To view the original article please CLICK HERE A Western Cape politician, who was “nauseated” by the thought of educating high school students about homosexuality, has been accused of perpetuating a climate of violence against LGBTI people. African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) MPL Ferlon Christians told the Western Cape Provincial Parliament last week that offering […]
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The original article can be found HERE. Durban – The Albinism Society of South Africa expressed outrage on Wednesday over the murder of a 20-year-old albino woman in Maputaland. The dismembered body of Thandazile Mpunzi was found in a shallow grave in Manguzi on Sunday. Her family had reported her missing earlier this month. It […]
CLICK HERE for the original article. The Hate Crimes Working Group is disappointed by the decision of Parliament’s ad hoc joint committee on probing violence against foreign nationals not to address King Goodwill Zwelithini regarding his comments earlier this year about foreign nationals. In the wake of another surge of xenophobic violence earlier this year‚ […]
CLICK HERE for the original article. Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Probing Violence Against Foreign Nationals The Joint Ad Hoc Committee on Probing Violence against Foreign Nationals was established by the National Assembly on 6 May 2015 and by the National Council of Provinces on 7 May 2015. The Committee is inquiring into the incidence […]
CLICK HERE for the original article. Human dignity, the achievement of equality and the advancement of human rights and freedoms. This is a core value on which the Constitution is founded. Who doesn’t want to live in a country founded on such a noble base? It sounds like the Promised Land after all — especially […]
The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) welcomes the decision of the High court sitting in Potchestroom wherein the presiding officer Judge Kruger, sentenced Stoffel Pule Motlhokwane for the murder of Disebo Gift Makau who was a member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgendered and Intersexed (LGBTI) community in Ventersdorp. The Commission believes that the life […]
The original article can be read here: CLICK HERE Kimberley – Northern Cape Premier Sylvia Lucas will appear in the Equality Court in Upington next week to defend herself against accusations that she used the word “hotnot”. “This case is about the dignity of our people. She must apologise to the community unreservedly on all […]
The original article can be read here: CLICK HERE Xenophobia, and the government’s response to it, is back in the headlines. The police, army and officials from the Department of Home Affairs have staged several joint operations under the banner of Operation Fiela-Reclaim, and while many South Africans have welcomed this very public show of […]
Emergency Coalition announces People’s March Against Xenophobia 19 April 2015 Johannesburg – The recent xenophobic attacks that have gripped South Africa have shamed the country, and sent shockwaves far beyond our borders. The attacks present a picture of South Africans to the world that suggests we are barbaric, violent and murderous. Representatives from social justice […]
Press Release issued on Monday 13 April, 2015 Hate Crimes Affect All South Africans – Let’s Work Together to Foster Tolerance and Respect The Hate Crimes Working Group (HCWG) is truly saddened by the current culture of hatred and violence in South Africa. Intolerance has become endemic and all people in South Africa – civil, […]
MEDIA STATEMENT JUSTICE, CRIME PREVENTION AND SECURITY (JCPS) CLUSTER MEDIA BRIEFING STATEMENT The Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster (JCPS) notes with deep concern the unfolding incidents of violence and lawlessness in some parts of our country. We want to assert government’s position that any lawlessness will not be tolerated. Government will not hesitate to […]
The original article can be read here: CLICK HERE In May 2008, 62 people were killed in a wave of xenophobic attacks across townships. Foreign nationals, mostly migrants from Somalia and Ethiopia, were dragged through the streets of Alexandra, barely a few kilometers from Johannesburg’s plush Sandton suburb, and “necklaced” – a throwback to the […]
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY MESSAGE: HATE CRIMES THREATEN EVERYONE The Hate Crimes Working Group (members listed below) and Peace Action, are concerned about the growing climate of violence in South Africa. The frequent and vicious outbreaks of xenophobic violence, violence against women and violence against the LGBTQI community, to name a few, are threatening the security […]
The original article can be read here: CLICK HERE The FBI is investigating whether the fatal shooting of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, was a hate crime. What is the definition of this offence and how do you prove it, asks Rajini Vaidyanathan.
The original article can be read here: CLICK HERE For some reason, there is dogged resistance by the ANC and government against classifying the violence and looting in Soweto and other areas around Johannesburg as xenophobia. Although most of the looting was directed at foreign-owned shops and foreign nationals have fled the affected areas in […]
The original article can be read here: CLICK HERE It hasn’t become an epidemic yet, but it has spread. Xenophobic looting left Soweto to other parts of Gauteng and even the country over the weekend. GREG NICOLSON & BHEKI C. SIMELANE visit Zamimpilo, where two people were killed and one family hopes to build on […]
Developments regarding the status of LGBTI persons worldwide South Africa takes note of the recent developments regarding the situation of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, Transsexual and Intersex persons (LGBTI) worldwide.
THE ‘LOVE NOT HATE’ PROGRAMME CONDEMNS THE PASSING OF THE ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY BILL IN UGANDA
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Another article written and published on AllAfrica.com which we thought we would share with you: CLICK HERE Over 35 Agang SA members attended the bail hearing of the man accused of one of the most gruesome hate crimes in the history of South Africa. The murder of 26 year-old Duduzile Zozo in an alleged ‘corrective […]
Here is an article originally published on AllAfrica.com: CLICK HERE By Alphonsus Nwadike “I do not dishonour the Bible. I honour it above all books. The New Testament alone, since I have been able to read it humanly, has to me outweighed all the literature of the world.”–James Anthony Froude. On 7th of January this […]
Original post can be found on the Gender Links website: CLICK HERE Johannesburg, 10 October: The recent Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Asexual, Queer (LGBTIAQ) marches held across Gauteng, South Africa, culminating in Pride Month came at a contentious and opportune time, considering the rash of homophobic statements by political leaders across the world. These ‘official’ […]
Original post in the Daily Maverick: CLICK HERE Jon Qwelane is going to challenge the Equality Act. Well, if anyone was going to, it would probably be Jon, our honourable ambassador to Uganda. Qwelane will use the Constitution to challenge a 2011 ruling that he was guilty of hate speech when he wrote a 2008 […]
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- National Action Plan to combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance