Opinion

A mediation on Youth Day: 16 June, 2015

What black power can we rally under a black majority government, when a full 40% of South Africans are unemployed? Yes, a day for black...

Stop the whining

Okay. That’s it. I’ve had enough. THESE ARE THE ALL CAPS OF ME HAVING HAD ENOUGH," writes KAREN JEYNES.

How not to be a racist, a five step programme

In light of the recent spate of racial assaults reported in the news, the Daily Vox has designed a five step programme to help...

Does South Africa need a structured national youth service?

Youth service programmes could mobilise young people to build infrastructure, fight HIV/AIDS, improve literacy rates and facilitate the green economy. But how would such...

Aaisha’s Ramadaan diaries, Day 21: on hijab and men

Day 21: Hijab and men When we talk about gender issues, generally, men don't always realise the role that they have in it too. That...

Pay back the money, Greek crisis edition

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras shocked Europe late on Friday night by announcing a referendum on the bailout package proposed by eurozone creditors. Tsipras...

Marxist Scholar Harold Wolpe’s Ideas Still Speak To South Africa’s Problems

COMMENT During the apartheid period in South Africa – 1948 to 1994 – a lively intellectual culture of opposition emerged on some of the country’s...

#Ramadaan2016 with Aaisha Dadi Patel: Day 2

Day 2. I sound so old typing this, but when I was an undergrad I could pull off all-nighters effortlessly. High on the adrenaline of...

#sexistSA: Why it’s okay to be single at 21

"Don't worry, you can have your 40th birthday and your bridal shower at the same time!", one of my friends so kindly reassured me...

#FreeAlaa: When the personal meets the political

When I think of Alaa Abd El Fattah, his public identities – the blogger, the revolutionary, the man in a cage at a show...

Working through Islamophobia in corporate Cape Town

JESS MOUNEIMNE says she's had to hide her Muslim identity to prospective clients in an attempt to win business - and her experience hasn't garnered the same...

TAC: Nodding along to protesters at #AIDS2016 is not enough

Mark Heywood, the director of social justice organisation Section27 and a board member of the Treatment Action Campaign addressed the media on the sidelines of the International Aids conference...

Here’s why Bafana NEED to win against Cameroon

Hlompo Kekana's wonder goal against Cameroon over the weekend may have left us in awe but Bafana Bafana fans know too well that it...

Aaisha’s Ramadaan diaries, Day 14: On keeping your brows on fleek

Day 14: Eyebrows This may be the most fashion/make-up blogger-type post that I write in this diary, and I'm not sure how I feel about...

Standing up for justice must be based on consistent values

There is a verse of the Quran that has inspired my activism for social justice: “Stand firmly for justice, even if it might be...

A response to Afrophobia: Boycott South Africa

Author ZUKISWA WANNER is tired of crying in helplessness every time attacks against foreign nationals erupt. She wants our government to act – and...

In Palestine, it’s university students leading resistance against the status quo

Since 1 October, at least 52 Palestinians have been shot dead by Israelis in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. Nine Israelis have also...

The Election of the Born-frees: Make it count!

TESSA DOOMS feels that instead of invocations of the past and the right to complain, the motivation to vote in this year’s election should stem from a vision of the future.

No African is a foreigner in Africa

What’s different about the latest xenophobic attacks compared with those in 2008? Wits professor ACHILLE MBEMBE sees a nascent “ideology” – that of “national-chauvinism”...

“White people owe black people a debt that is still unpaid”

Apartheid is in the past but white people still owe black people a debt and it must be repaid, starting right now, writes MOGOMOTSI...
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