Transgender rights: Vital case heads to Equality Court

​The Equality Court in Cape Town will soon hear a groundbreaking case on the rights of transgender prisoners

Homeless trans folk out in the cold

Though the word ‘shelter’ is equated with a safe space, in reality it is often the opposite

Trans people have regrets too

The uproar over research about those who rue having a surgical transition obscures real issues

Trans victory opens the door

A legal ruling in Botswana has set an example for other countries in the region

When we speak of London

In her debut novel, Olumide Popoola easily switches roles, inhabits and juxtaposes conflicting worlds and revels in the joy of expression

Aunty Titi finds a home on Cape Flats

Jailed in Malawi for her same-sex marriage, she’ll visit her country but never live there

‘I asked for a child, not a girl or boy’

A nongovernmental organisation is taking on the problems faced by transgender pupils at schools

Court ruling a victory for married transgender people

The judgment should improve the home affairs department’s attitude to transgender marriages

Trans-shaming by public figures ‘worsens the prejudice’

Queerphobia in the media has been in the spotlight again this week after radio presenter Criselda Dudumashe misgendered her trans audience members

Reimagining the lens of land

Shifting perspectives as well as transposing characters and concepts, Nwabisa Plaatjie gives a new spin to an old play

Drive to save Tunisia’s only queer shelter from closure

“Neither government nor organisations provide such a service,” says Baatour.

On our lists this week: Cassava Republic, Vivek Shraya and Kamasi Washington

The Lists were compiled by Friday editor Milisuthando Bongela, senior arts writer Kwanele Sosibo and gaming writer­ @­TheSerifM.


Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

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

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