Hayibo no more

2010-08-31 22:07

Satirical current affairs website has announced that Friday will be the last time they update the popular site.

In their final newsletter the team says that lack of advertising has forced them to close up shop. Despite its popularity, the newsletter states that many in "Corporate South Africa" are hesitant to link their brands to the website.

Fans of the site are encouraged to browse their online shop for branded clothing, lest the website makers' families get "Hayibo T-shirts and hoodies for every birthday and Christmas until 2035".

  • niels - 2010-09-01 07:37

    How do we stop this from happening?

  • what a pity - 2010-09-01 07:43

    it was an awesome site. sad to see it go. the write up of julius malema and his wood work was one of the funniest things i've ever read.

  • Fan - 2010-09-01 07:45

    This is tragic! I read a Hayibo story every day, and have done so for as long as I can remember (I obviously have a memory problem). Perhaps the writers of Hayibo can seek employment as Malema publicists. Come on corporate wolves, throw your weight behind them to keep this legendary site going. Please. I am off to buy a Lotto ticket so I can sponsor the site.

  • Brandon96end - 2010-09-01 07:53

    Sad day.

  • yippeee - 2010-09-01 08:00

    Good Riddance!!!

  • Nicky - 2010-09-01 08:01

    What a pity - I really enjoy this site, as it does bring a light hearted touch to a very serious world. Pity to that businesses are loath to be linked to the site - I for one would support companies advertising on this site!

  • Tracy - 2010-09-01 08:03

    This is the worst news ever! :( I will work for you for free!

  • KME - 2010-09-01 08:06

    This is sooo sad...They will be missed!

  • nathi - 2010-09-01 08:22

    Said, another one feeling the recession pinch! Website staff should strike for more pay and against its shut down, lol!

  • Thukza - 2010-09-01 08:24

    It was good for nothing anyway.

  • James - 2010-09-01 08:32

    A luminary point in my life seems about to vanish. Can it not run on paraffin? What a loss, it made my weeks for a long long time.

  • ouch - 2010-09-01 08:35

    ohhhhh,who disturbed my sleep

  • AJ - 2010-09-01 08:38

    There's always The Onion!

  • hayibo fan - 2010-09-01 08:56

    OH NO! Hayibo was my daily laugh. The writers are brilliant. What about sponsorship from people like Nandos and Kulula where there will be a character alignment? Or sponsorship from national lottery? We need satire - it's an important form of political commentary.

  • david soutar - 2010-09-01 08:59

    No joke at all
    a sad day indeed

  • Tanya - 2010-09-01 08:59

    And NOW where am I going to get my daily dose of sanity?

  • hayibo fan - 2010-09-01 08:59

    Or what about advertising revenue using google platforms where you earn money via(adsense)

  • ana - 2010-09-01 09:01

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO... this is tragic, really.

  • taff - 2010-09-01 09:21

    Ah well there's always the Presidents letter and Juju's mouthings to make us laugh

  • Sipho - 2010-09-01 09:21

    Bugger, I really enjoyed this site! I bet Julius is overjoyed. Now I have to view the country in a serious light again- bleak

  • geoff - 2010-09-01 09:45

    sad day - Hayibo was one of the cleverest/best sites on web for satire

  • Morgan - 2010-09-01 09:59

    It's fine i know this is sad, I also had a few good laughs whenever i got sick of the truth that is happening i would read Hayibo and it always put me in a better mood. I think we must start another site like Hayibo.

  • Denis - 2010-09-01 11:04

    Very sad and frightening... another step back

  • Peter - 2010-09-01 11:10

    That is such a pity, some of the cleverest writing around! I love my "Feefa" T-shirt! You guys will be missed ...

  • Celia - 2010-09-01 11:14

    It's a shame, but not surprising. The level of kowtowing and corporate toadyism is endemic to every level of society in this country. We don't deserve to have freedom of expression as we don't believe in it. If we did, we'd fight for it in every way.

  • chameleon - 2010-09-01 11:16

    do they need money for this? can it not be done on a hobby basis? south africans are the worst volunteers i know. in most of the developed world many great things are done by volunteers, but here in s.a. people want to get paid for every single thing. what's so wrong with doing something cool that you like for free. you can do less, but c'mon hayibo, don't be pathetic!

  • clever one - 2010-09-01 11:21

    this is just a publicity stunt. don't fall for it.

  • katman - 2010-09-01 12:23

    chameleon, I'm guessing you do loads of stuff for free. I'm guessing your productive day is taken up mostly by hobbies. I'm guessing you volunteer for just about everything. Am I right?

  • Sadtoo - 2010-09-01 13:30

    Sad to see it go - was BRILLIANT!

  • Deirdre Roworth - 2010-09-01 14:05

    What a sad day for South Africa, you have brought tears of laughter to my eyes many times!

  • Tamsyn - 2010-09-01 16:04

    HAYIBO! :(

  • pat - 2010-09-01 23:38

    Dont post here go drop them a mail

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