It's not Blade, ministry says of naked 'blesser' pic

2016-10-12 20:49

A picture of Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande in the buff, supposedly after a steamy session with a student, is a malicious fake, the ministry says.

Rustenburg assault suspects hand themselves over after 'social media pressure'

2016-09-26 22:11

Two me allegedly involved in the brutal assault of a 68-year-old man in Rustenburg have handed themselves over to police after immense social media pressure.

Maties student calls protesters K-word

2016-09-21 18:09

A Stellenbosch University student who used a racially offensive term to describe protesters has been referred to the institution's equality unit.

What it takes to get banned from WhatsApp

2016-09-20 12:09

WhatsApp has exploded in popularity in recent years but few people realise that the service also has relatively strict terms and conditions that can result in some users being banned.

Govt dept gets flack for marriage advice 'from the dark ages'

2016-09-14 14:36

The Gauteng Department of Social Development's "Marriage Week" initiative has backfired after their Twitter campaign started trending for all the wrong reasons.

Kohler Barnard to appear in Equality Court over 'come back PW Botha' post

2016-09-13 05:40

DA MP Dianne Kohler Barnard is due to appear in the Equality Court over a post she shared on Facebook praising apartheid-era prime minister PW Botha.

Like this! Facebook could be good for you

2016-09-10 15:59

Personal messages from close ties may boost your well-being, study says.

SA Twitter walks down Mxit memory lane

2016-09-09 17:59

If you remember phrases like "Moola", "DC" or "go online", you're in good company. South Africans on Twitter have taken a stroll down memory lane, reminiscing about the country's first big instant messaging platform Mxit.

Instant messaging: WhatsApp with that? Only way out, is off.

2016-09-06 16:46

Is instant messaging a useful tool or a way to invade privacy, especially when used outside of personal relationships, asks an analyst.

Margharet's picture 'an example of how sexting can go wrong'

2016-08-31 13:55

The distribution of a private image sent to a hockey parents’ group by accident is an example of how nude pictures could “go wrong” in the digital era, Parliament has heard.


Police watchdog probes cell rape video

2016-09-28 20:19

A video of what appears to be a rape in a police cell is being investigated by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate after allegations that the suspect could be a Montagu warrant officer currently facing another rape charge.

Snapchat said it will release a wearable gadget called Spectacles, which resembles a pair of sunglasses with a built-in camera for shooting video.

Snapchat said it will release a wearable gadget called Spectacles, which resembles a pair of sunglasses with a built-in camera for shooting video.

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Bob Skinstad: Global citizen now expanding his business horizons in London

2016-09-21 09:54

Bob Skinstad has successfully converted his career from the playing fields to the boardroom. He talks to Alec Hogg about leadership, global citizenship and South Africa.

Twitter enables longer tweets amid sluggish growth

2016-09-20 09:24

Twitter has announced the easing of its 140-character limit on tweets, in the latest effort to broaden the appeal and boost the user base of the social network.

Fascinating insight: Twitter-off – #Occupy trumps #Defend Luthuli House

2016-09-13 19:46

As a barometer of broader public sentiment, twitter analysis around the Luthuli House protests shows the winds are clearly blowing against Jacob Zuma’s administration.

Israel meets Facebook officials over incitement complaints

2016-09-12 19:08

An Israeli Cabinet minister has said the government and Facebook have agreed to work together to determine how to tackle incitement on the social media network.

Norway leader joins 'napalm girl' protest against Facebook

2016-09-09 19:23

An iconic 1972 image of a naked, screaming girl running from a napalm attack in Vietnam is at the centre of a debate about freedom of speech in Norway after Facebook deleted it from a Norwegian author's page.

Facebook co-founder pledging $20m to defeat Trump

2016-09-09 16:09

A billionaire Facebook co-founder says he is giving $20m to help defeat Donald Trump.

Sharing 'revenge porn' should be a crime, Parliament hears

2016-09-01 16:16

Sharing sexually-explicit material to cause distress and without the consent of the subject should be a criminal act, Parliament's Communications Portfolio Committee has heard.

Boys need stricter security measures online

2016-08-29 16:16

Girls and boys behave differently online and need different online safety rules.

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