IN TWEETS | 'I pledge to serve' - soldiers, healthcare workers commit to coronavirus lockdown

2020-03-24 13:05

Health workers, emergency personnel and security services have taken to Twitter to express their pledge to serve amid the coronavirus lockdown. This is what they have said.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey reconsiders Africa travel plan

2020-03-07 08:30

Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey said he will reconsider working remotely from Africa in 2020 due to the coronavirus and "everything else going on."

Twitter tells staff to work from home amid coronavirus fears

2020-03-03 16:41

Twitter staff across the world have been asked to work from home in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly new coronavirus epidemic.

Helen Zille hits back at Twitter critics and 'fauxrage'

2020-01-13 13:01

DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille says many people are "delighted" that she has been "drawing the line" against what she calls "fauxragers" on social media, a term coined to describe what she believes is fake outrage.

Think twice before sending that tweet, it can get you fired - social media expert

2019-12-20 19:18

Following TV news channel eNCA's decision to fire its director of news, Kanthan Pillay, over his "rats" tweet, a digital specialist has advised people to "always think before they tweet" to avoid landing in hot water.

Instagram test of hiding 'likes' spreading to US

2019-11-09 13:07

Instagram chief Adam Mosseri says that a test of hiding "likes" at the image and photo sharing social network will spread to the US.

#KFCProposal: Who's pledged what for the couple's wedding day

2019-11-08 18:17

South African social media is all abuzz with wedding fever as people discover and celebrate their new favourite couple – all set off by the #KFCProposal on Twitter. Here is who has pledged what to their nuptials so far.

WATCH | Twitter to ban political ads worldwide on its platform

2019-10-31 14:21

Twitter has said it would stop accepting political advertising globally on its platform, responding to growing concerns over misinformation from politicians on social media.

'Don't be discouraged, my big brother' - Malema's message to Maimane

2019-10-24 19:00

Mmusi Maimane may be going through a rough time after stepping down as DA leader and resigning from the party, but he has found apparent support in the form of EFF leader Julius Malema.

Twitter trolls 'frightening' in fight-back against corruption - Gordhan

2019-10-12 13:33

The public enterprises minister warned that there were worrying anti-democratic trends developing globally and making their way into South Africa.


Tito Mboweni tweets: Hayibo! I've been told to stop tweeting

2020-03-12 15:18

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has had his Twitter wings clipped - and he took to Twitter to moan about it.

Twitter broadens ban on 'dehumanising' comments

2020-03-06 10:03

As coronavirus fears continued to mount, Twitter expanded its ban on "dehumanising language" to include disease.

WATCH: State-backed actors may have accessed users' phone numbers, says Twitter

2020-02-05 15:11

Twitter said on that it had discovered attempts by possible state-backed actors to access the phone numbers associated with user accounts, after a security researcher unearthed a flaw in the company's "contacts upload" feature.

'I told myself it's not my money, yet': This woman saved R23 400 in small change in a year

2020-01-04 08:45

Student Sandisiwe Msomi saved R23 400 in small change over a year, which she will now use to pay for the registration fees of her second academic year.

Twitter backs overhaul of social media to stem disinformation

2019-12-12 18:30

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is funding research aimed at changing the way information circulates on social media - with the goal of combating online violence, hate and disinformation.

#KFCProposal: 'We never imagined that our love story would have touched so many people'- SA's new favourite couple

2019-11-08 22:27

Hector Mkansi and Nonhlanhla Soldaat, the couple who has captured the hearts of thousands of South Africans after a video of Mkansi proposing inside a KFC went viral, have expressed their gratitude to the kindness and warmth they have received.

WATCH: Two former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia

2019-11-07 16:14

Two former employees of Twitter and a third man from Saudi Arabia face US charges of spying for the kingdom by digging up private user data and giving it to Saudi officials in exchange for payment.

'Unnecessary outrage': Lesufi apologises after accusing Springbok fan of flaunting old SA flag

2019-10-28 11:51

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has apologised for incorrectly accusing a Springboks fan of wearing an old South African flag around his shoulders at the Rugby World Cup game against Wales.

Twitter says world leaders 'not above' its rules

2019-10-16 15:53

Twitter says world leaders are "not above" the rules of the online platform and could see their messages removed or demoted for egregious conduct violating its terms of service.

Twitter admits phone numbers meant for security used for ads

2019-10-09 08:55

Twitter has apologised after 'inadvertently' using phone numbers and email addresses for advertising even though the personal data was provided for account security.

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