ANALYSIS | Silencing the applause: culture and entertainment in the time of a virus

2020-03-20 06:00

Fewer and fewer people will be risking their lives by venturing outside their homes as they stream entertainment from the comfort of their couches while blissfully unaware that those behind their favourite shows are going through a crippling time, writes Herman Eloff.

Apple iMessage, Mail, and other iCloud services are 'slower than normal'

2020-03-05 18:52

Apple has confirmed on its website that at least 11 iCloud products and apps were experiencing issues Thursday.

Three died after dry ice was poured into a pool at an Instagram celeb’s birthday party in Moscow

2020-03-01 19:46

The party was hosted by Instagram influencer Yekaterina Didenko. The BBC reported that the dry ice was intended to lower the temperature of a pool.

Thousands of men wearing only loincloths and socks fought over a stick at Japan's annual 'naked festival'

2020-02-19 09:00

About 10,000 nearly naked men fought for the stick on Saturday, which is believed to bring good luck for a year.

The 'world's worst cat' has found a new home, and she already has her own private bedroom

2020-02-04 19:16

A couple named Joe and Betty adopted Perdita after stories of her bad behavior at Mitchell County Animal Rescue in North Carolina went viral.

Sex workers are fundraising for Australia bushfire relief by selling nude photos online. They've raised hundreds of thousands, but not without consequences.

2020-01-08 18:01

Australia is suffering through unprecedented bushfires, and people from around the world have harnessed creative means to raise money to help.

Portfolio committee calls for probe into death of 21 initiates in the Eastern Cape

2019-12-20 19:40

The portfolio committee on cooperative governance and traditional affairs has condemned the deaths of 21 boys at initiation schools in the Eastern Cape this year, calling for an investigation into the deaths.

WATCH | Fruitless expenditure: Man eats $120 000 piece of art - a banana taped to wall

2019-12-08 20:33

The move was bananas... or maybe the work was just too appealing.

This robot 'dog' can climb ladders, a first for four-legged robots

2019-12-01 16:57

The robot uses a 3D camera, touch and force sensors on its claws, and a self-training neural network to scale ladders.

AmaXhosa King Sigcawu to receive official category 1 funeral - Presidency

2019-11-21 19:32

AmaXhosa King Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu will be honoured with an official category 1 funeral, the Presidency has revealed.


Reddit’s virus-focused communities are a Wild West of information – and they’re doing little to change it

2020-03-06 12:55

Reddit users have taken to the network to find and share coronavirus news, but it still doesn't show verified information from officials like the CDC.

'Our culture does not allow it' - Zwelithini slams sex education in schools

2020-03-03 18:48

King Goodwill Zwelithini has slammed the teaching of sex education in schools, saying it is not a cultural norm and required more consultation from parents and other stakeholders.

Facebook is redesigning Messenger to prioritise Stories – copying Instagram's best feature

2020-02-29 11:47

Facebook Messenger is getting a makeover that is soon rolling out to users, TechCrunch reports.

Do you know the hidden meaning of these food emojis?

2020-02-18 10:30

There's a whole sub-culture of emoji speak that intrigues us!

A building in Spain that looks like a giant fish made for one of the world's best architecture photos

2020-02-03 17:27

The surreal shot of the Hemisferic science museum in Valencia won the Judges' Prize in the Art of Building Photographer of the Year contest.

WATCH | ICYMI: Cape Town Street Parade in 60 seconds

2020-01-05 10:58

The streets of Cape Town were lined with families camping out on the sidewalk, excited to see the Cape Town Street Parade. Watch.

An artist sold a banana duct-taped to the wall for R1 million. On Sunday, someone tore the fruit off the wall and ate it.

2019-12-09 17:11

This week, Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan displayed a piece of art titled "Comedian" at a gallery in Miami. Then someone ate it off the wall.

We just got a rare look inside Mark Zuckerberg's home — take a look

2019-12-03 19:41

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and philanthropist Priscilla Chan offered a rare look into their home in a new interview with CBS This Morning.

A Komodo dragon hit the beach wearing a turtle as a hat, and there's video evidence

2019-11-25 19:05

It takes a lot to stand out — but this Komodo dragon seems to have achieved that by deciding to wear a turtle as a hat.

Acting amaXhosa king appointed following death of King Sigcawu

2019-11-18 16:48

Nkosi Dumehleli Mapasa has been named as acting amaXhosa king, following the death of King Mpendulo Zwelonke Sigcawu, a royal spokesperson says.

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