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
Mohammed Jameel Abdulla, journo, Cape Town
Jameel is a fallist.
Rumana Akoob, multimedia journalist, Jozi
Rumana is the wizard behind our images and videos on the site – and the stories that go with them. She likes pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.
Fatima Moosa, journalist, Jozi
Fatima is a third-year Politics and International Relations major at Wits University. She wants to work in international news and is especially passionate about women’s rights issues. Her favourite pastime is reading, regardless of the subject matter.
Lizeka Maduna, journalist, Durban
Lizeka Maduna is a student at the Durban University of Technology. She is a multimedia journalist who is passionate about the environment. Lizeka is also a fiction and data junkie who believes in justice for all.
Shaazia Ebrahim, journalist, Jozi
Shaazia is into tea, reading and dismantling stereotypes about women who wear lipstick.
Nolwandle Zondi, intern, Jozi
Nolwandle Zondi is a graduate from the formerly existing University of Pretoria’s journalism department. She is at odds with her simultaneous compulsion for wanting to be with humanity and revulsion at how it works. She dreams of setting a pile of cash on fire.
Mihlali Ntsabo, intern, Jozi
Mihlali is a news journalist with an interest in current affairs, social injustice and politics. During his free time, Mihlali enjoys socialising and binging on reality shows. Washed in the blood of Beysus – Mihlali is a hardcore Beyonce Stan.
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).
Mishka Wazar, intern, Grahamstown
Mishka is a student at the university still known as Rhodes.
Tendai Marima, Zimbabwe contributor
Tendai is a freelance journalist and academic researcher based in Southern Africa. She is currently completing a postdoctoral research project on African women’s writing.
Aasia Fredericks, social media consultant
Aasia Fredericks is a girl who grew up in Eldo’s (South of Joburg) and didn’t know she was coloured, black and disadvantaged. She didn’t go to university and so has to hustle to make ends meet. Aasia is large and in charge, and doesn’t have enough money to be considered ishkothane. But she can twerk. Digital Ops manager by day, pseudo-amateur comedian by night.
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.
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