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All posts tagged "Bafana Bafana"

  • Kenny Kunene unfazed by Twitter criticism of shooting

    Businessman Kenny Kunene found himself the target of online scorn this past week after rumours that he survived being shot at by 21 bullets -- but he's told News24 that he doesn't let the criticism get to him. A rare picture of Kenny Kunene just minding his own business ., who knew 😁😁😂 #KennyKunene pic.twitter.com/cj73Cfx5VR — Issa Hotep™ (@N01Skelm) September 6, 2017 Kunene says he was travelling Tuesday evening in a BMW when he was approached by four men who opened fire on him and the woman he was with. The two quickly drove away, and neither were harmed. The car was allegedly hit by...

  • Bafana Bafana disappoints South Africans yet again

    South Africa's 2018 World Cup dreams have been shattered as Bafana Bafana lost the third round of the World Cup qualifiers against Cape Verde last night -- and Twitter did not let it happen quietly. By Wednesday morning, the team was trending in the top spot on Twitter, with Cape Verde in sixth, as South Africans cracked jokes to mask their pain. Bafana Bafana is by far the most emotionally abusive relationship I will ever get myself into — Siya Sowati (@Siya705) September 5, 2017 Many made the connection between the under-performing team and the South African government. Are #Bafana bafana players like government...

  • The 10 biggest South African Facebook Pages

    For the past four years the Facebook wave has been breaking over South Africa, bringing a deluge of excitement, controversy and hype with it. During that time the user base has grown from less than 10 000 to well over three-million people. To put it in context, if our population had grown at the same rate as our Facebook users, there would now be 15-billion South Africans on the planet. That’s great for Mark Zuckerberg and his crew of teenage gazillionaires, but what does it mean for South African brands? In theory the platform gives marketers an unparallelled opportunity to...

  • A World Cup marketing lesson: You can’t own the flag

    If there is one valuable lesson for marketers and advertisers this World Cup season, it lies in the fact that big brands don’t own and drive big emotions: people do. Just take a look around. I was taking my dog for a walk the other day, just before the kick-off of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, when a bakkie full of Bafana-fanatics roared past me, tooting, wavin’ flags, and just generally making “waka waka”. I knew I had to do something in return, so I shouted the first word that sprang...

  • World-wide Twitter trend frenzy ushers in World Cup day

    Twitter was abuzz with World Cup fever on Friday, with seven out of 10 of its trending topics highlighting the world football spectacle. The trending topics, listed on the microblogging and social networking site, included #WC2010 #WorldCup #Bafana #SudAfrica #FIFAWorldCup #NelsonMandela. One of the trending tags also referred to "Bafana" -- in reference to the nickname of the South African national football squad "Bafana Bafana", meaning "The Boys" in Zulu. On Wednesday "Vuvuzela" quickly become a trending topic when South Africa and parts of the world celebrated the "Vuvuzela Moment" by blowing the local trumpet-like instruments in unison on noon that...