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Holiday spending: “Harmless fun doesn’t kill but financial responsibility should remain...

It's that time of the year where most people get hyped up and end up spending beyond their means. While some will be travelling...

This ex-convict needs help to keep vulnerable young people out of...

Bennett Mahlangu is a 41-year-old ex-convict from Vlakfontein, in the south of Johannesburg. Mahlangu was arrested when he was 18 for murder and housebreaking...

#ThePresidentsKeepers: “If this the best way to let people know the...

Jacques Pauw's hard-hitting book, The President's Keepers, which makes claims about President Jacob Zuma being involved in corruption, is the centre of a court...

Cape Town social housing residents protest evictions due to unaffordable rent

On Monday residents of Steen Villa, a social housing complex in Retreat, in the south of Cape Town, blockaded Military Road preventing cars from...

The Pavement Bookworm: true story of an avid reader and drug...

Philani Dladla’s memoir, The Pavement Bookworm, is one that challenges a reader to try and understand the meaning of homelessness and drug addiction. The...

“We are left with nothing” – Isipingo shackdwellers pick up the...

On Tuesday, a fierce storm hit the city of Durban, leaving a trail of devastation across the city and surrounding areas. Authorities say the...

Fattis evictees: Fattis was not a hijacked building, we owned property...

Former residents of Fattis Mansion, a dilapidated block of flats in the Johannesburg CBD have told the Daily Vox that they are upset about...

Uber driver: ‘You can never know if you are going to...

There have been regular attacks on Uber drivers around malls, clubs and Gautrain stations since the company launched in South Africa in 2013. The...

Is it time to rename South Africa?

Last week, Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, vowed to lobby the ANC to rename South Africa. Mthethwa says that “South Africa” is...

Durbanites say Zuma is no longer ‘The People’s President’

On Sunday, President Jacob Zuma addressed people in a local church in Durban, where he said he will not step down unless the ANC...

“I can’t do anything to protect myself”: Homeless women on dangers...

Homeless women and women who live in shelters are among society’s most vulnerable. They have no walls to protect them from violence, fists, or...

What do young Joburgers think of the state of their city?

Johannesburg mayor, Herman Mashaba delivered his first State of The City Address on Wednesday, 3 May 2017. He highlighted five social issues that he...

What has democracy done for you?

Today marks the 23rd anniversary of South Africa’s first free and fair elections. The Daily Vox asked a few citizens what freedom means to...

Should artists conform to South Africans’ sensibilities?

Ayanda Mabulu has caused shock with his latest painting, which depicts President Jacob Zuma engaged in a sexual act with Nelson Mandela. Mabulu called...

Unpacking the South African food basket

With the rand fluctuations and two rating agencies downgrading South Africa’s economy to junk status, commodities like petrol have risen greatly. With petrol set...

Young people on why they marched against Zuma in Pretoria

Thousands of South Africans turned up in Pretoria to demonstrate against President Jacob Zuma on Friday, and students made up a large contingent of...

SexistSA: Where women’s safety in public spaces is unimaginable

Since the uproar from last week’s #TaxiRape story - that a group of men in a minibus taxi has reportedly been picking women up,...

#TaxiRape is a reminder that women’s bodies are under constant attack

Even during the week of Human Rights Day, South Africans weren't free of human rights violations. The #TaxiRape story - of a white Quantum...

Protesters demand jobs in a march on new Ballito mall

The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) was joined by hundreds of protesters on Thursday in a march ending at the new Ballito Junction Regional Mall...

Spur people – with a taste for white male violence

We’ve all seen that video of a white man physically and verbally threatening black women and children at the Texamo Spur ranch at The...
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