Acumen News

September 11, 2020

Advocate #GeorgeBizos, we dip our heads, in honour and shame.

An Acumen Media Report over 7 days The week started with KFC being accused of tribalism in a #HeritageDay ad and from there it just got stranger. If you’ve been living under a rock, you haven’t heard about that #ClicksAdvert. I have so many questions about this debacle that made […]
September 4, 2020

Accused Number One

An Acumen Media Report 4th September 2020 (Seven Days) Here’s #TonyasTakeOut There is a beautiful Afrikaans expression “die poppe gaan dans”, literally translated it means the dolls are going to stand up and dance.  It is an expression that means there are big and dramatic movements that will make even […]
August 28, 2020

Why I can’t talk about #Eldos

An Acumen Media Report 28th Aug 20 (7days) Tonya’s Takeout: I have to admit, I have never spent more time avoiding “real work” to watch YouTube like I did this week, I bluffed myself that is was “sort of” real work as the content I was consuming was #StateCapture and […]
August 14, 2020

#TakingNames – SA Fights Back!

An Acumen Media Report 14th August 2020 (Seven Days) by Tonya Khoury #TonyasTakeOut: #TakingNames – SA Fights Back! Many may not know this, but Acumen Media records every major headline or social media story in SA daily and, once a week, I read all the posts that have the largest […]
August 7, 2020

Corruption – #YourMoveSA!

An Acumen Media Report 7th August 2020 (Seven Days)   The entire week was fraught with stories about corruption, we heard how it will not be tolerated, how much there is, how we are going to fight it, and how the ANC is embarrassed.  I would find these things encouraging […]
July 31, 2020

Bring back #JacobZuma?

An Acumen Media Report 7 days: I never thought I would write this, but let’s be honest, was #JacobZuma so bad?  What happens when you replace Zuma with a man who can read the numbers?  This week is what happened.  Looting on an extraordinary level.  I’m gutted. More than gutted […]
July 24, 2020

Rise of #CivilUnrest – #RestinPiecesSA

An Acumen Media Report 24th July 2020 (Seven Days) #AndrewMlangeni, the last of the giants of the #RivoniaTrialists passed this week. Last week I wrote about #ZindziMandela.  My heart can’t cope with another enormous loss.  My timeline filled with images of the people who broke apartheid.  They stood tall against […]
July 17, 2020

Dear #MrPresident #CoVidBluePrint

Dear Mr President, Is this so hard?  I watched your speech that said nothing and joined your #Presidentimbizo where none of my questions were answered. To be fair I did stare at the screen forever wondering what to ask.  I didn’t want to ask anything, I wanted action because, you […]
July 10, 2020

#LetJusticeTakeItsCourse #CloverBlue?

An Acumen Media Report 3rd July 2020 (Seven Days) #Mkhize warned us the peak was here as we hit the 200k infection mark and Gauteng becomes the epicentre of the virus.  He called for unity during the #CovidStorm however we are probably more divided now than we were in the […]
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 […]