Onwards to Decolonising the Book!

This year’s Time of the Writer Festival promises to be 🔥🔥🔥. First up, the festival runs from Monday 14 March – Saturday 19 March at various venues across Durban, in Clermont, Cato Manor, Umlazi, Inanda and KwaMashu.. i’m so excited for Time of the Writer i thought it’s next week — uNozitori (@uzamantungwa) March 1, 2016 getting […]

Tell us why you support us – #WhyiVOX

Dear Readers, The Daily Vox started off as an experiment. When we first launched the project as South Africa Votes in January 2014, we anticipated covering the elections through the eyes of South African youth, and then, well, get back to our lives. Eighteen months later, and we are now a respected media organisation, disrupting […]

Top of the Vox by the Daily Vox

Curated by assistant editor Theresa Mallinson, Top of the Vox is a roundup of the best and biggest stories each week. The newsletter focuses on what everyone’s talking about – and what you may have missed out on. We also throw in some videos, cartoons, and whatever takes our fancy to get you in the […]

Special editorial: We aren’t shy to take a position on Palestine

Executive editor AZAD ESSA explains why this conflict should matter to South Africans. When we started The Daily Vox, we wanted to zoom in on South Africa. We wanted to tell stories that affected South Africans, stories that moved young South Africans in particular. After publishing 58 stories over the course of three weeks, we published an article related to […]

Algerian Football Started As An Anti-Colonial Movement

Traditionally football or sports, in general, has been thought of as apolitical. It is a space where teams and fans gather to watch their favourite sports being played without it being political. And yet, historically, we have seen that the sports arena is one of the most politicised spaces that exist. The ongoing 2018 World […]

Zolile Khumalo’s Murder Accused Abandons Bail Application

Father of the slain Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) student Zolile Khumalo says he hopes justice will take its course following the accused’s abandoned bail application on Tuesday. Murder accused Thabani Mzolo briefly appeared at the Durban Magistrate’s Court where he abandoned his bail application. The matter has been adjourned to 29 August pending investigations. […]

World Cup Brings Recognition of San And Khoi Languages To The Fore

Football is bringing awareness to the existence and plight of Khoi and San communities in South Africa. At the beginning of the month, SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago announced that the SABC will for the first time allow for Khoi and San communities to have the world cup matches broadcast in the! Xun and Khwe dialect […]

Anti-migrant Sentiment Fuelling Durban Evictions, Abahlali Claim

Abahlali baseMjondolo on Monday returned to the Durban High Court to apply for another court interdict against eThekwini Municipality. This was following the city’s Anti-Land Invasion which allegedly storm Lamontville and ‘unlawfully’ evicted dwellers of a transit camp. According to a statement by the shack dwellers’ movement the said transit camps were forcefully imposed on […]

National Shutdown Planned Against Gender-Based Violence

An organisation of feminist and gender activists is calling for a Total Shutdown and Intersectional Women’s March Against Gender-based Violence on August 1. It is calling on all women, gender non-conforming people and the LGBTQIA+ community to stay away from work and join the protests around the country. A memorandum of demands will be presented […]

Game Of Thrones 3D Generalist On Animation

Animation is a dynamic and exciting field, but it’s a highly-skilled profession that makes it difficult to get into. Three-dimensional generalist Thomas Kutschera who is part of the team at Pixomondo who design the special effects and dragons for Game of Thrones, spoke to us about working on the show and how the young and […]

A Luta Continua: Youth Day Is Futile For Young South Africans

The class of 1976 have inspired many uprisings and protests from what many people have termed “born frees”. These youngsters have challenged our democracy and have exposed the flaws in our education system, institutional racism, systemic white privilege in the various institutions, and demanded decolonised education and access for all; including workers and students. This […]

WADADA News, For Children, By Children

Aldana Dulhahde and Jan Willem are two of the many fantastic presenters who will be appearing at the Nelson Mandela Children’s Film Festival which runs from June 16 to 18. The festival is about celebrating children in media as well as Nelson Mandela as 2018 marks the Mandela Centenary. Dulhade and Willem do great work […]

Enjoy The FIFA World Cup, In Spite Of The Politics

Poor Mohamed Salah. In an image tweeted out by the New York Times “chief soccer correspondent” Rory Smith, the Egyptian winger is pictured with his hand tightly in the grip of Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Chechen Republic, and all-round very nasty man. Salah does not look like he wants to be in the […]

The Daily Reality Of The Rohingya In Bangladesh

Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) is a humanitarian medical organisation that has been working with the Rohingya refugees since 2009. It has been providing much needed medical care to the people who have been affected by the violence that was enacted against them. The Daily Vox spoke to Ann Cilliers, an MSF nurse who is going […]

The Daily Vox Explains Eid In South Africa

As Muslims bid the month of fasting farewell, they look forward to Eid-ul-Fitr – the celebration after Ramadan. The Daily Vox resident Muslims SHAAZIA EBRAHIM and FATIMA MOOSA chat about what Eid is and how it is celebrated in South Africa. Curious About Ramadan? We’ve Got You Covered What is Eid-ul-Fitr? Shaazia: After this solemn […]

The Stigmas Of Sex Work – To Be ‘Blessed And Slaying’

Over the last three years a new tagline of a type of sex work has populated much of social media under the name of Blesser Lifestyle. In what has been glamourised on social media platforms, mostly on Instagram with women posting pictures of the benefits received through this line of work using the hashtag #Blessed, […]

“I Felt TB Was A Poor People’s Disease, So It Meant I Was Poor.”

As the South African TB Conference kicked off this week, The Daily Vox spoke to medical profession Dr Ausie Nkhi who was once diagnosed with uterus tuberculosis. Dr Nkhi shared her experience living with TB that left her womb scarred for life, leaving her infertile. I started by missing my periods and although I felt […]

What To Expect At The 2018 Nelson Mandela Children’s Film Festival

Moments Entertainment are the company who are responsible for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Film Festival (NMCFF) which will be taking place over the weekend of 16 to 18 June. This festival is a celebration of children and broadcasting in honour of the centenary of Nelson Mandela. Firdoze Bulbulia and Faith Isiakpere from Moments Entertainment have […]

An Idiot’s Guide To the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The most anticipated sporting tournament in history has finally kicked off with host nation Russia playing Saudi Arabia in what our editor has dubbed the ‘Oil Classico’. Hundreds of thousands of spectators from far flung corners of the world are in Russia to observe the beautiful game played at its highest platform. For the newbies […]

What It Means To Be Part Of BTS ARMY

As Korean idol group, BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan) dominates more and more headlines, there are important questions to ask about why their fans (known as ARMY) are so enamored with them. The Daily Vox’s resident BTS ARMY have covered a lot of BTS and K-pop content over the part six months. In celebration of their fifth […]

SA’s 5th TB Conference Focuses On Tracking Missing TB Patients

The South African 5th TB Conference returned on Tuesday, 12 June after a four year hiatus. This year’s slogan, “Step Up, Let’s Embrace all to End TB”, and new theme, “Finding the missing TB patients”, explored efforts to track down the missing TB patients in a quest to end TB by 2030. The four-day-event, held […]

Get The True World Cup Atmosphere At These Local Venues

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off this Thursday, 14 June with the hosts Russia taking on Saudi Arabia in the opening game. South African fans are going to be glued to their television screens taking in all the action of the tournament. However, watching the games at home on the sofa can get a […]

Right Of Reply: SACAP Response To Luke Sadler’s Article

On 30 May 2018, The Daily Vox published an opinion piece about a LGBTQIA+ student’s experience of the South African College of Applied Psychology’s (SACAP) curriculum on transgenderism and non-binary identities. DR ASHLEY SMYTH responds to Luke Sadler. The South African College of Applied Psychology (SACAP) would like to thank The Daily Vox for the […]