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#AskMmusi – a lunch-time chuckle for all

New DA leader Mmusi Maimane loves to stay in touch with the people online – he even had a hangout with The Daily Vox...

While Facebook was down…

The world just had its first serious digital disaster of 2015. Both Facebook and Instagram crashed, leaving millions of users to stab in panic...

[VIDEO] When Mbuyiseni Ndlozi demonstrated Eben Jansen’s “intellectual bankruptcy”

A video of SABC Newsroom anchor Eben Jansen getting hot under the collar while discussing the #RhodesMustFall debate and then angrily dismissing his guest,...

When #FeedaChild becomes Feed A Dog

A controversial marketing ploy by charity organisation Feed a Child has backfired, leaving South Africans outraged and calling for at an advert that depicts...

Protea fire burns Sri Lanka, takes SA to World Cup semi-finals

The Proteas have bowled Sri Lanka over. Literally. On a magnificent night out in the field, the boys in green and gold won their...

Karabo Kgoleng tweets to tackle #mentalhealth stigma

The 21st century may seem like the era of oversharing and TMI but there are still some topics that are taboo – mental illness...

We think it’s time you met the #AmlaArmy

They dress in white. They wear floppy hats. And they also don fake fist-long beards. With a beer in hand, they scream "Hashim! Hashim! Hashim!...

There are facts, and then there are #FoxNewsFacts

On Sunday a video clip emerged of the Fox News network that was recorded by a viewer, in which “terror expert” Steve Emmerson claimed...

#RIPTrolley: A lament for the humble shopping trolley

On Monday, dejected trolleys were found abandoned all over Cape Town and Johannesburg. At the same time, #RIPTrolley banners were hoisted across bridges, leaving...

The “Vote No” campaign, for and against

Ronnie Kasrils and Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge have launched their “Vote No” campaign to staunch criticism. Political analysts, journalists and naysayers have slated the movement, claiming...

#MugabeFalls – and gets back up again

Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe fell down a flight of stairs at Harare International Airport yesterday, instantly launching a new meme. - Featured image via Twitter

That time Thuthukile Zuma scored a plum job in telecoms

At the tender age of 25, President Jacob Zuma's daughter Thuthukile Zuma has been named chief of staff of in the telecoms minister's office....

That Hector Pieterson advert: living the dream, or struggle appropriation nightmare?

Ahead of Youth Day, music channel Channel O took out a full-page advert in national newspapers showing a recreation of the iconic image of...

Oceans advocate Lewis Pugh brings the Antarctic to Twitter

Oceans activist Lewis Pugh is swimming across the Antarctic to raise awareness of the need for marine protection in the southernmost oceans of the...

Joburg orthodontist’s dubsmash advert goes viral

Johannesburg-based orthodontist Dr Muhammed Kaka has been making waves with his unconventional marketing methods, specifically his use of self-dubbing app Dubsmash. AAISHA DADI PATEL explains. Muhammed Kaka, an orthodontist recently...

Would the SABC even exist without Desmond Dube?

We have all felt the pain of bunking school or work and being left with nothing but those Desmond Dube Clientele Life ads for...

#AmandlaChallenge: The ANC’s birthday bash selfie campaign

Have you taken the #AmandlaChallenge? It’s simple. All you have to do is raise your fist, snap a photo and post it on social...

#ApartheidFlag Ruling A Non-Racialism Milestone

ANALYSIS The Equality Court has declared that displaying the apartheid flag without good reason constitutes hate speech. Deputy judge...

This is what Adam Habib said about access to higher education

Yes, Adam Habib said university is not for everyone. What do you think of Adam Habib’s statement that, not everyone should go to university? #FeesComission —...
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