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What happens when your NSFAS loan isn’t paid in full?

Graduation week at a number of universities has come and gone, but a number of students have not received their qualifications because their National...

How to talk about homosexuality in isiXhosa

Many African languages are still finding the words to talk about homosexuality. The isiXhosa equivalent for gay or homosexual does not exist, so how...

“People still depend on traditional healers”

Traditional healers, herbalists and sangomas may soon have to register with the Traditional Health Practitioners Council in order to render their services. ZILUNGILE MNISI asked...

Ramadan During A COVID-19 Pandemic

For many Muslims around the world, celebrating Ramadan this year means dealing with a lot of changes. Ramadan is a month of...

University exclusion: more than just a question of marks

As some students gear up for the start of the academic year, others are facing the possibility of being academically or financially excluded – often...

NSFAS students left in the lurch when it comes to work-placement...

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) was designed to provide financial aid to needy students for tuition and accommodation. But NONDUMISHO KHOSA* found...

Being gay in Jo’burg: “I could not change my feelings, so...

Musa Mthethwa (30) sits behind a table, surrounded by nail products. He spends his days as a nail technician at the bustling Carlton Centre,...

‘SA Must Downgrade Turkish Embassy Over Kurdish Offensive’

Mahmoud Patel, a professor at the University of the Western Cape and executive member and chairperson at Kurdish Human Rights Action Group...

Why do SA schools still have a problem with African hair?

Last week, teachers sent a 16-year-old learner home from school, allegedly because her braids were too thick. The learner is said to have missed a week...

Meet the students who NSFAS failed at DUT

Last Friday, Lindelani Myeza – a first year Durban University of Technology Management Sciences student – jumped to his death after allegedly receiving an...

What Mandela Day Means To Born-Frees

July 18 is Nelson Mandela International Day, where South Africans and all people come together to celebrate the life of the first...

This is how Durban’s poorest people struggle to survive in the...

Alongside the tall city buildings, fancy-dressed city dwellers and flashy cars, the homeless are the bitter end of the inequality scale. It's easy for most...

NSFAS: A necessary struggle for many students

In many South African universities, tuition fees are high and continue to skyrocket on a yearly basis. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS)...

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...

Is Our Democracy Losing Legitimacy?

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

Drought in KZN: “The rain will come soon enough, it has...

Kwazulu Natal is one of five provinces that were declared water disaster areas late last year due to the worst drought to have hit...

“Growing up in the village means you will never have a...

Matlhomola Pilane was born and bred in Thotwaneng, a village 60 km outside of Rustenburg. Being the only child, and the eldest boy amongst his...

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 ...

#sexistSA: “People call me names like ‘stabane’.”

So far, the Daily Vox’s anti-street harassment campaign has focused on women facing harassment. This week PONTSHO PILANEasked individuals who identify as part of the...

The principal who led his school to a 100% matric pass...

Riyaadh Najaar is the principal of Spine Road High School in Mitchell’s Plain. Last year, he saw something he had waited 39 years for -...
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