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Land Expropriation: How The Constitution Will Be Changed

The Constitutional Review Committee adopted a recommendation to parliament that section 25 of the Constitution needs to be amended “to make explicit what is...

Understanding Ukuthwasa And African Healing

Social media has been abuzz in the last few months over celebrities who announce that they are becoming initiates of traditional healing, a process...

Your Palm Oil Consumption Is Killing Orangutans

This weekend a heartrending video that showed how palm oil growers wreak destruction on a baby orangutan’s rainforest habitat went viral on social media....

What The Skinny Sbu Socks Saga Teaches Us About Small Business

A couple of weeks ago Sibusiso Ngwenya (Skinny Sbu) shared on his social media platform that he had been struggling with depression and that...

Why You’re Paying So Much For Books In South Africa

Walk into any bookstore and expect to pay anything from R150 to R1500 for book. But why are books so expensive, or are they...

Here’s Why You’re Paying So Much For Petrol

These days, it seems like every conversation is peppered with complaints about the rising petrol price. And legitimately so. October has been a particularly...

Understanding Human Trafficking in South Africa

Of late, social media has been awash with pictures, videos and warnings about human trafficking. But it isn't a new problem in South Africa....

Your Hajj And Eid-Ul-Adha Questions Answered

From August 9 till August 13, thousands of Muslims will be gathered in Saudi Arabia for the holy pilgrimage of Hajj.  This marks one...

The Erdoğan-Gülen Proxy Conflict In South African Schools

“Books are the strongest instruments to fight against cultural corruption,” said the Turkish First Lady Emine Erdoğan. She was speaking at the inauguration of...

As Zimbabwe Votes, Here’s What You Need To Know

July 30 marked the day that Zimbabweans head to the election polls to vote a president that will definitely not be former President Robert...

#QueerPopUpHealingSessions: A Space For Queer Healing

A place among nature for queer people to be safe, happy and focus on healing. This is what the the Queer Pop Up Healing...

AIDS Is Killing African Adolescents, New UN Report Shows

Did you know AIDs is the primary cause of death for adolescents in Africa? Four years ago, adolescents (aged 10-19 years) were left behind...

Here’s What You Need To Know About The Brics Summit

The 10th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit is due to take place this year in Johannesburg from July 25-27th, with...

How To Feel When A Coloniser State Wins The World Cup

“Why are you supporting France in the FIFA World Cup? Because of Kylian Mbappé? But France committed/commits atrocities in Africa!” If you exist in...

The Mbegu Platform: Helping The Youth Find Solutions To Problems In...

South Africa is failing its youth - particularly its poor youth. Despite the ability of young people to creatively pose solutions to the problems...

Here’s How You Can Choose Your Career Wisely

Find a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life, they say. It sounds like the simple answer to...

Here’s How To Keep Updated With The Daily Vox

As you know, The Daily Vox lives online. Earlier this year, Facebook changed it’s algorithms to prioritise “meaningful interactions” from friends and family over...

In Defence Of Safe Spaces

Safe spaces are often mocked and misunderstood. Those who are excluded from certain safe spaces feel discriminated against or feel that it is a...

A POC Supper At UCT’s Decolonial School Is Causing White Tears

An objection to a People Of Colour (POC)-only space at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Winter Decolonial School is shifting the attention from...

It’s 2018 And Football Is Still A Chauvinist’s Safe Space

There is a pervasive notion that football belongs to men. The sport has historically been dominated by male players, male commentators and male supporters....
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