Economy

COVID-19: The Cure Could Be Worse Than The Disease For South...

Seán Mfundza Muller, University of Johannesburg As the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 spreads worldwide, some governments have taken rapid and...

Social enterprise ThankYou has a plan to end extreme poverty

The Daily Vox has partnered with Australian social enterprise ThankYou who have come up with a plan to end extreme poverty. Founded...

The calls for Basic Income Grant, explained

On October 12, the C19 People's Coalition Cash Transfers Working Group and the Institute for Economic Justice (IEJ) issued a demand to...

Domestic Workers Can Now Claim For Occupational Injuries

Maria Mahlangu had worked for the De Clerq family as a domestic worker for 22 years when she drowned in her employer’s...

What The US Ban Of Huawei Ban Means For South Africa

UPDATE: In a flip flop decision, and with no explanation, President Donald Trump announced last weekend that US companies would be allowed...

Hong Kong’s Democracy Protests Explained

UPDATE: According to reports, the Hong Kong government is going to announce the withdrawal of the controversial extradition bill. Chinese newspapers...

Capitalism Realised, Not Idealised

COMMENT In an article written for Rapport titled “Our Problem? Too little rather than too much capitalism” Professor Johan...

Journalist Abra Barbier on journalism in South Africa in 2020

The experienced journalist opened up in her private capacity on the turmoil in the industry.  What is your...

Right To Breastfeed In The Workplace Is Enshrined Within In Law

Breast milk provides optimum nutrition for a newborn baby. Most South African mothers are well aware of this. Barriers in the workplace...

Men Are Still Ashamed To Publicly Buy Sanitary Pads

For many, it’s still unusual to see men holding or buying sanitary pads. This stigma results in some men feeling uncomfortable and...

7 Alarming Unemployment Stats

Things are not looking good for South Africa’s unemployment rate, particularly the youth unemployment rate. The unemployment rate is now 27.6%, up...

Tito’s Budget Speech, On Education, Women, The Poor

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivered the 2019 budget speech on February 20. This was his first speech since after taking over from former minister...

Only A 1976 Situation Can Change The Lives Of SA Youth

COMMENT This year marks the 43rd anniversary of the June 1976 massacre, and it has become apparent that the...

Young Entrepreneurs Learn To Hustle At Workshop With StartUp Academy

Ye! and Startup Academy partnered up to host an #UpgradeYourHustle workshop at JoziHub on the 21st of June for a group of...

SONA Debate: Did The #FeesMustFall MPs Give Me Something To Look...

COMMENT A wave of novelty visited my senses as I watched the State of the Nation Address (SONA) debate...

Premier Of Gauteng Demands Results Within “The Next 100 Days”

Gauteng premier David Makhura delivered the State of the Province Address (SOPA) at the University of Johannesburg Soweto campus on Monday morning....

South Africa Should Learn From Brazil About How To Tackle ‘Hidden...

South Africa faces a double burden of hunger and malnutrition, on the one hand, and obesity with associated non-communicable diseases (NCDs), on the other....

Marxist Scholar Harold Wolpe’s Ideas Still Speak To South Africa’s Problems

COMMENT During the apartheid period in South Africa – 1948 to 1994 – a lively intellectual culture of opposition emerged on some of the country’s...

Calls for international cooperation against corporate exploitation

From September 18 to 22 the Progressive International  (PI) are hosting their inaugural summit. The summit seeks to tackle what the organisation...

The “New Dawn” Might Work For The ANC, But Not For...

COMMENT At his inauguration as the President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa pleaded with Zimbabweans to rally behind his presidency...
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