Rethinking History

Student Leaders On How Robert Sobukwe Influenced Fees Must Fall

The 27th of February marks 40 years since the death of Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) founder Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe. He was originally...

Never forget those who were killed in the 1976 Soweto Uprising

Salim Vally reflects on the Soweto Uprising and those who lost their lives. A partial list of the martyrs of the 1976 Uprising, the place...

The Colonial History Of Tea

In most households around the world, tea is a staple part of people's diet. It is the first thing you drink when you wake...

Don’t put my heritage over the coals

On the 24th of September, South Africans celebrate Heritage Day, when people across all racial and cultural groups are encouraged to celebrate their cultural...

Land: Why So Afraid Of A Debate?

If there ever was any doubt that different South Africans mean completely different things when they speak about the land, the debate sparked in...

Max Du Preez: On Fighting Against Apartheid As Media

From the late 70s to the early 90s, South Africa saw some truly turbulent times. Journalist and social commentator Max Du Preez was at...

Does Youth Day need to return to its political origins?

For government's official celebrations of Youth Day this year, President Jacob will address young people in Ventersdorp in the North West, on the subject...

Cyril Ramaphosa Should Listen To Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe

As Ramaphosa navigates the racial, social, and economic traps that South Africa finds itself in after the disaster of the Zuma years,...

Harris Dousemetzis On Telling The TRUE Story Of “The Man Who...

“The Man Who Killed Apartheid” is a book aiming to contribute to “a post-colonial intellectual history of South Africa.” It is book...

The Place Of Sara Baartman At UCT

The label “Hottentot Venus” continues to haunt our memory of Sara Baartman. This moniker, used in Jean Reaux’s posters to advertise the exhibit of...

History Comes Alive At These Jozi Museums

There’s no doubt that Johannesburg is a happening city. It started way back when gold was discovered here in the 1880s and...

A Man, Woman, And A Baby Visit South Africa

Petra Diamonds Limited on Monday announced the discovery of a big blue diamond. The mining company confirmed that 20.08 carat blue diamond...

Ronnie Kasrils, Zuleikha Mayat and Edwin Cameron remember Ahmed Kathrada

Ahmed Kathrada passed away in the earlier hours of Tuesday morning. He was 87. The Daily Vox team spoke to his contemporaries about their...

Remembering the SS Mendi and Shaka the Great at Time of...

The focus of Time of the Writer 2017 is on indigenous languages, the short story and the intersection of film and literature - and...

A response to Mamdani: the fight to decolonise starts with the...

Auwais Rafudeen reflects on the importance of indigenous languages in the decolonial project, and the internalised Western ideologies that hold back the attempts to...

Professor Adekeye Adebajo: “The ANC’s Liberation Was Based On Solidarity With...

On the 100th year since Nelson Mandela's birth, The Daily Vox is interrogating his pan-Africanist legacy. The Daily Vox spoke to the Director for...

It’s time African lawmakers ditched their colonial wigs

We love to talk decolonisation in Africa and yet somehow we managed to miss the fact that in several African countries, lawyers and judges...

Born Frees and Nelson Mandela: The Kids Don’t Understand Their Father

COMMENT The Born Free Generation is 25 years old. I will be 25 in September. We were the ones...

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...

Maytha Alhassen And Natalia Molebatsi On Afro-Palestinian Solidarity

"We have to speak about our solidarity with the people of Palestine. It is urgent and it is important," South African poet...
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