The story

million mask march

Anonymous plans 5th November action in Cape Town, Joburg & Durban

Will this be a 5th November to truly remember? South Africans who claim affiliation with hacking collective Anonymous say it will be – they’re organising actions in South Africa’s three main cities to coincide with a global ‘Million Mask March‘ on Guy Fawkes day.

The idea is to don a Guy Fawkes mask – the iconic one designed by David Lloyd for Alan Moore’s V for Vendetta, natch, and ready thyself for protest.

Only the Cape Town event has a confirmed location so far, and almost 100 people have pledged to turn up outside the Parliament buildings in the Mother City at midday. Curiously, the events are being organised through Facebook, not the tool we’d have expected Anonymous to embrace given its leaky NSA nature and the fact that it’s possibly the least anonymous of all social media, but there you go.

The group also warns that the 2009 Gatherings Act states that:

No person shall at any gathering or demonstration wear a disguise or mask or any other apparel or item which obscures his facial features and prevents his identification

So masks aren’t obligatory attire to take part.

More details here; we’ll follow up as soon as we know more.

Recently Published


[TEDxJOBURG] Film takes an interesting and honest look at Joburg’s Ponte Tower

How do you tell the stories of a vast continent in a confined space? ...


[TEDxJOBURG] From Marikana to robot drills – what is the future of mining in South Africa

Some might have considered the back-to-back scheduling of Marikana ...


[TEDxJOBURG] “Nelson Mandela wasn’t perfect, but did the unexpected.” – Tony Leon

South Africa has gone through a rather tumultuous time in the last 20 ...

Doubleshot Bandit

Play Borderlands 2 for free this weekend

You’ll be able to grab and play Borderlands 2 on Steam this ...


[TEDxJOBURG] “I believe I speak for the voiceless” – Ralph Mathekga on political punditry

It’s morning break time down at TEDxJoburg and just a quick ...


ELLE addresses the issue of sexism in the tech industry

Recently, a personal account written by an anonymous woman working in ...


[TEDxJOBURG] “SA is poised for change” – Institute for Security Studies

Bandwidth and technological issues aside, South Africa is faced with ...


Takealot nabs Superbalist in its bid to move further into Africa has purchased luxury goods online peddler Superbalist ...

Uber API

Uber is now inside 11 travel and lifestyle apps

Just over a week ago the news of Uber’s impending launch of its ...