Gay

A mixed bag for human rights in Southern Africa in 2019

Abuses continued from Angola to Zimbabwe but there were also victories for people’s rights

‘I prayed and prayed but I was still gay’

I had a family I loved and playmates but I soon discovered that difference means I didn’t belong

High court decision affirms human rights of transgender people in Zimbabwe

In a progressive judgment with far-reaching implications, the Zimbabwean high court found that transgender people have the same rights as all citizens

MPs must kill the anti-gay Bill in Uganda

Proposed legislation imposes the death penalty for gay sex or ‘recruitment’. But love is not a crime

A very African queerness

Love Falls On Us by Robbie Corey-Boulet explores queer spaces across Africa

Learning to live my truth as a gay person

I was 22 years old before I was open about my sexuality. I hope others won’t have to wait so long

Being a mensch first, Edwin-style

Above all, Justice Cameron learned and taught that you can never judge anybody by their cover

Shining a light on lesbian experiences in Nigeria

Pamela Adie’s LGBTQIA+ documentary ‘Under the Rainbow’, celebrates resilience and the pursuit of happiness and delivers its message as a love letter

Africa needs to hear queer stories

For the past three years, Carl Collison has reported on LGBTI issues and stories for the Mail & Guardian, covering queer peoples’ lives

Germany plans to ban gay, lesbian ‘conversion therapy’

The German health minister plans to pass a law which prohibits gay and lesbian people from converting to heterosexual people

Botswana to rule on scrapping anti-gay laws

Homosexual acts are outlawed in Botswana — one of Africa's most stable, democratic nations — under the country's penal code of 1965

Where Kenya leads on queer rights, the rest of Africa must follow

Friday’s ruling could be a new landmark in the fight for queer rights on the continent

Latest

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

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.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it