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How much was actually made on the firefighters in Canada?

This post has been updated with information from Kishugu Holdings' Working on Fire subsidiary. The South African firefighters who were deployed to Canada last month...

Five tips for getting through your finals exams

The matric class of 2014 is currently sitting its final exams, as are students at tertiary institutions across the country. Exams, and the long wait for...

An open letter to my abused friend

With the 16 days of activism for no violence against women and children upon us, one woman writes an open letter to her dear...

Operation Fiela and our history of kicking out ‘illegal’ immigrants

Operation Fiela has been described as “legitimising xenophobia”. While many South Africans have spoken out against the controversial raids, others feel they are justified....

Why is Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell?

Hollywood is known for its habit of whitewashing characters that were never supposed to be white. The hashtag #OscarsSoWhite brought attention to the issue...

Everything we know about TB Joshua and the Synagogue Church

You would be forgiven if you said that Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) leader TB Joshua is the Kanye West of Christianity. We've...

The ANC – and government – seem to have a listening...

The violence that has accompanied protests related to the upcoming local elections has often emerged from situations in which citizens, and in most cases,...

Considering the costs of a continued shutdown at Wits

Fee hikes for 2016 fell on Friday but by Saturday Wits students, who believe their demands have not been adequately addressed by President Jacob Zuma,...

What does assertiveness have to do with rape? Ask the Minister...

During an interview on eNCA’s Checkpoint, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, advocate Michael Masutha implied that girls who are assertive were less likely...

South Africa’s small parties: from the AIC to the UDM

The African National Congress, the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters get most of the media attention, so it's understandable that the smaller...

Honey, I think I want to use more public transport in...

An intrepid South African couple, Lionel Faull and Kate Laing, is trekking through the continent using only public transport. Starting in South Africa, they...

uWandile Msomi wahlukana nokuhlupheka waqoma ibhayisikili

Indlela umgwedli-webhodi (skateboarder) uWandile Msomi azihlukanisa ngayo nosizi nangendlela asezithandela ngayo ukugibela ibhayisikili. Uthando olusha olutholwe umgwedli-webhodi (skateboarder) uWandile Msomi ekugibeleni amabhayisikili kangangokuthi useze aligibele ngisho...

You’re a kite dancing in a hurricane, Mr Bond

James Bond is back. This time, 007 follows a cryptic message sending him on a wild goose chase to uncover a secret organisation called, you...

IEC to announce local election results, finally

The Independent Electoral Commission has announced results of this year's local government elections. Speaking at the IEC operational centre on Saturday, the Glen Mashinini, IEC chairperson...

World refugee crisis worst since WW2

On World Refugee Day, the Daily Vox is sharing the stories of two displaced persons, as told to Doctors Without Borders (MSF). (Additional reporting by...

“Haai, I don’t have time for feelings” — Mcebo Dlamini

Getting kicked out as president of the Wits Students Representative Council  wasn’t enough to make Mcebo Dlamini stop with the anti-semitism. In fact, he’s...

Everything you need to know about Al Jazeera’s report on South...

On Friday, an Al Jazeera investigation revealed that at least 23 South Africans have traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State and the Levant (Isil)...

Dear Jacob Zuma… a timeline

“No one has told me what I have done wrong. No one has been able to furnish what I’ve done. If I’ve...

What you need to know about #Sona2014 (ver. 2.0)  

1.     Didn’t we have a State of the Nation address already? Why are we having another one? Yes, we know its confusing. But it's quite simple,...

The global cult of white supremacy: How the South African radical...

Some radical right-wing South African groups have travelled to the US in efforts to expand their organisational networks Haley...
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