Government

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...

“Information Technology Has Allowed Me To Explore Creative Thinking”

Hailing from Inanda Township, north Durban, the 34-year-old information technologist Xolani Phakathi has not only made a name for himself; but he has also...

Denigrate The EFF At Your Own Peril: A Response To Prince...

Not so long-ago political analysts and mainstream commentators were already writing the eulogy of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) because of the election of...

Africa’s coming demographic dividend, and why you should care about it

The year 2030 marks when Africa could become the economic and social powerhouse we’ve always imagined it could be, or slip past the point...

400+ soldiers in Parliament? What is Zuma preparing for?

On Tuesday evening it was revealed that the Presidency has deployed more than 400 soldiers to parliament ahead of #SONA2017 in Cape Town. Reports suggest that...

Whose responsibility is it to keep women safe on taxis?

Naledi Moses* doesn’t usually catch taxis at night. But in August last year she got home late from campus and didn’t want to walk...

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...

South Africa’s ANC dips below 50%. But opposition parties fail to...

South Africa’s 2021 local government elections were momentous. They mark the first time that the now ruling...

A change is going to come: on the right to peaceful...

A lot has been said recently about the right to protest and the right to assembly, but what irks me is how participants who...

Goodbye, 2019 – You Have Been Memorable

Let us count the ways this year has been wonderful.  Compiled by Fatima Moosa The Springboks...

Challenging Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination in Black Communities

In South Africa, the month of October has been declared Mental Health Awareness Month with the objective of not only educating the...

Elections Live Blog (12/05)

Welcome to the third day of The Daily Vox’s elections live blog. We’re bringing you live updates as votes are counted. We’re...

What Young South Africans Really Think Of The State Of The...

The 2018 State of the Nation Address (SONA) will be delivered by ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday evening, following Jacob Zuma's resignation on Wednesday...

Calls for constitutional reforms in Togo

Protests against Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe are intensifying, with a march against the Gnassingbe family’s fifty year rule in the works. The Daily Vox...

South Africa’s power grid is under pressure: the how and the...

South Africans are facing another round of power cuts despite promises from South Africa’s power utility, Eskom,...

European Governments Play Politics With Refugee Lives

On June 10, Matteo Salvini, Italy's new far-right interior minister, said he would not allow the MV Aquarius to dock on the Italian coast....

UCT rejects Athol Williams’ allegations of silencing over state capture

Athol Williams, lecturer and poet, has alleged that the University of Cape Town have been trying to silence him, a charge the...

Zuma’s free education plan is a ferocious hospital pass to his...

Finance minister Malusi Gigaba was the very picture of discomfort on Saturday. He was at the 54th national conference of the African National Congress,...

The many problems with the SABC and its troubled board

Last week, the ad hoc committee’s report into the investigation of the SABC board’s fitness to function was leaked to the media. Whoops. This,...

Johannesburg Teachers Tired Of “Cash For Post” Corruption

Teachers from a school in the far north of Johannesburg say they are tired of the corruption in the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE)....
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