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#sexistSA: What universities don’t tell you during O-Week

Orientation is the most exciting and daunting experience for any first-year student. During orientation week, universities usually try to warn students about some of the...

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...

Could hiring “second-career” teachers improve our education system?

What do a nuclear physicist, a PR person and a human resources manager have in common? They all opted out of lucrative jobs and...

No trust in Cape Town’s police system

Last week, police officers stripped and beat a Nigerian man in the Cape Town CBD. The video went viral, erupting a new wave of controversy around police brutality. How do Capetonians feel about their protectors? RA’EESA PATHER reports.

Fifa World Cup bribery scandal: “The public protector should look into...

The 2010 soccer World Cup South Africa’s profile. However, a US investigation into corruption at Fifa has found that our government paid a $10-million...

“I knew exactly who infected me. It was my ex-boyfriend.”

HIV/ AIDS has is an on-going health problem in South Africa which has the highest percentage of HIV-infected people world; 12% of its population...

An ANC march in Cape Town, but is Helen Zille listening?

RA’EESA PATHER spoke to ANC supporters who marched into the Cape Town CBD on Wednesday, demanding better services for poor people from the provincial government.

“When the camp closes I will have to build a whole...

More than 200 Burundian and Congolese men, women and children face an uncertain future as the Chatsworth camp where they have been sheltering faces closure on...

#EndOutsourcing: “I’m working in a university, but I can’t even afford...

On Wednesday morning, students and outsourced workers from the University of Cape Town (UCT) picketed outside the Wynberg Magistrates Court in solidarity with #FeesMustFall...

Should journalists publicly declare their political allegiances?

A debate about whether journalists should publicly support political parties has been brewing for more than a week now. Some commentators have have condemned...

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...

World Hijab Day: encouraging understanding, or an empty gesture?

February 1st is World Hijab Day, a day on which women who aren't Muslim or don't observe the practice of hijab (dressing...

#GoBafana: South Africans show our boys some love

Bafana Bafana have a must-win game tonight against the Sengalese Lions of Teranga. Our readers sent their wishes of support. It started off, as they...

Jobseekers pound the pavement in hope of employment

For South Africa’s large youth population, the number one concern is employment, or, rather, unemployment. Young people pace the streets, handing out CVs in...

Inanda residents learn about writing and publishing in their own languages

The muggy weather could not stop the crowd from seeking literature knowledge on the second day of the Time of the Writer festival held...

Inside the ANC ranks in Eldos

The ANC rally in Eldorado Park was not popular as expected. Gwede Mantashe told the residents that the party still stands strong on principles of a non-sexist and non- racial democracy and assured the coloured community that their needs will be met.

“Staying in school has been my greatest challenge”

Given the sacrifice of the class of ’76, there is an expectation that South Africa’s born-frees will value education and become active citizens. But...

Party predictions for Sona’14?

As President Zuma gears up to deliver this year's State of the Nation address, our team rounds up what the various political parties are...

“I’ve actually never voted…”

ERNA CURRY spoke to Colin Young, a 27 year-old Capetonian, studying to be a history teacher at University of Cape Town.

Buffalo City College students: “We won’t move!”

Students living in res at the Buffalo City Public FET College (BCC) in East London were served with eviction notices on Thursday. The notices...
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