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#ThisIsMyVagina: inspiration for women in male-dominated spaces

Naledi Chirwa, the national spokesperson of the Economic Freedom Fighters Student Command (EFFSC), recently told women and girls to take ownership of their vaginas...

10 things we learned from the presentation of the #FeesMustFallReport

Our understanding of #FeesMustFall demands nuance because the movement is not ubiquitous. The Daily Vox saw this when it attended the Centre for the...

Queer South Africans who won in 2016

South Africa has more than 500, 000 citizens who identify as queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or intersex. Each year, more and more queer...

Arrested UKZN lecturer speaks out about police targeting of academics

This week, Minister of State Security David Mahlobo made some concerning claims about the need for increased surveillance of students and academics participating in...

Concerning the politics and approaches to shutdowns

Siblings gamEdze and Gamedze explore the influence of police brutality on the approach to, and politics of, university shutdowns. gamEdze: We can talk about being...

Students At UCKAR Are Calling On The Police To Answer For Alleged Brutality

Since the start of the Fees Must Fall protests in September, there have been a number of incidents of alleged police brutality at universities...

This is what’s going on in the #FeesMustFall2016 protests

Students across the country have rebuffed higher education minister Blade Nzimande’s recommendation of an 8% fee increase for 2017, as well as his proposal...

Here’s the latest on the UKZN protests

This week, the country sat up and took notice of the protests, arson and sexual assault allegations that came out of three UKZN campuses....

Wits #SilentProtest: “I am tired of swopping rape stories with my friends”

On Wednesday, victims and gender activists gathered at Wits University for the annual #SilentProtest against incidents of sexual violence on campus. The protest demonstrated...

Eusebius shows us we need academic justice as much as we need academic freedom

This is the prepared text of the 2016 DCS Oosthuizen Academic Freedom Memorial Lecture that was delivered by Eusebius Mckaiser at the university currently...

The final word on #TipGate and the bullied white waitress by Ntokozo Qwabe

The official statement.  Over the past three weeks, there has been a national and international uproar about what has now come to be known as...

(Dis)trust damages campuses

Student protests across campuses nationwide signal that the trust between students and management/staff is fractured. This mistrust arguably goes beyond single issues such as fees...

The hands of “decent” men who make excuses for rapists are also dirty

The release of #RUReferenceList has forced scrutiny on the policies and systems available to survivors of sexual violence at South African universities. HELEN MOFFETT reflects...

The unheard voices: LGBTQ+ people in student movements

The student-led protests that began in 2015 were organised and sustained largely by the actions, voices and bodies of womxn, queer and trans* people....

Concerned Kashmir Scholars on current crisis at JNU

Following last week's protests at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi, solidarity for beleaguered students facing an unprecedented crackdown from the Indian government has...

A response to Wits VC’s open letter on university protests

NATASHA VALLY and SARAH GODSELL have some criticisms for Wits Vice-Chancellor Adam Habib, who justified bringing private security onto the campus in an open...

Dear black person, white people simply don’t see you

Five years ago I walked out in the middle of my South African political thought tutorial in absolute outrage after the whole class and...

“Yes means yes” is the new “No means no”

“No means no” has been used as a slogan for many anti-rape campaigns worldwide. But several US advocacy groups say this advice does not go far enough....
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