Government

In Conversation with Tshiamo Malatji, independent candidate

In June 2020, the Constitutional Court ruled that the Electoral Act is unconstitutional. The Act required citizens to be elected to political...

We want to hear from you #LGE2021

As the local government elections draw close, share your thoughts with The Daily Vox team. We want to know what are the...

Understanding Policing at a local government level

On September 18, hundreds of people marched in protest against the COVID-19 vaccines, in Seapoint, Cape Town.  The South African Police Service...

What do mayors and councillors earn?

On November 1, South Africans will head to the polls to vote in the local government elections. Voters will be voting to...

Digital Vibes report finds Dr Zweli Mhkize’s denial of allegations “untrue”

Months after receiving the Digital Vibes report, president Cyril Ramaphosa has finally released the report. The report was the investigation into the...

Scorecard for #LGE2021party manifestos

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Democratic Alliance (DA), and the Good Party have published their manifestos. Election campaigning has kicked into high...

The List: Five myths about the 2021 local elections

South Africa's municipal elections will be held on November 1, 2021. People will vote to elect councils for all district, metropolitan and...

The City of Johannesburg has lost two mayors this year

The City of Johannesburg's mayor, Jolidee Matongo died in a car crash on September 18, aged 46. 

The List: 5 times South African celebrities went into politics

Politicians are highly visible and famous in their own right. But entertainers and sportspeople are the original celebrities. The political landscape in...

(in)Famous medical parolees

Former South African president Jacob Zuma has been released on medical parole. He had been serving a 15-month sentence for contempt of...

Eh!woza are using storytelling to raise awareness about important issues

Eh!woza (isiXhosa for "Hey! Come with us") is a public engagement initiative. They produce youth-driven media to raise awareness about HIV/TB, infectious...

2021 Local Elections: Everything you need to know

South Africa will most likely head to the polls on November 1 for the local government elections. Here’s everything you need to...

The Charlotte Maxeke narrative: What about the others?

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) is forging narratives to create a certain viewpoint. The purpose is to make sense of the...

Who is Zambia’s new president Hakainde Hichilema?

Zambia has a new president. It only took president-elect Hakainde Hichilema five failed  attempts to become president. Hichilema was declared president-elect on...

Zimbabweans in South Africa face uncertain future over ZEP status

Thousands of Zimbabwean permit holders are living in uncertainty because the South African government has not yet indicated whether it will renew...

Malls as the site of the “new apartheid”

In Dr. Sizwe Mpofu-Walsh’s new book, The New Apartheid, he unpacks how apartheid never ended in South Africa. Instead it just reinvented...

Housing organisations condemn Cape Town’s draft unlawful occupation by-law

The City of Cape town’s draft Unlawful Occupation by-law closed for public comment on July 31. Several social housing organisations including Ndifuna...

Basic Income Grant funding, explained

There has been a renewed call for the introduction of a basic income grant. The Universal Basic Income Grant (UBIG) has long...

What you need to know about NSFAS 2022

The cycle for the 2022 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) applications are due to open in the next month or so....

Abahlali baseMjondolo: An urgent call to build solidarity in action

This is a statement released at the weekend by Thapelo Mohapi, Mqapheli Bonono and Nomusa Sizani of Abahlali baseMjondolo and Marvin Govender of the...
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