Donald Trump praises wrong Ivanka

2017-01-17 17:14

President-elect Donald Trump wanted to praise his daughter on Twitter but has accidentally sent his message to another Ivanka in Britain.

Twitter users hit out at ANC over #DontfillupOrlando

2017-01-05 22:00

The ANC was hit with public scorn on Thursday night when the hashtag #DontfillupOrlando trended on Twitter.

Backtracking after Trump tweet, GOP won't gut ethics office

2017-01-04 06:59

House Republicans have done an abrupt U-turn under pressure from president-elect Donald Trump and dropped plans to gut an independent congressional ethics board.

Trump plans lots more tweeting - spokesperson

2017-01-01 21:14

Donald Trump is planning to do "many big things" after being sworn in as president, his communications director has said, adding that his boss has no intention to stop using Twitter.

#2016in4words has people wishing it was over

2016-12-29 17:00

As 2016 draws to a close, Twitter users are seeking to find the four words which best describe the past 363 days - and they are not very positive.

Saudi jailed for call to end male control over women

2016-12-27 19:48

A Saudi man has been jailed for one year for calling for an end to the Muslim kingdom's guardianship system that gives men wide controls over women, local media say.

Helen Zille is a chief racist - ANC Western Cape

2016-12-22 12:10

The Democratic Alliance must recall Helen Zille before she does irreparable damage in the Western Cape, the ANC in the province says.

'2 BLACKS' description on Cape Town restaurant bill shocks

2016-12-19 18:11

The description of customers at a Cape Town restaurant as "2 BLACKS" on a bill was actually just the waiter's style of shorthand, says The Bungalow in Clifton.

Local sports fans need to get a grip

2016-12-11 06:15

As someone who was introduced to social media via Facebook, I’m not a big fan of Twitter and there seems to be more tolerance on Facebook.

Getting into the festive spirit with #DecemberIsTheTimeWhen

2016-12-01 18:47

In the spirit of welcoming the final and most lively month of the year, Twitter users have made #DecemberIsTheTimeWhen a new topic of conversation.


Trump unfiltered: Tweets reveal his interests, insecurities

2017-01-10 16:17

Donald Trump's use of Twitter is giving Americans and the world something they've never seen before: A peek behind the presidential curtain.

Obama uses social media to engage

2017-01-05 11:26

President Barack Obama's administration has increasingly turned to social media options to engage the public.

Obama boosted White House technology, Trump sees risks

2017-01-02 08:04

A method of a bygone era may be in for a comeback under US president-elect Donald Trump, despite his voracious use of Twitter.

Social media support floods in for abuse victim who exposed Christmas wounds on Facebook

2016-12-30 17:01

People on social media has shown abuse victim Yolo Pityana tremendous support after she posted pictures of bruises inflicted by her husband on Christmas Day.

Trump slams 'inflammatory' Obama on Twitter

2016-12-28 18:21

US president-elect Donald Trump has accused incumbent Barack Obama of making "inflammatory" statements and complicating the impending transfer of power - the latest salvo in an escalating war of words between the two.

Fake news story sets off Israel-Pakistan Twitter feud

2016-12-25 22:14

A fake news story has touched off a tense Twitter confrontation between nuclear power Pakistan and Israel in an episode that underlines the potentially harmful impact of such stories in sensitive global affairs

Trump aims tweet attack at Bill Clinton

2016-12-20 21:02

President-elect Donald Trump has taken on Bill Clinton in a new tweet attack, after the former president questioned his intelligence.

Child who became an online war symbol evacuated from Aleppo

2016-12-19 13:04

Several thousand people, including a seven year old girl who tweeted from inside Aleppo, have been evacuated, raising hope for many others still stranded.

#VanessaHartley publicly shamed for 'racist' post

2016-12-05 18:03

Social media users have let rip at a woman who had apparently posted a racist post on a neighbourhood page on Facebook at the weekend.

Tweets about #PoorBaba prove South Africans have no chill

2016-11-30 15:44

As South Africans faced the news that President Jacob Zuma's term in office had not come to an abrupt end, the hashtag #PoorBaba started trending on Twitter. And Twitter users didn't hold back.

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