While South Africans took the day off yesterday to reflect on Human Rights Day, the small community of Hangberg near Hout Bay was rocked by violent protests as residents took to the streets to lash out against a police taskforce that raided local homes looking for abalone poachers.
Well well, what do we have here? Has an enraged fan of “real music” finally flipped their lid and had a go at pop’s young princeling, the Biebster? We should be so lucky. Full story and gallery after the jump!
South Africa’s Greg Minnaar snatched victory this weekend in Pietermaritzburg during a thrilling climax to the first leg of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Cross Country and Downhill race. We’ve got the results and footage of his mad skills in action, after the jump!
The Amazing Spider-Man (aka the amazing, if unnecessary, reboot) will be upon us in July, and producers, Marvel, are kicking the viral marketing campaign into high gear from the get go with this news report from “Daily Bugle News” concerning a webbed menace that is plagueing New York city, and no, it’s not one of the Kardashians in town to promote a new relationship bust up, it’s Spider-Man!
As Obama prepares to fight off the Republicans to stay in the oval office for another four years, a film-maker has this pretty documentary film as retrospective of the President’s first term. We have the video, and some hot-off-the-press shade that Piers Morgan threw at it, after the jump!
What happens to your social networking presence after you die? Who does the online you belong to? These are pressing issues being deliberated by at least two U.S. states this week as more and more pressure is being applied to social networking platforms like Facebook to allow the relatives of users that have passed away to directly access their late loved ones’ profiles.
The Department of Health has released the results of a study completed earlier this year that paints a grim picture of both Cape Town and the Western Cape’s rampant use and abuse of alcohol. Long story short, the study concludes that Cape Town is South Africa’s drunkest city, and the Western Cape its booziest province. Er, yay?
It might not be obvious, given his stature as the head of the Catholic Church, but in Italy Pope Benedict XVI is considered quite the fashionista. He prefers red fedoras and tailored red shoes, apparently gets quite picky about the cut of his robes, and now, according to the Italian press, he even has his own scent.
Fashion students at Chengdu University of Technology in China recently pumped all their creativity and innovation into a theatrical lingerie show displaying various wonderful designs, except…er, wait, scratch creativity and innovation off the list because each and every one was a Vicky’s Secret knock off! FAIL! Full gallery after the jump.
Courtney Love, aka “90′s Lindsay Lohan”, has lashed out at the producers of last year’s The Muppets movie for letting the titular stars perform a rendition of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” without her permission, saying that they have “raped Kurt’s memory!” More of Courtney’s crackie craziness, plus the song itself, after the jump!
If there’s one name that carries a lot of weight in naval circles, it’s the “Big E” or U.S.S Enterprise: the US naval fleet’s oldest nuclear powered aircraft carrier, and also the world’s longest, and 11th-heaviest, maritime vessel. After 51 years of service, the Enterprise is to return to port from the Persian Gulf and be decommissioned next year, but not without some amazing stories to tell.
It seems not even the current Queen of Pop can entice South African zefsters Die Antwoord to drop their awesome ‘tude. Here’s their response to her invitation to open for her upcoming world tour, as relayed to MTV Canada! Obviously, the video is gloriously N5FW:
A KwaZulu-Natal company, run by an 18-year-old matric pupil, has won a municipal tender for nearly R800 000 to build a gravel road in a southern KZN town, raising eyebrows over the awarding of the contract.
What’s hot on TV in China’s Henan Province these days? Just a little show where death row inmates are interviewed moments before they are killed for their crimes. The show is called “Interview Before Execution” and it has China riveted to the tune of nearly 40 million viewers every week.
As the #StopKONY juggernaut continues rampaging across the interwebs and social networks, some reporters have turned to Kony’s fellow Ugandans for comment on the video, and the Invisible Children organisation’s project to bring Joseph Kony to justice. Their opinions? Not positive.
Another year, another tepid re-make. This time, Hollywood mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer has teamed up with veteran director, Gore Verbinski, to revive the tale of Texas’ most mysterious hero, ‘The Lone Ranger’ for release in 2013. But wait, what the hell is that on Johnny Depp’s head?!
Yesterday, the internet was all about Invisible Children’s #stopKONY campaign and video, but while Americans get themselves into a froth about a country they don’t even know the location of, and a man they only know through rumours, we take a closer look at the organisation behind the hype. And as a number of commentators look closer, the cracks in Invisible Children’s premise, promises and their presentation become anything but invisible.
Iron Sky, a long-awaited science fiction spoof about Nazis invading Earth from their secret moon base is about to be released in Europe and internationally. While it has gained much support online and even some plaudits at festivals, some critics are wondering if Germans are ready for such rampant fun to be made of one of the darkest periods of their recent history.
As the Olympic Games draw nearer, organisers have made the almost 70 000 volunteers assisting at the Olympiad take a sensitivity quiz to assess their readiness to meet a variety of different people that will be visiting London. Given that this is England, you can bet some of their responses were not… er, productive.
Recently, the ANC released a wad of discussion documents that will lead the various policy discussions at its upcoming National Electoral Conference this year. One of them outlines a startling plan to reshuffle and re-organise South Africa’s provinces to “ensure more functionality, economic viability and racial/ethnic integration”. So what exactly does that mean?
Yesterday, 2oceansVibe reported that ex-Matie student, Jacobus Eksteen, was sentenced to thirty years in jail for the kidnapping, rape and murder of his friend’s little sister, Erin Van Rensburg in June 2009. Now court documents from his sentencing at the Western Cape High Court yesterday have revealed the shocking and sickening plans Eksteen laid to entrap, rape and ultimately kill the 20-year old.
Watch as two of TV’s hottest properties mash up in a glorious homage of one opening sequence to another!
Former Stellenbosch University student, Jacobus Johannes Eksteen, has received a sentence of thirty years for the kidnap, rape and murder of fellow student, Erin Van Rensburg nearly three years ago in June, 2009.
Well this is all kinds of wow. Mercedes have developed a new hyrdogen fuel cell technology for their latest vehicle ranges which they claim has zero emissions, and is thus “invisible to the environment”. See what happens when they take that concept to the next level. Eat your heart out, 007!
Tim Burton has finally rebooted his classic 1984 stop motion short “Frankenweenie” into a full length animated feature. If you’re a Burton fan, then come October, this will be a must see. We’ve got the first trailer, after the jump!
Hell hath no fury like some idiot on Gumtree scorned it seems, because this ad was posted a few days ago on the site by a jilted boyfriend seeking a little person to exact revenge on the heartless harpy who broke his heart. No, really.
Environmental planning authorities in sleepy Fish Hoek on the False Bay coast are reconsidering the installation of an exclusion net across the bay adjacent to the town, to try stave off the regular loitering of Great White sharks near the popular beach front.
We were quite stunned by this little diatribe that appeared on the Facebook page of respected local political scientist, Prof. Steven Friedman, yesterday, where he calls into question the integrity of Proteas captain, AB De Villiers.
The Iraqi government has released official figures for the number of deaths during the period between 2004 and 2011, but there are disputes as to the accuracy of their claims.