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  • Let’s go down the Tessa Virtue/Scott Moir rabbit hole one last time

    Canadians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are record-breaking ice dancers who have wowed the skating world since forming a team in 1997. The pair have won three Olympic gold medals and two silvers -- but, more importantly, they've also won the internet's hearts. Record-breaking ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have endured dating rumours for ages because we all have eyes The thing about Tessa and Scott is that they're also, according to the web and very good science, madly in love and secretly dating. But the 2018 Winter Olympics marks the end of their competitive careers. So, without any promise that they'll ever...

  • #TummyMustFall: Cyril Ramaphosa jogs through Gugulethu

    If you were anywhere between Athlone and Gugulethu around 6am this morning, you may have caught a glimpse of a striding President. As he had done in Sea Point before last week's SONA 2018, Cyril Ramaphosa took to the streets of Cape Town to jog with fellow South Africans. He didn't wear those Where's Waldo? socks from last week, but he did manage to push a number of hashtags into Twitter's zeitgeist. Wear socks. Put on your running shoes. Become an active healthy South African! Yes Mr President #CRGetFit ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/zMxo8Z25F3 — Ontiretse Marumo (@OntiMarumo) February 20, 2018 Most of the sentiment was...

  • 8 feel-good shows on Netflix to help escape the world’s suck

    Life is hard. Problems barrel at us at a steady pace, and social media has allowed us all direct access to almost every human being on the planet's problems. People weren't made to handle so much -- and you're allowed to step away from it when you need. For some that could mean partaking in a hobby, or exercising, or spending your salary on face masks. Life is hard - if you want, try these shows that could make it a little lighter For me, it often means finding TV shows that transport me to a world where real-world problems are infrequent and, when...

  • Everything you need to know about Cape Town’s Day Zero plans

    As Cape Town's water crisis deepens, and Day Zero draws nearer, a lot of questionable information is currently circulating on the internet. But the City of Cape Town is finally getting its act together -- at least in terms of providing regular updates on the progress of its disaster plan, what Day Zero will mean for all Capetonians, and how its water collection points will work. Although it's still calling on users to reduce consumption, in addition to new social media campaigns including #DefeatDayZero, there's no doubt that Mayor Patricia de Lille's words of "We have reached the point of no...

  • Indulge in 5 of the best SONA 2018 memes

    This past Friday, President Cyril Ramaphosa demonstrated that the State of the Nation Address (SONA) can go on without Jacob Zuma. And South Africa's meme game (like its currency) was stronger than ever. So what were some of the gems that were inspired by this year's address? Sit back and enjoy the five best memes from this year's SONA. SONA 2018 meme #5: Ministers of Unemployment Widely believed to be replaced as the Minister of Twitter Minister of Police in the coming days, Fikile Mbalula took to Twitter Friday to rubbish claims he was afraid of Ramaphosa's potential plans. But instead of opposing...

  • Dear internet, Sylvester Stallone is alive and well

    Everyone, chill. Sylvester Stallone is still very much alive and "punching". The internet on Monday evening was awash with fresh rumours of the 71-year-old actor and filmmaker's apparent death. Remarkably, it all seems to stem from a Facebook update posted on Sunday, subsequently shared over 1.7-million times. "Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone died early this morning after his battle with prostate cancer, the actor kept his illness a secret, but in the end he couldn't beat it," it read. Some sent their condolences, others questioned if the news was indeed true. #ripSylvesterStallone We'll always miss our rocky pic.twitter.com/HCBAhxGcdr — NeopateighIV (@Neopateigh4Iv) February 19, 2018 Rest In Peace Legend ......

  • Last week in trailers: Incredibles 2, Descendants 3, and more

    It's still February. I don't know how. I thought this was meant to be the shortest month and yet here we are, still in February. To make matters worse? There are only two first trailers on this list. Everything else is a second or third. If you haven't been following trailers closely, though, then these may feel brand new. I hope that's true for you. Here they are. Incredibles 2 Disney is calling this a "sneak peek" but it's a trailer and its marketing jargon doesn't work on me. In it, Mr Incredible stays at home to look after multi-super-powered baby Jack Jack...

  • SA’s box office: Black Panther has best Saturday performance of all time

    Marvel's Black Panther is the studio's biggest opening ever in South Africa, pulling in R16.8-million in its first weekend at the theatres. The film was warmly embraced in places like Bloemfontein, where South African-style celebrations were enjoyed at the opening. Black Panther -- which obviously topped the charts -- is now the third biggest industry opening weekend ever in South Africa. The blockbuster also scored the highest Saturday box office of all time with R6.9-million on 17 February. Black Panther had Marvel's biggest opening in South Africa, also scoring the highest Saturday box office of all time The film was also a star in the rest of the...

  • Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Int’l airport evacuated [update]

    Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport was on Monday evacuated after an unattended bag was found in the terminal building. According to eyewitness reports on Twitter, an "explosion" was also reportedly heard around Terminal A's international arrivals. Explosion heard @ortambo_int around international arrivals then panicked running and evacuation. pic.twitter.com/URnvMa6chZ — SECTION27 (@SECTION27news) February 19, 2018 Users at the airport corroborated reports of a "loud bang" followed by panic. Just about to board flight to Cape Town - all of OR Tambo evacuated, apparently an unattended bag somewhere. Now, all been told to go back in and re-do the security process #ORTambo — Karin Mitchell (@KarinLaB) February...

  • Fergie gets the internet talking after spicy US anthem performance

    Singing the US national anthem at a sporting event is a great honour. At this weekend's NBA All Star game, said honour was bestowed on Fergie. Yep, that's right. Fergie of Black Eyed Peas and "M.I.L.F. $" fame. As far as the anthem goes, she didn't forget any lyrics, nor did she fluff any lines. But she did provide the United States with one of the most divisive anthem performances ever. You might want to listen to it below to form your own opinions. The internet however has already forged ahead with the commentary. And Americans almost immediately forgot all about the basketball...

  • Watch live: SA politicians debate Ramaphosa’s SONA 2018

    After what was a remarkably civil Friday in Parliament for SONA 2018, members are back in the house today to debate President Cyril Ramaphosa's SONA 2018. We can almost guarantee that the likes of Mmusi Maimane, Julius Malema and the rest of the opposition will have lots to say. (And everyone on the below list too). Live at 10am, Joint Sitting Debate on the State of the Nation Address #SONADebate #SONA2018 . Watch on ParliamentTV #DSTV408 pic.twitter.com/EUptgH9Tti — Parliament of RSA (@ParliamentofRSA) February 19, 2018 Catch the live Parliamentary stream on YouTube below, and budget about three hours of your day to enjoy...

  • #WeAreNotBaboons: racially-abused employees speak out at KZN hotel [Update]

    #WeAreNotBaboons went viral Sunday after a video of employees speaking out against racism at a KwaZulu-Natal hotel was published to Twitter. On Saturday, @TahBasil pleaded for journalists to cover a "life and death" story. "Please please. We are a broken people," he continued. Please please. We are a broken people. We have been working under too much racism from the management of our hotel. We are called Monkeys, baboons, useless black people, fucking muntus, women the age of my mother are called bitches and we have been trying to get hold of the owner — Basil (@TahBasil) February 17, 2018 "We have been working...

  • How to get the most from your lead scoring model

    Lead scoring offers a highly useful tool, not only for increased engagement but also for conversion. For lead nurturing, scoring simplifies the process of handing over qualified leads, helping to align sales and marketing teams in a way that drives ROI and reduces wasted time and effort. Despite the benefits lead scoring offers, many businesses end up scoring leads manually, using a combination of guesswork and customer track record. In order to see genuine results from this strategy, you first need to ensure that your lead scoring model is set up for success. Leads typically fall into two broader categories: explicit...

  • Peter Ndoro, #WakandaForever & #GodsPlan: weekend news you missed (19 Feb 2018)

    What a week (and a weekend) it has been South Africa. Sink your teeth into Monday and catch up with the social highlights and news you missed this week. Peter Ndoro 'kills' Cyril Ramaphosa, takes a break from the SABC SABC anchor Peter Ndoro on Thursday was asked to take a break from anchoring the channel's newsdesk after he accidentally announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa had died, and not late Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai. #PeterNdoro was outshone by #SONA2018, but nonetheless regained trending status on Saturday after DA leader Mmusi Maimane posted the below tweet. Why when an individual has served with...

  • South Africa’s Twitter celebs sponsor R1.4m Gupta ‘bounty hunt’

    South Africa's elite policing unit, the Hawks, are currently searching the country for fugitive Ajay Gupta, Atul Gupta, Rajesh "Tony" Gupta and Duduzane Zuma. Following the fall of Jacob Zuma from the presidency, a number of Gupta associates have been arrested by police. Ajay Gupta is wanted in connection with the Estina Dairy Farm project, but the Hawks just can't seem to find him. "Suspect Ajay Gupta is evading the law, we have begun to hunt him down. He can run but he can't hide," tweeted South Africa's minister of police Fikile Mbalula early Saturday. Suspect Ajay Gupta is evading the law,We...