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Why immigrants succeed in the spaza space – it’s complicated

In February, immigrant shopkeepers were violently targeted by South Africans who claimed they were stealing jobs and bringing down the economy. On Tuesday, the Institute...

Uber will ‘burn’ if it continues to run, say metered taxi...

Metered taxi drivers in Johannesburg blockaded the R24 at both entrances to O.R. Tambo International Airport on Friday morning in protest of Uber drivers...

What does Moonlight’s success mean for queer, black South African men?

Moonlight winning Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards - aka the Oscars - is a feat that has us all celebrating a win...

#HireAGraduate Protests Seek to Raise Awareness about Graduate Unemployment

Flashmobs are usually fun. But this one was slightly more serious than a bunch of kids suddenly bursting into song and dance in a...

Celeste Khumalo talks acting, studying, girl power – and yellowbones

Celeste Khumalo was the last Miss SA Teen when the pageant ended in 2011. The 24-year-old model, actress, and businesswoman stars as Linda in...

How patriarchy and prejudice fuel queerphobia in South African communities

The tragic murder of LGBTI activist and lesbian Noluvo Swelindawo, Â during 16 Days of Activism, is disturbingly ironic. According to Sharon Cox, Health...

The “most advanced vaccine trial to date” launches in South Africa,...

On Wednesday, a day before World Aids Day, a highly anticipated HIV vaccine trial called HVTN 702 launched in South Africa. The new vaccine...

Holiday jobs aren’t just to earn spending money

With university holidays fast approaching, many students are looking for holiday jobs to help ease the burden on their families, or even just to...

What happens to international students during Fees Must Fall?

The #FeesMustFall protests taking place across universities for the past four weeks have put international students in a difficult position. The Daily Vox asked...

We asked academics to weigh in on the #FeesMustFall debate

Speaking to the media on Thursday, Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, said he didn’t feel as pressured by the current...

For many young South Africans, just looking for a job is...

Thabiso Dlamini (@Thabiso_Dlamini) is the founder of the Twitter discussion #JobSeekersWednesday. “We all know someone that is not employed and we know that unemployment...

Four African writers you should be reading right now

There probably has never been a better time for writers to contribute greatly to African literature than now. Authors cannot write everyone’s story to...

There’s a mixed reaction to the launch of the Black First...

Andile Mnxgitama launched his Black First Land First movement on May 14 in Orlando West, Soweto. Although Mngxitama placed great emphasis that the movement...

Dear black man, do better

Some men are quick to speak out against racism, but perpetuate sexism and rape culture at every turn. PONTSHO PILANE is sick of it. “Comrades,...

16 days of f***ing activism

Despite years of "16 days of activism", women still face rampant violence and discrimination at every turn, women-hating men are still given a free...

“It was like an encounter with death when you imagine yourself...

The 7.7 magnitude earthquake that shook the parts of South Asia on Monday afternoon, killing more than 300 people, was strongly felt in Indian-administered...

“#FeesMustFall has shown us the power of the youth”

President Jacob Zuma announced a freeze on fee increases at South African higher education institutions on Friday. And as student movements across the country...

#FeesMustFall at UCT: “It’s about time the students spoke”

Classes at the University of Cape Town (UCT) were suspended on Monday as students blockade roads leading into campus. Students are demanding an emergency meeting...

The Feminist Stokvel’s Hair Soirée and SA’s natural-hair evolution

On Thursday night a group of grown women will get together at a swanky Melrose coffee shop to do each other’s hair. To many, it...

#SowetoAttacks: “No one helps us. No one cares about us”

Somali shopkeepers, ousted from their homes and businesses in Soweto during a looting spree last week, have sought refuge in the Johannesburg suburb of...
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