Social Media

No place in Islam for triumphalism

OPINION by Shafiq Morton Social media for us journalists is like the street. On a daily basis, we have to stroll through it. It’s a gossip shop, but we have to deal with it, sifting out the fake news and other stuff in the coffee shops of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp[…]

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The threat social media poses to relationships

Over the past few years, social media has evolved rapidly allowing for communication to be expanded across various mediums. Facebook started off as a platform where one could find lost friends, classmates or college mates to now, a platform of interaction with video calls, instant messaging, posting videos and sharing[…]

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DSD, SAPS to investigate teen pornography video

The recent surfacing of a video in which alleged minors appear to be engaging in sexual intercourse has shocked the Cape Town community. In the approximately minute long video, a minor is seen recording two individuals who appear to be minors engaging in sexual intercourse, while making ‘lewd’ hand gestures[…]

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No truth to kidnapping rumours: police

A string of messages doing the rounds on social media warning that children are being kidnapped in suburbs on the Cape Flats is sowing panic amongst parents. This week alone, VOC News received several Whatsapp messages stating that kids are being abducted, but have been unable to obtain any eyewitness[…]

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