ARTICLES RELATING TO SOCIAL MEDIA

Paedophilia cases spark outcry in Vietnam

2017-03-23 20:46

Vietnamese cops took three months to respond to allegations that an eight-year-old girl had been molested, but then outrage spilled onto Facebook.

Date set for first step in possible Zille disciplinary inquiry

2017-03-22 11:29

The DA has set a date for the first steps of a possible disciplinary inquiry into Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's comments about colonialism, the chairperson of the party's federal executive says.

The separation of powers is a colonial legacy - Zille

2017-03-18 20:22

Western Cape premier Helen Zille has clarified her recent tweets on colonialism, saying that her trip to Singapore opened her eyes to a different perspective

The DA will never recall Zille - ANCYL KZN

2017-03-16 22:47

The DA will never recall Helen Zille because she is still the leader of the party, says the ANC Youth League in KZN's provincial secretary Thanduxolo Sabelo.

Zille must be recalled as premier - EFF, ANC

2017-03-16 15:58

The EFF and ANC have called on the DA to recall Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, following tweets in which she defended certain aspects of colonialism.

Zille to face disciplinary process for colonialism tweets - Maimane

2017-03-16 11:59

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille will face a disciplinary process for her tweets about colonialism, DA leader Mmusi Maimane says.

Two Russian spies indicted in huge Yahoo hack

2017-03-15 22:54

Two agents of Russia's FSB spy agency and two "criminal hackers" have been indicted in the US over a massive cyberattack affecting 500 million Yahoo users.

'I feel like we all got pranked!' - Social media users react to #BabySiwaphiwe case

2017-03-12 15:10

South Africans have taken to Twitter to express shock, outrage and gratitude after it emerged that Siwaphiwe Mbambo was found unharmed, but her mother was arrested for her alleged kidnapping.

Mom who mocked pregnant giraffe livestream gives birth

2017-03-09 21:21

A South Carolina mom whose impression of a livestreamed a pregnant giraffe was viewed more than 30 million times on Facebook has given birth. WATCH

Social media can leave you feeling more isolated

2017-03-08 10:13

Spending a lot of time using social media – designed to bring people together – may actually increase some people's sense of isolation, a study suggests.

 

Chicago sexual assault streamed live on Facebook

2017-03-22 14:19

Forty people watch live feed showing sexual assault of 15-year-old girl in US without alerting police.

Twitter users react to Spur altercation

2017-03-21 21:16

After a video showing a man physically threatening a woman in front of his and her children at a Spur restaurant went viral on social media, Twitter users reacted with shock, with some defending the man.

Zille's tweets make it difficult to attract black voters - DA Western Cape leader

2017-03-16 22:47

Acting DA Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela says former party leader Helen Zille's controversial tweets about colonialism may result in a loss of voter support.

Trump: I might not be here 'if it wasn't for Twitter'

2017-03-16 21:03

President Donald Trump is defending his frequent, and often incendiary, use of Twitter by saying that the social media platform lets him bypass the "dishonest" press

Colonialism can never be justified - DA

2017-03-16 14:26

The DA has responded to a series of tweets by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille by saying that colonialism, like apartheid, was wrong and can never be justified.

Helen Zille does quick about-turn on 'colonialism' defence

2017-03-16 11:19

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille has been forced to apologise after she angered South Africans in a tweet defending aspects of colonialism.

Charges laid against Facebook user who 'uses guns to rob and kill Indians and whites'

2017-03-12 20:15

Criminal charges have been laid by civic activist Yusuf Abramjee against Facebook user Obatala Mcambi who boasted online that he uses his guns to rob and kill Indians and white people.

Charge man who claims to use 'gun to rob and kill Indians and whites'

2017-03-11 20:56

Civic activist Yusuf Abramjee has called on authorities to lay criminal charges against a man who took to Facebook to boast that he uses his guns to rob and kill Indians and white people.

African governments versus social media: Why the uneasy relationship?

2017-03-08 18:03

This is election year for several African countries and there's a need to ensure social media isn't used to incite violence. But can governments be prevented from restricting citizens’ rights?

'There is no way this was not an inside job' - social media reacts to OR Tambo cash heist

2017-03-08 07:42

Police are investigating after R24m in cash was stolen from a plane at OR Tambo International Airport. Here are some of the social media reactions to the news.

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