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LGBTI Rights in South Africa


ADDED ON: 05/02/2021

LGBTI refugees denied asylum by Home Affairs bigotry

A report released on Thursday by several civil society organisations has found evidence that LGBT refugees are being denied asylum in South Africa despite being, “... eligible for protection under international and…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2021

Hate crime crisis | Lucky Motshabi is 7th LGBTIQ+ person murdered

The LGBTIQ+ hate crime body count continues to rise with the murder of Lucky Motshabi in Limpopo. Yet, the government offers no plan of action. On Friday, OUT LGBT Well-being reported that…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2021

CGE VOWS TO USE LEGAL POWERS TO PROTECT MEMBERS OF LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY

The Commission For Gender Equality is promising to use its legal powers to protect the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA+) community, following a recent spate of killings. In the…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2021

SOUTH AFRICAN LGBTI+ COMMUNITY AND ORGANISATIONS SPEAK UP AGAINTS HATE CRIMES

Several LGBTI+ and human rights organizations came together this week and released a joint press statement condemning the hate crimes that have been rocked South Africa over the last couple of months.…

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ADDED ON: 04/11/2021

Angry LGBTQI+ community demands justice following brutal murder

As Human Rights Month ended, Sphamandla Khoza’s family learnt that he was killed in an alleged hate crime which sparked outrage, calls for justice and marches. Last week, the 34-year-old’s body was…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2021

Nation mourns Zulu King accused of homophobia

For many in South Africa’s LGBTQ community, the late King Goodwill Zwelithini will be remembered for perpetuating cultural homophobia. On Thursday, the country said its final goodbye to the monarch with a…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

ID changes proposed to include transgender, intersex and non-binary identities

A new draft policy suggests a major review of the identity management system to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) in order to include various categories to better represent those who identify…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2021

Move to make state gender identity more inclusive in SA

Move to make state gender identity more inclusive in SA Article by Roberto Igual | January 12, 2021 | In HEADLINES The South African government wants to update the country’s gender identity…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2021

SA may be getting random ID numbers – or an ‘X’ for transgender people

The department of home affairs is considering assigning random identity numbers to South Africans, to replace the current structured, 11-digit system. Random ID numbers are more secure and private, it says. They…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2020

Muslim school accused of expelling pupil over lesbian claims

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is investigating a private religious school in Johannesburg for allegedly throwing out a pupil who was “accused” of being lesbian. The Citizen reported that the family…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2020

Keep on talking: gay imam engages Africans in pandemic

It's hard to pull up a chair and talk sex or fly imams over closed borders for gender training in a pandemic. But Imam Muhsin Hendricks wasn't about to let COVID-19 destroy…

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ADDED ON: 12/04/2020

African churches: Why preach love, then imprison gays?

Why do people who preach love every Sunday want people put in prison for what they do in the privacy of their bedrooms? That was one of the questions — especially regarding…

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