South Africa

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
Culture

Roger Ballen's New Polaroid Photos Are Instant Nightmares

The famous photographer is as terrifying as ever in the first colour photos of his career.
Beckett Mufson
9.24.18
homo sapiens

This Is the Oldest Drawing by Humans Ever Found

Dating back 73,000 years, the drawing smashes the record for oldest figurative drawing by about 30,000 years.
Becky Ferreira
9.13.18
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
7.9.18
Far right

The Race War Preppers Behind South Africa's 'White Genocide' Meme

Shonky hard-right documentaries about the killings of white farmers stem from a group of millenarian survivalists who follow a long-dead prophet.
Gavin Haynes
5.10.18
South Africa

South Africa's New President Has Got His Work Cut Out

It's his first day in the job, and he's greeted by a divided party, rampant corruption and a city about to run out of water
Gavin Haynes
2.16.18
Photography

Unearthed Photos from Roger Ballen's Nightmarish Archive

The Die Antwoord collaborator and photographer of life among decay has a new book showcasing his instantly recognisable "Ballenesque" style.
Beckett Mufson
10.3.17
Views My Own

How Etho-Nationalism Explains Trump’s Early Presidency

I study societies whose politics are defined by ethnic conflict – and more and more, the US is coming to resemble those places.
Jonathan S. Blake
2.27.17
Art

The Fearless Feminist Artist Taking Down South Africa's 'Bro Code'

Lady Skollie has a reputation for using her art to directly call out public figures who have been accused or imprisoned for rape.
Alice McCool
1.20.17
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A PULSE Contemporary Art Fair Wrap-Up | Art Guides

Here's our curated roundup of the art and the artists we spoke with at the PULSE Contemporary Art Fair at Art Week Miami 2016.
TCP Staff
1.5.17
Art

Pen and Ink Mandalas Marry Myth, Magic, and Mathematics | Insta Illustrator

Science, mysticism, and nature are all woven into South African artist Lebo Tladi's thin ink lines.
Beckett Mufson
11.15.16
Art

South African Artist Breaks Cultural Barriers With Patterned Paintings

Esther Mahlangu creates special edition work in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Supported by (BELVEDERE) RED
11.8.16
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