SA presidency suffers serious Twitter gaffe

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The official Twitter account for the Presidency of South Africa suffered a major gaffe after the person manning it cursed the fact that they were missing a TV talent show.

The account administrator tweeted out a message expressing disappointment at the fact that it was missing the South African version of international hit reality TV singing contest Idols:

It then recanted, saying the tweet was down to an administrative error and had not come from the South African president Jacob Zuma, or the office of the presidency:

Some railed against the fact that the account was tweeting about such inconsequential matters:

Others took the tweet and its subsequent apology more light-heartedly:

Some even guessed at what had happened before the second tweet was sent out:

Not a good night to be the presidency’s Twitter account administrator then. Still, it could’ve been worse. The Durex kid could’ve been running the account.

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  • I can write better in my sleep

    soooooo much dumb on one page. Are you sure you are not the idiot Patrica from Bukaku?

  • Sam Fury

    LOL I cant believe that someone thinks that selling shares of a company actually means Square Enix WONT be making games for a Sony platform. Do you know how much Square Enix NEEDs Sony? The only reason SE is not in the Red right now is because of stronger sales on a Sony platform and FFXIV which they thought profitable enough to come to the PS4. SE leaving Sony… that aint happening… this isnt 1996.

  • PSIN4MANT

    I’m not sure you understand how Shares in a company work… O_o

  • Zarathos No Daimaōh

    A brand new level of stupid right there . So sony selling shares means they are losing games ? How do you explain then , by that same (lack of ) logic , Square games being multiplatform , when Sony actually owned shares of the company ? You even acknowledge it’s not happening in the end … wich confirms you are just fishing for hits and a lousy author

  • Kamille

    sony only had 8%, that’s the same as having nothing anyway. They didn’t have any say on their decisions about absolutely anything. Not to mention that the profits they would get from 8% were next to nothing to a company like sony that is like 20 times bigger than square.

  • Pippa Tshabalala

    Actually I wasn’t saying they would stop making games for the PS at all, I think you’ve misunderstood, or perhaps I wasn’t very clear in that regard, in which case that’s my fault. Seriously no sarcasm intended.

    I was saying it’s a pity because now Sony will lose out on a shareholding of a number of very successful franchises, whether their shareholding was only 8% or not, they were still the company’s third biggest shareholder.

    In fact the point of the article was stated right up front “we’re going to take a quick trip down memory lane as we look at some of
    the best games that have come out of Square Enix in recent years.”

  • andy

    Or not since news like this broke and its something that alot of people working with Square Enix have known for a LONG time http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-07-24-ex-eidos-montreal-founder-says-square-enix-has-some-things-to-learn-about-how-to-sell-their-games

    Square Enix are one of THE worst game publishers for communication. You think that it is only retailers and buyers that have to deal with their incompetence? The actual developer studios that work for them have the exact same communication issues. Even Focus Interactive beats Square Enix for overall communication in Europe. Sony did the right thing as Square are only going to hurt themselves more over the next 10 years.

  • Pippa Tshabalala

    That’s a fair point, and I did also comment that it remains to be seen if Sony’s move was a good one or not. It might well have been, and considering they’re trying to recuperate from a substantial financial loss, the selling of shares does indeed make sense. This was more an article on Square’s franchises as opposed to Sony although I think the title might have been misleading for many people.

    It will be interesting to watch it unfold nonetheless :)

  • Pippa Tshabalala

    I have commented extensively on another comment above as well, but just to reiterate, I wasn’t saying they would stop making games for the PS at all, perhaps I wasn’t very clear in that regard.

    In fact the point of the article was stated right up front “we’re going to take a quick trip down memory lane as we look at some of the best games that have come out of Square Enix in recent years.”

    This was more an article about Square franchises than it was about Sony.

  • Pippa Tshabalala

    I have commented extensively on another comment above as well, but just to reiterate, I wasn’t saying they would stop making games for the PS at all, perhaps I wasn’t very clear in that regard. Feel free to read my other comments as well however so I’m not just cutting and pasting.

  • Realist

    OMG This is why Gaming Journalism isn’t taken seriously and never will be. The author is so ignorant it ain’t even funny.

  • Goodgrief

    Fair enough, I have a clearer understanding of what you meant now. To be honest that really wasn’t communicated properly in your piece however I respect your opinion and it is food for thought even though I may not totally agree with it.

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