Johannesburg

Photography

Inside South Africa's Backstreet BMW Car 'Spinning' Scene

We spoke to photographer Ryan Cookson about how the pastime has evolved from a gangster tradition to an actual motorsport.
John Buckley
2.20.19
Culture

Roger Ballen's New Polaroid Photos Are Instant Nightmares

The famous photographer is as terrifying as ever in the first color photos of his career.
Beckett Mufson
9.21.18
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
Johannesburg Report

How Johannesburg's Young Black Artists Are Shaping The Future They Want

Twenty-four years after Mandela’s election, South Africa’s first post-apartheid generation is now coming of age.
Lawrence Burney
5.7.18
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
Photos

The Views from a Transcendent Afropunk Weekend in Johannesburg

Over New Year's weekend, the festival landed at a former women's prison in South Africa's biggest city. Photographer Shan Wallace and Noisey's Lawrence Burney saw it all.
Lawrence Burney
1.6.18
VICE News Tonight on HBO

The biggest HIV/AIDS vaccine clinical trial ever is underway in South Africa

VICE News
12.8.16
africa

South Africa's ruling ANC got the worst clobbering since the end of apartheid

The party of Nelson Mandela, which has ruled for 22 years, got punished by voters as corruption allegations swirl.
Tess Owen
8.6.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, Hillary Clinton gets a commanding lead in the polls, Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson sues the police and city of Baton Rouge, and more.
VICE Staff
8.5.16
thump exclusive stream

Rival Consoles Pays Homage to the Legacy of Minimalist Composition with Striking New Single

"Johannesburg" is off the artist's forthcoming mini-album on Erased Tapes, 'Night Melody.'
Alexander Iadarola
7.25.16
Fashion

Exploring the Demise of Skhothane, the Controversial Subculture Destroyed by the Media

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.
Alice Inggs and Karl Kemp
1.5.16
Skateboarding

Skateboarding for Change (and Gender Equality) in South Africa

Skateistan has opened its latest chapter in Johannesburg, hoping to provide an escape for young South Africans, especially girls, in a city and a country with the highest rates of murder and domestic violence in the world.
Mary Catherine O'Connor
12.11.15
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