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WEDNESDAY, 19 DECEMBER 2018, 10:02

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Uproar over closure of public pools

Today at 09:12 AM, via The Star

The City of Ekurhulenion issued a statement informing residents of the closure of all the municipal swimming pools over the festive period.

Africa

Africa: Jean-Claude Juncker – Africa’s Future Will Shape Europe’s

Today at 09:40 AM, via allAfrica

[Deutsche Welle] Africa’s future will shape Europe’s destiny, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told a joint investment forum in Vienna. Austria’s Sebastian Kurz urged Europe to take on China’s head-start in Africa.

Business

7 things you need to know today

Today at 09:31 AM, via IOL

We take a look at the latest business news this morning and top stories from our newsrooms across SA, Africa, and the world.

Science/Tech

Saturn’s Rings Are Disappearing At a ‘Worst-Case Scenario’ Rate, NASA Says

Today at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

A new study published in the journal Icarus found that Saturn is losing its signature rings at a “worst-case scenario” rate, and the bands could disappear completely within 100 million years. USA Today reports: The rings are being pulled into the planet “by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn’s magnetic field,” NASA said. The phenomenon is called “ring rain,”...

Science/Tech

Australian drug regulator takes action over claims products can treat disease

Today at 08:17 AM, via The Guardian

Therapeutic Goods Administration takes on Peptides Clinics Australia for alleged advertising breaches

For the first time in almost a decade Australia’s drugs regulator has begun court action against a supplements seller, after the online company claimed its products could help people build muscle while also treating anxiety, depression, heart damage, joint diseases, bone diseases and other...

Health

US Commits $1.2bn to Support SA’s HIV Initiatives

Today at 09:00 AM, via eHealth News

The US, through the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), is investing $1.2 billion USD (over R16 billion) over two years to support South Africa’s efforts to reach HIV epidemic control by 2020.

The announcement was made by the US’ Global AIDS Coordinator & Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, Ambassador Deborah L. Birx MD, and the Minister of Health, Dr...

Health

Indian regulator to test samples of J&J baby powder: media

Today at 07:56 AM, via Reuters

India’s federal drug regulator will on Wednesday seize samples of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder for testing, local media said, following a Reuters report that the company knew for decades that cancer-causing asbestos lurked in the product.

Nature

Stay Safe this Summer!

Sunday at 23:19 PM, via CapeNature

The Western Cape is an amazing destination for the holidays and CapeNature reserves offer plenty of options for friends and family to appreciate nature, from a trip to the coast to a mountain walk with stunning waterfalls and natural views. But while you’re out having fun, be aware of dangers take may lurk in the […]

Nature

CapeNature and SAPS tackle crime in local townships

Friday at 09:27 AM, via CapeNature

CapeNature, in partnership with Nyanga South African Police Service (SAPS) hosted a year-long Youth Leadership programme tackling social challenges faced by young boys residing in Nyanga and Philippi. The Nyanga Youth Leadership programme recruits young boys between the ages 13 and 15-years’ who are in grades six and seven from Hlengisa Primary School, Liwa Primary […]

Nature

5 need-to-know Visitor Tips

11 December at 14:10 PM, via CapeNature

Visiting one of our reserves this Summer? Follow these simple guidelines to ensure your stay is a safe one.