Chess pieces are on the move on the political front as it was announced on Tuesday that Agang leader Mamphela Ramphele will be joining forces with the DA. The Daily Maverick gets into the finer details of this political play before the forthcoming general elections.
This is a bold move from HBO. They’ve uploaded the first two episodes of ‘Girls’ season three on YouTube – where you can watch them right now, for free.
It’s nearly that time again. The ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 trailer debuted on HBO yesterday, and it got plenty of attention as fans the world over eagerly await the next instalment of the mammoth series.
The LG G2 has arrived in South Africa just in time for Christmas. But how does it compare to the competition already on the market? Check out the review.
The Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) have spent the last 10 years building new airports across the country that cost a lot of money, which are being paid for in the form of airport taxes.
Is your blog a fail? Are your only hits from your mom and dad? Fail no more – here’s an infographic.
Henry Rollins… where to start? This guy has been around the block, starting out as vocalist for Black Flag in the early 80’s, and promiscuously hopping between all sorts of occupations, bringing his intense gaze along for the ride. In no particular order Rollins has fulfilled the rolls of a journalist, activist and even a [...]
According to the managing editor, deciding on Time’s person of the year is “not about how good or bad someone has been but how much of a difference they’ve made.” So who has followed in the footsteps of Joseph Stalin, Mark Zuckerberg, and last year’s winner – Barack Obama?
On the final instalment of M&G Newsroom for 2013, Mandela family spokesperson General Themba Matanzima tells us about Madiba the family man, and how he sacrificed a domestic life for the benefit of first his people, and then the world.
To the ignorant, sign language is just a continuation of funky hand movements. Unfortunately, it seems that “most of us” includes the interpreter at Mandela’s memorial service yesterday. Australian news agency, Special Broadcasting Services, released a report accusing accusing the interpreter of being unfit for the job. A board member of the World Federation of Deaf [...]
What you didn’t know when you were watching Breaking Bad was that Walter White actually exists. And for 10 years, his was the best meth you could buy in the state of Alabama. Check out this radical 17 minute documentary over your lunch break. And relax, there aren’t any spoilers. [Source : YouTube]
The editorial staff over at The Cape Times are becoming increasingly worried that their editorial independence is under threat. It all started when Cape Times editor, Alide Dasnois, was fired unexpectedly by the paper’s new owners, Sekunjalo Independent Media.
Cosatu seems confident that civil disobedience will prevent the success of e-tolling, while the DA remains firm on its stance, that it can stop the system if elected into government. We talk to M&G associate editor Phillip De Wet about the likelihood of these campaigns succeeding, and whether Johannesburg motorists should purchase e-tags.
Chinese Company Tencent is bigger than YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter combined, with a market capitalization of $57 billion. It is also the company that makes billions of rands each year for Naspers and Koos Bekker.
The Democratic Alliance held its first policy conference over the weekend, and decided that race was a “legitimate proxy” for redressing apartheid legacy. We speak to the opposition party’s deputy federal chairperson Makashule Gana about its views on race in South Africa and redress policies.
That’s right, kids. Not “revolution”. It’s “the Renaissance”, and Uber gets to claim that title because it was the first service to take pretty much every problem associated with catching a cab, and solve it elegantly with software. Check out our insert, below.
‘Family Guy’ fans are up in arms after a recent episode saw one of their star characters, Brian, run over and killed-off the show by a car.
A loyal Isidingo cast member has reportedly been fired because he refused endorse a bank, whose name was included in his lines.
Those little cameo appearances on QI, The Tonight Show and The Late Show seemed to have really done the trick for Trevor Noah’s career – as it has just been revealed that he will star in his very own US sitcom.
A 20-year-old interview with Kurt Cobain has been unearthed, in which he opens up about his school years, his feelings of alienation and his sexual confusion.
Kanye West got very angry in a podcast this week. In the podcast, hosted by Bret Easton, Kanye was quick to respond to web retailer Zappos and its CEO Tony Hsieh, after Hsieh had told Kanye to focus on his music, rather than fashion.
Christmas is bearing down upon you. Heck, it’s bearing down on all of us. Specifically, the prospect of enduring the annual Christmas road trip is particularly daunting. Lucky for us, these apps will make the prospect of boiled eggs and toasted sarmies in tin foil slightly less awful.
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.