Canadian to leave Nepal after visa revoked over tweets

2016-05-05 17:01

A Canadian software developer who has been ordered to leave Nepal over tweets deemed to "incite conflict" will fly home after failing to win a reprieve from the country's top court, his lawyer says.

Rhodes Must Fall leader tells waiter: 'We will give tip when you return land'

2016-04-29 15:40

Ntokozo Qwabe, one of the leaders of the Rhodes Must Fall movement at Oxford University, has bragged on Facebook about the way he and his comrades treated a white waiter.

Facebook a 'perpetual motion money machine'

2016-04-28 14:35

Remember that kid in high school with flawless skin, straight-A grades and a gorgeous jump shot? Facebook is that kid.

7 mistakes companies make as customers go mobile

2016-04-28 09:40

As people migrate to social media platforms on mobile devices companies are faced with the challenge of effectively reaching their customers.

Joemat-Pettersson slams fake social media accounts

2016-04-21 14:27

Minister of Energy Tina Joemat-Pettersson has denounced Facebook and Twitter accounts in her name.

Hamas slams Twitter for closing its accounts

2016-04-01 16:59

The Palestinian militant group Hamas has lashed out at Twitter after the social media giant allegedly closed a number of its accounts.

'#WeLoveErdogan: Supporters rally around Turkey leader

2016-03-30 20:56

A bid by supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to create Twitter buzz around the Turkish leader as he makes a sensitive trip to the United States, has descended into acrimony amid accusations of censorship.

Vytjie Mentor's Facebook page disappears

2016-03-17 16:49

Former senior ANC MP Vytjie Mentor's Facebook page has disappeared, two days after she claimed the Gupta family offered her a job as public enterprises minister.

Asian wildlife traders harness social media

2016-03-03 21:26

Social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram are increasingly being used in Asia as platforms for the illegal trade in a range of threatened species.

Nzimande to address student protests on social media next week

2016-02-26 20:15

Following violent protests at several universities across the country, Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande's spokesperson says the minister will address issues raised by students on social media next week.


WhatsApp suspended in Brazil

2016-05-02 21:04

The popular WhatsApp messaging service is not working in Brazil, apparently as a result of an ongoing judicial battle.

Zuckerberg aims for more Facebook control

2016-04-28 17:31

Facebook’s chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg has picked a good time to ask for more freedom.

Facebook shares jump on mobile video ads

2016-04-28 10:08

Facebook has reported sales and profit that beat analysts’ estimates, benefiting as companies spent more to advertise in videos on its main mobile app.

US Army airborne drop rains Humvees

2016-04-22 21:26

A US Army airborne exercise in Germany is attracting more than a million viewers on social media after a video surfaced showing a Humvee breaking free of its rigging and plummeting to the ground, followed by another, and another...

SA disappointed by Zuma's apology speech

2016-04-01 21:45

Some politicians and prominent figures – who were expecting President Jacob Zuma to resign – have been left disappointed when he all he did was to use the live television broadcast to apologise for the Nkandla funds debacle.

ANC media officer apologises for Malema tweet

2016-03-31 15:50

An ANC media relations officer has apologised after taking to Twitter to downplay EFF leader Julius Malema receiving a BA degree from Unisa, after claiming it as mediocre.

Mentor's Facebook account shut down by 'those who hate the truth'

2016-03-17 19:54

Former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor's Facebook page is back up after it was temporarily shut down by "scoundrels" who "hate the truth", she tweeted.

Azealia Banks quits Twitter over 'junky' US media culture

2016-03-10 09:10

Hip-hop star Azealia Banks, an explosive presence on Twitter where she relished taking other artists to task, has abruptly deactivated her account as she deplored US media culture.

Saudi man gets 10 years, 2 000 lashes over atheist tweets

2016-02-27 16:25

A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison and 2 000 lashes for expressing his atheism in hundreds of Twitter posts.

Grumpy Western Cape ANC members warned off Facebook

2016-02-25 21:52

The ANC in the Western Cape has told disgruntled members to stay off Facebook in the aftermath of a fallout over its troubled leadership.

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