Russia’s Mark Zuckerberg, 27-year-old internet entrepeneur Pavel Durov, created a mini street riot in St. Petersburg recently when he and the vice-president of his popular Facebook-alike social networking site VKontakte were snapped throwing paper planes made out of 5000 ruble notes into the street below their head office. Picture of this cruel foolery, after the jump.
English football is no stranger to big money, but a recent report by Deloitte shines a light on the financial successes and failures of England’s Premier clubs on and off the pitch. Long story short: debt is down, but salaries are way, way up.
It’s been both a good and bad week for US Republican candidate Mitt Romney as the States edges ever closer to a November Presidential election. He bagged a victory in Texas, but suffered an iPhone Mittastrophe. Read what happened, after the jump!
As the dust settles between the ANC and the Goodman Gallery, all that’s left is for the Film and Publications Board to render their decision on the classification of our dear leader’s “umthondo” after a fraught hearing yesterday, but the how do you classify as offensive something that is no longer visibly offensive? And, what is the connection to “political criticism” in South Africa?
More details are emerging about Buffy, apparently the codename for Facebook’s HTC smartphone which may run with Android, all the Facebook trimmings and an Opera browser. Or will it? We try sort the facts from the fiction as excitement mounts over the phone that might topple Apple.
Beleaguered City Press editor Ferial Hafferjee has published a cathartic editorial explaining the publication’s decision to pull the controversial pre-vandalised image of Brett Murray’s The Spear of the Nation that they have had posted on their website for a few weeks now, less than a day after she declared she would not. What happened, Miss Hafferjee?
Chinese users of online Twitter-alike Weibo can expect extra restrictions to the service in the wake of complaints from several authorities that users were publishing “false rumours” on the site, namely a “points system” to track and punish offensive posts.
South African Rugby Union President, Oregan Hoskins, has told reporters he has written to all fourteen provincial rugby unions as well as school rugby administrators to warn them of SARU’s zero tolerance stance on referee assault.
Reports emerged last night that Kelly Preston, wife of scandal-embattled actor John Travolta has finally had enough of the controversies surrounding the star, and left their home, and possibly their marriage.
Jim Parson, the actor who plays Sheldon on hit U.S. comedy “The Big Bang Theory”, was outed yesterday in a profile of the actor produced by the New York Times as he prepares to lead a revival of 1944 comedy “Harvey” on Broadway.
Marvel is having a pretty good year this year, given the kajillions their Avengers film is making, not to mention all the glorious tie-ins, but another important event is set to drop in the pages of Astonishing X-Men this June – the long-awaited marriage of mutant Northstar (aka Jean-Paul Beaubier) and his human fiancé, Kyle in what will be a first for the comics giant.
The ANC’s Secretary General, Gwede Mantashe, has thrown down the gauntlet to South Africa’s relations with so-called developed Western countries, including the USA and the Eurozone, in favour of cash-rich developing countries like China and India. Is South Africa banking on the East in spite of the West?
Today Egyptians will be able to go to the polls and elect their leader in a democratic fashion for the first time in their recorded history. Who are the frontrunners for Hosni Mubarak’s old job, and can Egyptians expect a smooth transition?
Namibia’s MTC (Mobile Telecommunications Company) rolled out Africa’s second 4G LTE network in capital Windhoek today, but don’t fret, South African high-speed data desirers, because our local companies have some good reasons for pause in rolling out 4G locally. Well, so they say…
Japan just opened its tallest tourist attraction yet, the much-anticipated 634 metre tall Skytree tower in Tokyo. It took four years to build, cost 65 million Yen to make, is about twice as tall as the Eiffel Tower, just beats out the 600m tall Canton Tower in China, and even survived the devastating earthquakes that rocked Japan about a year ago, barely denting its construction schedule.
The hotly anticipated third outing for Daniel Craig’s 007, Skyfall, dropped its first teaser trailer at the Cannes Film Festival.
Former Springbok flyhalf, Naas Botha has spoken out about the behaviour of some rugby players at the school level after an incident in Gauteng this weekend where a fist fight broke out after a second team match between John Vorster Technical High School and Waterkloof High School in Pretoria.
Residents and art lovers in a suburb of Melbourne, Australia are up in arms this week as a local work of street art by world-renowned graffiti artist Banksy was inadvertently destroyed by a building contractor installing plumbing into a wall of a café. Full story and video after the jump.
Today is International Museum Day and what that means is all of Iziko’s museums, bar the Castle of Good Hope, are opening their doors for free, and there is no shortage of amazing collections to go see!
SABC viewers expressed their “shock” and “confusion” this morning when popular morning lifestyle, news and current affairs daily, Expresso failed to go on air at the usual 06h00. What possible reason could there be behind this travesty?! And, is there another way to get it all in the morning?
In the wake of his words against marriage equality, boxer Manny Pacquiao faces possible loss of sponsorship and is certainly a less popular figure around Los Angeles at the moment. Now he, and his spokesperson, have spoken out against the backlash, and clarified the statement that got the WBO Welterweight champion in such hot water.
World Boxing Organisation Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, considered by many as one of the finest boxers currently active in the sport, has come out strongly in opposition to U.S. President Barack Obama’s statement of support for marriage equality in the United States, issued last week. Actually, “strongly” is putting it mildly.
In a statement following yesterday’s DA-led protest in Johannesburg that turned violent, spokesperson for Cosatu Patrick Craven praised Cosatu members for causing the DA protest’s ignominious retreat and said the Cosatu response was justified.
In the wake of last week’s “Dagbreek mock-exorcism” shenanigans reported in Stellenbosch paper Die Matie, the University is going to tackle the thorny issues around religion in the residences at an open forum tomorrow, according to a poster released on their social media pages. Is the shit about to hit the fan?
Apple has been forced to drop the use of the term “4G” in its UK advertising for the new iPad, bacause not only is 4G not yet available to iPad users in the UK and Europe; it also appears that not all new iPads will be able to work on UK and European 4G when it does arrive. Is SA likely to suffer the same fate?
The Dalai Lama made news this weekend when he told UK weekly, the Sunday Telegraph that he had been warned the Chinese government was training female assassins in the arts of poison in order to have him killed. China reckons they could have whacked him ages ago. The plot thickens, after the jump!
Microsoft announced today that they are preparing to roll out a revamped version of their net-based search engine Bing, after spending nearly US$6 billion on the service over its three year existence. They’re attempting to increase Bing’s market share of search engine revenues globally. But how is Facebook involved? Before you all go Google what a “Bing” is, read on…
Former SA president, FW De Klerk, spoke with CNN’s chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour in an interview screened last night, revealing some alarming thoughts he has on the legacy of apartheid in South Africa, and his relationship with Nelson Mandela today.
BBC Scotland viewers got a surprise at lunchtime today when HRH Charles the Prince of Wales himself appeared on their screens after the usual daily Reporting Scotland news broadcast and presented the regional weather report.