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Listeria Hysteria - Food Technology & Manufacturing

08 March 2018

Why is South Africa experiencing the deadliest outbreak of listeriosis? That's a question that local residents and health authorities have been trying to understand over the last few months, to no avail.

Genetic tweak makes plants use 25 Percent less water

07 March 2018

Researchers on Tuesday unveiled a genetic modification that enables plants to use a quarter less water with scant reduction in yield.

9 Sick Kids from Soweto Broke the World’s Largest Listeria Outbreak

06 March 2018

According to South African health officials, on Friday 12th January, nine children under the age of 5 years presented to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital with febrile gastro-enteritis...

How to beat listeriosis at home

05 March 2018

eNCA compiled this guide to help you effectively deal with a possible contamination at home.

How Cape Town’s water crisis could hit construction in the city

04 March 2018

With a number of major developments currently underway in Cape Town, its becoming increasing clear that day zero – the day that the taps officially run dry – could have a major impact on the region’s construction industry.

Vincent Pallotti installs own water filtration plant

03 March 2018

Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital is the first private hospital in the Western Cape to go completely off the grid since the installation of its water filtration plant.

Drought nails potatoes onions and fruit

01 March 2018

“We have to work with farmers now to find out how best we can support them to stay on-farm and support the industry as a whole‚” Winde said.

Heavy metals found in 40 percent of protein powders tested

28 February 2018

Certified organic powders twice as likely to contain heavy metals as non-organic products

KZN could join the list of drought disaster areas

28 February 2018

KwaZulu-Natal’s dams managed by Umgeni Water are critically low due to insufficient rainfall. It may well join the increasing list of drought disaster areas in South Africa. Here is your dam and water update for this week.

Listeriosis outbreak: Hunt for a killer bug

26 February 2018

It’s like trying to find a needle in a haystack. The medical scientists at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) have been trying to find the source of the listeriosis outbreak, but the haystack seems to grow larger by the day.

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