We must listen to truth beyond our echo chambers

When do we believe what our eyes tell us over what the people who were actually involved say happened? In a world where our access to information is as unprecedented as our technical ability to manipulate meaning, it’s an increasingly important question.

Is Maimane about to be nailed to the preacher’s cross?

Last Sunday the disbelief was unbounded – and the jibes on social media merciless. Mmusi Maimane, the self-styled Obama of Soweto, had been unmasked using a car donated by disgraced financier Markus Jooste – the man who made the Wolf of Wall Street look like a puppy.

What’s in a name? Hey Tito, Cyril is just fine for now

You’ll never find Tito Mboweni asking people to imagine anything on social media, because he leaves absolutely nothing to the imagination. With Tito, it’s always a case of WSYWIG, what you see is what you get, whether he’s admiring vegetables on his Magoebaskloof farm in Limpopo, cooking up a storm in his kitchen – and sharing the progress in real time – or admiring Rwanda, and Kigali in particular.

My f*k, Mareliese, Steve Hofmeyr is running on empty

The race is on, one lucky – disaffected – DSTV subscriber could win themselves R10 000 by the first of next month, if they find the most innovative way to destroy their decoder, film it and send it to Steve Hofmeyr.