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“Bisexuals Just Want To Exist And Be Accepted”

Bisexuality: “the potential to be attracted — romantically and/or sexually — to people of more than one sex and/or gender.” (This definition...

Is Our Democracy Losing Legitimacy?

SPONSORED COMMENT The commemoration of Youth Day in 2019 comes at an important time for young people of South...

Heavy rains in Durban are a curse for shack dwellers

While Durban has imposed water restrictions to cope with the nationwide drought, the rain that has fallen doesn't always bring prosperity for some of...

Eddie Ndopu plans to be the first queer, black activist with...

Eddie Ndopu, Africa's own rockstar activist is off to Oxford University on 14 September to do his Masters in Public Policy. He spoke...

These Soweto mothers and grandmothers have been fighting for housing for...

Way back in 1994, the ruling party acknowledged that providing housing to its citizens would be one of the biggest challenges it faces post-apartheid....

To vote or not to vote: a fallist’s dilemma

While political parties do all they can to entice the youth vote, some young members of decolonial movements at universities (or "fallists" as they've...

Young people are at #AIDS2016 to learn, and to teach

While celebrities, diplomats, scientists and activists hobnob around the Durban ICC during the International AIDS Conference this week, many young people are excited to...

Volunteers from around the world hope to take home lessons from...

Thousands of delegates have descended on Durban for the 21st International AIDS Conference, held at the Durban International Convention Centre. The Daily Vox spoke...

The Butterfly Project is helping teens envision an Aids-free generation by...

In the build-up to the International Aids Conference 2016, 600 youngsters are participating in the Butterfly Project run by the Denis Hurley Centre in...

In the east of Jo’burg people want to know what’s the...

Ward 66, in the east of Jo'burg, comprising Bellevue East, Bezuidenhout (Bez) Valley, Bertrams, Kensington, Troyeville and Observatory is a diverse ward, with an...

Will rolling out free WiFi into eThekwini’s townships benefit everyone?

Last month, eThekwini mayor James Nxumalo delivered his budget speech and announced that free WiFi will be launched in different parts of the municipality...

What’s behind the upsurge in political killings in Kwazulu Natal?

Political killings have claimed more than 50 lives since 2011, and the number continues to rise as municipal elections are looming and infighting over...

The maiden bursary puts a spotlight on culture and constitutional rights

The maiden bursary, which was introduced by Kwazulu Natal's uThukela municipality in January was found to be unconstitutional earlier this month by The Commission for...

Activists say the SABC’s new editorial policy is shutting them out

On Monday morning, civil society NGO Right to Know (R2K)‚ together with allied organisations, staged a protest outside the SABC's Johannesburg offices, where they...

Hlaudi, we need to talk (We promise not to burn bridges)

Mr Hlaudi Motsoeneng, Sir, the nation requests a heart-to-heart. Please open the airwaves and listen to us. It's not just some 10 random okes...

We asked these Durbanites how they’re coping with food price hikes

South Africans have been asked to tighten their belts, while being hit with constant price increases - from electricity, to petrol, and now food....

“People think fire is something to play with” – life after...

In September 2015, the admin building at the University of Kwazulu-Natal (UKZN) was set alight during student protests. After a week of arson attacks...

Can there be any logic to setting schools on fire?

During a parliamentary debate on the crisis in Vhuwani this week, State Security Minister David Mahlobo blamed the protests on "cowards" and "elements hell-bent ...

Does the health department need to spend R3bn to stop blessers?

The phenomenon of "blessers“ wealthy men who promise (mostly young) women a life of luxury in exchange for sexual favours is not new in South...

“Sometimes customers push us to the limits” – waitrons speak on...

The furore around the incident at Obz Café between student activists Ntokozo Qwabe, Wandile Dlamini and waitress Ashleigh Schultz has put a spotlight on...
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