It’s very easy to run around saying that you have an audience of 40 000, including over 30 000 downloads of our mobile streaming app. But to get the constant stream of praise that comes our way, takes something a little more substantial. So a big thanks to the listeners out there who are enjoying [...]
Egyptians began voting today in the first election since toppling former President, Hosni Mubarak in February. These elections are the first of a programme of elections that will last until March 2012, and although only a tiny proportion of the population has internet access, Google is continuing to do its bit for democracy and hoping to inspire Egyptians to vote.
This is one of the most powerful videos I’ve seen in a long time.
A couple of “Natty Light” enthusiasts approached the brewer, Natural Ice with the idea to make the mediocre frat-house beer slightly more remarkable by making it the first to be sent into space. Their spacecraft’ was a styrofoam cooler, a GPS tracking device, and an HD camera, launched into space with a weather balloon last week.
IMF Readies $794 Billion Bailout For Italy – The IMF could bail out Italy with up to 600 billion ($794 billion), an Italian newspaper reported on Sunday, as Prime Minister Mario Monti came under pressure to speed up anti-crisis measures. The money would give Monti a window of 12 to 18 months to implement urgent budget [...]
Here’s a little Friday frivolity for you. Bloemfontein businessman, Chris Snyman shows the ticket he was issued with when a traffic cop flagged him down. Please note the offence: “Drove motor vehicle while driving”.
Facebook, the social network we all love to hate. Already in its seventh year of existence, the online community has managed to connect everyone with everyone, even if they barely know one-another. For exactly that reason, many people have gone about culling off some of these Facebook “friends”, and while it freed up their newsfeed, it left others scorned.
A far right political group, the National Rebirth of Poland party, came under fire from gay rights activists in Poland on Wednesday. They’d gotten word about a little-known judgement that had been passed allowing the political group the use of a ridiculous logo.
The other day I bought Icky Thump, almost begrudgingly. I didn’t think it would be that good. It didn’t get the commercial attention (by that I mean our radio stations only played the single Icky Thump off it) of albums like Elephant and Get Behind Me Satan, leading me to think that perhaps it was a bit of a dud. If you haven’t bought the last album – do. It really is that good.
Kristina Rei from Russia clearly never watched that Absolutely Fabulous episode where Eddie tells Patsy that your lips should always be smaller than your face. She has just had her 100th botox injection – bringing her total expenses on these procedures to R50 000 so far. Her quest is twofold: to emulate cartoon diva Jessica Rabbit, and have the world’s biggest pout.
On this episode of Tech Vibe, Ryan O’Connor talks to Eran Eyal, the CEO of Springleap.com, about online community and retail. He also introduces the guitar for the tech savvy urbanite, the ION Discover USB Guitar, which teaches a guitar noob to play via online software tutorials.
Here’s a first look at the cover of the upcoming issue of ‘Life With Archie’, featuring Kevin Keller and his husband Clay, being cheered by the Archie gang after tying the knot.
While it’s pretty obvious that most of the “Occupy” protestors are banging in their tents (hell, there’s even an entire tumblr dedicated to Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street), a New York based adult film company has now shot a porn in the tents of Occupy Oakland. The name of the film? “Occupy My Throat.”
If you’ve missed the branding around town for the Puma Quad and yacht that will be arriving in Cape town, then you seriously need to consider an eye appointment. PUMA enters new yacht into 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race Cape Town, South Africa, November 2011 – PUMA Sailing fans can catch all the action of the [...]
A Pakistani woman has been arrested for killing her husband and subsequently trying to cook his flesh, during what appeared to be a raging fit of pique about her spouse’s disloyalty. The 32-year-old woman, Zainab Bibi, killed her husband after she found he was planning to marry another woman without first seeking her permission.
Art in South Africa tends to suffer from two things: landscape oil paintings, and the expense of awesome, contemporary art. Enter, stage left, a company named “Like Limited Edition”.
The ramifications for forcing through the Protection of Information Bill as it stands have been far and wide. International media sniggered, and local media took their grievances to new levels. Now, world-renowned Apartheid photographer, David Goldblatt, has decided to denounce a top South African award in protest against the bill in an open letter to President Zuma.
Three prominent gender rights organisations met with Mandla Mandela yesterday. This, after he made statements regarding South Africa’s sexual age of consent last year, saying that when it comes to culture, the sexual age of consent is a “white, Western notion.” He was specifically referring to the ukuthwala practice, where girls as young as 14-years-old are abducted and forcefully married to older men.
The 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade [Rad Photos] – On Thursday Nov. 24, 2011, the 85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade lit up the streets of Manhattan with mammoth floats and toe-tapping high school bands. As the star-studded revelers marched through the Big Apple, an estimated 3.5 million lined the streets to cheer them on. [ibtimes] [...]
I was a big fan of the Vodacom ad some time ago, which featured the African-dictator-type character, laughing as he abuses his power, repeatedly delivering the catchphrase “We’ve been having it!” The central idea of Nando’s festive season campaign follows that trend and revolves around a Robert Mugabe lookalike, as he reminisces about the good [...]
Samsung has had a rather clever dig at the iPhone with its Galaxy S2 smartphone. Having recently surpassed Apple in total worldwide smartphone shipments, the Samsung brand clearly has its eyes firmly set on furthering its handle on the US smartphone market. Spicy.
Porsche is designing a $650-million, 57-story highrise to go up in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. Which isn’t that big of a deal. What is pretty insane, however, is the fact that the highrise will feature a robotic car elevator that takes condo owners directly to their door while still in the vehicle.
Footage showing a Liverpool drug dealer throwing R1,5 million worth of cocaine from a moving car has been released by police. The guy tossed 2kg of the drug from the window of a Mercedes while being followed by police filming the chase.
It’s been a while since we hung out at the Planet Bar. And when I say “hung out” I mean arriving there at lunch time and leaving at midnight. Because that’s what we used to do. Then time got lost and some years went by, and now I see Cape Town’s coolest lounge/champagne bar is [...]
Oh yes! We are loving the new Goldfish music video for their hit ‘Crunchy Joe’ featuring behind-the-scenes footage from Ibiza, Brazil and South Africa! Groupies a plenty and jam packed with partying, jets, cocktails and beaches. Needless to say, we like! Check it out:
As part of what is the ‘most rigorous’ form of non-custodial punishment, a young offender was told to write an apology letter for his crimes. Instead, he took the opportunity to mock and insult his victims.
Microsoft thinks the techies at Amazon and Google will find free bacon hard to resist. And so, they’ve allowed one of their ad agencies, Wexley School for Girls, to set up a food cart outside Amazon.com’s headquarters, before moving to a spot near Google’s offices. There, workers were encouraged to eat free bacon with toppings like spray-on cheese.
The Brothers Streep were recently seen on Idols, where they poked a bit of fun at some of the show’s more controversial moments and characters. And before that they performed live for Anna Paquin on the Graham Norton show. This time they tackle the ANC’s steamrolling of the Protection of Information Bill in parliament this week. Check out “The Secrecy Bill” after the jump.