Who We Are

The Daily Vox aims to put the young citizen at the centre of news. This does not mean we are a team of citizen journalists. Instead, our journalists place people at the centre of the agenda.

Our reporters seek to find, curate and amplify the voices of young South Africans. Whereas the young are often at the periphery of traditional media, they are our priority.

Not the officials and the experts but the people be it in the city centre, the urban peripheries or the rural heartlands.

We are an independent media organisation (read: we’re open to donations). And we have no affiliation to political parties or candidates.

If you have a story idea, send us a message via the contact page. If you want to get in touch with our journalists, tweet ’em.


Sipho Hlongwane, managing editor, Jozi
Sipho Hlongwane is The Daily Vox’s managing editor. A published author, columnist and reporter by training (School of Hard Knocks), he has covered some of South Africa’s most vivid protest marches, wildcat strikes and press conferences. His scariest assignments were for fancy women’s magazines. He obsesses over football and popular music for fun.

Fatima Moosa, journalist, Jozi
Fatima still hasn’t figured out anything. However, she loves writing about everything from women in sport, international politics and pop culture.



Lizeka Maduna, journalist, Durban
Lizeka Maduna is a multimedia journalist with passion for women and health reporting. She’s also an avid reader who would die just to save another day of fiction world.



Shaazia Ebrahim, journalist, Jozi
Shaazia is into tea, reading and dismantling stereotypes about women who wear lipstick.





Khadija Patel, co-founder & advisor
Khadija pushes words on street corners. Formerly a senior reporter at the Daily Maverick, she is now a writing fellow at the University of Witwatersrand’s Institute for Social and Economic Research (Wiser).


Naeem Mayet, digital strategist & problem solver
Naeem is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and works in work in eCommerce, automotive aftermarket, photography and startup businesses.



We’ve also received tremendous support from Aasia Fredericks, Aaisha Dadi Patel, Tendai Marima, Mohammed Jameel Abdullah, Nolwandle Zondi, Mihlali Ntsabo, Rumana Akoob, Faatima Tayob, Safiyyah Patel, Saaleha Idrees Bamjee, Simon Williamson, Will Mutua, Soud Hyder, Andrew Philips, Alia Chughtai, Benazir Cassim and Faranaaz Parker.

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