Latest articles on QUEER

Nollywood demonises queer people

Nigeria’s legislation prohibits same-sex marriages and the film industry helps to fuel sometimes violent homophobic attacks

The things Hollywood taught us to think about trans existences

Disclosure, a Netflix documentary examines the world's transphobic legacy as portrayed in film and television from as early as 1901

What it means to be kitoed

Homophobia in the digital space has violent real-world consequences for Nigeria’s queer community

The covert social effects of Covid-19

The manner in which some Senegalese people talk about homosexuality and how they discuss Covid-19 bears a disconcerting resemblance

A queer night in Accra

Queer people in Ghana come up against religious conservatism every day. For one night a month, Yolo Lounge gives them a place to let down their guard and feel a sense of belonging.

So, kwaito, where to from here?

"To remain relevant to the current generation, kwaito will need to shape-shift and reinvent itself akin to the evolution of hip-hop. "

Nakhane: I have no problem with being pigeonholed as a queer artist.

The artist (pronouns: they/he) spoke to Zaza Hlalethwa about creating new work, temporary migration and coming back home

Love Letter to my queer family

Johannesburg’s Pride Parade has its roots in struggle politics and not some public relations rewrite

The Portfolio: Andile Buka

That’s the feeling I get after a shoot, the idea that, when I’m holding film, those are the actual images.

Until queer means being free

A new comic book features stories that reflect on the everyday experiences of being queer in Africa

Creating poetry out of violence

Maneo Mohale speaks about the silence around queer sexual abuse and how she creates beauty

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

Explosively queer in biased areas

Artist and curator Claudio Bueno revisits the misery of a homophobic district with new queer energy

Queers and the allure of gangs

People ostracised by society often have to make alliances with other outcasts in order to survive

How do you say ‘queer’ in isiZulu?

Qhawekhazi (isiXhosa) noun. Heroine / the woman who is a hero with the courage to love another woman.

vital information

The Mail & Guardian’s essential coverage of the ongoing coronavirus crisis is free to read for everyone.

If you would like to support us, please consider taking out a subscription.

Latest

Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

Roshan Morar is being investigated in connection with KwaZulu-Natal education department backpack sanitiser tender worth R4-million and a batch of face masks that vanished

Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

The best local and international journalism

handpicked and in your inbox every weekday