Murderer Who Escaped Prison By Pretending to Set Himself on Fire Has Been Caught
Thabo Bester was serving a life sentence at a prison in South Africa when he faked his own death. He was found in Tanzania as he attempted to sneak into Kenya.
South African Politician Says He’ll Pick Putin Up From Airport to Avoid Arrest
Julius Malema of the populist Economic Freedom Fighters said Vladimir Putin would be “welcome” in South Africa later this year, despite the threat of an International Criminal Court arrest warrant hanging over him.
Will Vladimir Putin Be Arrested in South Africa?
An arrest warrant was recently issued for the Russian president by the International Criminal Court. In the summer he's due to visit South Africa – one of the countries that’s obliged to carry out such a warrant.
There’s a Huge Energy Crisis in South Africa That the World Isn’t Talking About
Students are left to study without electricity, emergency workers must save lives in the dark, and restaurant owners are unable to feed customers during rolling blackouts in South Africa’s worst-ever energy crisis.
‘We Need to Wake Up’: How ISIS Made Africa Its Second Home
An eerily specific terror alert issued by Western governments for one of Johannesburg’s wealthiest areas points to a seemingly unlikely suspect: ISIS.
Why Was Israel's Most Wanted Mobster Hiding Out in South Africa?
Yaniv Ben Simon was arrested near Johannesburg after 7 years on the run. He's just one of a number of international fugitives believed to have been using South Africa as a hideout.
US Warns of Terror Threats in Nigeria and South Africa Without Saying Why
Nigeria and South Africa have reacted with frustration after warnings were issued with zero context or more detail.
Grenades, Drugs and Discrimination: Inside South Africa’s Illegal Gold Rush
They spend weeks underground, blasting rocks with explosives in the hope they’ll find gold. VICE World News meets the “zama zamas” – South Africa’s controversial illegal miners.
Officially, These 21 Teenagers Died From Suffocation. Their Parents Disagree.
Families of the teenagers who died in a tavern in South Africa in June tell VICE World News that the investigation into their deaths is flawed and untrustworthy.
‘Cascading’ Climate Disasters Can ‘Destabilize Entire Socio-Economic Systems,’ Study Finds
The lethal combination of heat and drought may produce “grey swan” events that are more dangerous than the sum of their parts.
‘Shame of the Nation’: Over 120 Men Arrested After Gang Rape of 8 Women
The armed men, who work as illegal gold miners, rushed into a cave being used as a backdrop for a music video in South Africa and attacked the women.
3 People Arrested in Connection With Mysterious Nightclub Deaths of 21 Teens
The owner and two employees of the Enyobeni tavern in South Africa have been arrested after an investigation into the sale of alcohol to minors.