South Africa

olympics

Female runners with high testosterone must take hormone suppressants to compete, sports court rules

The decision marks the end of a nearly yearlong battle between South African gold medalist Caster Semenya and the International Association of Athletics Federations.
Dan Ming
5.2.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Suspected Poacher Gets Trampled to Death by Elephant Then Eaten by a Pride of Lions

Only the man's skull and his pants were retrieved by rangers at South Africa's Kruger National Park.
Gavin Butler
4.8.19
Noisey Hitlist

Angel-Ho Makes Genuinely Radical Electronic Music

Ahead of debut album, 'Death Becomes Her', we're premiering the Cape Town artist's new Gaika- and Bon-produced track and video, “Pose”.
Daisy Jones
1.29.19
Culture

The Fight to Repatriate African Skulls in European Museum Collections

Africans have been calling for the return of ancestors’ remains for decades, and at least one Western leader is now listening.
Tari Ngangura
1.25.19
Tattoos

Portraits of South Africa's Bloodiest Prison Gang: The Number

Photographer Luke Daniel got access to the group that notoriously upholds their rules with sodomy.
Fareed Kaviani
11.14.18
Art

A South African Artist Made an Ex-President’s Rape Trial into Art

At the Berlin Biennale, Dineo Seshee Bopape turned the drip-drip-drip of oppressive systems into powerful films and installations.
Josie Thaddeus-Johns
7.11.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Suspected Poachers Trying to Steal Rhino Horns Reportedly Eaten by Lions Instead

Don't mess with the animal kingdom.
River Donaghey
7.5.18
Interviews

Sho Madjozi is Changing the Trajectory of Rap Right Now

The 25-year-old South African artist is setting the globe alight with her bright, high-energy rap sound.
Daisy Jones
7.5.18
Interviews

Battling Racism and Homophobia Helped This South African Artist Find His Voice

"Things changed when I started to receive detailed death threats last year. But nonetheless, my first response was still: I will now fight even harder for the LGBTQ community."
Bo Hanna
5.23.18
cricket

Cricket in South Africa Is Transforming, But There's Still Much to Be Done

Since instituting a quota system at the top level of the sport, the face of Cricket South Africa has changed, but racial resentment and the lack of opportunities and funding are still problems.
Lungani Zama
3.28.18
cricket

A Century in the Making: Temba Bavuma

As the first black African batsman specialist for the National team, Temba Bavuma is changing the face of cricket in South Africa.
VICE Sports
3.8.18
transparency

Canada’s export bank needs an overhaul following private jet corruption scandal

The NDP wants a full review of Export Development Canada after it lent $41 million for a private jet to an Indian family facing corruption charges.
Kieran Delamont
3.8.18
0112