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Sipho’s Political Newsletter: Missing From SONA, SA’s Green New Deal

Subscribe to Sipho's Weekly Political Newsletter. Two very telling events occurred this week: in the State of the Nation Address, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that...

Sipho’s Political Newsletter: The DA Needs The EFF To Win Gauteng

The Democratic Alliance has targeted winning the Gauteng and North West premierships as part of its 2019 elections strategy. That means either finding a...

Top of the Vox: #RhodesMustFall

  “It’s like living under apartheid because of this no children rule. This is the only hostel where kids are not allowed... No loving mother...

Top of the Vox: SA’s xenophobic scourge

  “I was cooking my meal and then I heard people screaming outside, so I opened my door to look what was happening. I saw...

Top of the Vox: Anger over electricity sparks protests

“The police are part of the problem; they don’t like us. You know, we Africans like South Africa. It’s a free country, the democracy...

Top of the Vox: the inspiration edition

“My school didn’t have a maths or physics teacher ... So I decided to learn maths and physics by myself and then teach my classmates. For...

Top of the Vox: Lesotho crisis 101

“After this, I don’t want anything to do with alcohol. I won’t go back to Osi’s Place... Tavern owners only want money – they...

Top of the Vox: Focus on xenophobia

“We are working here to live a good life, to get a nice house. Our dream is to go back to Ethiopia one day,...

Top of the Vox: Everything you need to know about the...

“I feel like I am a sub-human being. My own country doesn’t want me, the South African community does not want me and this...

Top of the Vox: #RhodesWillFall – but what next?

“My mother has been in trauma since the last floods, although we have been consoling her all this time. But today I too felt...

Top of the Vox: ‪#‬RhodesHasFallen!

“The most sickening element of this violence is the ignorance shown by the xenophobes. Not all of us come to South Africa because we...

Top of the Vox: SA responds to xenophobia

“Of course killing people is wrong; that is not the way to do it – but we still want them out of the country. When...

Top of the Vox: Say hello to Open Stellenbosch

“I support the Open Stellenbosch movement because it’s for the equality of all students. Here at Stellenbosch we are treated as though we are...

Top of the Vox: Africa Day in a time of xenophobia

“The UN told me that either I will be deported to another country, or my application will be successful and I would be granted asylum. The...

Top of the Vox: #RhodesMustFall, bumper edition

“The statue is part of our history and if it means we are honouring colonisers, then so be it. If it made people racist...

Top of the Vox: Refugees in the cross-hairs of corruption

“One of the things that has been missing in South African film has been strong, independent role models – women who think for themselves...

Top of the Vox by the Daily Vox

Curated by assistant editor Theresa Mallinson, Top of the Vox is a roundup of the best and biggest stories each week. The newsletter focuses...

Top of the Vox: Foreign nationals repatriated

“I have a loving girlfriend – she’s South African – and two children. Ever since I told her I would be going back home she...

Top of the Vox: Surviving on a state pension

“The groceries I manage to buy with pension money do not last us to the end of the month. We then survive on the...

Top of the Vox: Cape Town’s superhero firefighters

“South Africans always ask us: ‘What are you doing here in our country? This country has too many of you people – why don’t...
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