build 10 million electric cars based on its new modular MEB platform, the German car maker said on Monday, as it targets the launch of worldwide mass production towards the end of 2022.

Floodwaters rise as killer storm stalks southeastern US 17 September 2018, 8:22 AM

Catastrophic floods raised the threat of dam breaks and landslides across the southeastern United States on Monday.

North West Health MEC, Dr Magome Masike promised to heed calls to absorb more nursing graduates.
Nursing graduates should be absorbed to counter staff shortages 16 September 2018, 8:51 PM

North West Health should absorb 300 nursing graduates to stem staff shortages. That's according the provincial health workers' union, Health & Other Services Personnel Trade Union of South Africa or Hospersa.

A woman and her baby were among the storm's first casualties when a tree fell on their house.
Killer storm Florence turning into ‘flood event’ 16 September 2018, 8:30 PM

Catastrophic floods raised the threat of dam breaks and landslides across the Carolinas Sunday, prolonging the agony caused by a killer hurricane that has left more than a dozen dead and billions of dollars in damage in the south-eastern United States.

The fruit fly feasts on citrus and grapes, which the department maintains, are the main source of export in the province.
Oriental fruit fly detected in farms around Upington 16 September 2018, 4:34 PM

The detection of the oriental fruit fly in farms around the Orange River in Northern Cape has caused a scare to the provincial agriculture department.

Water levels surged 3.5 m in some places, wave’s swamped roads and washed up live fish, washing into some residential blocks and a mall in an eastern district.
Super typhoon slams into China after pummelling Philippines 16 September 2018, 3:17 PM

A super typhoon made landfall in China's Guangdong on Sunday, the country's most populous province, after wreaking havoc in Hong Kong and Macau and killing potentially more than 50 people in the Philippines.

The study assessed climatic, weather and fuel factors that contributed to the fires in early June 2017.
Alien invasive trees fuelled Knysna’s fire: study 16 September 2018, 2:56 PM

A university study has found that alien invasive trees fuelled last year's devastating fires in Knysna in the Southern Cape. The drought also played a part in the severity of the inferno.

Indonesia’s quake-hit Lombok battles with malaria, 137 infected 16 September 2018, 10:35 AM

A malaria outbreak has infected at least 137 people in Indonesia's West Lombok after the island was rocked by a series of earthquakes in recent months, an official said Sunday.

Killer storm far from over, US officials warn as ‘epic’ rain falls 16 September 2018, 7:30 AM

Authorities on Saturday warned residents displaced by a killer hurricane that its devastation was far from over, as Florence dumped "epic amounts of rainfall" across the south eastern United States, bringing catastrophic flooding and up to 13 deaths.

Florence turns deadly, unleashing ‘catastrophic’ floods on Carolinas 15 September 2018, 5:28 PM

Tropical storm Florence caused "catastrophic" flooding in the Carolinas Saturday even as it began to weaken, leaving multiple deaths, including a woman and her baby killed when a tree fell on their house.

Limpopo ready to deal with possible cholera outbreak 15 September 2018, 1:18 PM

Limpopo's Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba says they are ready to deal with a possible outbreak of cholera and typhoid in the north of the country.

NASA counts down to launch of laser study of ice sheets 15 September 2018, 11:07 AM

NASA counted down Saturday to the launch of its $1 billion ICESat-2 mission, using advanced lasers to uncover the true depth of the melting of Earth's ice sheets.

Florence turns deadly, unleashing torrential floods on Carolinas 15 September 2018, 9:35 AM

A woman and her baby were killed when a tree fell on their house and several more storm-related deaths were reported Friday as Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas, dousing the eastern United States with torrential rain. Four deaths were confirmed by officials as US media reported another. Hundreds of people needed to be rescued […]

Super Typhoon Mangkhut smashes into Philippines 15 September 2018, 7:15 AM

Super Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the northern Philippines on Saturday with violent winds and torrential rains, as authorities warned millions in its path of potentially heavy destruction.

SA participates in International Coastal Cleanup day 15 September 2018, 7:10 AM

Various organisations and companies will embark on beach clean-up projects along South Africa's coast on Saturday as part of International Coastal Cleanup day.

VW in talks on self-driving car standards :report 14 September 2018, 3:19 PM

Germany's Volkswagen is in talks with other carmakers to set common standards for self-driving vehicle technology, Automotive News reported on Friday.

US coast battered by wind, rain as Hurricane Florence closes in 14 September 2018, 12:46 PM

Hurricane Florence battered the Carolinas early Friday with howling winds, life-threatening storm surges and torrential rains as it edged closer to the coast...