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The Marikana footage you need to see

On 16 August 2012, the South African Police Services (SAPS) opened fire on thousands of striking miners from Lonmin's platinum mines in Marikana, leaving 34 people dead. In...

We speak to Khanya Mzongwana on growing food and your life

Khanya Mzongwana is a chef and contributing food editor for Taste Magazine. She is also a garden enthusiast and future director for...

Nkandla “security features” and the money Zuma doesn’t have to pay...

When official reports on the security upgrades at President Jacob Zuma’s private Nkandla home first mentioned the construction of a so-called “firepool”, South Africans...

My friend is being abused. What do I do?

Domestic violence is prevalent in South Africa with 1 in 8 women reporting abuse at the hands of their partner. In some provinces, like...

Blaming women is the easiest thing to do

I found myself nodding along to the Daily Vox editorial 'Why we've had enough of this casual harassment'. I agree that there needs to...

Why Cell C is fighting for unregulated over-the-top services

Before last week’s parliamentary portfolio committee meetings on over-the-top (OTT) services regulation, Cell C released a statement by its CEO Jose dos Santos that...

There’s history, and then there’s #historyaccordingtojezebel

Did feminist publication Jezebel seriously describe a woman who was enslaved, humiliated and mocked for her black body as a "booty queen"? - Featured image...

“What do I know about Ebola? I’m just a doctor…”

The Daily Vox is running a series of blogs written by DR STEFAN KRUGER, who is in Sierra Leone with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) to help...

The #RUReferenceList is testimony to the failures of the justice system...

This week, a list circulating on Facebook named a number of men who are alleged to have committed acts of rape at Rhodes University....

Jacob Zuma is a dangerous man (and we are in trouble)

There is a lot of screaming on social media over #ZumaMustFall. But if we are really serious about building a better, stronger society, it...

Ilan Pappé: The full interview

Israeli historian Ilan Pappé has become a pariah in his own country. Pappé is one of Israel’s New Historians – a group of scholars who have...

The Weekly Dissident: Extracts from Notebook of a Vagabond

Canto 6 the man with the black beret bellowed with the trombone ‘freedom for some is not freedom for all’ behold african jazz man flowers of no nation...

“The stigma is the thing that kills people, not the virus”

In one of Knysna’s poorest communities, a small organisation is using unconventional methods to teach kids about HIV and AIDS. Mad About Art uses art...

Aaisha’s Ramadaan diaries, Day 17: On consumption

Day 17: On consumption When I was in first year, I was in an English lecture on Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger when my...

#TransformWits: what students want

Wits University has joined the University of Cape Town (UCT), Rhodes University and the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (UKZN) in their recent campaigns calling...

Did the SAPS and SANDF raids violate the rights of hostel...

For the past two nights, the South African Police Service and the South African National Defence Force have raided hostels in Jeppestown and Alexandra...

Five times Pope Francis was the coolest Pope ever

Pope Francis has been in office since 2011, after his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI’s disastrous term ended when he unexpectedly resigned from papacy. During...

We’ve nose dived into the firepool but is this really our...

The latest crisis to affect the Zuma administration has highlighted the divides within South African society, writes KHADIJA PATEL.  Rushing past rows of idling cars...

And what about free higher education for all?

There is a meeting scheduled between Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande and university vice chancellors for Thursday. A group of university academics and...

There’s more to Marikana than meets the eye

Marikana wasn’t even a dot on a map before August 16, when the shooting of 34 striking miners made headlines of the dusty mining town....
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