Top of the Vox

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...

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...

The ANC Youth League Is Dead. Can It Ever Revive?

Recent events at Luthuli House, the headquarters of the African National Congress (ANC), have highlighted that the ANC Youth League remains completely...

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: 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: 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: fans cheer on #ProteaFire ahead of cricket...

  “With AB De Villiers leading us, a victory cannot be too far off. I cannot wait to welcome them back at OR Tambo and...

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...

Politics Goes To Church

Subscribe to Sipho’s Weekly Political Newsletter. More political parties will contest the 2019 national elections than ever before - 48, to be exact. Amongst the crop...

Top of the Vox: Zuma still dodging the R246m question

“What the president is saying is: get pregnant, we will raise your child for you, there won’t be any consequences, and we will give...

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: 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: 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: ‪#‬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: 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: 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: 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: The first-year ‘meat market’ at universities

“To me, and many of my friends, first-year girls are fresh meat. I know that she will be a flame; many other guys want...

Top of the Vox: Chatsworth Camp closes, kind of

“The government is taking a gamble with foreign lives as it cannot totally guarantee our safety in the community... I am still scared of the...

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...
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