Radiation

Limpopo: 0. Mpumalanga: 0. That’s how many radiation oncologists these provinces have

Meanwhile, a lone specialist in the North West caters for 3.7-million people as four provinces are forced to send patients to Gauteng.

Why decommissioning Koeberg nuclear plant won’t be easy

For South Africa decommissioning its nuclear plant Koeberg is a reality that cannot be ignored much longer

Fukushima reactor ‘ice wall’ nearly finished

Fukushima's operator on Tuesday started freezing the last section of a $320 million ice wall designed to combat widespread water contamination.

Wi-fi market penetration linked to pregnancy

Amidst accusations of scaremongering, a Chinese company made a router that they state is safer for pregnant women.

Battle over cellphone masts in Northcliff

Northcliff residents are going to war over the towers littering their view and - they say - their bodies. Is the radiation strong enough to hurt them?

Japanese flee Fukushima in fear of nuclear radiation

Okinawa is about as far away as one can get from Fukushima without leaving Japan, and that is why Minaho Kubota is here.

Fukushima’s radioactive water leaks into Pacific Ocean

Large quantities of radioactive water from Fukushima might have found its way into the Pacific Ocean and experts believe it could contain strontium.

Japan nuclear plant stabilising ‘step by step’

Japan said on Tuesday that the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant is gradually stabilising and the amount of radiation being released is falling.

Japan works to avoid explosion at nuclear plant

Workers at Japan's stricken nuclear plant on Thursday pumped nitrogen into a crippled reactor in a bid to prevent a possible explosion.

Japan plugs leak from nuclear plant

Workers at Japan's crippled atomic power plant on Wednesday plugged a hole spewing highly radioactive water into the ocean.

Pressure on Japan to widen nuclear exclusion zone

Pressure is on Japan to expand the evacuation zone around a stricken nuclear power plant after high levels of radiation were found outside the zone.

Japan mulls reactor covers in nuclear crisis

Japan was on Wednesday weighing a series of creative solutions to its unfolding nuclear disaster.

Latest

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it