Also revealed: the army's links to a controversial mining company.
Check out two exclusive clips from our upcoming episode of VICE on HBO, airing April 22 at 11 PM.
A diverse photographic journey through the outtakes of Namsa Leuba's six-month residency in South Africa.
Then, Motherboard explains the dangerous flight history of NASA's test plane known as the "vomit comet," and we explore the South African ghost town photographed in the March issue of VICE magazine.
A diamond ghost town faces an uncertain future in the South African desert.
Policing the gangs of South Africa's Cape Flats is as much of a nightmare on a political level as it is on the ground.
This morning, Clinton and Sanders clash over healthcare in Milwaukee, world power reach a partial ceasefire in Syria, Einstein is proved right abut gravitational waves, and more.
This morning, the Storm Jonas blizzard shuts down federal offices, 40 inmates escape a prison in Brazil, VICE News give you a rundown of the world's 10 most wanted drug lords, and more.
Spawned in the townships of Johannesburg, skhothane revolved around garish displays of wealth—but when the media began to film kids burning their cash and clothes, the subculture imploded in on itself.
Masande Ntshanga's striking debut novel explores what it was like to be young and HIV-positive in Cape Town in the early aughts.
In this clip from our hour-long special report about the progress of HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment, Suroosh Alvi traveled to South Africa to take a look at how doctors and rural clinics there are fighting HIV.
From high-tech American labs to South African clinics, the special report goes inside the search for the cure and a preventative vaccine that could lead to the first AIDS-free generation in decades.
Dr. Marina Elliott is pretty much a real-life Lara Croft, squeezing through a tiny entrance into an underground cave in South Africa to discover the new human ancestor.
Bernard Poolman tried to fashion himself as the next L. Ron Hubbard and failed gloriously.
Despite what some researchers call the "Jaws effect," sharks aren't actually as dangerous as people think. Shark diving lets people see it for themselves.
Elize Strydom has traveled the world photographing the everyday moments of everyday girls.
We talked to a former member of the "Americans," the gang that introduced meth to Cape Town.
The satanic panic of the 80s and early 90s gave birth to a squad dedicated to hunting satanic crimes, and today the status of the unit remains shrouded in mystery.
The Islamic State hacks French TV channels, protesters demand police be arrested over the deaths of 20 suspected sandalwood smugglers, South Africa removes an apartheid-era statute of Cecil Rhodes, and more.
Diarrheic dissidence is kind of a thing.
People who catch cats and sell them to witch doctors, people who chop up things with an axe because they were brutally attacked with an axe.
South African comedian Trevor Noah is the new host of The Daily Show and the new person everyone has to have an opinion about.
Penis transplants are officially possible, which means it's a very exciting time for the dickless.
The South African stars lent their odd but undeniable charisma to Neill Blomkamp's latest effort, but if you don't really want to watch Die Antwoord hang out with a childlike robot, this film isn't for you.