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What’s Your Digital Footprint? How Your Use Of Social Media Could Screw Your Career



No shade here – but we reckon Nonhle Thema is probably ready to publish an entire book exploring the risks involved with putting yourself out there as far as social media is concerned (And yes, we’d pre-order). The TV personality has lost many a gig for posting stuff on Twitter that brought to disrepute both her reputation and the brands she was affiliated with at the times of her social media dramas.

More recently though, now freshly axed Wits University Student Council Representative President Mcebo Dlamini landed in hot water for expressing admiration for Adolf Hitler. It all started when the polarising young leader published a controversial post on his Facebook page that seemed to have been an attempt to initiate a critical conversation about whether Hitler, who was responsible for one of the biggest genocides in history, can also be admired in other ways.

He has since been ordered to vacate his seat with immediate effect, amongst other serious reppercussions for the post. Whether or not he blew up a promising political career before it began or played his cards right cards just right to be the next headline magnet in SA politics is up for grabs. But unless you are him and are seeking political office, you are probably better off grabbing a serious take away from this live story of how a social media post can sabotage and harm your career significantly.

Let’s cut this short then; What you post on social media can bear a devastating blow on your reputation and subsequently, your career.

1. Watch what you post.

Many people still function from the delusion of anonymity. But while the gift of freedom of speech tends to take a liberated form online, make no mistake – you are not masked. According to Mary Madden, a Senior Researcher, “Search engines and social media sites now play a central role in building one’s identity online,” said Mary Madden, Senior Research Specialist. In other words, others are becoming more dependant on your social media profiles to draw conclusions about your character.

2. Keep it cute

Reputation management online has become a crucial factor in building a professional reputation. Interviews aren’t the only strategy employers deploy in sifting now. A scroll through your Twitter timeline could just be what determines your fate. So watch it – the innapropriate imagery, profanity, hate speech, bullying and of-course – coming across as daft.

3. Don’t attack your bosses/Complain about your job


4. Sexual Oversharing

The term ‘put it away may sound a tad oppressive but pictures of your nipples (and worse) will not do much to represent you at a professional level.

The moral of the story here is that people are watching. It’s just the question of who is watching and how that affects your chances at getting a job

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Inside the Star-Studded Season 2 Teaser for Young, Famous & African

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Young and Famous Netflix season 2

Today, Netflix released the official teaser for the second season of the hit unscripted reality series, Young, Famous & African.

This season sees the return of Africa’s most famous and fabulous, as they embrace life and love on the richest square mile on the continent. This time,  however, a few new faces promise to make their mark in Africa’s most elite group.

Enter Bonang Matheba, South Africa’s entertainment industry darling whose presence certainly ruffles a few feathers;  Fantana, Ghanaian-American rapper and all-round superstar who quickly makes her mark on the group and Luis Munana from Namibia, former Big Brother Africa contestant and entrepreneur extraordinaire who brings the heat from the onset. 

The all-star cast of season one returns to face a lot of unanswered questions like what happened between Diamond Platnumz, Andile Ncube and Zari Hassan after the chance encounters between the trio in Diamond’s home,  and what is the status of everyone’s friendships after many arguments, loads of drama, and a pot stir or two from Khanyi Mbau and Nadia Nakai.  

Also worth looking out for is the appearance of model and socialite Sebabatso Mothibi, as well as the supermodel and actress, Rosette Ncwana, both of whom share a relationship history with Andile.

Given the drama and tension from the previous season, how does this play into the existing dynamic on the show?

Season two of Young, Famous & African launches only on Netflix on 19 May 2023 worldwide. 

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A First Look into The Real Housewives of Johannesburg S3!

Joburg, you are up! RHOJ is billed to make a splashy return 19 May.




The Real Housewives of Johannesburg S3 has been revealed. Photo: M-Net.

After suffering a number of production delays that spanned years, and that one unfortunate canning of the lost season, the Real Housewives of Johannesburg will be making a comeback on 19 May, 20:30 on 1Magic.

As Quench previously reported, it looks like glam Queen Mpho Mops will be a no-show for the looming season. Hers was an explosive departure, which followed the damning allegations of infidelity she faced at the season 2 reunion.

Fans will, however, be delighted to hear that Lethabo ‘LeJoy’ Mathabo and Lebo ‘Jojo’ Mokoena will be returning as seasoned gold-carrying full-time cast members in season 3. The two look to continue where they left off in 2019.

Among other pressing charges, Lebo might have to explain the alleged giant plastic cake at her wedding to Johannesburg businessman Lebo Gunguluza, from whom she is now divorced. Viewers will likely get front-row seats into her new life.

LeJoy might have to spill on what happened on that one fateful night at the Durban July.

… Or not. Based on the cast reveal, the returning girlies might have to clock in.

There are fresh faces on the cast, which will likely shift the dynamics and overall direction of the popular franchise.

Mamus Koka, Marelli Bentley, Nicole Watson and Thobekile Mdlalose will all be making their debuts as the new line-up.

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‘Asylum’ By Uncle Waffles certified GOLD in a Week

The viral sensation is running up the numbers with her autumn release.




Within 7 business days of its splashy arrival, Uncle Waffles’ sophomore tape, ‘Asylum’, has reached gold status.

‘Asylum’ is Uncle Waffles’ sophomore tape.

The 7-track project, which contains the blockbuster viral sensation ‘yahyuppiyah, shipped over 12 500 units in its first week. The official single’s delayed landing is likely to have helped the EP to run up impressive numbers.

Ms. Zwane recruited over 17 collaborators for the project.

After all, the song has been the darling of Tik Tok challenges around the world, many of which relied on the audio snippet being circulated without an official release.

Spanning just over 38 minutes in duration, the EP plays up to the disc jockey’s reputation for banging out addictive hooks with massive social media appeal. Working with 17 collaborators, Waffles confidently delivers her own take on Amapiano’s increasingly fluid soundscape.

The project arrives as the 23-year-old takes her tour to the US, where she’s covering venues in several states. This past weekend, Uncle Waffles made her debut at Coachella.

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