Lucas van Vuuren

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WSJ’s John Carreyrou says Theranos is a ‘cautionary tale’ for the health-tech industry

The too-good-to-be-true company’s CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, was obsessed with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.<p>In October 2015, Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou published his first article about health-tech startup Theranos, which had raised hundreds of millions of dollars toward …

Silicon Valley

Whisk, the smart food platform that makes recipes shoppable, acquires competitor Avocando

Whisk, the U.K. startup that has built a B2B data platform to power various food apps, including making online recipes “shoppable,” has acquired Avocando, a competitor based in Germany.<p>The exact financial terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although TechCrunch understands it was all-cash and that …


'Deadpool 2' dethrones 'Infinity War' with a $125 million opening and breaks single-day box office record for an R-rated movie

"Deadpool 2" proved that the record-breaking success of the original in 2016 was not a fluke as the movie took in an estimated $125 million at the domestic box office over the weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter.<p>The latest adventure from Marvel's most crude superhero wasn't able to beat …

Film Industry

South Africa’s Civil Servants to Get Above-Inflation Wage Increase

Unions representing South African civil servants and the government agreed to above-inflation increases for workers, the Public Service Coordinating …

South Africa

The Royals Are Obsessed with Africa—Here's Why That's Problematic

Soon after they marry on May 19, Prince Harry and his Hollywood bride, Meghan Markle, will jet off to the African country of Namibia—a desert nation …


A white lawyer threatened to call ICE on Spanish-speaking restaurant workers. Twitter is tearing him apart.

People are taking consequences into their own hands.<p>For the past few weeks, national attention has focused heavily on issues of racial profiling after a number of high-profile incidents involving white people calling the police on people of color spread on social media.<p>Now a video of a man …

Race & Ethnicity

Rage 2: Everything we know about the Bethesda blockbuster | Trusted Reviews

E3 2018 is almost upon us and Bethesda’s line-up of titles has remained shrouded in mystery. We simply have no idea what it’s going to show. That is, …


What Is Happening With That Rumored Apple Watch Series 4?

(<b></b>) Apple Watch 4 or Apple Watch Series 4 whatever you call it, everyone’s expecting some major announcements from Apple. The watchOS 5 …


Ken Jeong Goes From Comedian To Doctor To Help An Audience Member

Did you hear the one about the doctor who played a comedian who then played a doctor? Well, that’s what Ken Jeong, who is also a medical doctor, did while performing his stand-up routine last week at the Stand Up Live Comedy Club in Phoenix, Arizona.<p>According to the Associated Press, Jeong’s …


ANCYL: Andile Lungisa's sentence too harsh, stinks of racism

Johannesburg - The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) on Friday slammed the two year jail sentence meted out to its former deputy …

African National Congress

Apple, Influence, and Ive


The Race War Preppers Behind South Africa's 'White Genocide' Meme

Shonky hard-right documentaries about the killings of white farmers stem from a group of millenarian survivalists who follow a long-dead prophet.<p>From almost nowhere, White Genocide In South Africa has become the meme <i>de nos jours</i> in hard-right circles. In recent weeks, we've heard from Stefan …

South Africa

Fuel Giant Sasol Is Transforming Into a Chemicals Powerhouse

Sasol Ltd. built its business making fuel from coal, shielding apartheid-era South Africa from sanctions. This year, the start-up of a huge new …

Natural Gas

What Created These Strange Geoglyphs in South Africa?

In the Karoo region of South Africa, mysterious spiral shapes carved into the ground have attracted conspiracy theorists who liken them to the famous …

South Africa

'Anarchy, disorder won't be allowed when it comes to resolving land issues'

PARLIAMENT - South Africans opposed to sharing land with the landless must stand up and be counted, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday as he …

South Africa

'SA getting urbanised on back of apartheid's legacy of inequality, poverty'

Modise was addressing Local Government Week at Parliament, which is hosted by the NCOP and the South African Local Government Association.


Philips Hue is getting a redesigned, faster app this month

Philips will release a revamped iOS and Android app for controlling its Hue smart lights this month. The updated Hue app largely works and is laid out the same as the existing one, but it’s been redesigned to appear a lot more modern — the old app looked like it was made for Android in 2011 — and …


Compensation for land must come from former colonisers: ADeC

The African Democratic Change (ADeC) says the issue of land being returned to the people must not be racialised and that compensation for the land …

South Africa

CARTOON: Nhlanhla Nene on the hot seat

Most read<p>1.<p>CAROL PATON: With RDP project in flames call for ...<p>Opinion / Columnists<p>2.<p>EDITORIAL: No time for complacency<p>Opinion / Editorials<p>3.<p>PETER …

Nhlanhla Nene


State Capture

Dlamini an evasive witness - Ngoepe finds

<b>Judge Bernard Ngoepe found former Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini an evasive witness and handed the Constitutional Court a scathing</b> …


Capitec the largest bank in SA survey finds

Capitec Bank is now the largest bank in South Africa in terms of the number of clients who use it as their main bank, according to the Publisher …

South Africa

Investing Fears Vs. Reality: Reality Wins

Popular stocks such as Apple and Facebook were criticized before earnings.<p>The fears associated with these stocks did not pan out.<p>I expect these …


Philips Hue 3.0 is the smart light update you've been waiting for

It's been a long time in the making — we saw an early demo all the way back at CES — but Philips has finally released its Hue 3.0 app for Android and …

Home Automation

De Klerk: 'South Africa is in good hands now'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The last president of apartheid South Africa is feeling a lot better about his country's prospects.<p>The scandal-tainted reign of Jacob Zuma that dragged the rainbow nation's reputation and economy into the gutter is finally over, and F.W. de Klerk, who was president from 1989 to 1994, could …

South Africa

Spencer Tunick plans mass nude photo on Melbourne's Chapel Street

Artist Spencer Tunick plans to fill one of Melbourne’s most famous streets with naked people, no matter the weather.<p>The New York-based artist announced on Monday he will return to Australia later this year, having last visited in 2010 to photograph thousands of naked people on the steps of the …

Sydney Opera House

‘Too many people are coming to Gauteng’ – and a lot of residents want influx-control back

Urbanisation has ballooned in Gauteng over the past decade, with millions more expected to move into the province within the coming years.<p>This is …

South Africa

AfriForum Heavyweight Launches Attack On Academic Over Criticism About US Tour

AfriForum's deputy CEO Ernst Roets on Saturday launched a scathing late night attack on a prominent land reform academic after she criticised the …

South Africa

What Is Illegal In A Roadblock?

Most of us drivers have been caught in a roadblock of sorts at some stage in our driving career.<p>These are normally an inconvenience as well as being …

Car Insurance

German President Steinmeier notes 'substantial change' in trans-Atlantic ties

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said he is worried about European relations with the US. He said the US administration no longer …

Donald Trump