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.

'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.

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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.

 

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.

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.

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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.

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