Lesbians

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

The female orgasm is not a unicorn

If we start to think of the female orgasm as less of a unicorn and more of a regular pony, perhaps we would all be coming more, argues Demelza Bush.

Lesbians’ children ‘won’t fit in’

A same-sex married couple have expressed their anger at the apparent reluctance of a Durban-based Christian school to accept their ­children.

HRW report puts gender task team under scrutiny

The efficacy of a task team set up to address the issue of violence against lesbians and transgender men in South Africa has been questioned.

Report finds lesbians live in terror

Human Rights Watch says SA's lesbians and transgender men in townships and rural areas live in constant fear of harassment and "corrective rapes".

Gay woman stabbed in Crossroads

A gay woman was stabbed four times by men who accused her of stealing their girlfriends in Crossroads in the Western Cape.

Thirteen-year-old a victim of ‘corrective rape’

A 13-year-old lesbian girl was raped in Atteridgeville, Pretoria, the department of justice and constitutional development said on Friday.

Lesbians in Thailand push boundaries

Thanks to internet influence and fashion trends, traditional-minded Thailand has become more accepting of lesbians.

South Africans decry rapes of lesbians

Rights activists are speaking out against rapes targeting lesbians in South Africa.

Call for probe into alleged homophobia in Vosloorus

Following recent reports of alleged homophobia by police officers in Vosloorus, gay and lesbian rights groups have called for an investigation.

Lesbian soccer team fight for rights in SA

Down the road from the Constitutional Court, South Africa's only lesbian soccer team fight not just for the ball but to overturn brutal prejudice.

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Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

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

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