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’
The season 4 trailer for Downton Abbey was released over the weekend, and we have it for you right here! The Countess of Grantham kicks it off with ”You have a straightforward choice, you must choose either death or life.”
Jeffrey Bezos is one of the richest men in the world. He’s the CEO of Amazon and soon to be new owner of The Washington Post. We’re looking forward to see the changes he brings to the newspaper, aiming for what he calls a “golden era”.
Deshnee Subramany and Mmanaledi Mataboge from Mail & Guardian discuss a former ANN7 editor who says he fears for his life. They discuss allegations of political interference at ANN7, threats against staff and secret meetings between Jacob Zuma and Atul Gupta.
World mountain bike champ, Greg Minnaar, will be on 2oceansvibe Radio today at 12 o;’ clock. So make sure you tune in to the Just Josie show at www.2ov.fm. Send questions for Greg to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet to @2ovfm
Sarah Evans from Mail & Guardian discusses why the navy believes the country needs its multi billion-rand frigates, and what developments we can expect.
Here’s something to show your Stellenbosch friends. Episode seven of the third series of smash hit legal series, Suits sets UCT as the background context for a character in that episode. As you’ll see in this clip, UCT gets airtime.
Good morning. The sun has risen once more, so obviously there’s yet another balls-up from our favourite news channel, ANN7. Check it out. After the Gupta TV production team slipped up yet again and failed to play the audio for a segment, the on-screen presenter had enough. Instead of hearing music overlay of the news segment we hear a clearly frustrated, “Hayibo, guys!”
One can only imagine that the executive producer of this hot mess is reaching Hitler/Bunker levels of desperation, as the misery storm that is Africa News Network 7 continues to spiral toward the earth – a fuselage without wings, captained by a corpse. CLICK HERE and HERE… AND HERE for yesterday’s ANN7 fails. Do you work [...]
Which means that it’s sitting somewhere on a scale between “appalling” and “this is a spoof commissioned by a reddit subthread”. We particularly enjoyed the neat categorisation of the clueless housewife, gaming asian guy, and bored porn addict/ponzi scheme architect.
Africa News Network 7, or ANN7 for short, launched last night complete with Zulu dancers, a Zahara solo and complete confusion on Twitter. ANN7 is the brand new 24-hour news channel on DStv, funded by the Gupta family.
This runaway-train-on-fire is reaching such exquisite levels of ineptitude that we are now wholly convinced that the entire enterprise is a subversive satirical comedy channel to rival the best in the world. Take this ANN7 job ad, for example.
Two local 20-something entrepreneurs have developed a bona-fide smart phone ideally suited to our local context where smartphones are expensive to buy, and data isn’t cheap. Dream Mobile tackles both of those problems.
The man who lost $550 million when he bought and sold MySpace is chasing the younger, edgier crowd again. This time, Rupert Murdoch has purchased a 5% stake in Vice Media for $70 million. And this time, we think he’s got a winner!
Chantal Rutter Dros, famous for her work on eNews and Carte Blanche, will be the face of the primetime news on ANN7, the new 24-hour news channel on DStv. ANN7 is backed by the powerful and politically connected Gupta family, and has Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane, as an investor.
The long weekend is upon us. Which means that a braai looms imminently in your future. Or drinks. Or something, look, I don’t know what it is you do for fun. What I do know is that you want to be the smartest person in the room – and smart people are the ones with the informed opinions.
“They have more money than you and this is what they do.” So obviously there’s a lion on the roof of a Ferrari over there. The Rich Kids Of Instagram tumblog rose to prominence around 18 months ago, and every day since, they have dutifully published real-life Instagrams of young people spending/enjoying money that they did not earn.
According to the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA), MultiChoice has been handed a R10,000 fine for an advert that promoted the ‘Hannibal’ television series. The BCCSA said that on 24 April 2013, the commission received three complaints when the advert was broadcast during Masterchef Australia on M-Net.
Sushi-King to Politician convert, Kenny Kunene, was on 2oceansvibe Radio today on the Mail & Guardian Newsroom show. We put together this short snippet for you. Very special.. Click play on the embed below. Did you know that you can set radio-show reminders on your phone, using our new iPhone app? Download it now and [...]