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  • Cape Town water restrictions to drop to Level 5 in October

    Cape Town residents, who have been forced to use just 50 litres of water per day for much of 2018, can finally enjoy a little more of the wet stuff daily. From 1 October, the City of Cape Town will ease the current Level 6B water restrictions to Level 5, giving residents 20 additional litres of water per day. This comes after dam levels exceeded the two-thirds full mark late in August. Level 6B was first implemented in February 2018, back when the City remarked that #DayZero looked "very likely". "The Western Cape Water Supply System’s dams are now at 68% capacity,...

  • Cardi B hurls shoes at Nicki Minaj during New York Fashion Week party

    Nicki Minaj and Cardi B reportedly traded blows at a party during New York Fashion Week. The rappers, who have enjoyed an ongoing mutual dislike, were involved in a heated exchange on Friday night. "Cardi and Nicki both showed up at the Harper's Bazaar's bash. Nicki was with her crew at a table, when Cardi 'aggressively approached the table' ... this according to eyewitnesses," TMZ reported. "We're told Cardi said, 'Let me tell you something' ... as she lunged toward Nicki, but security stopped her inches from contact." If that wasn't enough, Cardi B also reportedly hurled her shoes at Nicki Minaj. Footage of...

  • Snow-covered giraffe in South Africa goes viral on Reddit, social media

    Snow in South Africa isn't rare, just ask those near the Drakensberg mountain range. But for the internet this weekend, seeing a giraffe in the middle of snow-covered vegetation was just a little too much to handle. On Saturday a post of this very scene on Reddit's r/NatureIsFuckingLit received more than 31 000 positive karma, with more than 400 comments to boot. The cold giraffe was snapped by local Instagram user Kitty Viljoen, whose timeline is packed with other remarkable snaps of the frigid Eastern Cape landscape. 🔥 Giraffe in snow🔥We had a major snowfall in South Africa last night from r/NatureIsFuckingLit Users...

  • This is why it’s important to get personal with your data

    With more than 230 000 new instances of malicious software produced daily, companies are under pressure to ensure the security of their data. Adding to the complexity of the challenge is the evolving legislative environment with the likes of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the local Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) putting the focus on maintaining the integrity of personal customer data. Research has found that the global average cost of a data breach is more than R56-million and the average cost for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information is more than R2000. The...

  • Twitter’s #LockscreenChallenge reveals so much about people online

    2018 will be remembered as the year that anything could be an internet "challenge". Case in point? The #LockscreenChallenge. The hashtag was found trending across South Africa on Friday, as Twitter users posted screenshots of their smartphone lockscreen. We have seen the hashtag before on Twitter, but the latest edition of the trend seemingly kicked off in Kenya. Usually, the smartphone lockscreen isn't the most interesting facet of a phone, but the hashtag has revealed a few traits about people and their smartphones. For one, we really do love looking at other humans, and ourselves, online. See what we mean? #LockScreenChallenge #HarryKane⚽️ pic.twitter.com/25yS2clHGX — dEAR_sNEEZY⚽️...

  • Cape Town’s Theewaterskloof Dam is now 50% full

    Cape Town's largest dam, the Theewaterskloof, is now more than 50% full. That's a big milestone reached by the City of Cape Town's largest supply reservoir, which holds more than 53% of Cape Town's surface water. Read more: Cape Town’s dams begin September nearly two-thirds full Back in April, it was just above 11% full, with the Department of Water and Sanitation forced to build a coffer dam within it to exact the remaining water. This is seemingly no longer needed. As of 6 September 2018, the Theewaterskloof Dam is now 50.1% full, holding 240.5-billion litres. That's more than a third of Cape Town's...

  • Hozier releases new music after four-year break

    Hozier, who brought us "Take Me To Church", is back with another EP, his first in four years in fact. Released on Thursday, Nina Cried Power is a four song EP of signature folk, soul, rock, rhythm and blues. Fans waited eagerly for the release and were not disappointed, with many calling it a spiritual experience. everybody say thank u hozier — julia (@tngjulia) September 6, 2018 holy shit, @hozier, dude, this new EP is unreal. chills, pure and simple. everyone go and listen to Nina Cried Power immediately! — 🌸 happy beeps 🌸 (@RobHand) September 6, 2018 @Hozier has walked out of the woods and...

  • Updating: Johannesburg CBD fire is now contained, 3 firefighters dead

    Update, 9am Friday: The fire which burned through a building in Johannesburg's central district has been extinguished. Update, 9pm Thursday: "Significant progress" has been made to extinguish a fire that has been raging in a building in Johannesburg's CBD since Wednesday morning. However, there's no indication that the fire has been extinguished completely as yet. Under the command of @CityofJoburgEMS Acting Director Mucavele, significant progress has been made in the effort to extinguish the #JoburgFire Our partners continue to support us in creating a safer @CityofJoburgZA pic.twitter.com/ZJ6d4T1dCr — Joburg Public Safety (@CoJPublicSafety) September 6, 2018 Original article: A fire which broke out in a...

  • #JoburgFire: Twitter accounts to follow for breaking news

    A fire currently tearing through a Johannesburg CBD building is one of the biggest news stories on Twitter today. While South Africans have the hashtags #JoburgFire to keep up to speed with developments, often hashtags can lead to unverified news disseminating. Here are a few official, trusted Twitter accounts you can follow for more news on the developing story. (Also, read our updating Johannesburg CBD fire roundup for more a more in depth look at the fire.) City of Joburg The City of Johannesburg's official Twitter account. @CityofJoburgEMS official is creating a buffer by directly splashing water into the building to prevent the fire from...

  • Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel stars on Entertainment Weekly cover

    Entertainment Weekly has exclusively revealed the first images of Brie Larson as Captain Marvel in the upcoming eponymous flick. Many expected a teaser trailer after the actress's cryptic tweet published yesterday. “Hey @EW I’m bored. Wanna break the Internet tomorrow?" she slyly wrote. Hey @EW I’m bored. Wanna break the Internet tomorrow? — Brie Larson (@brielarson) September 5, 2018 Instead of a trailer though, EW’s latest cover features Captain Marvel along with several images and a feature-story on the character. After Marvel ripped the hearts and souls out of everyone with Avengers: Infinity War, fans have been eager to know more about the superhero that...

  • How to generate B2B leads? 4 tips to follow [Sponsored]

    With changing times, the purchasing behavior of B2B buyers have also evolved. Nowadays, CEOs and VPs make purchase decisions online and more often their decisions are influenced by social media. Here are four tips that will help you to quickly generate B2B leads: Remain omni-present in the minds of customers It has been rightly said that you must target somebody rather than everybody. Keeping this in mind, you must identify and create customer personas. Once, you have segmented your audience, it’s time to remain omni-present in the minds of your prospects. Omni-present experience means your brand is always there for the customer no...

  • What’s on Netflix and Showmax this September?

    We know. Finding something to watch on streaming services is a nightmare. The likes of Netflix and Showmax give users a wealth of choices, but picking the ripest apple is always a case of turning over the entire basket. But fear not, because we're taking a look at the new content coming to South Africa's streaming platforms in September. Starting with... What's on Netflix in September? Bojack Horseman: S5 Available from 14 September 2018. If the fourth season of animation's most depressing series didn't hit you in the feels, the fifth one promises tears and more. In season five, Bojack and Princess Carolyn team up...

  • 5 ways to enhance your marketing images on social media

    Humans are visual creatures. Half of the human brain is designed to process visuals, more than the other senses such as touch and hearing. The brain is able to identify images in as fast as 13 milliseconds, and humans are able to remember more than 2000 pictures with at least 90% accuracy. So if someone sees a beautiful or a haunting image, they'll won't likely forget it. In the age of social media, a picture is truly worth a thousand words. If you want to stand out, you must have really compelling visuals in your arsenal. Online consumers are said...

  • Google’s ‘Art Selfie’ is now available in South Africa

    Good news, everyone. You can now find your art doppelganger online thanks to Google's Arts & Culture app's latest update. The update activates the Art Selfie feature globally, which allows users to find their art lookalike from Google's wealth of cached historical and contemporary artwork. Art Selfie first launched in January in the US, and for a moment became one of the internet's strangest memes... largely because it wasn't very good. Google thought some users' dogs we're similar to paintings of men, while one user in particular was likened to a caricature of Mark Wahlberg. Seriously bro, ouch. Beyond the Art Selfie feature though,...

  • Competition: win Comic Con Africa tickets and Funko Pops with Gammatek

    Comic Con Africa will be held on 4 to 16 September. Funko will be present for this event and there will be four exclusive characters available, only from this event. These characters will be: Funko exclusives Certain Funko characters are exclusively available to certain retailers and events. These are known as retail exclusives and sparks “treasure hunting” behaviour among collectors. “Funko allows people to connect through memories by giving people an opportunity to collect something that had a hand in sculpting them as an individual, that is why the variations of Funko collections will vary from person to person,” says Funko collector...