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The Joburg suburb ridding itself of ‘immoral’ sex workers — with pangas and bullets

Tasers, rubber bullets, pangas, dogs and snakes are used to rid a Jo’burg suburb of its ‘immoral’ sex workers

A lone gay man says ‘enough’ to hate rapes in Cape wheatlands

After ​Marchillino Ambraal was gang-raped a second time and a friend was killed, he wants to see justice done

Cops can’t cope with hate crimes

Various organisations say officers are not yet able to carry out the policing aspects of speech and actions based on prejudice

Gay men stalked via dating apps

Nasty incidents highlight an apparently increasing number of violent crimes related to men who use Tinder and Grindr

After Brexit vote, hate crimes are on the rise

Britain's Home Office reports that after the EU referendum in June 2016, hate crimes against Britons of ethnic or religious minorities rose by 29%.

Congress sends anti-white supremacist measure to Trump

Rights groups argue that hate crimes are rising in the United States and have called on the president to address 'domestic terrorism'.

Queer rights activists make their presence known in Parliament

A group of civil society LGBTI rights organisations are challenging Parliament to help decrease the number of hate crimes nationwide

Our progressive Constitution is not enough to protect LGBTQIA+ people

In 1996, it became illegal to discriminate against anyone based on their sexual orientation.

​Hate speech add-on compromises hate crimes Bill

Matthew Clayton, a member of the group which advised on the Bill, writes that it has value but poses challenges for civil society.

Death of a ‘nice, kind girl’ rocks a community

“Noluvo was good; she liked other people. She was so kind and wasn’t hurting anybody,” a man tells me from behind his fence in Driftsands.

Swelindawo was not killed because she was lesbian, says deputy police minister

Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu said at a public meeting in Belhar that 'it had nothing to do with that'.

Lesbian activist’s murder puts spotlight on hate crime; shocking new statistics

Victims are wary of going to the police as they often compound the trauma, research has found.

Hate speech is not a hate crime

Activists fear, in the wake of the anger over racist comments on social media, that ill-considered legislation could have adverse consequences.

Straight people, why do you hate us so much?

I’m tired of being expected to show gratitude for rights that straight people don’t think twice about, writes Rebecca Davis.

Hate campaign suits Islamic State’s jihad agenda

Islamic State terrorists applaud when ignorant, bigoted Westerners turn their anger on Muslims.

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