Lies. Dishonesty. Deceit. April Fools Day is one of the most vile 24 hours on the calendar for those innocents browsing the web looking for the latest, honest, news.
Sure, if you’re a bright enough spark, you’ll be able to tell the fact from the fiction. But sometimes, even we have a problem telling the difference.
With that said, here are our favourite, and not so favourite April Fools Day jokes rated based on effort and ingenuity.
Local firms and mediaThe Springboks to be renamed the ‘Zebras’
Going the sport route for international fake news day isn’t the worst choice. It’s actually a pretty safe bet.
eNCA reported on Monday that the Springboks — South Africa’s national rugby team — will be renamed to the Zebras, a name change I think would be pretty great.
That said, talk about minimal effort guys. Appointing former President Jacob Zuma as the team’s new coach, or moving all home games to Australia citing the conditions of the pitches in South Africa, would’ve been much more… cruel.Rating:
A deep Monday sigh.Eskom Prime
Playing off the load shedding fear? Bold move, MyBroadband. Still, Eskom Prime does have a nice ring to it, and paying some R9500 more per month to keep the lights on probably appeals to the South African elite.
Complete with video, infographic, and hilariously honest “reporting”, this is probably the most misleading piece we’ve read today. Bravo.Rating:
hilarious, but coffee-spittingly scary for some.
International firms and mediaGoogle Tulip
Okay. You can all go home now. Google Netherlands has won April Fools Day 2019.