This past weekend, pilot Gianfranco Cicogna Mozzoni died in front of thousands of people at the Klersdorp Air Show. This shocking footage taken the moment it happened, includes some of the crowd reactions, and can be seen inside. Please note that this might be upsetting to sensitive viewers.
Talking and texting while driving is somewhat of a cultural phenomenon in South Africa. There are those that are law abiding, but there are also those that don’t seem to care, and throw caution to the wind. But now Capetonians will face a R5 000 fine, and have their phone confiscated for a day for transgressing the law, it was reported in the Cape Times this morning.
It is with great pride and excitement that 2oceansvibe Media – in particular 2oceansvibe Radio – can now announce a strategic collaboration with South Africa’s #1 news source, News24. The relationship between Media24 and 2oceansvibe Media has gone from strength to strength over the past few years, with both news sources often sharing articles, links [...]
In a classic case of defeating the point so badly that the point goes into the corner and cries for its mommy, recent protests around Cape Town – usually focused on service delivery – have destroyed R2 millon worth of city property, the city has revealed.
On the back of news that Barclays bank was punished with a record fine of £290 million by UK authorities for interest rate manipulation, comes the speculation that the crisis, said to involve numerous banks around the world, could help push investors toward South African shores.
Well this is terribly worrying. Yesterday, Barclays bank – one of the biggest banks in the world – was fined a record £290 million for attempting to manipulate the world’s benchmark borrowing rate – the Libor. This is a huge blow to the bank’s reputation and raises questions over the future of chief executive Bob Diamond. Up to 40 other global banks face being named and shamed too.
This episode is for all the corporate grunts out there. Have you ever left a business meeting with the feeling that crucially important details weren’t absorbed by the already drenched sponge that is your brain? You bet your sweet little corporate bum you have. Ever had a follow-up meeting and embarrassed yourself because you couldn’t [...]
Wow, I don’t know if you have the latest issue of Noseweek handy, but there is a very spicy story inside. They (Noseweek) are claiming that Independent Newspapers hid a story from publication, because Auction Alliance had power over them, due to a kickback they (Argus – Independent Newspapers) had received. Here is an excerpt: [...]
The Department of Environmental Affairs (read: the South African government) has welcomed (obviously?) the Council of the Global Environment Facility’s approval of R25 million worth of funding aimed at strengthening the current wildlife forensic capabilities in South Africa. The donation will help combat wildlife crimes like rhino poaching.
South African director, Oliver Hermanus, is out to make waves again when he begins work on The Well. His most recent success came in the form of the Afrikaans film, Skoonheid, that debuted at Cannes’ Un Certain Regard in 2011. The Well will see Hermanus reteam with Didier Costet, his French producer-distributor on Skoonheid.
We just received these incredible images of the Top Gear Festival in Durban from our friends at OverdriveTV. If you were there you might want to take a look at these. But if you weren’t, check out some of the things The Stig and compnay got up to!
Associated Magazines CEO Jane Raphaely visited the 2oceansvibe Radio studio on Thursday morning, on the Hardiman Versus Williams show. Jane spoke at length about the launch of her candid biography, Jane Raphaely Unedited, which is available from all leading book stores. Besides being a fantastically interesting woman, Jane was frank and honest concerning her life, and the growth of [...]
Judgement was handed down yesterday afternoon in the Cape High Court that means that the application for a warrant sought by the Estate Agency Affairs Board to search the offices of Auction Alliance in Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg, was temporarily rejected. The auction house won’t be counting its chicken before they hatch, though.
Not one of South Africa’s TV channels have had the balls to show the new Nando’s TV advert. So TopTV has decided to step up and teach the rest a lesson in freedom of speech. They say it should be up to the public to choose whether or not they want to watch it.
At the beginning of this year, it was announced that Korean Air would be launching the first nonstop flights from Northeast Asia to East Africa: specifically, from Incheon International Airport, South Korea, to Nairobi, Kenya. Derogatory seems a modest way to describe some of the advertising used for the new route.
Things have been less than fun with respect to freedom of speech and freedom of expression in the landlocked central African country of Ethiopia in recent years. And they just got worse. Because now a simple 30-second Skype call could land you in jail.
Yesterday, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the international body that regulates the Internet, released its list of applicants for new .com alternatives. There are obvious ones like .amazon and .hsbc, but less obvious ones like .ninja have also crept in. A few South African companies also got involved.
Cleaning operations are currently underway at the SABC in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. This follows a fire at the Henley Studios building at around 20h00 last night. This is the studio where Isidingo is shot. But who started it? My money is on Cherel, though authorities say no foul play is suspected at this stage.
2oceansvibe Radio recently launched our Melrose Arch Studio to much fanfare in Johannesburg. The launch of the studio was our way of answering the desperate cries of our many thousands of Johannesburg listeners who, since being liberated from Morkels ads, “hump days” and “no repeat workday” radio were craving a stronger taste of the Vibe. [...]
Sir John Major has been giving testimony at the Leveson inquiry into British press ethics today. Some of his testimony appears to directly conflict that of Murdoch’s, who in April claimed: “I have never asked a prime minister for anything.” Major becomes the first ex-Prime Minister to claim Murdoch tried to get him to change government policy.
Jonathan Shapiro, more commonly known as Zapiro, has been named the 2012 recipient of the International Publishers Association (IPA) award for Freedom to Publish. He’ll receive it for his exemplary courage in upholding the freedom to publish whatever he wants, basically.
British Prime Minister, David Cameron, left his eldest daughter, Nancy, at a pub following a Sunday lunch. It happened after a mix-up with his wife Samantha, Downing Street has admitted. The couple only realised their daughter was missing when they got home.
In recent years we have seen reality television sink from the lows of Big Brother down through teen pregnancy, to the dregs of Jersey Shore. Earth, it would seem has little left to offer in terms of reality TV. Enter Dutch team, Mars One, who are looking to raise an initial $6 billion to send a team to mars by 2023, and make a reality show out of it.
Yesterday, Nando’s made a decision to hit back at our nation’s broadcasters. They published a summary of their pro-diversity advert in the Sunday papers in response to the SABC, DSTV, M-Net and e.tv banning the advert.
They say: “They’ve made the decision for you. Unlike our broadcasters, we’re giving you the right to choose.”
That’s how we feel too, because nobody should treat you like a child.
Click through to enjoy the ad in all its glory.