​Torment for trans women ‘sent to the mountain’ to learn to be men

It denies a transgender person her identity but refusing to go through a cultural rite of passage further alienates her.

A man stuck in a body of a woman

"I will find my way out of this darkness into the light."

Trans women risk their lives to be their ‘true, authentic selves’

Internationally recognised and applied standards of care can be adapted for South Africa’s transgender people, say experts.

Becoming a woman and learning how to love, respect and take care of her

I cast aside male privilege in favour of femininity. Why?

Getting the vocabulary right: some transgender terminology

People often use incorrect terms when making reference to the LGBTI community and especially transgender individuals. Here are a few.

‘My body is a battleground’: How rural trans people struggle to live out their rights

The Mail & Guardian travelled to the North West and Eastern Cape to find out more about the hidden lives of trans people on the frontline.

Why the Caitlyn Jenner conversation is crucial

When a transgender woman is on Vanity Fair’s cover, has the world’s opinion of gender changed radically? Or is this level of beauty skin-deep?

Transgenders in US army victory

Transgender American veterans received recognition for their new names this week, meaning they can now get access to their veterans' benefits.

Transgender woman goes on hunger strike over ID application

A transgender woman, in a struggle to get Home Affairs to give her an ID that reflects her name and gender, has gone on a hunger strike in protest.

Transform the conversation

Would you casually ask a cisgender (non-trans) person questions about their genitals, asks Fred McConnell.

Transgender ID a hostile affair

If you've never gone without proper identification, it's easy to forget how often you're required to show an identity document in your everyday life.

Manning: I am Chelsea, I am a female – not Bradley

Chelsea Manning has created a new set of potential complications for the US military, asking to be known as a woman and to undergo hormone treatment.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mcgawu District, and started early commercial...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income