Economy

Sports talent goes undiscovered as poverty and inequality grows

Tatjana Schoenmaker, South Africa’s gold-medal-girl, acted as a beacon of hope for the country when she proved to be the best breaststroke...

The Amazon Development might bring jobs while carting away biodiversity

The proposed multi-billion rand deal Amazon struck with the City of Cape Town is heading to court. Court papers have been filed...

Meet Avril Mafemba-Musemwa, founder of MwanaWevhu

MwanaWevhu means son of the soil in Shona. It is also the name of Avril Mafemba-Musemwa's fabric shop that sells African print...

#BeTheDrivingForce with Funzani Mtembu and Sonia Phalatse

In commemoration of Women’s Month as part of #BeTheDrivingForce series, The Daily Vox and Youth Capital hosted a discussion on women and...

2019: A Year With No Religious Gatherings in Indian side of...

The streak of visiting Hazratbal to offer 12 consecutive pre-dawn prayers was broken. Wasim Rashid (29) could not make it to the...

How the pandemic is rethinking cinemas

The entertainment industry in South Africa has been hit hard by the pandemic. Cinemas are one of many casualties with each adjusted...

Basic Income Grant funding, explained

There has been a renewed call for the introduction of a basic income grant. The Universal Basic Income Grant (UBIG) has long...

Inequality of South African proportions

South Africa has been described as the most unequal society in the world. The racial and economic legacy of Apartheid has evolved...

Get rid of your debt first before making it rain

We cannot escape debt. The finance world thrives on it. But while needed, debt can very easily spiral out of control.  We...

Affordable housing solutions can prevent flooding disasters

Each winter, areas in Cape Town flood uncontrollably. Formal and informal housing across Cape Town are subject to flooding. The worst affected...

News Flash: #RebuildSA in progress but tensions still remain

Even as parts of KwaZulu Natal (KZN) and Gauteng start to rebuild and open up, racial tensions continue in KZN. Many have...

#ShutdownSA economic costs run into the billions

The cost of damages from the #ShutdownSA unrest has been estimated to run into the billions, for the retail sector alone. The...

Makhanda and the future of service delivery protests in SA

In Makhanda, between May and June, protestors shut down roads, and other access points. They were protesting jobs and decent services. In...

South African riots and food security: why there’s an urgent need...

Wandile Sihlobo, University of the Witwatersrand When South Africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa, addressed the nation on July 12...

AlexFM station manager: “Alexandra was silenced yesterday morning”

AS TOLD TO Four community radio stations were attacked and looted in Gauteng and Kwazulu-Natal this week. The ongoing...

#SAShutdown triggered by #ZumaArrest but not the reason

The #ShutdownSA protests sparked by the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma are ongoing. Minister of police, Bheki Cele assured South Africans...

Poverty Shaming has no place in South Africa

The unemployment rate in South Africa is at 32.6%. The pandemic worsened employment opportunities as many industries were affected adversely.  Added to...

Durban food riots turn the wheel of history

South Africa’s social crisis has erupted as the people Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma deem expendable, those who bear the brunt of...

Why an income guarantee would create a South Africa where everyone...

On Youth Day we chatted to Shaeera Kalla about the Basic Income Grant - the conversation generated such a big buzz in...

The eSwatini protests, explained

The people of eSwatini have been protesting against the king and the country's monarchical system. People from across the country have joined...
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