Acumen News

December 4, 2020

The End is Nigh 2020! The Year in Media Numbers

An Acumen Media Annual Report by Tonya Khoury It started off with a brawl in January at #kyalamiEstates where we saw drunk, rich, white people fight like amateur wrestlers (both men and women).  That should have been our first warning of what was to come. Ah 2020 you biscuit!  Get […]
November 27, 2020

#BlackFriday Indeed!

An Acumen Media Report by Tonya Khoury Are you online or in a queue with the massive #BlackFriday event upon us?  I’m not, not so much because I can’t afford it, well really because I can’t afford it, but I feel no need to indulge my instant gratification with an […]
November 20, 2020

What did I just watch?

An Acumen Media Report by Tonya Khoury What did I just watch?  That was the comment on my lips each time I turned on the news.  Is this April fools in advance or just more 2020 madness? How dare you?  How very dare you Jacob Zuma?  You arrogant, unaccountable, law […]
November 13, 2020

#Brackenfell – Another Day Another Racism Story

#Brackenfell – Another Day Another Racism Story An Acumen Media Report – 7 Days 13th November 2020   You thought 2020 was done, hold my beer said #Brakenfell!  From what I’ve read it appears that there was no matric farewell unless you include the “private” matric party where 42 white […]
November 6, 2020

Vetkoek and “Not Incriminating Myself” on Repeat

Vetkoek and “Not Incriminating Myself” on Repeat An Acumen Media Report (7 days) by Tonya Khoury Did you miss me?  I have been absent for two weeks in case you didn’t notice, I got Cofefe’d, and #GarethCliff it’s real, very real.  Each person is different, (my Ma got it too […]
October 16, 2020

#Malema – The Great Pretender!

An Acumen Media Report by Tonya Khoury (7 Days) Last week I warned you the narrative was wrong, here we sit on the morning of what might be the brink of #CivilWar.  #Senekal, a little-known town before last week, now becomes the scene of a Tarantino movie of political electioneering […]
October 9, 2020

Why the #Senekal Narrative is Wrong.

An Acumen Media Report – 7 days I am fearful to write about this story, #Senekal, the last time I wrote about #FarmMurders I got death threats but here I am…  #BrendanHorner a young farmer (21) was allegedly murdered by the two people he caught thieving on his farm. The […]
September 28, 2020

#RaymondZondo has had enough – why haven’t we?

An Acumen Media Report It was short but emotional week for me as I watched my superhero cry. #JudgeZondo was driven to tears at the #StateCaptureCommission. He heard, this week, that billions were plundered by the Human Settlements department housing project, at least 10bn was looted and not a single […]
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 […]