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.
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.