Acumen News

July 3, 2020

#PresidentialImbizo Tanks Ramaphosa’s Sentiment

An Acumen Media Report 3rd July 2020 (Seven Days)   Bulelani Qholani is his name, say his name #BulelaniQholani, this is the name of the man who most media houses referred to as “naked man”.  Bulenani  was forcibly removed from his shack (not house – shack), he was naked as […]
June 26, 2020

The Prioritisation of Murders

I’ve had a very emotional week and certainly I’m not alone. Some called me “radical” for my views on Facebook and I fought with more than one “Facebook friend” about the prioritisation of murders. Apparently, according to the #DA, murders that happen to farmers are to be prioritised and treated […]
June 19, 2020

How a Cat Gave Me One of its #9Lives

Firstly, accept my apologies for my tardiness in sending this Friday release.  We’ve had a 48hr power outage and generators only last so long!  On top of that, it is freezing even here in KZN it’s 15 degrees, the place that never gets winter.  It’s pouring and has been for […]
June 12, 2020

#Tshegofatso Pushed Me Over the Edge

I am so depressed, I have tried and failed to cheer myself up this week, there are many reasons for this darkness, but it started with #TshegofatsoPule, I really cannot breathe. Eight Months pregnant, stabbed and hung from a tree, the 28-year-old that pushed me to the edge of mental […]
June 5, 2020

#Racism, the #Pandemic

Let’s start with the biggest story in the world today, no not #CoVid19 – #GeorgeFloyd. Most of us watched this man die at the knee of the police brutality in America and let’s be honest, we also couldn’t breathe. My mind refused to comprehend what my eyes were telling it […]
June 3, 2020

Feed Rural KZN – Saved by South African Ubuntu

In earnest this project started on the 1st April, April’s Fools Day, imagine?  Who would have expected it to have been the worst joke played on humankind? #Covid19.  The name that has changed the face of the world as we know it and taken many casualties in its path. I […]
May 22, 2020

The #NewNormal – A Week in Media

The media has moved like lightning this week and I struggled to keep up as one minister after another MEC after another spokesperson made media headlines with action plans for #Level3. Imagine trying to manage 50+Million people’s health and their return to work after a two month pause on the […]
May 15, 2020

#CovidElections #Level3 and other #ThingsIDontUnderstand

Welcome to the #covidElections everyone, yes that’s right, it’s #Elections2020 in SA at the moment, just turn on your telly or radio and you’ll find a bunch of politics and #thingsIdontUnderstand. #MyFellowSouthAfricans, #RamaphosasAddress and #Level3 are at the core of this week’s study.  A timeous but exhausted President this week.  […]
May 8, 2020

#WhatLockdown South Africa? #WhatIsHappening?

Last week I told you that the #Lockdown had turned me into a hypocrite and a criminal because of the #SmokingBan, this week I feel I’m on the brink of becoming an #Anarchist.  It has been the weirdest week of my media analysing career.  I have only one question, #WhatIsHAPPENING?  […]
April 30, 2020

How I became a hypocrite and a criminal overnight #Level4Restrictions

If you’ve been reading the Acumen Media reports you will know that I have been banging on about the #GreatDivide and how the country requires a large dose of perspective.  These stories have been around #WooliesChicken vs starvation and #Jogging vs densely populated regions trying to adhere to #lockdown.  You’ll […]
April 24, 2020

#WooliesChicken vs #FoodParcels – the Great Divide

When I think back, this week feels like a lifetime, can you believe we had two Presidential addresses in one week, it feels like the time between the two was so long?  Are you sure they were both this week?  I’ve had a rough sleeping pattern of late, like the […]
April 17, 2020

#DeathToll Rises and #InfectionRates rocket as SA steps into the #WarZone again!

I have struggled with the level of reporting surrounding #Covid19 but now it seems that the media has found its level and I can return to weekly statistics, thank goodness I was #DrowningNotWaving! Overnight, we saw many stories related to people who have #TestedPositive for #CoronaVirus, most of these stories […]