Quiz #225: 21-28 October

2019-10-18 10:57

Test your general knowledge with your latest quiz, which appears in the 24 October edition of 'finweek'.

Why James Cameron is arguing with a fellow millionaire about who dove to the deepest point in the ocean

2019-10-15 08:37

"Titanic" director James Cameron is arguing very publicly with a fellow multi-millionaire explorer about which one of them dove deeper. Here's why.

What happened when US presidents Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton faced impeachment

2019-10-12 09:52

Presidents Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998 were both impeached, while Richard Nixon resigned before he could be impeached in 1974.

Third South African chef to win Michelin star

2019-10-08 09:17

Exciting news for SA and the cheffing community as one of its own gets his first star.

Recipe etiquette 101: The important code of conduct every foodie should know

2019-10-04 14:37

Sharing is caring – and so is tagging and crediting.

A US man used a drone to drop explosives on his ex-girlfriend’s house, prosecutors say

2019-09-19 08:07

The alleged drone bomber may have taught himself how to fly by dropping nails out of the sky to annoy his neighbours.

Radioactive water from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant may be dumped into the ocean because the facility says it will run out of storage space by 2022

2019-09-11 12:15

Local fisherman groups, environmental groups, and even neighboring South Korea have slammed the plan because of the risks it poses to the region.

SmartNews becomes first unicorn news startup since 2015

2019-08-05 21:51

It’s a challenging time in the digital media industry. BuzzFeed and Vice Media, which defined a generation of news startups, dismissed hundreds of employees this year in cost-cutting manoeuvres. But a glimmer of hope is coming from a software company in Tokyo.

Independent Media: We didn't deliberately inflate circulation figures

2019-07-19 05:00

The Audit Bureau of Circulations of South Africa has amended its report on newspaper circulations for the period between Q1 2017 to Q2 2018 to accurately reflect Independent Media's circulation figures. Fin24 unpacks why its important these figures are accurate.

Photos show people playing in historic fountains and eating gelato to cool down ahead of a killer heat wave looming over Europe

2019-06-27 08:48

A killer heat wave looms over Europe. Here are some photos of tourists and locals doing their best to keep cool.


A 15-year-old tried to raise awareness about sexual assault at her school. The school responded by suspending her for ‘bullying’.

2019-10-17 17:25

A suit filed by the ACLU says the school violated the student's first amendment freedom of speech rights and pressured her to rat out her friends.

These are the deepest and largest man-made holes in the world

2019-10-13 10:00

Humans might not have ever reached the Earth's mantle, but they've gone deep. Here are some of the deepest man-made holes in the world.

A Japanese ninja history student who handed in a blank paper was given a top mark after her professor realised her essay was written in invisible ink

2019-10-11 12:42

At first, the blank piece of paper resembled trash, but when the professor held it against a hot stove the black ink began to appear line by line.

Google contractors allegedly offered darker-skinned homeless people gift cards to scan their faces for facial recognition software

2019-10-05 12:54

Multiple sources claiming to have worked on the data collection project claim they were instructed to record the faces of homeless people

Quiz #224: 7-14 October

2019-10-03 15:01

Test your general knowledge with your latest quiz, which appears in the 10 October edition of 'finweek'.

American schools are turning to 'vape detectors' to snuff out secret smokers

2019-09-14 09:37

Some of these devices can send alerts to school officials, telling them the precise location of smoker on campus.

An American high school is spending R730 million to renovate its buildings in order to thwart school shooters

2019-08-24 12:04

The school district worked with an architecture firm to subtly integrate survival into every element of the new building's design.

Gordon Ramsay shared a photo of his breakfast at the airport and the reactions left us chuckling

2019-07-22 15:22

Gordon Ramsay fans are not shy to share their opinions on his food pics.

Erin Bates the latest reporter to leave eNCA

2019-07-04 14:54

Erin Bates is the next TV reporter to exit eNCA (DStv 403) shortly after Leigh-Anne Jansen resigned last week and the axing of Tonight with Jane Dutton

The divers in charge of the Thai cave rescue revealed the moment when they knew they'd have to sedate the boys to get them out

2019-06-25 11:14

After a diver panicked in the cave system, officials realized the only way to get the Thai soccer team out was to sedate them during the mission.

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