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‘Ungrateful?’ Tbo Touch’s #DataMustFall’s Victory Met With Mixed Reactions

Tbo Touch’s #DataMustFall movement has scored a big deal from one of the country’s major cellphone networks, but some users have raised questions.



Tbo Touch has been quite militant in his bid to fight South Africa’s major social networks on their exorbitant data costs, some of the highest in the world.

He has also pledged that he would be doing whatever it takes to get data costs to decrease, more vital digital platforms to be accessible to the masses and for free wifi to be a reality in more spaces in need of access to information.

And on Friday, the Touch Central boss, businessman and radio presenter took to social media to announce the first big win. One big network has agreed to cut back significantly on their  data costs.

The influential mogul explained the new deals to his followers with the hashtag #DataFalling.

Users of the particular network can now enjoy new data packages that would give them access to some weekly 1 GB for just R65.00, down from the R165.00 they would have paid for the same amount of data before the deal. There is also 2 GB available for just R99.00 now, for a week.

There are other victories.

Touch also announced that his radio station – Touch Central will now be available for free for all network subscribers.

It doesn’t end there.

For R899.00, users can also now enjoy 1 GB data, unlimited calls and SMS’s.

But while the news have been met with a warm welcome by many South Africans, not everyone on Twitter is entirely sold. In fact, many users have raised some concerns with claims data is actually falling.

Amongst these;

  • Some users are pointing out that the R65.00 for 1 GB for one week is a deal that has been available to them for eons. With some photographic evidence, these users have been asking why this is being announced as a new deal.
  • The R899 deal does not address cutting back on data costs. Unlimited Calls and SMS’s do not constitute data.
  • Some think he has partnered up with the network for an endorsement deal, an allegation which has not been backed by any evidence.

As can be imagined, Touch is not impressed by the complaints, pointing out that the #DataMustFall movement is moving forward for the betterment of all.

Such political figures as Julius Malema and heavyweights Black Coffee have congratulated Touch for the win.

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to land on Disney+ in February

Welcome to Wakanda!




Black Panther Wakanda Forever

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are in for a treat. Disney+ has announced that 1 February marks the arrival of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” The blockbuster will be joining 16 other on the streaming platform.


Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.

As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, is now playing in theaters. 

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The Shocking Fallout of Black Motion

Tensions have reportedly escalated.




They are one of South Africa’s most revered music duos.

Their discography packs both blockbuster club bangers and lush delights for lovers of House with a transcendental African sonic flair. And the explosive fallout of Black Motion, which has been splashed across the internet long before reaching the courts, has shocked many.

Loved for their electrifying live performances and awe-inspiring chemistry, Mörda and Smol have always seemed like musical soulmates. But that relationship seems to have reached a bitter end.

In 2022, rumours of their reported split triggered a frenzy on the internet. Following the uproar, the group’s members Bongani Mohosana, who now goes as Mörda, and Smol (real name Roy Thabo Mabogwane), jointly calmed fears that they had fallen out.

It had been said the break would be temporary, as Mörda moved to focus on the release of his solo studio album.

Far from it, it now seems. The parties have escalated things to court.

According to reports, Black Motions have confirmed that they had pressed charges against Mörda for alleged housebreaking and theft.

A court order by the High Court in Gauteng posted on social media has ordered Morda to “restore possession of a recording studio apparatus” to the group by 13 January, at 5pm. 

Black Motion shared snaps of the alleged damage caused by Morda – a broken door and stolen equipment.


It looks like we won’t be getting a new Black Motion album with Mörda anytime soon.

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Reality Shows

Inside the Big Brother Titans Premiere!

South Africa and Nigeria unite under Biggie’s roof.




Sunday, 15 February 2023, marks the roaring arrival of BBTitans.


The highly anticipated social experiment brings under Biggie’s roof housemates from both South Africa and Nigeria. And for 72 days, we will be splashed with the finest in South African and Nigerian swag, banter, romance and all the trappings of a fun-filled, dramatic and – we’d hope – an entertaining show.

A first of its kind, the social experiment assembles the most colourful personalities from the two nations to outwit, outplay and outsmart each other in a bid to get their hands on a massive bag, life-changing bag!

In addition to a number of lofty prizes that will likely be on the line throughout the season, the winner of the show will also be walking away, a whopping grand prize of US $100 000 (over R1,7 million) is up for grabs for the one who trounces his Housemates to charm audiences across the continent.

That’s not all; the amount of social capital, celebrity and opportunities for lucrative brand deals after the show, all form part of the career-launching lift-off that comes with being on the popular franchise.

Both Big Brother Mzansi host Lawrence Maleka and Big Brother Naija’s Ebuka Obi-Uchendu will co-host this debut season.

Fans of Big Brother Mzansi and Big Brother Naija in the diaspora are not left out as Showmax will stream the show in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and about 50 other countries.

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