Anti Gay Laws

Life on the run from homophobia

Gay and trans Africans often seek asylum in South Africa, supposedly a "safe haven" for LGBTI people. But it's no bed of roses here either.

Ugandan anti-gay law sparks ‘surge in human rights violations’ – report

Human rights NGOs have released a report showing the impact of Uganda's controversial law on the wellbeing of homosexual people in the country.

First gay trial under new laws starts in Uganda

A couple arrested in January are the first homosexuals to be prosecuted since President Yoweri Museveni passed stringent new anti-gay laws.

Ethiopia next to pass anti-gay Bill

Lawmakers in Ethiopia are to pass a Bill that effectively makes homosexuality, which is illegal in the country, "nonpardonable" under its amnesty law.

Uganda: Sovereignty has fallen to the prejudices of outsiders

Western zealotry has infiltrated Uganda's law, and its people are blithely ceding independence, writes Noosim Naimasiah.

Anti-gay law puts Uganda tourism at risk

Uganda could suffer a backlash from tour operators in the West angered by President Yoweri Museveni's new law against homosexuality.

Ugandans petition court over anti-gay law

Ugandans opposed to a new anti-homosexuality law have filed a constitutional petition alleging that the law violates fundamental rights.

Uganda’s outrage skirts the law.

President Yoweri Museveni's anti-pornography Act is no laughing matter despite a spirited protest against the miniskirt ban, writes Amy Fallon.

US preachers lit homophobia fuse

American evangelists were responsible for fostering a turning point in Uganda's attitudes towards LGBTI people.

Letters to the editor: March 7 to 13 2014

Readers comment on marijuana prohibition, SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng and Zapiro's Strange Fruit cartoon.

Mugabe backs Uganda’s anti-gay laws

President Robert Mugabe has voiced his support of President Yoweri Museveni's anti-gay laws in Uganda and hinted at following suit in Zimbabwe.

World Bank’s block of Uganda loan is ‘blackmail’

The World Bank has joined various EU countries in cutting economic ties with Uganda over its anti-gay law, blocking a $90-million loan.


Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

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