[cape_town] - Businesses targeted in Blackheath protest

Businesses in the Blackheath Industrial Area near Happy Valley, Blue Downs, had to sharpen security at their premises after protesters targeted premises in a protest flare up yesterday morning.

The protest action came just two days after the same area came to a standstill on Monday morning when hundreds of …

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[cape_town] - SA delegation is on a mission to get more HIV funds

This comes after an announcement from Washington that funding for HIV-Aids treatment in South Africa will be cut from $600million (R8.4billion) to $400m, according to the Health Department’s deputy director, Yogan Pillay.

He said that the US, under the President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief, decided to …

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[cape_town] - Airbnb won’t delist Israeli settlements

Airbnb has backtracked its earlier decision to remove listings in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.

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Airbnb has backtracked its earlier decision to remove listings in illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, saying instead that it would donate profits generated in the entire area …

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[cape_town] - Do you know what Nocturia is? It may affect you!

Nocturia, or excessive urination at night, can affect up to one in three older people and is more prominent in women than men, the Urology Hospital in Pretoria found.

A study showed that almost 30% of 7 620 women reported two or more urination episodes a night with the incidence …

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[cape_town] - Drop in kidney transplants in SA

Professor Rafique Moosa of SU’s Department of Medicine believes that changing attitudes was crucial to improve organ donation.

Moosa analysed national kidney transplant data collected between 1991 and 2015 by the Organ Donor Foundation of SA. Over the 25-year period under review, 7191 kidney transplants were performed.

The overall …

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[cape_town] - Patricia De Lille calls out DA over R350m graft probe

Last week, she lodged a complaint with the public protector’s office over what she alleged was a VBS-style looting, in which a George municipality councillor made a questionable investment.

In documents and a forensic investigative report compiled by a law firm, De Lille alleged the DA councillor’s son …

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[cape_town] - Wounded puppy making a good recovery

A ten-week-old puppy is living a happy life after being treated for severe facial wounds at the Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha.

Zee, as he was named by the organisation, was brought in with the entire side of his face mangled and damage to one eye.

Mdzananda spokesperson Marcelle du …

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[cape_town] - Keeping SA abreast of technology

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is taking the idea of robots and artificial intelligence to the next level, embedding technology even deeper in our lives and bodies.

The task of the commission, which will be chaired by Ramaphosa, is to identify relevant policies, strategies and action plans that will position …

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[cape_town] - Mental Health at Stellenbosch University

The 11 students who make up the team plan to assist students with mental health illnesses via their confidential online student support platform, SUNLine. It will be operated by trained volunteers.

Team member Melt Hugo said: “Statistics indicate that suicide is now the second leading cause of death among university …

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