Acumen News

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 […]
April 15, 2020

#FacebookChallenge vs #HungryBeforeLockdown

A patriotic and compliant country is starting to show signs of uprising.  Many big issues were highlighted in the past 24hrs, using Acumen Media technology. #FoodParcels didn’t arrive (or those that did arrive were insufficient in number) in #Alexandra and #MitchellsPlain.  Chaos broke out as desperate and hungry people revolted […]
April 14, 2020

#ProfessorKarim is better than #DrFauci according to Social Media over 24hrs

With #Easterweekend under the belt, the picture was not pretty.  We knew the #AnnualHoliday would give South Africans the biggest test yet.  We passed, but by the skin of our chins! Arrests were made, looting and torching of #Schools became a regular headline  – 55 was the last count I […]
April 10, 2020

“I ask you to endure even longer“ President #CyrilRamaphosa announces a #LockdownExtension

#LockDownExtension “I ask you to endure even longer“ President #CyrilRamaphosa announces a #LockdownExtension Our #PresidentRamaphosa knocked it out the park, it is rare to see a nation united and patriotic in a time of dire crisis.  Look across the world, do you see love like this anywhere else?   His #NetSentiment […]
April 9, 2020

#TwoWeeks into #LockDown – #StAugustines & #Shoshanguve take the Spotlight

Welcome to #Day14 of #Lockdown, we made it to the #TwoWeek mark and how our world has changed ne?  I say changed but there are some things that stay the same.  Yesterday the #EFF and laid #CriminalCharges against #StellaAbrahams, must say I agree with them, but have we got time […]
April 8, 2020

#Lockdown giving you the blues? Just visit #Manana’s place!

Social lunches are apparently essential government work according to #MduduziManana and #StellaAbrahams. A photo went viral of the Minister of Communications and former ANC MP #Manana having a luxurious lunch while the country scrambles for basic services.  #MananaFoundation put out a release to say that #Abrahams was there on official […]