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Hate speech and LGBTI rights: perspectives from the Jon Qwelane case

South Africa has an obligation to prohibit hate speech under international law, including against LGBTI persons. But now the Constitutional Court has to decide whether the hate speech provision is constitutional

Even religious freedom has its limits

When a business decides who can or cannot buy their services or products, is this discrimination?

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

Ending HIV in South Africa: Queer community by queer community

The theme for this year’s World Aids Day stressed “communities”. We need to unpack this terminology, particularly with regards to the queer community

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

An open letter of thanks to Justice Edwin Cameron

Twenty-five years on from our first democratic election, the need for role models for young queer people is felt now more than ever

Being a mensch first, Edwin-style

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

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

​Kenya high court will not repeal anti-LGBT law

The three-judge bench ruled that the laws do not in any way violate the rights of LGBT Kenyans

Queer voters can’t win

Ahead of polls, all major political parties in Malawi have said they will entrench the queerphobic landscape

Legal clinic is empowering queer communities

The centre is an offshoot of the organisation’s three-year, anti-hate crime initiative

Africans say SA’s queer ‘haven’ is hell

Nondiscriminatory laws exist in name only for those seeking refuge from Uganda and elsewhere

Queer seniors left out in the cold

There are sexual identity issues in old-age homes and many residents have been ostracised by their families

SA’s pioneer intersex and trans models

Lauren Foster and Monique Walker found themselves in a conservative but developing industry

Myths shroud queer abuse

The idea that violence is heterosexually defined silences same-sex victims

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

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Introducing Sabinet Judgments

A well-rounded view of reported and unreported judgments supplemented by an advanced system to enable users to rapidly find the information they require

The Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Research and Publication Interventions

The project places emphasis on rolling out a standardised package of occupational health services and mining safety standards across four countries