Do you know anybody famous or powerful? Senior staffers at Mail & Guardian tackled the embarrassing issue of Guptagate this week, and the surprising conclusions that emerged from the government briefing on the incident. The lesson? “Dropping names” will get you everywhere.
Author of the hair-raising novel American Psycho, Brett Easton Ellis, gave his fans a chance to ask him questions about the terrifying scenes that have stuck in our brains since we first read it.
Highly respected editor of the Mail & Guardian, Nic Dawes announced his resignation from the Mail & Guardian today. Dawes will step down from the investigative paper in September to to join the Hindustan Times in New Delhi as Chief Content and Editorial Officer, ending a nine year stint at the M&G.
The latest app from Twitter, #Music will interest you. Seth gives you the rundown on how it works, what it means for how Twitter will be doing business on your account in the future – and most importantly – whether you should download it.
Poosibly the biggest nightmare of Gordon Ramsay’s “Kitchen Nightmares” career. He is usually enlisted to help in the restaurants and coach them on ways to better their food, service and general cleanliness. But Amy and Samy Bouzaglo gave Ramsay a run for his money.
They are back after nearly a decade and…they look exactly the same. But no one is complaining, our favourites Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady are back and they have invited some friends to join them. This time around we don’t have to put up with Drew Carey (thank god) and instead have been given the wonderful [...]
In this week’s edition of the M&G Newsroom, the fine people of the Mail & Guardian pick Guptagate to the bone, discuss the likelihood of Apple launching its own internet radio service, and take a gander at South Africa’s newest reality show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno pulled a prank on petrol station patron, Will Sims by speaking directly to him from the screen. What would have been a mildly funny prank turned in to internet gold when Sims and his wife jammed Bon Jovi straight in to the camera.
This problem of paying for dozens of unused channels could be over for the lucky few under the reign of Arizona senator, John McCain. McCain is tearing into legislation that permits cable companies to prevent their clients being able to pick and pay for the channels they want.
An interview between Amanda Knox and CNN’s Chris Cuomo that aired on Tuesday evening has come under fire for being insensitive and crude. Amanda Knox, who is been accused of murdering her room mate while studying abroad in Italy endured the hour and half long interview which covered the retrial Knox is facing.
Are you still unsure of how exactly this decentralised currency works, or keen to get in on the action? Then check out this video for a step-by-step process of opening a Bitcoin wallet.
Local technology industry and consumer news website, MyBroadband is home to a thriving user forum which is incredibly popular with hundreds of thousands of readers, even if the user registration form asks users to pick out the “white name” as a security measure during registration.
Of course Top Billing was at the Gupta wedding. The rundown of the wedding (which included people appearing out of giant lotus flowers, and the bridal couple pulled across a pool on a barge) airs tonight at 20h30 on SABC3.
When Charles Ramsey heard cries from his neighbour’s Seymour Avenue house on Monday, he ran to the rescue. But this Cleveland man is fast becoming famous for his snappy turn of phrase, more than anything else. The video of Ramsey’s statement has become a overnight sensation, hitting over 1,000,000 views in two days.
Well, this is a little bizarre. Earlier this morning, a banner ad flighted on the home page of The Telegraph. The banner, which closely resembles the stylistic love child of a mexican restaurant ad and a Tiger Wheel and Tyre ad, reads: “Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is the most dynamic president of Nigeria ever”.
At last, the good folks at the Daily Maverick have provided us with a lighter look at the Gupta saga. So, over your lunch break, check out this awesome Gupta Gollyword Glossary, coming at you on a barge. Out of a lotus flower.
Guptagate, Google Glass, Dina Pule’s movie, Tokyo Sexwale’s love life, and a dash of culture with Gerard Sekoto’s latest work. it’s all there, and it’s discussed by the intelligent, and handsome people of the Mail & Guardian
Has Nokia finally launched a product capable of swimming in the same smartphone pool as Apple and Samsung? It’s a fair question, given that you, the consumer currently find yourself in a tricky position. Do you go for a now considerably cheaper S3 or iPhone 5, or for the rather foreign, but attractively-priced Lumia? Check this out to decide.
Esmere Weideman, CEO of Media24 was caught in a SIM swop scam over the weekend, in which she was robbed of R360,000. Unbeknownst to Weideman, R1,5 million was transferred from her home loan account to her cheque account by criminals who had gained access to her information via a SIM swop.
In this week’s show, the Mail & Guardian team looked at the conspiracy to loot from national oil company, PetroSA, the beginning of the end for wine in SA. And oh, hey, there was a craft beer tasting on air!
Inbox zero is an almost-mythical technological Nirvana that we all strive for. Seeing as most of us make a living out of the information in our inbox, a stress free life really does mean a big fat zero. Seth explores how to get there.
The smartphone industry has become a boxing ring, with top companies – Samsung – taking a stab at competitors to benefit their product. Samsung was recently embarassed for paying college student to write reviews about their products and face them up against HTC, and they seem to back at it.
A “news machine” has been developed by Color Magazine and interactive designer, Jonathon Chomko in an effort to highlight sensationalism in journalism. The new machine turns user tweets into headlines, through various media filters. It’s an epic visual demonstration of broken telephone in the news cycle.
Top TV has been approved by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to broadcast three adult content channels. Their three new channels are: Playboy TV, Desire TV and Private Spice. These adult channels will be broadcast from 20h00 to 5h00, daily
It’s been a while since we’ve updated you on an ongoing Ricky Gervais project, and while having been around for a few months already, we’ve decided to take this opportunity to let you know that Derek, by Ricky Gervais exists. And your life would be poorer without it.
In this week’s Mail & Guardian Newsroom podcast, Alistair Fairweather discusses why and how armed gangs are affecting broadband roll-out in South Africa. This, and much more, inside!
John Smit is set to become the new CEO of the Sharks and will take up his official postition on 1 July 2013. With stadium violence a concern at Kings Park, his year won’t be “a look and learn,” he will hit the ground running. Click through to listen
TIME magazine is celebrating its tenth year of the TIME Top 100 List. This year, to do something a little special, they’re presenting seven cover portraits of the TIME 100 honourees who, “Reflect the breadth and depth of our list, each one profiled inside – as in our tradition – by an equally luminary voice.”
We’ve all had that phone that constantly drains itself of battery power, way faster than it should. Well, you may actually be to blame for this one. Check out the video below to make sure your charger never wrecks your phone
According to newly released statistics by the Interactive Advertising Bureau in 2012, digital advertising hit a record high of $36,6 billion (R330 billion) in 2012. This spike was partly due to huge growth in mobile and video advertising.