Though Miley Cyrus may hold sway over the lives and opinions of young men and women, it’s nice to see that her power has not yet extended to the good people who edit the Oxford Dictionary.
So, Bafana Bafana lost a major sponsor in Puma, when they pulled out a while ago. Now, companies are scrambling to fill the place once occupied by the big cat brand.
Julius Malema 10-day trial starts in the Polokwane Magistrates’ Court, where he is facing charges of money laundering and racketeering related to the alleged irregular awarding of a R52 million tender to On-Point Engineers, partly owned by Malema’s Ratanang Family Trust. M&G reporter Phillip de Wet reportr from the court case in Polokwane and gives […]
We all feel a little bit uneasy about our private emails being stashed and archived in someones inbox forever. Surely when we invented digital mail, we could have thought ahead and prevented it? Anyway, we didn’t – but now someone has created a service that will help with this.
Wian Bonthuyzen, the former Media24 manager of community newspapers in Media24’s Volksblad stable, had some damning evidence against Media24 – and like any slimy old man, he tried to get Media24 to pay him off before he went to the Competition Tribunal.
A week ago we covered a story about Google pulling its advertising from The Pro Afrikaans Action Group (Praag),and how the site may well go to ruin now that it cannot generate any advertising revenue. You might remember them as the organisers of Red October.
Yes, we see the irony in an online publication running a story about the decline of newspapers. But still. It has been revealed that weekend newspaper circulation has dropped by 7,5% in the past year. That is significant.
The other day we were lambasted by a particular media agency (and their supporters) for our post about Land Rover and FNB ads appearing in a sex tape trailer – saying this was “not news.” We feel vindicated, now that this important topic is appearing on top international digital marketing news sites.
That pottery-wheel scene from the original ‘Ghost’ movie will probably go down as one of the most memorable movies scenes of all time. Aliens who study human film will write essays about it. And now there’s a chance it might re-emerge in a TV series.
The selfie. Has it become an accepted means of self-expression – have we all decided it’s okay? Is it an art form? No one can really say, but it certainly seems that the initial disgust with the self-indulgent practice has been subtly swept under the carpet. Everybody’s doing it.
Mentally disabled people in the rural Eastern Cape are considered worthless, even evil. When girls are sexually abused, mothers are no longer shocked. We talk to M&G health editor Mia Malan about a small organisation trying to change the shocking way mentally disabled people are treated in rural Eastern Cape, and the support they’ve had since her article was published.
Everyone likes the idea of the Sunday papers being delivered to their door. But imagine if one of those papers was the orange/pink pages of the FT Weekend? And imagine it came with the ‘How To Spend It’ magazine. Stop imagining, baby shoes!
‘Time’ is known for their world-class journalism, hard hitting analysis and classy magazine covers. Never one to take cheap shots at public figures, the world was shocked when they decided to make a fat joke on their most recent cover.
If you’re somewhat disenchanted with how quickly the honeymoon was over for you and iOS7, you may want to rekindle your love for the piece of technology that you spend more time with than anything else by taking a deeper look into its innermost being, and finding new, fresh delights. For your pleasure, we present these iOS7 tips and tricks.
Sanef deputy chairperson, and editor of the Star newspaper, Makhudu Sefara speaks with Mmanaledi Mataboge about the police’s threat of legal action over intercepted calls involving police commissioner Riah Phiyega. This comes shortly after the Independent Police Investigative Directorate confirmed that it is to probe claims of defeating the ends of justice against Phiyega.
Meet Jean-Philip Grobler, aka St. Lucia. Originally from Johannesberg, St. Lucia grew up performing with the Drakensberg Boys Choir School in KwaZulu-Natal. Nowadays he lives in Brooklyn, and is blowing up on the New York music scene. On October 31 he posted the following announcement to the band’s Facebook page:
Meet SnapScan. Developed in Stellenbosch, SnapScan is a mobile payment system that uses a combination of QR code recognition and PIN entry for payment of goods and services, without a credit card or cash note ever seeing the light of day. It’s a payment system that could mean the end of grubby banknotes and troublesome change, and we have the lowdown.
After much anticipation and controversy, the show’s creator and screenwriter, Doug Ellin, has confirmed that the hit show will become a movie. I say anticipation because since the show launched in 2004, it captured everyone’s attention with it’s “one celebrity cameo per show format”, creating a massive worldwide audience.
A 12-month-long investigation by Ruth Hopkins, a journalist for the Wits Justice Project, has uncovered evidence of prisoners at the Mangaung Correctional Facility in the Free State being given medication against their will and subjected to electroshock therapy and assaults.
Freelancing sounds pretty good – flexible hours, flexible locations and at the end of the day – flexible jobs. But it’s quite tricky to get it right. For one, you don’t have the security of a regular salary. It’s a rough world out there, and for anyone who wants to freelance their way to the top – you’ll need to read this.
Slowly, surely and inevitably, our social media spaces are becoming commercialised. We all knew it was coming – it’s just a matter of coming to terms with it, getting used to the new layout and trying to make the best of it. This time, it’s Instagram’s turn to start earning some cold hard cash.
One could spend hours scrolling through the listings of Gumtree. Logging in to one of South Africa’s most popular classifieds has become a little bit like window shopping, with a few key differences. For one, you don’t have to actually get up and go anywhere – so no need for pants.
You may, like us, have been rattled by the news that the NSA is pying on pretty much everyone in the world. If your paranoia has gotten a firm grip on you, you may well want to join the growing band of people who opt to go underground. But you need not necessarily lose your ability to surf the web. Check out how.
Joel Schat created this radical timelapse highlighting the locations of Walter White’s gradual journey from high school chemistry teacher to New Mexico’s meth kingpin. All the major filming locations are represented, from the White house, to Los Pollos Hermanos, to Saul Goodman’s office.
We’ve gotten to that point where many of us are questioning this whole internet thing. If you are among the many thousands of people who want out from the internet, or think you may well want to join that club in the future, then you need to check out JustDelete.Me.
Ferial Haffajee took to Twitter to voice her concerns over racism, after she and her City Press colleagues took part in a meeting, “to have a discussion about a genuine future, to find ways of altering our work patterns, to do wonderful journalism”. It sounds like it didn’t go all that well, judging by her tweets following the meeting…
Some people like to watch fat men try to ramp over a dirty river in an inflatable tube – and fail. And then there’s some people who like to watch other people being murdered. Now, YouTube is the place to go for funny cat videos, but where can a man get some good old snuff? The answer, up until quite recently,was BestGore.com. That was, until it’s owner was arrested for “corrupting morals”.
Goodbye, TopTV. Fare thee well, for you are no more. After suffering months and months of severe brand damage by asking, being denied, asking again, and being denied again for permission to flight porn channels, the owners of the TopTV brand, On Digital Media have decided to pack it in.
Cats have been ousted as the most popular animal on social media for the minute, and have been replaced by a 6-month old pig named ‘Jamon’ from São Paulo, Brazil. The pigs owner is a bit of a funny one, often dressing his pig up as a turtle. (What?)
Vice Media CEO, Shane Smith conducted a lengthy interview with Fortune Magazine this past week, covering subjects ranging from Dennis Rodman and North Korea, to making money from YouTube and telling old media that they can “go to hell”. These are our highlights: