Kwanele Sosibo and Deshnee Subramany from the Mail & Guardian discuss the comments made by FHM South Africa features editor, Max Barashenkov and editorial assistant Montle Moorosi regarding corrective rape on Barashenkov’s Facebook profile. Did they deserve to get fired?
Russian president and sports fanatic Vladimir Putin put some critics in their place when the Russian team for the World University Games came under criticism for having too many Olympic-level athletes competing in a competition restricted to students.
By now, you’ve probably let your feelings related to the FHM debacle rage through heated conversation, tweets or blog posts. On Tuesday, the two FHM writers, Montle Moroosi and Max Barashenkov, learnt how fast an asinine comment about rape and twerking could travel. Both men were suspended almost immediately, but after the increased impact of [...]
Is the Internet the new TV? On Thursday House Of Cards become the first online-only series to be nominated for a major Emmy award. The political drama, starring Kevin Spacey, earned nine nominations including best drama. The series was made exclusively for Netflix, the online streaming website and was uploaded in February for viewing. The 13 [...]
Local online personality and gadabout, Anton Taylor has produced a video response to FHM staffers Max Barashenkov and Montle Moorosi, following Barashenkov’s statement proposing “corrective rape” for “white people who twerk”.
The magazine known for featuring some of the greatest names in music and popular culture history since 1967, has decided it was a good idea to feature terrorists in their latest issue. Click through to see who.
FHM South Africa has suspended their features editor, for making a joke about corrective rape on his Facebook page. FHM suspended one other employee, Montle Moorosi for his participation in the thread under the status update. The private FB comments made by Max & Montle are indefensible. FHM is taking immediate disciplinary action. — FHM [...]
FHM South Africa features editor, Max Barashenkov has unleashed the hellstorm of the decade on himself and FHM South Africa after comments he made regarding corrective rape on his Facebook profile were screengrabbed and tweeted on Tuesday. In a status update, Barashenkov wrote: “i propose correctional rape and sterilization for any white person who twerks.” [...]
Andre de Wet sat down to tell us about his entrepreneurial ups and downs. The interview with the online shopping company PriceCheck’s General Manger was held at the 2013 Net Prophet conference in Cape Town last week. From his dad’s advice when he was a “lighty”, to launching the international mobile app of the year, this [...]
The issue of the legitimacy of Mandla Mandela’s chieftaincy and the removal of the graves from Qunu to Mvezo, and back to Qunu where the bodies of Mandela’s children were originally burial.
BBC radio and television broadcaster John Inverdale made some nasty comments regarding Wimbledon Champion Marion Bartoli’s appearance. The comments received over 674 complaints.
Are you ready to hear the media mogul Rupert Murdoch like never before? On Wednesday a recording of Rupert Murdoch’s private opinions was obtained by the Exaro website and broadcast on Channel 4 News. The tape brought the public the 82-year-old’s thoughts on the scandal that took over his empire. From the “totally incompetent” cops that were [...]
Will Nelson Mandela’s las wish be granted? Or will the court fued between his grandson and daughter leave the former president with an unfulfiled wish?
Justin Bieber has quite the following on photo-sharing network Instagram, but what about the hidden gems out there that have used it as a platform to showcase their talent and exactly what the app can do? If you’re on Instagram or in the photo industry and you haven’t heard of Craig Howes, now is the [...]
You may have been the biggest fan of the series but we are pretty sure you don’t have the answers to some of these intimate details. Click through to check out the 15 facts you never knew about.
If you missed the Mail & Guardian Newsroom show on 2oceansvibe Radio, don’t dispair. We have the podcast of this week’s Mail & Guardian Newsroom show for your analytical pleasure. Feel free to listen on the page, or download for later listening. The past weekend saw the launch of a few new political parties, one being Mamphela Ramphele’s [...]
Stunned news anchor attempts to recover after hearing f-bombs from reporter Lindsay Nadrich. A segment aired where Nadrich dropped not one but two f-bombs and they were not edited out of the piece.
Your favorite film and series characters may have distinctive hair or facial features to tell them apart, but part of their personality, that we so love, is the thirst quenchers they choose to drink. PopChartLab has created this…chart, that puts together some of the most memorable characters and pairs them with their drink/cocktail of choice. [...]
From geeks to grammar nazis, meet the two presenters that make the Mail & Guardian Newsroom show what it is. Most news nowadays consists of throwaway sound bites that are the same on almost every radio station and website. But the Mail & Guardian is different. Africa’s first ever news website started in 1994, and [...]
Well, obviously it wasn’t THAT popular. At least, not popular enough to justify production costs. Apprently the music channel, which has been instrumental in the promotion of hundreds of local artists will “be transformed into South Africa’s first online music video streaming channel.” Here’s a statement from M-net: “The MK audience is an online generation [...]
The number one female tennis player in the world, Serena Williams has stuck her foot it in this time. This month’s Rolling Stone hosts a lengthy article on the star player. Whilst covering everything from losing at the 2012 French Open to when she wanted to have a baby, the most controversial part was her [...]
In yet another text book example of why it never pays to deviate from the list of prescribed questions when interviewing someone very much smarter and confident than you, Russel Brand effortlessly wrests the conversation away from the news anchors, and embarasses them in front of their own audience.
Charles Saatchi has been the name floating around in news headlines for the last few days. But this isn’t because he has made another game changing influence in the advertising world. The businessman and co-founder of acclaimed advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi has been hogging tabloids since his alleged throat throttling of wife and celeb TV chef Nigella Lawson. The recent [...]
The most wanted man in the world gave Guardian readers exclusive access to his reasoning and thoughts behind what he did in a public Q&A session. Click through to get the low down.
On 26 May, a tugboat reportedly sank about 30km off the coast of Nigeria. 12 crew members were said to be missing after which, 10 bodies were discovered, and it was presumed that the entire crew had died. This was all until the cook, Harrison Okene, was found trapped under the tugboat…alive.
The online division of Independent Newspaper’s was attacked on Wednesday morning, reportedly for publishing a story viewed as in support of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe.
The television drama Sopranos ended its run six years ago. Tony Soprano and his Italian-American mobster gang graced the screens of HBO for six seasons and the series is still the most-watched series to date. But for all those Mafia watching fans out there, the ending to one of the greatest shows in our lifetime, is still hard [...]
As Faranaaz discovered, government has widely condemned the spate of deaths related to circumcision rituals around the country. But few provinces are actually keeping clear records of the numbers. In the absence of reliable statistics, can government really do anything to prevent deaths at circumcision schools?
Nelson Mandela was admitted to hosptial for a recurring lung infection in the early hours of Saturday morning. Since then the media has been camped outside the hospital waiting for any news about Mandela.