Acumen News

June 24, 2021

#Gauteng – a Funeral Pyre

An Acumen Media Report – 7 days How did we get this so wrong South Africa?  The #Thirdwave poured fuel on a province and our inability to make quick decisions lit the match and dumped it into the #Gauteng Funeral Pyre.  Bodies pile up and the Funeral Homes are parked […]
June 18, 2021

Decuplets, Diamonds and a Tidal Wave of #Covid19

If I began this story by telling you that we had ten babies born, and unborn, and that there are diamonds in the hills of KZN, you’d think I’ve gone nuts right?  There’s more: the man behind #EstinaDairy got R10000 bail (not Ace, don’t get too excited this isn’t a […]
June 11, 2021

In a Pandemic, In Darkness: #JessicaWeAreLive

The top story across the country is #LoadShedding & our powerless electricity supplier #Eskom.  It should be our biggest story; it impacts on each of our lives.  I have spent decades in media; I have had the honour of speaking to some very clever people and, all the while, watching […]
May 21, 2021

#VacciNation Over Politics

It’s been a strange week, however, let me start with my personal favourite #StateCaptureInquiry. The #ZondoCommission shone its light on two big names this week. The first shining star was #BalekeMbete. Her testimony was both appalling and infuriating. She basically said that she had ignored the entire #ArmsDeal report, because […]
May 14, 2021

#Redline #Palestine takes over SA Media

I’ve had an horrendous week in social media, not only because I was affronted with horrific media out of the Middle East, but because of the reaction of people whom I care about. I always keep my eye on the Middle East and Gulf; I have strong Arabic roots and […]
May 7, 2021

South Africa: A Nation Held in Suspense

An Acumen Media Report by Tonya Khoury This week’s media has been like dealing with liquid mercury –  too fast, too slippery. The bomb dropped, #AceMagashule got suspended, I actually missed the breaking headline and got schooled by a client, (ya it was that type of week)!  I got so […]
April 30, 2021

Ramaphosa, Finally a President in the Dock

An Acumen Media Report 7 days by Tonya Khoury Ramaphosa took the stand at #StateCaptureCommission, I got out the popcorn, moved the TV into the bedroom and settled in to watch what promised to be incredible viewing, but day one was a snooze fest.  I think Pretorius asked 3 questions […]
April 23, 2021

Sexwale vs Ramaphosa – Billionaire vs Billionaire

An Acumen Media Report  (7 days) Last week I spoke about it being #ElectionTime, and this week, you’d be daft to have missed the #electionKickOff, pardon the pun. The biggest political story, by a mile, was #TokyoSexwale.  He stood up early in the week and said that a fund of […]
April 16, 2021

While you were #Electioneering, our children died.

An Acumen Media Report 7 days. Last week my report was titled “100 days to Elections”, I also said that we are seeing a very different type of electioneering around us.  #PresidentRamphosa announced this week that the elections will be held in October as he stood at the port in […]
April 9, 2021

100 Days to #Elections2021

An Acumen Media Report over 7 days It was a strange week with no one big story to dominate, after the Easter Weekend I think most of us either couldn’t be bothered or were drowning in the workload of a four-day week.  Worse still was the fact that I had […]
March 26, 2021

#DoubleStandards – A South African Story

An Acumen Media Report 7 days #BouldersMall started to trend, when I opened the feed I saw #Clicks and I expected a racist story (my brain is so conditioned) yet this time I was confronted with a new “ism” for me, “tribalism”.  We call it Xenophobia when it’s from outside […]
March 19, 2021

Bayede – Wena we Ndlovu – An Acumen Media Report

The headlines broke last week as I was closing off the weekly report. King Goodwill Zwelithini had passed away. Today those posts and headlines exceed 80 thousand items with over 330 thousand engagements, a nation cries, “The King is Dead”, Long Live the King.  Bayede Wena we Ndlovu! The death […]