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“People Still Vote With Their Hearts”

AS TOLD TORoza is a 33-year-old accountant living in Johannesburg. After voting, The Daily Vox team caught...

“I’m Voting Even Though It’s Politicians That Let Us Down In...

AS TOLD TOSome youth are disillusioned about voting. This is not true for Jobeka Mabaso (18) and...

What It Takes To Write About Mental Disorders At 10 Years...

AS TOLD TOeThekwini Municipality held its third Articulate Africa Book and Art Fair, the flagship Literary and...

Being a woman in the taxi industry: “Nobody treats you like...

DORIS GUMEDE from Inanda, Durban, has been a taxi driver for over 30 years and has now decided to retire. She told the Daily...

“I think a black woman’s body is godly and its beauty...

PHINDILE THENGENI - "the girl from next door" - is a conceptual stylist, graphic designer and creative director who is inspired by black South...

#RememberKhwezi protester asks why we are defending rapists

Naledi Nokukhanya Chirwa, member of the EFF Student Command and one of the protestors from the #RememberKhwezi demonstration at the IEC results centre on...

DA councillor in Durban: “The ANC are in for a bit...

With a week to the local government elections, political parties are gearing up to make sure they win. The DA councillor in Durban’s ward...

Transgendered sex workers face a triple threat of stigma

AYANDA D, a transgendered sex worker in her 30s from Cape Town, has been a sex worker for 15-20 years. She’s at the International...

Being transgender in SA: “People have identified me as different and...

ZANNA CHETTY, a 24-year-old transgender woman from Durban has faced many prejudices as a result of her orientation, from sexual abuse to being ostracised...

What it’s like to be a transwoman fighting for sex workers’...

Over 15, 000 delegates from all over the world are at the International AIDS Conference, each one different in their own right. Advocate for...

Antiretroviral treatment has allowed me to live my dreams and raise...

Jenny Boyce, a 48-year-old from Mariannridge, Durban was one of the very first patients at the Aids Healthcare Foundation's Ithembalabantu Clinic in Umlazi, since...

Uzalo’s MaNgcobo, Dawn King, on surviving depression and becoming a sangoma

Dealing with mental illness in black communities is not easy, and it’s even more difficult for people who deal with mental illnesses to be...

“HIV has been part of me for 33 years”

NTIMBWE MPAMBA, a 33-year-old Zambian living in Johannesburg, was born with HIV but only informed of his status in 2004. He told the Daily...

“I don’t like smoking whoonga anymore but being unemployed isn’t helping...

BHEKANI BHENGU, a 31-year-old from Claremont, Durban, was hooked on whoonga for 11 years. He was at the Durban University of Technology's "Support, don't...

My father took me out of school but I have forgiven...

Edina Bonzo is a 64-year-old granny living in a village deep in the Mangochi region in Malawi. She spoke to The Daily Vox about...

Meet a young journalist making her mark with a blog in...

FORTUNATE MACHABA is taking her own destiny into her hands through her news blog while also working as a public relations practitioner. She spoke to...

US Army veteran threatened at gunpoint in Islamophobic attack

United States Army veteran, MUHAMMED MAQSOOD ALI KHAN was threatened at gunpoint at his local mosque in Hoke County, North Carolina, on the first...

Xenophobia is just one of the many problems faced by refugees...

Since a refugee is defined as someone who has evaded their home country because of war, persecution or natural disasters, they have not left...

“As a young person, you must know where you want to...

Nineteen-year-old MFUNDO RADEBE, from Durban’s township of Umlazi, has been awarded a scholarship to study at Harvard University in the USA after obtaining eight...

This black, bold, queer activist wants us to invest in people...

One of the first disabled Africans to be accepted into Oxford University, EDWARD NDOPU plans to use the opportunity to close the access gaps...
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