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.

US reporter quietly tags 'unidentified leader' Cyril Ramaphosa after SA tweeps lose it

2019-08-27 09:01

A US reporter who enraged some South African tweeps for referring to President Cyril Ramaphosa as an "unidentified leader" in a tweet, has responded to the backlash by tagging the president in a new tweet.

Wimpy investigating 'Nazi' incident at Bloemfontein restaurant

2019-06-24 13:22

Wimpy is investigating an incident at one of its restaurants in which a patron dined in a Nazi-style military uniform, complete with a swastika on his arm.

Millions of Facebook records exposed on public servers - report

2019-04-05 08:42

Facebook has once again dropped the ball on user information by allowing a public server to store hundreds of millions of user account information.

'My f*k, Marelize' talks to us: 'I fall down every day'

2019-03-01 09:12

Marelize Horn, the Namibian woman who rode her bicycle into rugby posts in a video that has been going viral, has described herself as an accident-prone person who falls down almost every day.

Mantashe warns of fake Facebook account offering a 'business proposal' in his name

2019-01-22 16:24

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has taken to Twitter to warn about a social media account impersonating him and offering people a business opportunity.

Maimane vows 'not to do business with Vodacom', Malema hits the Twitter reply button

2018-12-05 15:44

EFF leader Julius Malema and DA chief Mmusi Maimane have taken to Twitter as Vodacom's meeting with the red berets continues to divide opinions.

'I did not like BLF tweet dissing Gordhan' - Mboweni insists

2018-11-20 13:35

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has denied liking a tweet by Black First Land First spokesperson Lindsay Maasdorp that is highly critical of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

It's not always what it seems: False flags, parody accounts and social media

2018-11-07 14:43

A "false flag" campaign tries to give the appearance that a particular person or group of people is responsible for conduct perpetrated by others.

Nurse under fire for k-word message asking why white woman is dating black man

2018-10-23 14:40

A woman says she has been bullied for dating outside her race but felt it was the last straw when she received a racist Facebook message from someone she knew.


#AmINext: Twitter account retracts rape allegations after 'thorough investigation'

2019-09-06 05:11

The Twitter account @helpsurvivors, which "exposes" alleged rapists based on allegations sent in by other users, has retracted an allegation it posted against an alleged rapist after it was found to be a prank.

Mandela Day: Cape Town artist auctions Madiba painting to raise funds for childminder

2019-07-19 11:25

A Cape Town-based artist has used international Mandela Day to try to raise funds for her helper via social media.

Billions of Facebook accounts were 'fake'

2019-05-24 15:04

Facebook removed more than three billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company has said.

Video of SAPS classroom 'abuse' was a training session - police

2019-03-06 14:01

Police management in KwaZulu-Natal have condemned the posting of a video clip on social media in which a real-life domestic violence situation is re-enacted.

Did you feel that tremor, Joburg?

2019-03-01 08:01

Residents in the Joburg area have taken to social media in reaction to a tremor that was felt across the city.

SEE: N1 in Pretoria free flowing again after truck loses load of chickens

2019-01-21 14:15

Traffic on the N1 south has been briefly held up because of a truck that lost its load of chickens, social media reports indicate.

Johann Rupert is getting zero love from Twitter users over 'insulting' comments

2018-12-05 12:08

Twitter users have lashed out in their numbers at business tycoon Johann Rupert, following a controversial interview on Power FM.

Mashaba apologises for 'ebolas' remark but not for protecting residents

2018-11-14 15:54

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has apologised for the "ebolas" comment made on social media earlier this week when he arrested an informal trader selling cow heads.

Facebook blocks 115 accounts on eve of US election

2018-11-06 09:22

Facebook says it blocked some 30 accounts on its platform and 85 more on Instagram after police warned they may be linked to "foreign entities" trying to interfere in the US midterm election.

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.

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