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.

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

Ling Shepherd, intern writer
Ling lives by this: Question everything. The write it down, and add tax. She loves everything from slap chips to obscure furniture.

Khadija Patel, co-founder
Khadija pushes words on street corners. She is a co-founder of The Daily Vox and the former editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian. She is passionate about the enhancement and protection of global media as a public good.

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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, Bruce McIntyre, 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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