Home » Archives by category » Off-beat

Telkom, Vodacom CEOs to sleep in the streets

Telkom, Vodacom CEOs to sleep in the streets

They make millions every year. But Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko and Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub have agreed to spend a winter’s night on the cold streets of Johannesburg – and will even stump up a large amount

The best April Fool’s pranks of 2015

The best April Fool’s pranks of 2015

You can’t have missed our article on Wednesday morning on government abandoning South Africa’s digital migration project. There’s no way it could have been true – there’s too much riding on a successful migration – but quite a few people were suckered by it

Doomsday Clock moves closer to midnight

Doomsday Clock moves closer to midnight

The second hand of the Doomsday Clock is now only three minutes to midnight. This is the closest to apocalypse we have come since 1984 – the coldest of Cold War years, just a year after Able Archer, the Petrov incident and Reagan’s “evil empire” speech. The

IBM cooks up food for thought

IBM cooks up food for thought

Porcini mushrooms and bacon, powdered and wrapped in a meringue. That was going to be the dessert for our three-course meal, designed by a computer. But Thomas Hughes, the chef and a cofounder of the Griffin restaurant in Johannesburg, decided it might be a bit too adventurous for our first experience of “cognitive cooking”. This […]