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Jolidee Matongo is the new mayor of South Africa’s biggest city, Johannesburg. Matongo became the city’s executive mayor in an unopposed race on August 10. He took over from the late former mayor Geoff Makhubo, who passed away from Covid complications in early July. Here’s five things...
Thousands of Zimbabwean permit holders are living in uncertainty because the South African government has not yet indicated whether it will renew their permits. It’s difficult to ascertain how many Zimbabweans there are in South Africa. According to data collected from Africa Check, the number of migrants...
Facing Abuse in Community Environments (FACE), a US-based organisation, has released a report into serious allegations against Fatih Seferagic. Seferagic, a German-born reciter, visited South Africa in April to lead prayers during Ramadan. His visit was met with backlash and criticism online, that cited the investigation into...
Shaka Zulu is the most famous African ruler to ever walk South African soil. Popular stereotypes imposed on the modern-day Zulu people continue to be influenced by facts and myths about Shaka. We all know that Shaka remodeled the assegai, turning a long, throwing weapon into a...
The cycle for the 2022 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) applications are due to open in the next month or so. NSFAS has also released their 2021 state of funding report. Here’s what you need to know.  UPDATE: Minister...
Seeking and receiving medical attention for mental health doesn't come cheap despite South Africa being regarded as one of the major countries facing a crisis of mental illness. However, there are some counselling centres and organisations around South Africa that offer free counselling and therapy sessions. Here...
Following its major local and international success, Netflix’s Blood & Water is back for season two. The Netflix original show which premiered in 2020 is going to be on the streaming platform from September 24. After the cliffhanger ending of season one, fans of the show are...
If you’ve never watched a Korean drama, or K-drama, in your life: allow us to introduce you to some really good television. K-dramas are Korean language series in a variety of genres. Whether you’re into romance, comedy, fantasy, action, or period there’s something for everyone. The best...
Digital streaming of series and movies has transformed the media and entertainment industry. Over the past year, South Africa has been buzzing with streaming platform launches. In 2021, 36.45 million South Africans accessed the internet through a mobile device. The Daily Vox team compiled five affordable streaming...
Reports by various publications on a study by the Skin and Hair Research Laboratory at the University of Cape Town, which said that barber hair clippers can transmit HIV and Hepatitis B, have been refuted by medical experts. Various publications, including IOL and Radio...
The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) N+2 rule states that students need to finish their degree in a certain number of years or funding will be revoked. Affected students say the rule is being applied inappropriately.  Read: Students launch legal challenge to NSFAS...
On 18 May BTS, also known as Bangtan Sonyeondan, one of the hottest K-pop groups, made their much awaited comeback with their album Love Yourself:Tear and their single FAKE LOVE whose video is a delight to the senses. ARMY around the world were shaken to the core. If...
Students from the University of Western Cape (UWC) say they are having issues with the postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE). They have been informed that they won’t be funded for the 2021 year and are running out of options. The students want answers from the university and...
The 26th of September marks World Contraception Day, launched in 2007 and supported by a number of international organisations interested in sexual and reproductive healthcare worldwide. It celebrates the right to choose whether, when and how many children to have; and the wellbeing and autonomy of women....
Gender-based violence is a scourge facing South African women. A 2016 Stats SA and South African Medical Research Council survey shows that one in five women experienced violence at the hands of a partner. There are numerous cases that go unreported. Here are eight organisations fighting the...
Social media has been abuzz in the last few months over celebrities who announce that they are becoming initiates of traditional healing, a process known as ukuthwasa. The latest one is Mshoza, who announced on Instagram that she was in an initiation process. The Daily Vox breaks down ukuthwasa,...
RIGHT OF REPLY RESPONSE Response by the Liesbeek Leisure Properties Trust. The article “The Amazon Development might bring jobs while carting away biodiversity” (Daily Vox, 2 September 2021) contains a number of misleading falsehoods about the planned River Club redevelopment.  RELATED:
Imraan Gallo, a photographer from Cape Town is legally blind. Gallo, a former mechanical engineer designer, has a passion for photography. He is hoping for an opportunity to show his skills. The Daily Vox chatted to Gallo about his life and future plans.