Acumen News

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 […]
March 12, 2021

South Africa – A Rollercoaster Ride #Asinamali

An Acumen Media Report – 7 Days Did you feel like this week was a year?  I feel like I was on a rollercoaster, granted it’s the best ride in the park but I don’t like hanging upside down! Let’s start with possibly the most important story this week and […]
March 5, 2021

#KarimaBrown. A loss beyond words

An Acumen Media Report – 7 days The headline broke at 9.07 yesterday, #KarimaBrown had passed away. Over 87k condolences poured out over the past 24 hours as the timeline shot up with the harrowing news. The tears rolled down my cheeks after a friend called to tell me she […]
February 26, 2021

Trouble with the Law? #PullAZuma

An Acumen Media Report 7 days I laughed a lot this week as the country tried to wrap its tongue around the new names for PE and surrounds. No one can pronounce them, when I say no one, I mean white people.  Look I get it, no South African place […]
February 12, 2021

We Need A President, Not a Party Leader

An Acumen Media Report 7 days. This week began with #Ramaphosamustfall and #MatamelaMustGo, these hashtags came the day after the #NkandlaTeaParty, so it was obvious that #PaidTwitter was out in force.  Their mandate, the #Astrazeneca #Vaccine.  Maybe it was just me, but it seemed like the whole thing from helicopter […]
February 5, 2021

#HighTea and #HighNoon – A Country on the Brink

An Acumen Media Report over 7 days Where do I begin? I find myself constantly writing about the #StateCaptureCommission and I thought, is it just me that is obsessed?  Then I reassured myself that everything relies on this Inquiry, everything. #DCJZondo must show his mettle now and can’t be the […]
January 29, 2021

#Zuma – The Mastermind?

An Acumen Media Report – 7 days I’m late this morning.  The laptop showed me a blue screen of death, you know that feeling when you realise you haven’t backed up and you are on major deadline, that cold sweat and your stomach sinks? Well, I’ve been in that state […]
January 22, 2021

#MinJacksonMthembu Leaves a Message for Us All

An Acumen Media Report – 7 Days Did you miss me? I have been hiding away in case the world realises that 2021 is upon us.  It feels like everyone is holding a collective breath and moving quietly amongst the carnage that is unfolding amongst us. Headlines hit yesterday and […]