9th December 2014
Cartoonist apologies for anti-gay tweet about Shrien Dewani
1:40 PM — A South African cartoonist has apologised for making anti-gay comments on Twitter in response to the Shrien Dewani verdict.
4th December 2014
PHOTOS: Is this the biggest pride flag ever flown? 3
2:05 PM — The biggest Pride flag in Africa, and possibly the world, has been flown at Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa.
6th November 2014
South Africa: Pretoria introduces healthcare centre for gay and bisexual men
11:37 AM — The city of Pretoria in South Africa has introduced a healthcare practice for gay and bisexual men as an alternative to "abusive" general facilities.
27th October 2014
Gay prostitute barred from giving evidence in Shrien Dewani murder trial 10
1:09 PM — A gay male escort has been stopped from giving evidence in the murder trial of British millionaire Shrien Dewani.
8th October 2014
Parliamentary aide to testify that he had sex with Shrien Dewani in trial
4:33 PM — During the trial of Shrien Dewani, a British parliamentary aide who claimed to have had sex with the suspect is expected to give evidence as a prosecution witness.
4th October 2014
South Africa: Pro-gay ‘open mosque’ burnt by arsonists 22
7:50 PM — A Cape Town mosque which preached acceptance of gay people has been damaged in an arson attack.
24th September 2014
South Africa’s first gay-inclusive mosque closed over parking violation 11
9:25 AM — The first ever mosque in South Africa to accept gay worshippers has been closed over a parking violation.
16th September 2014
South Africa: Death threats as ‘gay mosque’ opens 8
3:09 PM — This Friday South Africa will controversially open the doors of its first gay-friendly, gender-equal and interracial 'open mosque’.
12th September 2014
‘God Loves Gays’ at Westboro and 6 other LGBT stories you might have missed this week
5:56 PM — PinkNews brings you a roundup of news from the past seven days.
11th September 2014
South Africa: Mpumalanga makes history with first pride parade
4:15 PM — Mpumalanga's Gert Sibande District made history this week after hosting its first ever pride parade for LGBT communities in South Africa.
18th August 2014
South Africa: Teenage ‘corrective rape’ victim found murdered 3
4:42 PM — An eighteen-year-old lesbian was the victim of "corrective rape", before she was murdered, according to reports.
29th July 2014
South Africa: Brutal homophobic police attack being investigated 1
4:06 PM — An independent organization is investigating claims of a violent police attack against a gay Congolese refugee in South Africa.
4th June 2014
Chief Justice of South Africa: I will protect gay rights despite being against equal marriage 8
6:14 PM — South Africa’s most senior judge who believes “a man should marry a woman” has vowed to protect the rights of all gay citizens.
26th May 2014
South Africa: Lesbian minister appointed to cabinet 2
8:35 PM — South African president Jacob Zuma has appointed the country's first openly gay cabinet minister.
22nd May 2014
Africa elects its first openly gay black MP 12
3:39 PM — Zakhele Mbhele has become the first openly gay black MP to be elected in the continent of Africa.
20th May 2014
South Africa: Gay blood ban lifted for monogamous couples 11
8:59 PM — 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.
29th April 2014
South Africa: Minister of Justice launches new programme to help stop anti-gay violence 3
5:38 PM — The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development in South Africa has launched a new programme to tackle violence against the country's LGBT community.
South African former army ‘gay cure’ psychiatrist starts jail sentence 11
4:39 PM — A former army psychiatrist found guilty of torturing gay South Africans and dissidents in the apartheid military has started a five-year jail term in Canada.
8th April 2014
President Zuma: South Africa ‘respects’ Uganda’s new anti-gay law 79
10:18 PM — South African President Jacob Zuma has said that his country 'respects' Uganda's new anti-gay law, and refused to condemn it.
31st March 2014
South Africa: Gay man allegedly gang-raped and left in burning house in homophobic attack 6
1:08 PM — A 20-year-old gay man in South Africa was allegedly gang-raped by five people on Sunday, who then left him in a burning house.