Zakhele Mbhele becomes the first openly gay person to serve in South Africa’s parliament, and the 203rd openly gay parliamentarian in history.
Lynne Brown was elected Minister of Public Enterprises, and is thought to be the first openly gay cabinet minister in Africa.
South Africa has lifted a blanket ban on gay men donating blood, in favour of new regulations which do not discriminate based on sexual orientation.
This gay, HIV-positive South African says living in a shelter certainly won’t stop him from finishing his first feature film.
Gay men have been physically attacked in Uganda and South Africa, and are about to be legislatively attacked in Tanzania.
A 21-year-old was tied up with wire, beaten, tortured and left for dead in Western Cape.
After two years avoiding sentencing, Andile Ngcoza will spend the next 22 years in jail for raping, beating and strangling a lesbian for five hours
Student returns from university in South Africa to discover his biological parents now keen to welcome him back after sending him to a foster family because he was born intersex.
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Nelson Mandela, beloved statesman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, died on December 5, 2013. Nigerians are celebrating the powerful legacy left behind by South Africa’s first black president.
Homophobic Russian thugs have published a video showing their torture and humiliation of a South African student studying in the city of Belgorod, luring him to an apartment on the promise of sex.
(Barney van Heerden and Siphiwe Nhalpo, two victims of what South African police is an anti-gay gang.)
South Africa is planning to introduce hate crime legislation, which would include laws to prosecute physical and verbal attacks on foreigners and LGBT people.
The former archbishop compared the struggle for LGBT equality to South Africa’s battle to end apartheid.
Queer Representation and the Politics of Culture in Southern Africa
By: William J. Spurlin
The South African presidency denied a report Thursday that former South Africa President Nelson Mandela was in a “permanent vegetative state.” Government officials were responding to a report by Agence France-Press, which had obtained court documents that detailed the condition of the anti-apartheid leader.
"We confirm our earlier statement released this afternoon after President Jacob Zuma visited Madiba in hospital that Madiba remains in a critical, but stable condition," presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said, referring to Mandela by his tribal name. "The doctors deny that the former President is in a vegetative state."