2 May 2013
South Africa: Married lesbian couple told to split up or face their son being expelled from school
A married South African lesbian couple have been told they should split up and walk away from their "lifestyle", or remove their son from his Christian school.
14 April 2013
South Africa: Government condemns anti-LGBT violence following attack
The South African Government has stated its opposition to anti-LGBT violence, following an attack on a gay man in Cape Town which left him missing part of one ear.
12 April 2013
South African cardinal: ‘I can’t be accused of homophobia because I don’t know any homosexuals’
A South African cardinal has rejected accusations that he is homophobic, saying it is impossible because he knows no gay people.
8 April 2013
South Africa: Gay couple hope their traditional wedding will inspire the black community
A gay couple in South Africa have married in a wedding ceremony uniting their Zulu and Tswana traditions, which they say they hope will send a message to others that "Being gay is as African as being black."
28 March 2013
BBC apologises for naming South African official ‘gay marriage’ in TV news caption
The BBC has apologised for accidently naming a South African civil servant with the name “gay marriage” in a TV news report about a diplomatic conference.
6 March 2013
South Africa: Gay man killed after going on online date in Cape Town
Reports out of South Africa say a gay man has been killed after going on a date with a person he met over the internet.
27 February 2013
South African Pastor: Oscar Pistorius is ‘cursed’ for supporting gay rights
A pastor in South Africa, who previously said Archbishop Desmond Tutu should should "burn in hell" for accepting gay people, now believes fallen Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius has been "cursed" for supporting gay rights.
26 February 2013
Leader of South Africa’s Agang Party says being gay is ‘how God created us’
Mamphela Ramphele, the leader of South Africa’s new Agang Party, has made comments in which she supports LGBT rights and opposes homophobia.
19 February 2013
Oscar Pistorius dropped from ‘It Gets Better’ South Africa campaign against anti-gay bullying
The South African branch of the 'It Gets Better' campaign, which tackles anti-LGBT bullying, has severed its ties with Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius following his arrest over the shooting of his girlfriend.
18 January 2013
South Africa: Justice ministry requests that ‘gay cure centre’ is investigated
The South African justice ministry has requested that the Human Rights Commission investigate a Chrisian arts centre which operates to attempt to "cure" people of their homosexuality.
16 January 2013
Comment: South Africa is not a ‘Rainbow Nation’ if you’re gay
Recently, a South African college was exposed for offering therapies to try and turn young gay people straight.
16 January 2013
South African student defends gay ‘cure’ college and says she’s no longer a lesbian
A student has defended a South African arts academy and claims that it helped “cure” her of being a lesbian.
14 January 2013
South African arts academy claims it can ‘cure’ students of being gay
A Christian arts academy in the South African city of Bloemfontein claims it can “cure” gay students of their sexuality and has likened its approach to a drug rehabilitation programme.
11 January 2013
South Africa: Campaigner links man’s death to homophobic killings
A gay rights group believe a gang allegedly targeting gay men in Johannesburg may have started operating in South Africa’s capital, Cape Town.
14 December 2012
South African President Jacob Zuma: I’d react in a ‘certain way’ to having a gay child
In a wide-ranging newspaper interview, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma says he has no intention of overturning the country’s equal marriage laws, although he reacted cautiously when asked on how he would respond to learning that one of his children were gay.
29 October 2012
South Africa’s president drops legal case against cartoonist
Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, whose position on HIV/AIDS and gay rights has repeatedly been cited by campaigners as holding the country back, has dropped a lawsuit against one of his critics.
2 September 2012
South Africa: Gay adoptive parents were asked if child “would become gay” under their care
A couple who have been caring for a four-year-old boy since 2010, the biological parents of whom were homeless alcoholics, have been questioned on their ability to raise the child, apparently because they are gay.
23 August 2012
South African pastor blames gay men, lesbians and feminists for ‘culture of death’
Pastor Errol Naidoo of South Africa’s Family Policy Institute has blamed the LGBT community for creating a "culture of death" that led, among other things, to the Marikana mine massacre.
31 July 2012
South African archer comes out at Olympics
South African archer Karen Hultzer has confirmed for the first time she is a lesbian at the London Olympics.
11 July 2012
South Africa: Church billboard lists homosexuality with alcoholism
The South African Advertising Standards Authority has received a complaint over a billboard which listed homosexuality among vices and personal problems a church could help people with.