Monday, November 26th, 2012

Africa for Norway: The Interview

A little over a week ago we covered the release of Radi-Aid: Africa for Norway, the online faux development campaign calling on Africans to donate radiators to Norway. Since Radi-Aid’s music video debuted on November 16, its popularity has far exceeded the expectations of its creators, the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund (SAIH).

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

#Kony2012 is a Parody

#Kony2012 is no joke (millions of people still send money to Invisible Children and one of its first public critics, a Canadian student who runs a tumblr blog called Visible Children, has received death treatsthreats), but it...

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Paul Kagame Spins Youtube

I just wasted 47 minutes watching the latest installment in Youtube’s much hyped “World View” series with presidents and prime ministers; this time the subject was Rwanda’s Life President, Paul Kagame. The interview was conducted by Khaya...

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Milestones: South African newspaper, Mail & Guardian, opens YouTube account

The South African newspaper Mail&Guardian has a YouTube channel which makes browsing through their occasional video reports accompanying the on-line and printed news a lot easier. The videos include Q&A’s, political news talk, lectures, press conferences, music ...

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

The “South African” Office

10 minute rip-off of successful BBC TV series, “The Office,” for a local Youtube humor channel, NotOnTV.  Little different from the original, with a few nods to local conditions. Also mildly funny in parts with good production...