28th March 2013
BBC apologises for naming South African official ‘gay marriage’ in TV news caption 3
4:55 PM — 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.
6th March 2013
South Africa: Gay man killed after going on online date in Cape Town 1
3:20 PM — 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.
27th February 2013
South African Pastor: Oscar Pistorius is ‘cursed’ for supporting gay rights 48
12:53 PM — 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.
26th February 2013
Leader of South Africa’s Agang Party says being gay is ‘how God created us’ 8
6:44 PM — Mamphela Ramphele, the leader of South Africa’s new Agang Party, has made comments in which she supports LGBT rights and opposes homophobia.
19th February 2013
Oscar Pistorius dropped from ‘It Gets Better’ South Africa campaign against anti-gay bullying 9
11:12 AM — 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.
18th January 2013
South Africa: Justice ministry requests that ‘gay cure centre’ is investigated 2
5:58 PM — 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.
16th January 2013
Comment: South Africa is not a ‘Rainbow Nation’ if you’re gay 18
12:24 PM — Recently, a South African college was exposed for offering therapies to try and turn young gay people straight. South African Douglas Bruce Davies explains that despite some of the most progressive gay rights laws in the world, South Africa is not a paradise to be LGBT.
South African student defends gay ‘cure’ college and says she’s no longer a lesbian 20
11:48 AM — A student has defended a South African arts academy and claims that it helped “cure” her of being a lesbian.
14th January 2013
South African arts academy claims it can ‘cure’ students of being gay 15
11:21 AM — 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.
11th January 2013
South Africa: Campaigner links man’s death to homophobic killings 1
12:08 PM — A gay rights group believe a gang allegedly targeting gay men in Johannesburg may have started operating in South Africa’s capital, Cape Town.
14th December 2012
South African President Jacob Zuma: I’d react in a ‘certain way’ to having a gay child 18
5:34 PM — 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.
29th October 2012
South Africa’s president drops legal case against cartoonist 7
9:28 PM — 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.
2nd September 2012
South Africa: Gay adoptive parents were asked if child “would become gay” under their care 16
1:50 AM — 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.
23rd August 2012
South African pastor blames gay men, lesbians and feminists for ‘culture of death’ 41
2:53 PM — 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.
31st July 2012
South African archer comes out at Olympics 10
12:59 PM — South African archer Karen Hultzer has confirmed for the first time she is a lesbian at the London Olympics.
11th July 2012
South Africa: Church billboard lists homosexuality with alcoholism 20
4:43 PM — 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.
4th July 2012
South Africa and Brazil demand UN action on gay rights 17
9:18 AM — United Nations ambassadors for South Africa and Brazil have demanded more action and discussion of sexual orientation and gender identity as part as universal human rights standards, and to combat hate crimes.
26th June 2012
Man charged with murder of South African trans gay activist as anti-gay violence continues 6
7:13 PM — A suspect in brutal murder of South African gay man Thapelo Makuthle has been charged. Activists say that anti-LGBT related crime and violence is on the rise. A suspect in the brutal murder of Thapelo Makuthle is reported to have been charged. The suspect, named Sizwe Tajini, resides with his father in the village of Seoding, the same of the victim, near Kuruman, Northern Cape, South Africa.
25th June 2012
Nobel Laureates, including Desmond Tutu, call for global LGBT equality 37
10:25 PM — Four Nobel Prize winners, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, have released a joint statement decrying violence against LGBT people, and calling on people around the world to support gay rights.
13th June 2012
Trans gay activist believed to have been brutally murdered in South Africa 14
2:02 PM — Several reports have been circulating about a transgender and gay man brutally murdered after a homophobic and transphobic attack in South Africa.