Politics

SASCO Distances Itself From President Who Allegedly Took Ramaphosa Money

The South African Students Congress (Sasco) has distanced itself from its president Avela Mjajubana, who has been named in the leaked bank...

The Singing In Parliament Brought Tears To Our Eyes

Song and dance is intrinsically linked to South African heritage and culture. It could be no more evident than in parliament on...

Zindzi Mandela, And The Limits On Black Pain

Far from scrambling to silence the ambassador’s comments on land, the government should be wondering why it is allowing itself to be...

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...

5 Things You Never Knew About Black Revolutionary Robert Sobukwe

Forty years ago on this day, February 27, Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe passed away. Sobukwe was a prominent South African political dissident who...

The Fight Against Gun Violence In Atlantis, My Community

COMMENT When I think of the word “home” I think of safety, but I come from Atlantis, on the...

NSFAS Backs Cash For Books, In Spite Of Concerns

In January 2019, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) introduced a cash system for allowances. Along with the payment of tuition,...

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...

The Butchers Of Marikana Won

COMMENT What to make of the fact that the people who set the Marikana massacre in motion now sit...

The Fightback And Maharani

Political journalist Qaanitah Hunter’s latest book Balance of Power: Ramaphosa and the future of South Africa shares fresh insights into Jacob Zuma’s...

Bread Heists And Currencies: The Situation In Zimbabwe

FEATURE Last week, news sites reported that 500 loaves of bread had been stolen by armed robbers in...

Mandla Shikwambana: Department of Higher Education Is The Problem

The Daily Vox speaks to Mandla Shikhwambana, the new president of the Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC), on his campus activism...

Book Extract: How the police spied on Fees Must Fall

Investigative journalist Jacques Pauw’s new book, The President’s Keepers, contains many explosive revelations about President Jacob Zuma’s ties to underworld figures, his tax returns...

Are We Willing to Send Our Parents to Jail?

SPONSORED COMMENT The current trajectory of South Africa’s attempt to rebuild from the Zuma (plus the last 5 Mbeki)...

The EFFSC Is Going Nowhere

COMMENT I am not going to argue the case for the Economic Freedom Fighters Students Command (EFFSC)...

Who Is Really To Blame For SA’s Jobs Crisis?

Subscribe to our newsletter. President Cyril Ramaphosa’s recent admission that South Africa is facing punishing job losses is in direct...

What The US Ban Of Huawei Ban Means For South Africa

UPDATE: In a flip flop decision, and with no explanation, President Donald Trump announced last weekend that US companies would be allowed...

ANC Responds to ‘Revive ANCYL’: “The Youth League Has Been Liquidated”

Ace Magashule, the secretary-general of the African National Congress, has responded to the ‘Revive ANCYL’ lobby group which has been pushing for...

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...

The DA’s “Law & Order” Policies Won’t Fix The Cape Flats

COMMENT Editor's note: on 11 July 2019, the minister of police Bheki Cele announced that President Cyril Ramaphosa had...
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