It's Twar: Gigaba gives Redi Tlhabi deadline to apologise or face 'hefty damages claim'

2018-09-27 10:09

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has urged media personality Redi Tlhabi to apologise after an ongoing Twitter war ensued following the announcement of the latest amendments to travel rules for minors.

Christian poet who outed porn WhatsApp groups now getting 'vulgar' sex invitations

2018-08-24 11:31

The woman who outed members of pornographic WhatsApp groups is now receiving "vulgar and obscene" messages from multiple men. WARNING: Explicit language..

Christian poet harassed by porn WhatsApp groups run by a 'mentally challenged' rabbit farmer

2018-08-21 11:44

A writer of Afrikaans Christian literature is fearing for her life after reportedly outing members of "pornographic" WhatsApp groups.

WATCH: South African journalists read some of the meanest tweets about them

South African journalists are usually on the receiving end of some pretty awful tweets. Some are rude and others funny. Watch.

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Facebook murder: Zolile Khumalo murder-accused smiles in the dock

2018-05-03 13:15

The KwaZulu-Natal man accused of murdering 21-year-old Mangosuthu University of Technology student Zolile Khumalo and posting about it on Facebook has appeared in the Durban Magistrate's Court.

Mobile browser seen as safer than apps to access Facebook - Opera report

2018-04-16 21:52

South Africans trust their mobile browsers for social media access more than apps, Opera claims in its latest mobile web report.

Facebook investigating every app - Zuckerberg

2018-04-10 12:42

CEO Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook hasn't done enough to prevent its tools from being used for harm, and says "thousands of people" will be hired to ensure it isn't exploited in future.

Up to 60 000 SA users affected by Facebook data leak

2018-04-09 11:10

Personal data of about 60 000 SA Facebook users may have been shared with controversial political data firm Cambridge Analytica, after friends of theirs installed a personality quiz app in 2013.

Facebook adding unsend message tool

2018-04-06 19:49

Facebook is planning to introduce a feature letting users of its Messenger app retract messages after a report that CEO Mark Zuckerberg used an early version of the feature without telling anyone.

Twitter, Facebook may have to ID bots

2018-04-03 20:22

California has proposed legislation that would require social platforms like Facebook and Twitter to identify automated accounts, or bots, amid a push by state lawmakers to police the technology companies.


'Leak' leads to bar law exam being aborted

2018-08-24 14:04

An "administrative error" has led to the leaking of answers to a South African bar exam paper.

Twitter outrage over racist holiday maker use of k-word

2018-08-21 16:14

Social media users in SA are upset at a man on holiday who used a racial slur to describe beach goers.

UCT acts against staff member who allegedly posted on Facebook about wanting to kill child, 2

2018-08-15 10:24

The University of Cape Town has instituted action against a staff member who allegedly posted on Facebook that he wanted to rape and kill his 2-year-old child while he was suffering from depression.

I said 'no' to every non-essential request in my life for a week — here's what happened

2018-05-15 13:05

I’m a giver and like to make people happy, but over the years I've learned that my time is valuable and sometimes I have to say no. After all, I’m juggling a full-time job, freelance deadlines, and an active social life.

WATCH: 'Taliban' video comment lands businessman in hot water

Businessman Frederik Lee has defended himself from social media uproar following his comments about a "Taliban" airgun at a hunting expo.

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Zuckerberg hearings presage end of `move fast, break things' era

2018-04-10 14:37

Mark Zuckerberg has a well-worn strategy for fixing Facebook flaws. The company launches products, people complain, and then it decides if there’s anything it should change once the furore gets loud enough, writes Bloomberg's Sarah Frier.

Bots, good or bad, dominate Twitter conversation - study

2018-04-10 06:15

Automated accounts or "bots" play a big role in disseminating information on Twitter, accounting for two-thirds of tweets linking to popular websites, a study has shown.

Facebook suspends data firm in wake of privacy scandal

2018-04-09 05:45

The social media giant has suspended another data firm after allegations surfaced that it may have improperly handled users’ information.

DiData ex-CEO Dawson pumps R10m into social network start-up

2018-04-05 22:00

Former Dimension Data CEO Brett Dawson will be joining social discovery and messaging platform Gather Online as chair.

Facebook needs 'a few years' to fix problems: Zuckerberg

2018-04-03 17:23

Facebook will likely need "a few years" to fix the problems uncovered by the revelations on the hijacking of private user data, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg says.

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