TRENDING: South Africa’s weekend trends report: 1 – 2 August 2020
This is a summary of the trending, highest impact, and most active themes and their narratives related to social cohesion and division in South African public-domain social media conversations from 31 July to 2 August 2020.
for Beyoncé’s life and “the realisations you’ve created for millions of young girls, but particularly for girls in my hometown of Mthatha, South Africa” – 90,000 views and 10,000 likes.@sipho_sphola06 tweeted that “this is a historic moment for BLACK people. For BLACK lives…the stories of our ancestors are being told by a black woman with all black people across the world. United by our identity and origin.” He
of Beyoncé in various costumes from the movie – 300 retweets, more than 1,000 likes.Many South African actors have been applauded for their performances in the movie.of four South African actors, @RMK_SA1 tweeted: “my heart is full wow South Africa stand up!!!” – 4,000 likes.
@RealBlackCoffeea scene from the movie saying “South Africa stand up !!!!!!” – 25,000 likes, 3,500 retweets.@barbie__barbz“When you see this post please show some love to these Legends.” The post contained images of Mary Twala and other popular South African artists – 4,000 retweets, over 36,000 likes.
@HermaineM, “Beyoncé is blessed to have worked with the legendary Mary Twala, John Kani, Connie Chiume, Warren Masemola, Nandi Madida & Nyaniso Dzedze.”Parties under fire Ruling parties in Zimbabwe and South Africa came under fire in several narratives that revealed distrust between citizens and political leadership.
@Cherriebomb shared a thread detailing the unfolding political unrest in Zimbabwe: “what’s happening in Zimbabwe right now. Black lives matter, have mattered and will always matter. Please take time to read this thread as black lives in Zimbabwe need our attention. It’s sickening the lack of media coverage on what’s happening there but hopefully this can educate” – 3,400 retweets and 3,200 likes.
@Minerva asked about Black Lives Matter movements outside America: “I don’t like how the TL is very quiet when our own brothers next door are dying from the same police brutality George Floyd died from. My question is, do you pick and choose which Black lives matter?” The tweet included a pictorial thread explaining the unrest in Zimbabwe – over 3,100 likes and 2,800 retweets.
@IvynSambo asked whether support for Black Lives Matter was conditional on the perpetrator being white: Read more: Daily Maverick »
South Africans push back against 5G towers in their backyardsThere are allegations that the cellphone infrastructure might cause health problems
Inanda claims unenviable honour of being rape capital of South AfricaWhile KwaZulu-Natal is regarded as South Africa’s murder capital for the fourth year running, Inanda, north of Durban, has recorded the highest number of rapes in the country.
Americans are loving South African oranges | CitypressThe sale of oranges by South Africa to the US has risen by between 15% and 38% compared with what it was a year ago, according to Summer Citrus from SA (SCSA), a group of Western Cape producers who target the US market.
South Africa will not have universal basic income grant this year, minister saysSouth Africa will not implement a universal basic income grant until at least March, Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu said in an interview on Friday, rolling back a pledge to have it ready by October.
South Africa's Covid-19 cases surpass half a millionAfrica's most industrialised nation recorded 10,107 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus, pushing the total to 503,290, the ministry said.
Tito needs the IMF, South Africa doesn’tThe IMF loan is given with false motivation — to provide political cover for entrenched neoliberalism and deep cuts in the public service.