Journalists face rising threats in trouble spots - watchdog

2017-02-21 16:10

Journalists in conflict zones are facing unprecedented threats amid a rise in violent non-state actors, a decline in rule of law and increased reliance on freelancers, a media watchdog says.

Trump's smartphone not so smart

2017-02-14 20:13

Two US senators have requested details on President Donald Trump's smartphone security, saying he could jeopardise national secrets if he is still using his old handset, as some reports say.

Malema lambasts white shirts for 'squeezing his balls'

2017-02-10 18:33

EFF leader Julius Malema says security in Parliament “squeezed his balls” during the tussle to forcibly remove him from President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address.

Trump takes control... of @POTUS Twitter handle

2017-01-21 09:54

Donald Trump has taken over as the 45th US President and in doing so inherited the White House Twitter account from outgoing leader Barack Obama.

Teen who gained infamy for cyber bully rant goes viral - again

2017-01-17 18:00

An explicit video showing a teenager who gained infamy on social media for cyber bullying another girl has gone viral.

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.

'Blacks are cockroaches' - Facebook racist

2017-01-05 08:19

In the latest in a slew of racist Facebook rants, a Limpopo man has called black beachgoers cockroaches.

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.

Afghan woman pilot's US asylum bid sparks fervent debate

2016-12-28 07:13

The shock announcement of Afghanistan's first woman fixed-wing pilot seeking asylum in the US has touched off a spirited national debate on the country's most vexing issues: insecurity, women's rights and mass exodus of young people.


Sweden mocks Trump over 'major incident' statement

2017-02-20 14:06

Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing US President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country.

Woman who live streamed rape of teen gets 9 months'

2017-02-14 18:30

An Ohio woman accused of live streaming images of a man raping a 17-year-old girl has been sentenced to nine months in prison.

Diwali Facebook ranter pleads guilty in Durban court

2017-01-27 13:39

Johannes Dawie Kriel, the man who made demeaning comments on Facebook aimed at Hindus during Diwali in 2016, has pleaded guilty.

Authorities warn against sharing, viewing Facebook sex tape involving Cape minors

2017-01-18 19:09

The sharing and viewing of a sex tape recorded by a teenager could lead to charges of production and distribution of child pornography, says the Western Cape Department of Social Development.

Diwali Facebook ranter makes a brief show in court

2017-01-17 12:33

A Bluff man who made denigrating comments on Facebook aimed at Hindus during Diwali, has made a brief appearance in the Durban Magistrate’s Court.

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.

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.

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