Ferial Haffajee took to Twitter to voice her concerns over racism, after she and her City Press colleagues took part in a meeting, “to have a discussion about a genuine future, to find ways of altering our work patterns, to do wonderful journalism”. It sounds like it didn’t go all that well, judging by her tweets following the meeting…
Some people like to watch fat men try to ramp over a dirty river in an inflatable tube – and fail. And then there’s some people who like to watch other people being murdered. Now, YouTube is the place to go for funny cat videos, but where can a man get some good old snuff? The answer, up until quite recently,was BestGore.com. That was, until it’s owner was arrested for “corrupting morals”.
Goodbye, TopTV. Fare thee well, for you are no more. After suffering months and months of severe brand damage by asking, being denied, asking again, and being denied again for permission to flight porn channels, the owners of the TopTV brand, On Digital Media have decided to pack it in.
Cats have been ousted as the most popular animal on social media for the minute, and have been replaced by a 6-month old pig named ‘Jamon’ from São Paulo, Brazil. The pigs owner is a bit of a funny one, often dressing his pig up as a turtle. (What?)
Vice Media CEO, Shane Smith conducted a lengthy interview with Fortune Magazine this past week, covering subjects ranging from Dennis Rodman and North Korea, to making money from YouTube and telling old media that they can “go to hell”. These are our highlights:
Local YouTube phemon, Anne Hirsch has been causing quite a stink (a nice stink) lately, and her success has begged the question: Is the future of South African comedy online? Watch the clip, and find out. Catch Tech Report every Thursday evening at 21h30 on eNCA Africa DSTV channel 403. Check out their YouTube channel, here. Follow [...]
Kanye West made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s show yesterday to clear the air following a very public Twitter spat between the pair some time in the last 10 days. The full interview is well worth your time. If you don’t have much time to spare, hit part 2 straight away, and skip to the four minute mark for an amazing eight-minute long rant.
Veteran BBC cameraman, Doug Allen confirmed in a recent convocation speech at a UK university that scenes in BBC wildlife documentaries are regularly filmed in artificial sets to guarantee the quality of the shots.
Remember the accusations that some Gupta TV (ANN7) staff were working with holiday visas? Remember Gupta TV denied the allegations? Well those staff have been kicked out of SA..
Fox News has just unveiled its ridiculous new newsroom – it’s clear they’re big fans of Minority Report. Their new studio comes complete with giant 55-inch touchscreen tablets (or BATs – Big Area Touchscreens), an 11,5 meter video wall full of tweets and journalists furiously touching, flicking and swiping through apps with potential news stories.
Power FM owner, Given Mkhari says he plans to lay charges of extortion and trespassing against a a 25-year-old media studies student and Vodacom service centre employee who has accused him 0f raping her. The unnamed woman laid the charge of sexual assault against the PowerFM co-founder eight months after the alleged incident. Mkhari says he is the victim of a targeted campaign of harassment.
The Daily Maverick caught up with Mail & Guardian editor in chief, Chris Roper to discuss the R500 million defamation suit brought against the paper by the notorious Gupta family. They’re suing the Sunday Times for the same amount – putting their claim at a cool R1 billion.
Ladies and gentlemen, it could be one for the record books! The Mail & Guardian reports that the Gupta family is suing the newspaper for R500 million, in what may well be the largest media defamation suit in the history of South Africa. According to the M&G, “The case relates to an article published in the M&G in March [...]
This was roped to the traffic light on the corner of Strand and Adderley in Cape Town this morning. There you go. Just enjoy that. I’d love to know what the story behind that one is. Anyone care to have a go at guessing the scenario behind that headline in the comments section?
Are you a car salesman? Know someone who is? This next story might just change your life… In this segment, Seth finds out about a new niche app that makes selling cars that much easier. It’s called JustCapture.It.
Roadhogs is a local site put together to report bad drivers on our roads. As it stands now, Johannesburg is voted the worst city to drive in (with 49% of the votes!) and Volkswagen drivers, the worst on the road
In this week’s edition, environmental reporter Sipho Kings explains the UN’s latest report on climate change and what it means for government policies. If you’re serious about the rapidly changing balance of power between environment, government, and business, then listen in.
Rolling Stone has released their top10 stoner movies of all time, and we’ve compiled them here for you in a neat list for your reference. Get a pen and paper and write them down so you don’t forget, go to the store, buy a ton of snacks and settle in for the weekend.
What’s the problem with ordering a cab in South Africa? Everything. If by some miracle you manage to communicate clearly with the hellfire of ambient noise that is the taxi cab call centre, you can count yourself among the lucky and privileged few who don’t have their cab stolen by loitering students. Why? Because there’s no way to tell when your cab will arrive. But there is now, thanks to Zapacab.
The Movement for Democratic Change in Zimbabwe once raised hopes that President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF could be defeated at the polls. But, after losing three elections in a row, the party is at war with itself and looks set for a slow death.
If you missed the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad last night in order to watch the Emmys, then this post isn’t for you. You already know this information – but also, why would you miss Breaking Bad? What is wrong with you. For everyone else, we present the full list of winners from this year’s Emmys for your educational pleasure.
That’s right. After telling us that personal jetpacks were ‘around the corner’ since our youth, whoever is in charge of this stuff has finally pulled finger and it looks like hipsters will be flying around Woodstock in no time..
Are you paleo? Do you hate bread with a deep and burning passion? Do you run barefoot, or workout in shoes that have their own toes? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’ll almost certainly enjoy this helpful rundown of apps for eating paleo.
With Naspers’ shares increasing nearly 90% in the last year, their ever-present investment in Chinese company Ten Cent makes Multichoice look like chicken feed.
Deshnee Subramany and Sarah Evans from Mail & Guardian talk to The Institute for Security Studies’ governance, crime and justice head Gareth Newham. They discuss what to expect when the latest crime stats are released this week, how to unpack the numbers and what these stats might tell us about crime in SA.
The Department of Home Affairs has confirmed it has launched an investigation into the visa irregularities at the Gupta-owned 24-hour news channel, Africa News Network 7 (ANN7), or if you prefer, Gupta-TV.
Eskom has the very serious problem of trying to increase electricity output while managing the already stressed grid. Of course, they could do this by discouraging electricity use, but that would cause shrinkage in production and consumption, hurting our economy. Lucky for Eskom, a South African company called Illuminate is producing a light that will take a load off our electricity grid without asking us to turn off the lights
Russell Brand was kicked out of an after-party after accepting ‘The Oracle’ award at the GQ Men of The Year awards.
If you are in the market for a boat, listen up, Rupert Murdoch is selling his yacht, and it could be yours for R300 million! Check out these photos of ‘Rosehearty’