Putin smiles at rumours of his ‘disappearance’

President Vladimir Putin commented on reports on the state of his health as various media had speculated during more than a week on the reasons why the Russian leader “had disappeared.”

“It’d be boring if there weren’t rumors,” Putin said.… Read the rest

‘This ebola is a very different bug’

Peter Jahrling of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease is on the front lines fighting this disease in Liberia. He is one of the top authorities in the world on Ebola.

Jahrling believes the current Ebola outbreak may … Read the rest

KZN health department reluctant to pay for cancer machine

The KwaZulu-Natal health department had paid the maintenance contract to keep two state-of-the-art cancer radiotherapy machines operational at Addington Hospital, in Durban.

Werner Bergere, the CEO of Tecmed, the company which installed the two Varian Rapid Arc Linear Accelerators, confirmed … Read the rest

Thousands sing ‘Happy Birthday’ for Mandela

Thousands of football-lovers descended on the Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria for the first of two Nelson Mandela Football Invitational matches on Sunday.

Before kickoff, the crowd sang “happy birthday Tata” in celebration of Madiba’s oncoming birthday.

The anti-apartheid icon … Read the rest