Fake news about xenophobia on social media aimed at ruining brand SA – govt

Durban in the News: Fake news about xenophobia on social media aimed at ruining brand SA - govt: The government has warned South Africans not to be "duped to believe everything they read or see on social media that is purported to be about attacks on foreign nationals". Woman sentenced to life for raping 10-year-old male relative: A KwaZulu-Natal woman who raped her 10-year-old cousin on multiple occasions has been sentenced to life imprisonment, police say. KZN taxi boss gunned down: A KwaZulu-Natal taxi boss has been gunned down in … [Read more...]

South African social entrepreneur among those shortlisted for the 1 million-dollar Hult Prize

South African social entrepreneur among those shortlisted for the 1 million-dollar Hult Prize: David Apostolov More than 200 000 student-led social entrepreneurship start-ups have been battling it out for the world-renowned Hult Prize – a $ 1 million seed investment given out annually to innovative youngsters with solutions to some of the globe’s most critical issues. Proudly South African-born student entrepreneur, David Apostolov, is leading the team that has been shortlisted as a potential recipient of this prestigious award. David … [Read more...]

Duo in court after video of dead man lying on Chatsworth street surfaces on social media

Durban in the News: Duo in court after video of dead man lying on Chatsworth street surfaces on social media: Two men accused of the murder of an alleged drug dealer in Chatsworth, Durban have appeared in the magistrate's court. Alleged robber shot and arrested after attempting to stab police dog: An alleged robber was shot and then arrested after he attempted to stab a police dog while fleeing police in KwaZulu-Natal, police have said. Protests erupt in Newcastle after boy dies in freak accident: The Madadeni community has erupted in … [Read more...]

Durban Image: #Forests2015 Social Media Boot Camp (Day 3)

A Durban tagged image from Flickr - click on the name of the photographer below the image to see more Durban goodness. #Forests2015 Social Media Boot Camp (Day 3) Image by forest.communicator #Forests2015 Social Media Boot Camp (Day 3) More information: www.fao.org/about/meetings/world-forestry-congress/progra... Photo by: Pilar Valbuena … [Read more...]