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“Government should be able to tell its people that ‘foreigners’ do...

It's been almost a year since xenophobic violence broke out in Kwazulu Natal. China Ngubane returned to Durban and spoke to AMUR JEREMIAH, originally...

Jo’burg Uber driver on fare cuts: “These other drivers are worried...

During the first week of April, transport service Uber announced a 20% reduction in South African ride rates for winter. Some 200 unimpressed drivers...

This Braamfontein barista says he’s the best in Gauteng

Braamfontein is filled with coffee shops, mostly to cater for its thriving student population. The competition for a good cup of coffee is tough,...

Actress Wandi C on dropping out of varsity and trying to...

Born in Durban and having moved to Joburg six months ago because she had reached the ceiling in Durban’s entertainment industry, actress and TV...

At Hope Farm, a real-life tale of goodwill has gone up...

After the April-May 2015 xenophobic outbreak in South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal farmer Andrew Wartnaby assisted 139 victims mainly from DRC and Burundi, by providing them...

“Did my son really deserve to die?” – Mother of 10-year-old...

The Taliban faction that claimed responsibility for the deadly attack at the Gulshan-e-Iqbal park in Lahore, when it was packed with families, vowed to...

Nakhane Touré on how books and writing saved his life

Born Nakhane Mavuso and later changed to Mahlakahlaka, the author and singer took on the Touré signature as a way of dedication to his...

Living with Tourette syndrome: “I always say sorry because it gives...

After 10 years of living with Tourette syndrome (TS), 19-year-old RADLYN NAIDOO, born in Durban and studying at the University of Pretoria, has been...

This man polices the streets by day and writes isiZulu novels...

We all know writing doesn't pay the bills. Unless of course you're JK Rowling or John Grisham. And what if you're writing novels in...

Here’s a book written in defiance of the fairytales we tell...

As an act of restoring power and agency to young black girls in South Africa, BUHLE NGABA wrote a story about a voiceless girl...

Niq Mhlongo on the difficulties of getting black stories published

NIQ MHLONGO is at Time of the Writer 2016 launching his new collection of short stories "Affluenza". He has previously published three novels and...

Nikhil Singh on decolonisation and stereotypes in sci-fi writing

NIKHIL SINGH’s debut novel “Taty Went West” was described by Lauren Beukes as “a hallucinogenic post-apocalyptic carnival ride”. He’s writing 13 other novels at...

“The festival will leave us with rich knowledge about literature” –...

When it was announced that this year’s Time of the Writer will be held in the townships of Durban, the list wouldn’t have been...

The hustle for this man is about finding safety at home...

Very close to Morningside, one of Durban's wealthiest suburbs, is a  shack community known as Phanta's hill, which when translated from IsiZulu means "Hustler's hill". Last month,...

I am Malawian who lived in Palestine (and loved it)

SHASSY CHASOWA is a Malawian who moved to Palestine in 2007 after their father got a job in East Jerusalem. The family lived there...

Why I believe Israel is not an apartheid state

Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an annual campaign that raises awareness about the unequal living conditions of Palestinians. Although The Daily Vox believes that...

“We’re not asking them to nurse black people” – an...

Three of the 27 students from the University of Pretoria who were arrested last week for their alleged participation in the clashes that ensued...

UFS Student Describes Violence After Monday’s Rugby Match Disruption

Protests against outsourced workers hit the University of Free State on Monday night when protestors disrupted a rugby match on the campus....

Cleaners and security staff strike at UKZN Howard College

Cleaning and security staff have been striking for two weeks on UKZN's Howard College campus. BANDILE MDLALOSE sent us an update.  The workers’ strike is on...

“If we don’t get rain in the next week, we are...

Aaisha Dadi Patel spoke to KARL LANDMAN, a Mpumalanga farmer, about how the drought is affecting his maize and soya bean crops as well...
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