Why the novel coronavirus became a social media nightmare

2020-03-29 12:10

The biggest reputational risk Facebook and other social media companies had expected in 2020 was fake news surrounding the US presidential election.

FAKE NEWS | No, helicopters won't be spraying coronavirus chemicals - govt

2020-03-19 08:40

A post on a Facebook group titled President Ramaphosa SA, posted on Wednesday evening, urged South Africans to stay indoors at 10:00 and claimed that helicopters would spray chemical solutions.

Keabetswe Jan on 'O Jewa Ke Eng' success: 'I’m all about helping people, that's my purpose'

2020-03-16 14:50

What started as a tweet that was a release platform for many South Africans has now expanded to more than that.

Trying to get over a breakup? Social media will only make it worse – even if you block or unfollow your ex

2020-03-10 08:45

Breakups were never easy back in the day, but they can be even messier and a whole lot more painful in the digital age.

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.

Rampedi won't apologise over 'molester' comments, Pauw's lawyer drafting papers

2020-03-03 15:41

Lawyers representing journalist Piet Rampedi say their client has not apologised or retracted statements he made about fellow journalist Jacques Pauw on social media.

Biden backtracks on claims of being 'arrested' while trying to visit Mandela - reports

2020-02-27 13:04

US presidential candidate hopeful Joe Biden makes an about-turn on claims that he was arrested "on the streets of Soweto" on his way to Robben Island while trying to meet with Nelson Mandela.

Carl Niehaus: Zuma back in SA on Saturday, 'thousands' expected at airport

2020-02-21 09:52

Former president Jacob Zuma is expected to return to South Africa on Saturday after receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness in Cuba, and 'thousands will gather' to welcome him.

Zindzi Mandela 'heartbroken' that ANC defended FW de Klerk's presence at SONA

2020-02-14 13:57

The daughter of former president Nelson Mandela has tweeted that she is heartbroken following Thursday's State of the Nation Address.

How does social media shape your food choices?

2020-02-11 17:48

According to a British study, we may be influenced by our social peers more than we realise when choosing certain foods.


Coronavirus news on social media stressing you out? Here's how to handle the anxiety

2020-03-26 20:45

'Breaking that endless loop of anxious anticipation' is key to handling anxiety and panic around coronavirus.

Wipe privilege: The psychology behind toilet paper panic buying

2020-03-17 09:25

It's a scene that's become familiar around the world: From the US to France to Australia, rows of empty supermarket shelves where toilet paper used to be, the result of coronavirus-induced panic buying.

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.

WATCH: India's PM hands over social media accounts to mark Women's Day

2020-03-08 15:12

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave prominent women control of his social media accounts on Sunday to mark International Women's Day in a move critics dismissed as a publicity stunt.

WATCH | PE student bust for reckless driving after video of rental car goes viral

2020-03-05 12:22

A Nelson Mandela University student, Melusi Magwenyane, has appeared in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on charges of reckless and negligent driving. Watch.

Adorable 6-year-old recreates designer looks from JLo, Cynthia Erivo, Kylie Jenner and more

2020-02-27 13:53

Six-year-old Stefani Chaglar and her mother, Alya Chaglar assemble the vogue dresses at their home in Antalya, Turkey.

The most famous South African house on Twitter is still for sale – despite many claiming they’ve bought it

2020-02-18 16:16

Despite what most of SA twitter says, the family home in Drum Rock lifestyle estate in Nelspruit, has not been sold, says Re/Max.

More evidence links social media use to poorer mental health in teens

2020-02-12 16:45

'Physicians, teachers and families need to work together with youth to decrease possible harmful effects of smartphones and social media on their relationships, sense of self, sleep, academic performance, and emotional well-being.'

Picture of Jacob Zuma aiming gun is two years old - Edward Zuma

2020-02-06 11:10

The picture of former president Jacob Zuma sitting next to a quad bike, while aiming a gun - which was tweeted from his account - was taken two years ago, according to his son Edward Zuma.

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