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 […]

We’re Hiring! – Digital Media Manager

The Daily Vox aims to put the young citizen at the centre of news. This does not mean we are a team of citizen journalists. Instead, our journalists place people at the centre of the agenda. We are a digital first online publication with content that ranges from longform written pieces to podcasts and multimedia […]

UCT’s New Inclusivity Policy For Sexual Orientation: What Students Think

The launch of UCT’s Inclusivity Policy for Sexual Orientation has come during a time of relative calm at the institution. After a lengthy consultative period, drawing insight, input and comment from the wider staff and student body, the policy was finally launched earlier this month. Under the control of the deputy vice chancellor for transformation, […]

Bantu Is A Powerful Reflection On Steve Biko’s Legacy

We are all familiar with the figure Stephen Bantu Biko or Steve Biko, but are we familiar with his ideas, his writings and his legacy? And what does Biko mean to us in the present? From September 20 to October 5, Joburg Theatre presents Bantu: an artistic reflection on Biko’s works, his tragic and sudden […]

The Critical Stans Episode 11: “Time To Say Goodbye For Now…”

Join The Daily Vox journalists SHAAZIA EBRAHIM and FATIMA MOOSA every week as they chat all things fun and serious around fan culture, fandoms and what it means to be a stan. They’ll be destroying tropes around the supposedly traditional hardcore male football fan and the manic pop culture fangirl; covering everything from football, Young […]

‘We Are Not Post-Racial’: Author Kharnita Mohamed On Identity In SA

Called To Song is academic Kharnita Mohamed’s debut novel. It delves into issues of race, gender and identity in post-apartheid South Africa. Mohamed’s personal politics and personal experiences colour the brilliant story of a woman who finds herself after going through many tragedies. Mohamed spoke to The Daily Vox about her writing and her inspirations […]

How To Talk To Young People About Sex And HIV

“It’s impossible for us to say, don’t get infected by HIV but we don’t talk about sex,” says youth HIV activist Saidy Brown. There is a deep reluctance to speak about sex with adolescents, especially young women, even as HIV prevalence in young women aged 15-24 is almost four times greater than men of that […]

To The Brilliant Hermione Granger

Most 90s kids grew up with the Harry Potter franchise. We inhaled the books, flocked to the cinemas to see the films and can tell you exactly which Hogwarts house we should have been sorted into. More than that, we grew up with the characters. And Hermione Granger was our favourite character. She was booksmart, […]

‘A is for Awesome’ Episode 12

“A is for Awesome like this podcast” is a weekly podcast from comedian YAASEEN BARNES and writer KAREN JEYNES, where they share interesting facts and stories, and inject a little positivity and entertainment into your day. If you want to know which world record Zimbabwe recently claimed, why babies only blink twice a minute, or […]

How Education Is Helping Curb HIV Infections

Thabile Msezane works at the coalface of the HIV/Aids epidemic as a health care worker in the uMgungundlovu District of KwaZulu-Natal, where at least one in every five adolescent girls and young women is living with HIV, and by age 16, one in every 10 women accessing antenatal care is HIV-positive. AIDS Foundation South Africa […]

Introducing The Dream Team Behind South African Comic, Kwezi

If you haven’t eagerly been following the adventures of South African superhero Kwezi, you’re seriously missing out. In 2014, Loyiso Mkize created Kwezi, about a 19-year-old city boy who discovers he has super powers. Together with colourist Clyde Beech and writer Mohale Mashigo, the dream team have collaborated to bring South Africans our very own […]

‘A School Where I Belong’: Creating Transformed And Inclusive Schools

A School Where I Belong, written by Roy Hellenberg, Dylan Wray and Professor Jonathan Jansen, was launched at the Cape Town Central Library last week. A book that attempts to challenge unconscious bias in schools and create schools where all learners belong, ASWIB also leads workshops for schools’ three primary groups: learners, staff and parents. […]

Heroine Cheek: “Patriarchy Princesses”

A bi-weekly podcast hosted by lipstick enthusiasts KENYA and ZEE, covering pop culture, societal issues and football. In this episode we discuss JLo’s filmography and ‘Patriarchy Princesses’ and how they enable sexism and benevolent misogyny. We also give a rundown of the the EPL and the UCL draw. Follow us on Twitter: @Zeekny and @Obvszee.

DUT’s New SRC Struggles With Old Struggle Of SBux

On Monday, the newly elected student representative council (SRC) at the Durban University of Technology forged ahead the S-Bux struggle in a protest that saw hundreds of students taking to the vice chancellor’s office. This, after management allegedly failed to sign a memorandum of demands from students. Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC) at the […]

#ComicConAfrica Was A Celebration Of The Fan

South Africans came out in their numbers to support the first ever Comic Con on African soil. SHAAZIA EBRAHIM and FATIMA MOOSA reflect on their experience attending their first ever official Comic Con. Being the first ever Comic Con that we’d attended, we were not quite sure what to expect. But we can safely say, […]

11 Of The Coolest Cosplays At Comic Con

Comic Con Africa fever hit Johannesburg from September 14-16. Thousands descended on the Kyalami Convention Centre to celebrate nerd and fantasy culture. While there were many great things to see and experience, one of the best thing was seeing people cosplaying their favourite characters. From the intricately detailed costumes to the last minute wonders, SHAAZIA […]

Class, Patriarchy And Racism In the SRC Elections At Tuks

The elections at the University of Pretoria have come and left in the year 2018.I must say the burden that they carried sometimes lead to sleepless nights filled with anxiety and contemplating the number of people that would actually partake in the elections, whether as candidates or as voters. My anxiety or fear was mostly […]

The Steep Price Of Being Family To Abahlali’s Most Famous Activist

S’bu Zikode, the founding president of the radical shack dwellers movement Abahlali baseMjondolo has had to be in hiding numerous times after threats were made against him for his fight for landless peoples and shack dwellers. His wife Sindi Mkhize spoke to the Daily Vox about the constant need for her husband to leave his […]

11 K-pop Videos To Jam Out To

If you’ve never watched a K-pop music video before, prepare to be thoroughly shaken. K-pop MVs are a delight to behold from the fantastic production, interesting and well-executed concepts and perfectly choreographed dance moves. The visuals and singing performances from the idols pull the whole thing together. It’s no wonder that K-pop videos keep are […]

TUT Remains Shut As Investigation Into Foul Elections Continues

Students at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Soshanguve north campus have been advised to vacate their residences, while academic activities have been suspended until further notice. TUT has been a site of violence protest over the past couple of weeks as students demand justice for the slain third year law student Katlego Monareng. Meanwhile, […]

‘It’s Only Blood’ Fights Stigma And Shame Around Menstruation

Millions people around the world experience menstruation. It is a basic biological bodily function and yet menstruation is often viewed as something shameful. Regardless of a person’s economic, political and social standing, if a person menstruates, it is accompanied by shame. However, for some menstruators, the shame can have dire consequences. In her book It’s […]