You will be pleased to know that GQ’s new ‘Style’ magazine hits shelves today. I think the guy on the cover is absolutely killing it. Look at him. Just dishing out fistfuls of napalm, willy nilly. Check this vibe out: It is with great pleasure and excitement that GQ South Africa announces the launch of GQ [...]
Fury broke out across social networks today after FHM model Jessica Leandra dropped the K-bomb on a “gentleman” in a shop last night. In an attempt to explain where “her anger boiled from”, she updated her blog, also saying she is “apologetic”. FHM, however, has since publicly distanced themselves from her. Read the full statement by editor, Brendan Cooper, after the jump.
With her name trending on Twitter, and most of the major news outlets having picked up the story, Jessica Leandra is having a pretty crap Friday thus far. Last night she tweeted a little bigotry that she may regret for a lot longer than it took her to respond to the backlash on her website. Her full apology, after the jump, but is it enough?
You cannot make this stuff up. FHM model and self-described “glamorous blonde of Mediterranean nationality, born and bred in South Africa” dropped a K-bomb on another shopper during altercation in Spar last night, and then took to Twitter with her bile. More of Jessica’s online foolishness, after the jump!
On World Press Freedom Day, the highly acclaimed writer, and Nobel Prize winner for literature, Nadine Gordimer, called for the Protection of Information Bill to be “rejected in its entirety.” She launched the scathing rebuttal in an article entitled, “South Africa: The New Threat to Freedom”, on the New York Review of Books website.
While T.G.I.F. garners praise from all corners of the working world, many of us lack the sort of hard-nosed attitude toward the beginning of the work week that would increase our chances of making it past Wednesday in one piece. To that end, we present our latest satirical column, O.F.I.M. (Oh, [Insert Appropriate Eff Word [...]
One of the positive things to emerge from the Kony 2012 saga was the fact that discussion around some of Africa’s many problems increased. One could say that more people know about some of the things we deal with, than before Kony 2012. Charity organisation, Mama Hope, has since released a response video, seeking to break what it calls stereotypes of black African men.
Nando’s didn’t hesitate accepting the challenge that Santam had set them this week. In fact, Nando’s delivered a day early, and then bettered it, showing they definitely weren’t chicken. Some might call it a very good example of symbiotic radvertising.
As Occupy Wall Street taught us, protesting is not only a fantastic way to keep your democracy vibrant and your government honest, but it also gives you a lot of ‘cool’ factor’. And nothing says street cred with protesting, like photos uploaded to the net from the actual protesting site. In this episode Seth shows [...]
Egyptian-American writer, Mona Eltahawy, has penned a controversial cover article for the latest Foreign Policy magazine, entitled: “Why Do They Hate Us?” In it, she argues that women must finish the revolutions started by the Arab Spring, and a semi-nude woman models a body-paint niqab.
This morning a man was shot in the neck outside the Cape High Court, and is currently fighting for his life. His attackers are unknown and immediately fled the scene. According to people who know the victim, he was attending a murder trial involving five members of the Junky Funkie Gang.
James Murdoch has defended his actions in the News International scandal, blaming subordinates for feeding him wrong information around just how illegally the company’s flagship newspaper, News of the World, had been conducting its journalism. This emerged today during the Leveson Inquiry into press standards, which we reported on earlier.
The South African Post Office is celebrating the 18th anniversary of our transition to democracy this Friday with a set of eight gorgeous new stamps designed by Lize Marié Dreyer, a third-year student at the Open Window School of Visual Communication in Gauteng. We’ve got the full set of these philatelic fancies, after the jump!
Both James and Rupert Murdoch are due to give new evidence to the Leveson Inquiry into press standards, starting today. James will appear first, followed by his father, tomorrow. The inquiry will now focus on the relationship between the press and politicians.
Acting national police commissioner, General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, hinted on Thursday to MP’s that police had been instructed on which cases were “off limits” to them. He said this was something that was happening a lot “of late”, and that the instructions came from “powers beyond us”.
With the sad news that this season will be the last of the popular medical drama, House, it’s good to know that the cast members are at least moving on with their lives, and adding their voices to the many causes out there. This includes posing for PETA, which a female cast member has done. Can you guess who?
Steve Jobs once said, “Why join the navy when you can be a pirate?” The internet has changed everything, mostly for the better, but it’s also made it easy to steal stuff. So what makes a pirate on the cyber seas? In this episode Seth gets out his eye-patch, peg-leg and parrot and tries to [...]
This morning we told you about the horrible incident that saw a group of boys in Soweto kidnap and gang-rape an underage girl on camera. Concerns were even higher, as the girl featured in the video was reported missing as well. The good news is that she has reportedly been found alive and is currently at the Dobsonville police station.
It’s hard to find a success story in the spiralling shit storm that is practically everything to do with the SABC these days, but SABC3 have bucked the trend a little, reaching into TV history for a programme that is turning their ratings nosedive around – and you’ll never guess who it is!
Further concerns over the potentially large number of jobs that could be lost as a result of government’s proposed booze advertising ban, have been aired. Government is still mulling over its draft bill – which has been labelled draconian – but either way, the health department is determined to clamp down on the industry.
Earlier this month we told you about National Geographic shooting a shark documentary in Cape Town – with the support of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism. But yesterday Dirk Schmidt, author of “White Sharks”, has called for the immediate issuing of a high shark alert – saying the filming is attracting sharks to Cape Town’s popular beaches.
South Africa’s transition to full digital terrestrial broadcasting is one of those processes that one measures in aeons, like the lifespan of stars or the inexorable evolution of monkey-fish-frogs into homo sapiens. The Ministry of Communications released the latest twist in this lengthy tale this morning, so get your R700 Set Top Box fee ready while we explore Dina’s latest digital daydream, after the jump!
It’s about monitoring and enforcing adherence to the “government brand”, Manyi says. The advertising of all government departments would likely be centralised in his office very soon. The predictable news emerged while Manyi was speaking at a community media indaba on Saturday.
It was only going to be a matter of time before we started seeing the real impact of e-readers on paperback sales. On top of the figure quoted in the headline above, industry analysts, Nielsen BookScan, say that overall, total book sales are down by 11 per cent, according to their latest figures.
Former Sunday Times editor and chairperson of the South African National Editors Forum, Mondli Makhanya, has been charged with the criminal offences of forgery and uttering, fraud, and attempting to obstruct the course of justice. The charges were laid at Parkview SAPS. Click through for the whole story, including Bullard’s statement!
A big, red push button was recently placed on an average Flemish square of an average Flemish town. A sign with the text “Push to add drama” invited people to use the button. The result is nothing short of mind-blowing. Find out what happened – after the jump!
I’ve heard of the saying, “don’t take a knife to a gunfight”, but taking a gun to your graduation ceremony is just plain ridiculous. A female student at the University of Pretoria was wounded yesterday when she sat down, only to have a gun go off inside her graduation gown. She was wounded in her stomach and is “seriously injured.”
According to eNews Africa editor, Chris Maroleng, police in Swaziland have detained two journalists working for E-TV. It wasn’t immediately clear why they had been detained, but it was understood that the crew were on their way to report about marches taking place in the country.
Very disturbing video footage has emerged – involving security guards beating foreign nationals with sjamboks outside a home affairs office in Pretoria. The foreigners were waiting in a queue to renew their refugee papers.
Yesterday the Eugene Terre’Blanche murder trial resumed in Ventersdorp. One of the accused, Chris Mahlangu, claims that he killed the former AWB leader out of self-defense after being sodomised in his farmhouse. His excuse, however, was questioned in the High Court.