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Meet the badass Mexican women shooting confetti at street harassers

A group of Mexican women have found a novel, creative way to deal with street harassment - they shoot offenders with colourful confetti and...

Mbaks and “Mandisa”: WTF just happened?

Twitter went crazy late on Thursday evening when Minister of Sports and Recreation Fikile Mbalula tweeted a picture of a lingerie-clad woman in a...

Is Blade sharp enough for Twitter?

Blade Nzimande has been on Twitter (@DrBladeNzimande) for less than a week and already he’s got his foot firmly wedged in his mouth. DANA...

All hail king Kagiso Rabada!

On Tuesday, 20-year-old cricketing sensation Kagiso Rabada became the youngest South African player to take ten wickets in a single test match. The right-handed...

Wits academic warns Habib against presence of security forces

*This post has been removed as per the author's request. You can view the original letter on Facebook. Featured image by Stuart Thembisile Lewis

“Untouchable” Indian student’s suicide note: “My birth is my fatal accident”

Indian PhD student Rohith Vemula took his own life on Sunday evening. News of his death and it’s the possible reasons for it have...

Meet UCT’s fab new deputy vice-chancellor

Professor Mamogkethi Setati Phakeng, aka @FabAcademic on Instagram is the latest addition to UCT’s executive. AAISHA DADI PATEL rounds up a bit more about...

#Homosletstalk and the consequences of hate speech

On Wednesday, a young man who claims to be 17 took to Twitter to declare he would rape lesbians to "turn them straight". His...

The continuous stripping and dehumanising of Sarah Baartman

Degrading images of Sarah ("Saartjie") Baartman have resurfaced online following rumours that Beyonce plans on writing and acting in a movie based on her...

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!...

10 stunning SA beaches that aren’t Clifton or North Beach

Besides the traditional ones in Durban and Cape Town (which get crazy busy this time of year), what other beaches does South Africa have...

“Travelling the world isn’t that glamorous” – nomadic SA couple

Earlier this year, we caught up with the South African couple behind the How Far From Home blog, who cashed in their savings to travel the world....

Twitter can’t even any more with this cabinet reshuffling

Twitter's meme game is strong right now. Maybe it's because the holidays are almost upon us, or maybe it's just the result of so...

Nene gets knocked out and the rand goes wild

On Wednesday night, President Zuma announced the removal of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. The news came as a shock, and the markets plummeted soon after,...

The girls aren’t alright, thanks for asking

The much derided department of women has put its foot in its mouth again, this time as part of its 16 days of activism...

Oscar’s going to jail and Heyneke Meyer’s quit. Do we have...

The top two Twitter trends in SA on Thursday were Oscar Pistorius’s murder conviction and rugby coach Heyneke Meyer’s stepping down from the Bok...

#woke30seconds and all that shade

The hashtag #woke30seconds was trending on Friday, capitalising on South Africans' love of trivia games and our propensity to talk smack about politicians, celebs...

When H&M came to SA and insulted everyone

International retail giant H&M set up shop in SA recently, with one store opened in Cape Town last month and one in Johannesburg just...

Why I’m NOT joining the anti-corruption march against our corrupt government

Sometime on Tuesday, much-loved political analyst Ebrahim Fakir threw a curve ball at the purportedly massive anti-corruption march scheduled to take place in Pretoria...

Oh dear, here comes #IamStellenbosch

The online world erupted on Friday when #IAmStellenbosch started trending on Twitter. It quickly earned the mockery of Twitter users who pointed out that...
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