Hack4Water aims to solve SA's water crisis

Johannesburg - The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) s concluding a two-day exhibition of the Hack4Water initiative aimed at preserving water resources in the country.
Hack4Water is a government initiative, that has joined forces with Open Government Partnership to invite civil society to submit innovative solutions to address the country's water challenges.
According to its website, the project will continue to accept entries until the 6th of May.

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In under 1 hour, social media helps find Durban man who lost his driver's licence

Durban - The kind act of one Durban man has ended in the owner of  lost driver's licence -- some 40 kilometers away -- being reunited with his property in under an hour. Both were complete strangers to each other.

On Monday morning, Vernon Hayes took to Facebook Group "Durban service - The good the bad and the nasty!" (Durban Service GBN) to post a picture of the licence (with all the personal information blocked out) and the story of how he found it.

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Ten things you probably don’t know about HIV in 2016

By GroundUP

The HIV world is used to things moving fast, in a way that most medicine just doesn’t.

The reasons for this are complex, but include: strong research funding, focused and effective activism, and often younger, more dynamic and ambitious health professionals who recognised the inability of modern medical delivery systems to get treatment right.

Whatever it was, 2015 was a stellar year for HIV breakthroughs, even when measured against previous years. We now know:

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Still wondering what's the secret to getting more Facebook likes?

A quick search using the terms "Facebook" "organic reach" and "paid reach' turns up reams of results over the social media giant's moves to control how any content posted to its network is seen and even engaged with.

Growing frustration amongst novice page owners and even the elite of social media management points to several issues.

On his website, Jon Loomer, a self-described advance Facebook marketer said: "Is organic reach down for pages? Yes, overall it is. Is it dead? Absolutely not. It’s not even close."

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SA researchers make headway on drug resistant HIV

Cape Town - New tools developed by researchers at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) can pinpoint resistance to antiretroviral (ARV) therapies for HIV.

The HIV inside people taking ARVs changes all the time. Sometimes, especially if a person is not taking the right ARVs or isn’t adhering to their treatment, strains of HIV will develop against which the drug do not work. These strains reproduce and become the dominant HIV in the person’s body. The ARVs no longer work, and the person has drug-resistant HIV.

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New footage of world's largest shark. It's mouth alone could eat half an adult body in one bite

New, unseen footage of what is largely touted as the biggest great white shark ever caught on camera has been released. Orginally filmed off the coast of Guadalupe Island in Mexico in November 2013, this new footage (watch below), was not released until now. 

The seven metre-long female, who was christened "Deep Blue", and is seen against the background of several cage divers. Her enormous size is a sight to behold. She was filmed .

Diving enthusiast Michael Maier, 48, released this video of Deep Blue, whom he says is also pregnant.

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