Acumen News

November 26, 2021

#PleaseLeaveMyCar – The #SAChallenge

I’m back!  I ticked a bucket list item.  I went shark diving. It was crazy, brilliant, absolutely mind boggling but here’s the notable fact: I felt safer with the sharks than I did reading this week’s news… I mean really guys I only took a few days off and now […]
November 12, 2021

#LightsOut, South Africa is #PunchDrunk

What a week South Africa!  There is so much news that I feel a little #punchdrunk.  I suppose I should start at the beginning and just work my way through but before I do, there’s something you haven’t noticed through the noise of the crowd.  Do you know which day […]
November 5, 2021

#SAHasSpoken – #LGE2021

#SAHasSpoken! #LGE2021 I didn’t vote… But before you lynch me, I fell off a boat.  I’ve been diving for twenty years, and I was proud to say that I have never fallen off a boat.  I have fallen off a cruiser, got my hand chomped by an eel, rolled an […]
October 29, 2021


I’m back, unlike Eskom.  I’m writing this without electricity or internet, so at this moment it feels like I may just be talking to myself.  A very interesting thought.  So, as I’m having a personal moment, let’s clear the air for the listeners and readers.  I’m acutely aware that my […]
October 15, 2021

#DeRuytered #ThisCountry

An Acumen Media Report over Seven Days I wanted to be cheerful but I got #DeRuytered.  #DeRuytered: When your expectations are so low and still not met. Eskom has been ridiculous this week.  You may be experiencing power outages that extend for hours and hours, but imagine how it is […]
October 8, 2021

Hello literally everyone – #GoSailing

#ScratchTheSurface with Tonya Khoury An Acumen Media Report over 7 days It’s not often I start the weekly report with an international story but I’m trying to be a little more cheerful in the weekly report. And I had a great crack watching #FacebookDown … What does the CEO do […]
October 1, 2021

#VoteNOTA: the Ultimate #SAKlapBack

An Acumen Media Report over 30 days #VoteNOTA: the Ultimate #SAKlapBack After a two-week hiatus the Acumen Media report is back. This is going to be another rant so before I even begin, I want to tell you that the sea water in Sodwana Bay is so calm that we […]
September 10, 2021


An Acumen Media Report over 30 Days I am gutted.  Let that word sink in.  The gravitas of the word. #Gutted Gutted is an adjective.  One meaning is to remove or destroy completely the internal parts of (a building or other structure). Some suggested synonyms are devastate; destroy; demolish; wipe […]
September 3, 2021

#LockedDown #TooLong #WeWait

It’s September, the last quarter of 2021 and the beginning of Spring.  It feels like it’s been sixteen years since we rang the New Year’s bell on a humdinger of a year that most of us want to forget.   We no longer say things like “this year has flown” anymore, […]
August 27, 2021

#AntiVaxxers and #Scamandla

Is it just me or is the nation suffering from #PTSD and #BurnOut?  I watched the news like a robot, very little emotion and even less interest.  Mmmh hang on, this was when the #AntiVaxxers lined up outside #GrooteSchuur.  Let’s see if these guys have a point, perhaps I’ve been […]
August 20, 2021

#Marikana – A #DecadeTooLong

An Acumen Media Report over seven days. It was a strange media week where international news trumped local news.  The biggest story across SA this week was the horror of #Marikana. It is nine years later, and the families have still not been properly compensated. Questions are left hanging in […]
August 13, 2021

Presidents, the Dock and #AllofThat

An Acumen Media Report weekending 12th August 21     We expected so many court cases that I prepared to juggle YouTube channel subscriptions to keep up. We had a line up that was meant to start with #JacobZuma in court; followed by #AceMagashule, and then #PresidentRamaphosa would make an […]