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Decolonising the book begins with inspiring new generations of writers and...

Time of the Writer has come and gone but our team spoke to attendees about whether they think the festival's stated objective of "Decolonising the...

“A lot of things seemed to be linked with the Gupta...

On Tuesday this week, ANC MP Vytjie Mentor revealed that she had been offered the job of Minister of Public Works by the Gupta family and...

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...

This librarian in KwaMashu says young people don’t take literature seriously

The opening session of the Time of the Writer festival, held at KwaMashu Library, drew an impressive crowd.  The library, which opened in 1995,...

We asked authors at #TOW2016 what decolonising the book means to...

This week, The Time Of the Writer festival, and African authors will interrogate what decolonising the literary landscape means. MBALI ZWANE spoke to some...

These regulars at the KwaMashu library are thrilled about this year’s...

As Durban prepares for the 2016 Time of the Writer Festival, KWAZI DLAMINI spoke to the community around the KwaMashu library, which will host...

What does “My Palestine” look like to a child in Gaza?

They say pictures can say a thousand words, so why do we always insist on words? Gaza has been under a brutal Israeli blockade...

What do South African students know about Palestine?

Across university campuses, student organisations are running demonstrations for Israeli Apartheid Week. The conflict between the two countries, which the week is focused on,...

Drought hits fruit and vegetable vendors: “It’s getting harder and harder...

The ongoing drought hitting various provinces in SA has left farmers and fresh produce vendors struggling to make ends meet. Farmers are increasing prices...

Is the language issue at the University of Pretoria about to...

LEBO LEBESE asked a few Tuks students what they think the way forward is if the “Afrikaans sal bly” movement does not budge. Sphezulu Zulu,...

UKZN workers on outsourcing: “My dignity as a human being is...

Tired of obliging to what they feel is injustice, the cleaning and security staff from the University of KwaZulu Natal Howard College have downed...

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...

These 8-year-olds talking about the state of South Africa are right...

"What do you think is the state of South Africa?" we asked these 8-year-olds. "I have a secret I don't want anyone to know: I...

Residents in this Soweto home for the aged reckon Zuma’s not...

President Jacob Zuma is not exactly winning popularity contests these days. But he insisted this week that he is still well liked. And at...

Sona 2016: “We are going to hear the same lies”

MANDLA NYAQELA spoke to people in Dobsonville to find out if they are looking forward to Thursday's State of The Nation Address.  Boyzy Mkwayi, 36,...

Describing Zuma in one word is harder than you’d think

With the 2016 State of the Nation Address just days away, The Daily Vox team hit the streets to ask some folks to describe...

Zuma finds out that better late than never, but never late...

President Jacob Zuma has offered to pay back some portion of the whopping R246 million spent on security upgrades on his personal home in...

Students and staff feel unsafe with Wits securitisation

Staff, workers and students held a protest at Wits on Wednesday to contest the presence of private security forces on the campus. DANA DA...

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...

“I think that Mos Def is expecting special treatment”

The arrest of American rapper Mos Def (aka Yasiin Bey) in Cape Town last Thursday has sparked a nationwide discussion about the validity of...
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