The seaside town of Pringle Bay in the Western Cape is outraged at a National Geographic documentary that used food to lure baboons to a specially modified and fully furnished cottage in the area. The cottage is part of the Cape Hangklip Hotel, and the television series, Big Baboon House, raises ethical questions.
Fruit and Veg City has been taking a social media lambasting from irate consumers that caught the fresh food retailer selling endangered fish species in a few of their stores. Debate was intense, with both customers and Fruit and Veg City getting in on the action. The retailer has since issued an official statement detailing how they plan to handle the situation of endangered fish “slipping through their nets”.
The internet is a bizarre place, filled with dancing robots singing Bohemian Rhapsody, crazy lawyers suing charities and cartoonists for no good reason, pages and pages of tentacle porn, and gigs and gigs worth of hate-filled YouTube comments. But every now and then the internet dons a cape and becomes a super hero.
Argentinean tennis player, David Nalbaldian lost his marbles yesterday afternoon in the finals of the AEGON Championships at Queens in London, and kicked at some advertising boards and injured a linesman in the process; the act got him disqualified from the finals which saw Marin Cilic take the title.
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.
Russia’s Mark Zuckerberg, 27-year-old internet entrepeneur Pavel Durov, created a mini street riot in St. Petersburg recently when he and the vice-president of his popular Facebook-alike social networking site VKontakte were snapped throwing paper planes made out of 5000 ruble notes into the street below their head office. Picture of this cruel foolery, after the jump.
South Africa is going to foot the bill for salvaging the Japanese fishing vessel currently stranded on Clifton First beach, according to the SA Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa). The owner of the ship, which ran aground on Saturday and has since moved 25m closer to the shore, has to date refused to cover the costs of the salvage.
The Dalai Lama made news this weekend when he told UK weekly, the Sunday Telegraph that he had been warned the Chinese government was training female assassins in the arts of poison in order to have him killed. China reckons they could have whacked him ages ago. The plot thickens, after the jump!
After receiving a tip-off, the Sunday Times on Friday discovered that millions of rands worth of school textbooks had simply been dumped at a warehouse in King William’s Town, in the Eastern Cape.
The Hawks raided the home of one Dawie Groenwald this morning, in an “uncapped asset forfeiture” (read: repo raid) worth an estimated R55 million. This is part of one of South Africa’s biggest wildlife cases involving rhino poaching and trade in their horns, and we’ve got photos from the raid, and the police statement, after the jump!
Just as Twitter was cooling off from last Friday’s Jessica Leandra furore, another South African model (and also actress, apparently) called Tshidi Thamana (@tshditee) set the infernos of South African outrage blazing once more with a tweet she fired off in response to the Leandra debacle this weekend. But the biggest question on our lips is, who the hell is Tshidi Thamana?
Divisive comments on same-sex relationships and homosexuality by ANC MP and Head of the Congress of Traditional Leaders, Patekile Holomisa have drawn criticism from defenders of same-sex equality and caused the ANC caucus in Parliament to issue a statement distancing itself from Holomisa’s words.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, along with three other Frenchmen, have been accused of gang rape. Judges in charge of the investigation into a prostitution ring involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn now face two options: dismiss the new allegations, or bring charges of gang rape against them. It’s likely that the charges will stick.
With her name trending on Twitter, and most of the major news outlets having picked up the story, Jessica Leandra is having a pretty crap Friday thus far. Last night she tweeted a little bigotry that she may regret for a lot longer than it took her to respond to the backlash on her website. Her full apology, after the jump, but is it enough?
You cannot make this stuff up. FHM model and self-described “glamorous blonde of Mediterranean nationality, born and bred in South Africa” dropped a K-bomb on another shopper during altercation in Spar last night, and then took to Twitter with her bile. More of Jessica’s online foolishness, after the jump!
The town of Taiji in Japan, made infamous by award-winning documentary “The Cove”, plans to repair its reputation by building a sea life park in the self-same cove where annually hundreds of dolphins and whales are herded, captured and slaughtered by local fishermen. More on this seaside slaughter after the jump. Images might disturb some readers.
If you are involved in the marketing or advertising department of any one of South Africa’s retail chains, be warned that some model agencies do not want your business. In fact, one agency in particular believes that working with you may well make them a “laughing stock.” For the last five and a half years, [...]
We all knew that they were going to be bad, but to be told that one in four of Jozi’s drivers were asked for a bribe in 2010 is quite something. 154 440 motorists were asked to pay a bribe, but only 184 cases of corruption were reported.
South Africa’s transition to full digital terrestrial broadcasting is one of those processes that one measures in aeons, like the lifespan of stars or the inexorable evolution of monkey-fish-frogs into homo sapiens. The Ministry of Communications released the latest twist in this lengthy tale this morning, so get your R700 Set Top Box fee ready while we explore Dina’s latest digital daydream, after the jump!
Zimbabwe has suspended all weddings indefinitely – reportedly in an effort to curb corruption and fraud. The ban on matrimony was revealed by the state-run Herald newspaper, SW Radio Africa reported yesterday.
The above was sent in by Carl Anderson, whose brother reports that Ass Fudge is now available at supermarkets in Brighton, UK. And not just any ass fudge – a Welsh Lady’s ass fudge! Will this horror have no end? CLICK HERE for all the ass products we have on record. It really is quite [...]
Can you imagine what these people must be like in real life? A picture taken of a racist bumper sticker aimed at Barack Obama has gone viral. Referring to the upcoming US elections – in which Obama will stand for a second term – it reads: “Don’t Re-Nig In 2012. Stop repeat offenders. Don’t re-elect Obama!”
Yesterday, 2oceansVibe ran a story about the brutal handling of an individual by a Vaalwater policeman. Instead of facing a charge of attempted murder, the officer involved is facing a lesser charge of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm. He also spent time as the acting station commander of Vaalwater Police Station, after the incident occurred.