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Fees Must Fall 2021: here are 10 key questions

A shutdown is underway at various universities across South Africa as students ramp up protests that began at several campuses last week....

The Rise Of Urban Farming In Johannesburg

Small farms and gardens have begun popping up all around the Johannesburg inner-city. The contrasts between the bustling urban environment and the...

How to get rid of a rubbish ward councillor

Ward councillors are meant to act as a bridge between community members and government. But councils are often the first places where communities come...

New Refugee Amendments Not Welcomed

The Refugees Amendment Act, 2008 gazetted by the minister of home affairs Aaron Motsoaledi came into effect from January 1. These are...

Why Is Everybody So Afraid Of DD Mabuza?

On Monday evening, Cyril Ramaphosa announced the first cabinet reshuffle of his tenure as president of South Africa. While there were many surprises and...

Where Young People Stay In South Africa – StatsSA

South Africa’s population has hit 58.78 million people, according to the Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) 2019 mid-year population estimates (MYPE) report...

Never far from controversy: The life and times of Zweli Mkhize

Health minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize had been a beacon of hope during the uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic. He also seems to...

Social enterprise ThankYou has a plan to end extreme poverty

The Daily Vox has partnered with Australian social enterprise ThankYou who have come up with a plan to end extreme poverty. Founded...

Five Quotes From Nelson Mandela On Land

The dispossession of the black inhabitants of their land was an apartheid era strategy that began with the colonisation of South Africa. Without land,...

News Flash #ShutdownSA: what is currently happening

The South African National Defense Force (SANDF) has now been deployed to assist the police to stop the civil unrest. However, destruction...

Blade Nzimande finally announces 2022 NSFAS applications dates

Higher education minister, Dr Blade Nzimande announced the opening of the 2022 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) applications. During an October...

Home Affairs: It’s Up to Women To Check If Surname Was...

The department of home affairs acknowledged reports that some women’s surnames had been changed without their consent after marriage, in a statement...

How Serious Is The Government’s Plan For Free Education?

When former president Jacob Zuma announced the government's plan for free higher education in 2017, the hope and relief were palpable. It all came...

Activists Raise Their Voices Against BRICS

Amid the backdrop of the beginning of the 10th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Summit, activists and community organisations held a...

Blade Nzimande: What His Return Means For Higher Education

The last time he was the higher education (DHET) minister he said “students must fall” and dismissed the student movement. Now Dr....

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...

Should we lower the voting age in South Africa?

The voting age in South Africa is 18. But should pensioners be allowed to make decisions for people who will only come of age...

COVID-19: The Cure Could Be Worse Than The Disease For South...

Seán Mfundza Muller, University of Johannesburg As the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 spreads worldwide, some governments have taken rapid and...

#JusticeForCapeFlats: Here’s Why People Are Turning Their Avis Orange

Over the past few weeks, orange profile pictures have appeared on social media in South Africa, apparently inspired by a similar campaign...

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....
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