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Is ‘modest fashion’ really something we should be celebrating?

In the past couple of weeks, my social media feeds were dominated by chatter about and images of Halima Aden, a Muslim model who...

What the Malema ‘nutcracker moment’ at SONA says about sexual violence...

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Why collusion is bigger than just the banks

Competition is generally good for everyone in a market economy; collusion is not. Companies compete with each other for our business. Those selling us crappy...

Let’s be real – Kasi Mlungu is problematic AF

Wouldn't it be nice if I woke up tomorrow morning and decided from now on I am white? I would be "The black white"...

Why was Lemonade too bitter for the Grammys to take?

It was all very warm, fuzzy, and sweet when Adele apparently pulled a Mean Girls move on Queen Bey at the Grammys on Sunday...

Icarus and the student movement

“Never regret thy fall, O Icarus of the fearless flight For the greatest tragedy of them all Is never to feel the burning light.” –...

Someone needs to explain why there aren’t enough jobs for doctors

Becoming a doctor has many benefits. One of the most attractive to me, though, was the job security I envisioned. No further emphasis is...

Why Apartheid Must Never Be Forgiven

Many of us have not healed from the wounds the legacy of colonialism and apartheid left us, and we're not going to...

Press Release: Rabble Rousing Columnists Added to The Daily Vox

The Daily Vox is proud to announce a series of new weekly and monthly columnists to the team. Wanelisa Xaba, Brian Kamanzi, Oliver Meth and...

Muslim women’s narratives belong to no one but them

For a lot of Muslims, living in president Donald Trump's world is a difficult reality to accept. We are constantly reassuring people of our...

#WomensMarch: Is the message loud enough for Trump?

"First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to...

Humans are just not built for monogamy

When we are children, we are told that one day we will grow up, get married, and when we're ready (to have children) –...

Love in a time of white privilege

It was a dark and dreary day when I realised I loved you. Your unruly brown hair occasionally brushing over your eyelashes. Your piercing...

It’s not all sweet sounds in the music industry’s White Boys’...

It’s difficult to talk about racial politics, gender politics and structural inequality in South Africa without someone getting offended. It’s difficult to say “White...

2017: A decisive year for #FeesMustFall

In 2017, the #FeesMustFall uprising is likely to face its most decisive moments yet, with mass protests periodically grinding South African universities across the...

A love letter to Black matriculants

I'm not sure what I want to say to you and how I want to say it. All I know is, at...

Open letter to Pravin Gordhan urges him to take responsibility in...

In an open letter to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, head of department of anthropology at Wits, Dr Kelly Gillespie, expressed her disappointment that Gordhan...

Muslim women’s bodies are not spaces to fight people’s bigotry

Living in Johannesburg, I usually get to go to the beach once a year. When I swim in a public place I wear full-length...

Why is violence on Black women’s bodies so normalised on our...

I have been listening and reading some of the things being said about‪ #‎RememberKhwezi‬. I think I have come out with more questions than answers. 1....

What I learnt about Father’s Day in South Africa

On June 19, South Africa celebrated Father's Day with the rest of the world. But WANELISA XABA says there are a few inconsistencies in...
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