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Poverty, Evictions And Court Disputes: The Sad Reality Of eThekwini’s Poor...

Court disputes between Abahlali baseMjondolo and eThekwini City continue, following "illegal" and brutal evictions of about 150 families, which were carried out by eThekwini...

Kenyan election commission under scrutiny as poll day looms

Kenya’s Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has faced unprecedented hurdles over the past few months, causing concerns over its preparedness for Tuesday’s elections....

Remembering PAC anti-pass activist Philip Kgosana (1936-2017)

Former student leader and PAC activist Philip Kgosana has died. He was 81. Kgosana is best known for mobilising students in anti-pass protests in...

On reading Ramaphosa: The Man Who Would Be King

Cyril Ramaphosa is the man of the moment, no matter how hard most of us wish he weren't. The national conference of the African...

The Green Party: Third Time Lucky?

The Green Party of South Africa has undergone a complete leadership change and is now back to contest the 2019 national Elections. Part of...

2019 National Elections: Everything You Need To Know

South Africans will go to the polls on 8 May 2019 to elect a new parliament.  Here's everything you need to know about participating...

“We are writing down the people’s names and ID numbers manually”

During their midday press briefing for Election Day, the Electoral Commission said they were “satisfied with the voting process”. However, there were...

Free Speech, A Pillar Of Decolonisation

COMMENT In 1988 something bizarre happened in the literary world. The novel, a genre in it’s recline into irrelevance,...

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...

Why South African Indians should identify as black

INDIRA GOVENDER reflects on whether you need to display "struggle credentials" before you can speak on racism and injustice in South Africa. Mishka Wazar's column about whether...

Palestinian Water Expert: SA Does Not Need Israeli Water Expertise

The water crisis in Cape Town is due to mismanagement, water expert and Palestinian citizen of Israel Mustafa Abu Raiya said in a Facebook...

Stung DA Right Wing Lashes Out At The People

Subscribe to Sipho’s Weekly Political Newsletter. The dust is settling on the 2019 national elections, and the recriminations amongst the...

Xenophobia In Durban: Malawian Nationals Want To Return Home

Last week, about 150 Malawian nationals in Durban were displaced following attacks by locals in Burnwood Road, Sydenham. The distraught families say...

Philani Nduli On His Bid For The EFFSC Presidency: “Free Education...

Ahead of the national student assembly of the Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC), the Daily Vox spoke to Philani Nduli, a...

The Butchers Of Marikana Won

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

Haji Mohamed Dawjee Writes What She Likes In Sorry Not Sorry

The title of Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko's compilation of writings called I Write What I Like has become a slogan of sorts. It...

What exactly does non-racialism mean in 2020

During the Democratic Alliance’s September policy conference, the party adopted an economic redress policy that targets disadvantage, rather than race. They said...

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...

#6thParliament: We Have A New Parliament

Update: ANC deputy president David Mabuza was sworn into parliament on May 28. This clears the way for the president to reappoint...

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...
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