Politics

Queens Of The Kingdom: A Portrait Of Saudi Women

BOOK REVIEWThe Saudi Arabian woman is veiled in mystery: global media narratives paint her as locked in a...

Panyaza Lesufi Is Gauteng Education MEC Again

On Wednesday, David Makhura the incoming premier of Gauteng announced his new administration and shuffled Panyaza Lesufi out of the education portfolio....

Blade Nzimande At Higher Education: It’s Back To “Square One” For...

NEWS ANALYSISDuring the period when Fees Must Fall gripped the South African campuses, then-higher education minister Blade...

What The US Ban Of Huawei Ban Means For South Africa

UPDATE: In a flip flop decision, and with no explanation, President Donald Trump announced last weekend that US companies would be allowed...

Ramaphosa’s Cabinet: Will Young People Be Called To Serve?

NEWS ANALYSISThe announcement of the first cabinet of the 5th administration of a democratic South Africa is...

Domestic Workers Can Now Claim For Occupational Injuries

Maria Mahlangu had worked for the De Clerq family as a domestic worker for 22 years when she drowned in her employer’s...

The “New Dawn” Might Work For The ANC, But Not For...

COMMENTAt his inauguration as the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa pleaded with Zimbabweans to rally behind his presidency...

Stung DA Right Wing Lashes Out At The People

Subscribe to Sipho’s Weekly Political Newsletter.The dust is settling on the 2019 national elections, and the recriminations amongst the...

Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa Is The Official President Of South Africa

Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as the fifth president of the Republic of South Africa in style. On May 25, under blue...

The Singing In Parliament Brought Tears To Our Eyes

Song and dance is intrinsically linked to South African heritage and culture. It could be no more evident than in parliament on...

#6thParliament: We Have A New Parliament

Update: ANC deputy president David Mabuza was sworn into parliament on May 28. This clears the way for the president to reappoint...

The Origins Of The South African Students Organisation

BOOK EXTRACTDuring 2015 and 2016 student protests swept across South Africa campuses. In her new book...

EFF Is Not The Cause Of Right-Wing Rise

“You are pained that the EFF has increased seats in parliament,” Julius Malema told a journalist at a press briefing on May...

7 Alarming Unemployment Stats

Things are not looking good for South Africa’s unemployment rate, particularly the youth unemployment rate. The unemployment rate is now 27.6%, up...

Voters Stayed Home: The Untold Story Of The 2019 Elections

Subscribe to Sipho’s Weekly Political Newsletter.The biggest story of the 2019 national and provincial elections is that a significant...

Xenophobic Attacks Return In Durban

AS TOLD TODuring the March/April xenophobic attacks in Durban, a group of Congolese men in Philani, uMlazi Y...

Elections Live Blog (12/05)

Welcome to the third day of The Daily Vox’s elections live blog. We’re bringing you live updates as votes are counted. We’re...

Voting Process Unfair To Blind Voters

A blind voter from Durban has raised concerns about the voting process for people with disabilities. This after he wasn't granted a...

In Numbers: The Winners And Losers of #SAElections2019

NEWS ANALYSISAs the national and provincial results counting winded down in many places around South Africa, the time...

The Voter Fraud Controversy: An Explainer

EXPLAINERUpdate: The coalition of 27 smaller parties who questioned the legitimacy of the elections have retreated. The group’s...
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