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COVID-19: Myth Busting Edition

With the announcement of a national state of disaster and a rising number of cases of COVID-19, the South African government has...

‘SA Must Downgrade Turkish Embassy Over Kurdish Offensive’

Mahmoud Patel, a professor at the University of the Western Cape and executive member and chairperson at Kurdish Human Rights Action Group...

Spring Hasn’t Sprung Yet

It’s September and for the Southern Hemisphere, this means that warmer days are officially on the way. South Africans, in particular, took...

Greed And Politics Have Set Fire To The Amazon Rainforest

EXPLAINER For days images of the burning Amazon Rainforest in Brazil swept social media. Amazon is the world’s...

“Excluding Rape From Common Purpose Would Be Irrational,” ConCourt Hears

UPDATE: During the December 11 handing down of judgement, the Constitutional Court ruled that the doctrine of common purpose applies...

Is Flying Worth The Environmental Cost? Greta Thunberg Says No

Greta Thunberg is currently sailing around the world. The 16-year-old climate change activist is heading from Sweden to the United Nations headquarters...

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...

Why Kashmir Is Still Under Lockdown

EXPLAINER The siege of Kashmir continues. About a week ago, the Indian government deployed over 30 000 more troops...

Labor Exploitation, Burnout, And Gender Discrimination In Gaming

Just a few weeks ago, a 16-year-old boy from the US made headlines worldwide. He won the inaugural Fortnite World Championships. His...

India Revokes Kashmir’s Special Status

The revoking of Article 370 in Kashmir is causing massive outrage around the world. Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed area bordering...

#JusticeForCapeFlats: Here’s Why People Are Turning Their Avis Orange

Over the past few weeks, orange profile pictures have appeared on social media in South Africa, apparently inspired by a similar campaign...

Beauty Bias, And The Creation Of Pretty Privilege

EXPLAINER Let’s be frank: the more attractive society perceives you to be, the more social and economic opportunities you...

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....

Bread Heists And Currencies: The Situation In Zimbabwe

FEATURE Last week, news sites reported that 500 loaves of bread had been stolen by armed robbers in...

Sudan: Amidst Vicious Military Crackdowns, The People Continue Fighting For Civilian...

“On June 3rd, forces belonging to the coup council committed a massacre in the capital, Khartoum, synchronised with similar crimes in other...

Cyclone Idai & Kenneth Damage: How Climate Change Affects Children The...

Cyclone Kenneth and Idai both hit the Mozambican coast less than a month apart. The damage from both the cyclones wreaked havoc...

Elections Live Blog (12/05)

Welcome to the third day of The Daily Vox’s elections live blog. We’re bringing you live updates as votes are counted. We’re...

The Voter Fraud Controversy: An Explainer

EXPLAINER Update: The coalition of 27 smaller parties who questioned the legitimacy of the elections have retreated. The group’s...

Elections Live Blog (10/05)

Welcome to the third day of The Daily Vox’s elections live blog. We’re bringing you live updates as votes are counted. We’ll...

Elections Live Blog (09/05)

Welcome to the second day of The Daily Vox's elections live blog. We’re bringing you live updates as votes are counted. We'll...
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