Anti Gay Laws

Uganda’s anti-gay law a defiant snub for ‘social imperialism’

Uganda's calculated gamble over its anti-gay law is proof that the West needs to reassess how it deals with 21st century Africa.

Gay Ugandans send out SOS to the world

LGBTI Ugandans have made a plea for countries to loosen their asylum regulations for those in danger of physical harm because of their sexuality.

Hunted in Uganda: Save us from this ‘sexuality genocide’

This is an SOS to the whole world: Help the LGBTI community survive this "sexuality genocide" in Uganda, writes a transgender woman from Kampala.

SA responds to anti-gay laws by ‘taking note’

The department of international relations has released a carefully worded statement about a number of countries' new anti-gay laws.

SA wants clarity on various countries’ sexual rights

South Africa will seek clarification from various countries about their laws on sexual orientation, says the department of international relations.

Zambia: Gay rights activist acquitted of immorality charges

A Zambian magistrate has acquitted a gay rights activist charged with an offence against public morality over pro-gay comments he made on television.

Uganda’s anti-gay law: Rights group warns of violence

A watchdog group has warned that a backlash of violence may occur in Uganda after President Yoweri Museveni signed an anti-gay Bill into law.

Uganda’s Museveni signs anti-gay Bill

Uganda's president has signed a new law imposing harsh penalties on gay people, defying protests from rights groups and Western donors.

Uganda’s president expected to sign anti-gay Bill

Despite international pressure and rights groups condemneding it, President Yoweri Museveni is expected to sign a controversial anti-gay Bill.

Uganda MPs falsified gay report

The ministerial team tasked with advising President Yoweri Museveni on homosexuality falsified and twisted information in an expert scientific report.

Ugandan activist granted SA work permit

Ugandan doctor and gay rights activist Paul Semugoma has been granted an exceptional work permit after being detained when his visa expired.

Naledi Pandor saves gay activist from deportation

Dr Paul Semugoma was almost deported to Uganda through Zim, but friends exerted pressure on the South African government to grant him a work permit.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history