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Why India’s heat wave has been so devastating

A deadly heat wave that has engulfed parts of India in the last month has taken more than 2000* lives, and affected millions of people. With...

Here is why we all need to calm the f*** down...

So the boys lost the first test against England in Durban. Truth be told, they were thrashed by the Poms. And before this series,...

After colonising the country, stealing its resources, the French are now...

It had to happen. This week a confidential UN report documenting sexual abuses of French peacekeepers on children in the Central African Republic (CAR) was...

Why 2014 was the year of the selfie

Last year, the Oxford English Dictionary announced "selfie" as its word of the year. The vaunted gatekeepers of the English language said, "It seems...

Aaisha’s Ramadaan diaries, Day 16: On understanding protest

Day 16: On understanding protest When I was in third year, I sat in in a lecture where we debated the semantics of service delivery...

Iranian nuke deal: This is how it affects you, South Africa

An historic deal that would raise sanctions on Iran in exchange for limitations on its nuclear programme has been agreed in Vienna. The deal comes...

Traversing SA’s great outdoors: what tourists really need to know

Crime may be one of the biggest concerns for tourists visiting South Africa, but with foreigners happily frolicking about in our game parks and on our...

Political parties weigh in on Gaza

As tensions and violence continue to escalate in Gaza, South Africans are showing increasing interest in the region. The DAILY VOX rounds up the...

MSF nurse tells of “unspeakable” Kunduz bombing

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) nurse Lajos Zoltan Jecs was in the Kunduz trauma hospital in Afghanistan when the facility was struck by a series...

Wits calls the cops as #EndOutSourcing protest continues

Early on Friday, the management of the University of Witwatersrand said it had obtained an interim interdict from the South Gauteng high court to...

Malawi leader to intervene in university fee hike deadlock

Malawian President Arthur Peter Mutharika has agreed to give an audience to University of Malawi Student Union (UMSU) leaders to help break the deadlock...

Seven reasons why Syrian refugees have fled to Europe

More than 4 million Syrian refugees are in countries neighbouring Syria, but recent months have seen an increase in the number of Syrians seeking...

World Cup 2014: Are we in for any more shockers?

And then there were 16. With Brazil, Colombia, Netherlands and Cost Rica through, our man YASSER ALLY offers some predictions on the fixtures to...

Aaisha’s Ramadaan diaries, Day 15: On time and procrastination

Day 15: Time and procrastination There's something about being stuck in the dark that makes me SUPER contemplative (I mean the literal dark, not the...

Buhari wins landmark election in Nigeria

As counting in the closest-ever election in Nigerian history concludes, incumbent candidate Goodluck Jonathon has conceded defeat. BREAKING: President Jonathan Congratulates Gen. Buhari In A Phone...

The SADC Wrap: Is that a Mugabe Dynasty we see on...

Each week award winning journalist KRISTEN VAN SCHIE brings you all the news that’s worth knowing from across the SADC region. Here is this week’s...

Think journalism needs you? Tell Future News why [Competition]

Are you trying to get a head start in journalism? Stretch your writing muscles and you could stand the change to attend Future News,...

Update: Court orders treatment for gravely ill Somali girl

The North Gauteng High Court has granted an order allowing a 12-year-old Somali refugee to receive treatment at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital. She...

Is theatre production ‘Exhibit B – The Human Zoo’ enlightening or...

The theatrical production Exhibit B – The Human Zoo claims to challenge the idea of 19th century human zoos. Instead South African theatre director Brett Bailey...

Peter Greste: Journalists often make enemies of the state

Imprisoned Al Jazeera correspondent Peter Greste has warned that journalists are being caught in the crossfire as warring factions seek to control the narratives of...
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