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SA Rocks

  • Get out there and see South Africa!
    Eita everybody! A very big, a warm, South African handshake for everybody. For those of you who don’t know what a South African handshake is, check it out. For those of you who do know, check out the link too – quite cool, thanks so much ubuntu bridge for the video! So, the last bit of [...]
  • NicSocks – Proudly South African Stylish Men’s Socks
    Being proudly South African and using local manufacturers is becoming quite an important part of the local fashion scene. With this in mind it’s my pleasure to write about a new mens fashion brand that has launched called NicSocks. NicSocks.com is a subscription sock service for men. All the socks are locally produced and made [...]
  • Santa’s Shoebox Project (www.sa)Rocks(.co.za)
    Se-ve-n! For those of you who are confused by that greeting, you have some reading to do below. Head back this way when you are done. … Right, now that we are all at the same place, lets have a little read here. What I can guarantee from this article is warm smile once you [...]

SA Good News

  • SA launches one of continent’s largest wind farms in Jeffrey’s Bay
    The R3 billion Jeffreys Bay wind farm in the Eastern Cape, comprising sixty 80-metre high turbines spread over 3 700 hectares, will supply enough clean, renewable electricity to power more than 100 000 homes a year.

  • FNB giving away 1 million eBucks to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of their banking app
    The Banking App, launched three years ago, was the first of its kind in South Africa, when smartphones became available to FNB customers in 2011. FNB was also the first to launch the Banking App specifically designed for Tablets in April 2013.

  • Is Good News Propaganda?
    There are three sources of opinion; fact, rumour and prejudice. The truth can only be found in the first. There are three elements to a story; accuracy, context and balance. Truthful stories contain all three. There are three requirements for understanding; trust, honesty and respect. Without them opinion and truth count for little. (Steuart Pennington 2013)