15th October 2014
Judge: Evidence that Shrien Dewani is gay or bisexual ‘doesn’t matter’
9:24 AM — The judge in the Shrien Dewani trial has said it "doesn't matter" if there is evidence that he is gay or bisexual, and questioned whether his sexuality had any impact on whether or not he was guilty.
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.
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.
2nd February 2014
South Africa: New gay rights party to stand for elections 3
1:31 PM — A new gay rights political party is to stand in this year's South African elections against the discrimination and persecution of gay and lesbian people in the country.
2nd July 2013
South Africa: Lesbian found murdered and sexually mutilated east of Johannesburg 17
11:22 AM — A 26-year-old lesbian has been found murdered and also sexually mutilated in South Africa, reports say.
29th April 2013
South Africa: Dead teen was beaten, starved and forced to eat faeces at camp linked to ‘gay conversion’ 67
6:17 PM — A court has heard how a teenage boy in South Afica died from severe and substantial injuries sustained while attending a camp which has been linked to "gay conversion", after allegedly being beaten, starved, and forced to eat his own faeces.
25th April 2013
Two years on and still no justice for South African lesbian murder victim Noxolo Nogwaza 4
1:40 PM — Family, friends and campaigners are remembering Noxolo Nogwaza, a young lesbian in South Africa, who was raped and murdered two years ago this week after a night out with friends.
9th April 2012
Mr Gay World 2012 won by German man 34
9:40 AM — The fourth Mr Gay World contest took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, yesterday. This was the first time that the contest included black African participants, whose involvement brought its own fraught set of problems.
22nd November 2011
Sentencing postponed in lesbian murder case 1
5:00 PM — Zoliswa Nkonyana,19, was stabbed and stoned to death near Cape Town during February 2006.
11th October 2011
Johannesburg police dismiss ‘gay serial killer’ reports 14
3:44 PM — Police in Johannesburg, South Africa, say there is no evidence a serial killer is targeting gay men. According to the Star newspaper, there have been six killings of gay men over the last 18 months which bear similarities.
10th October 2011
Four convicted of Cape Town lesbian’s murder 2
2:08 PM — Four men have been found guilty of murdering a lesbian in Cape Town, South Africa. Zoliswa Nkonyana, 19, was stoned and stabbed to death after a night out in Khayelitsha on February 4th 2006.
6th October 2011
Gay rights activists report another murder in Johannesburg 8
4:40 PM — Gay rights campaigners in South Africa say a fifth gay murder in Johannesburg suggests there may be a homophobic killer at large. In the last year, there have been four cases in which gay men were found dead in similar circumstances - bound and strangled in their homes with no sign of a break-in.
3rd October 2011
‘Serial killer’ may be targeting gay men in Johannesburg 8
3:18 PM — There are fears that a serial killer may be targeting gay men in Johannesburg, South Africa. Four gay men have been discovered bound and strangled in their homes in the last ten months.
8th September 2011
Two freed over South African lesbian’s murder
4:19 PM — Two of the nine suspects accused of murdering a South African lesbian have been released. Zoliswa Nkonyana, 19, was stoned and stabbed to death after a night out in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, on February 4th 2006.
31st May 2011
South African ambassador to Uganda found guilty of gay-hate speech 15
11:29 AM — The South African Human Rights Commission has won a hate speech case against journalist Jon Qwelane over an anti-gay column he wrote prior to his appointment as the country’s ambassador to Uganda.
30th May 2011
Increasing number of countries becoming more tolerant of homosexuality, survey shows 69
10:43 AM — Results of a new cross-national study have shown that a vast majority of countries have become more accepting of homosexuality over the past 20 years - though the trend is markedly slower in Russia and other former Communist countries.
9th May 2011
Girl, 13, is latest victim of South African ‘corrective rape’ 45
4:39 PM — A 13-year-old girl in South Africa has reportedly become the latest victim of the 'corrective rape' epidemic. The girl, who was attacked on Thursday in Pretoria, was said to be open about being a lesbian and it is believed she was targeted for this reason.
4th May 2011
South Africa government plans ‘task team’ to tackle homophobic hate crime 7
4:01 PM — The South African government has announced the formation of a task team to tackle anti-gay hate crimes. Government spokesman Tlali Tlali said that the decision was taken yesterday, a week after a lesbian was raped and murdered in in Kwa-Thema township.
Shrien Dewani ‘told gay escort he wanted a way out of marriage’
10:48 AM — Shrien Dewani allegedly told a gay escort that he wanted a "way out" of his marriage months before his wife was murdered on honeymoon. Anni Dewani, 29, was shot dead in Cape Town, South Africa, in November and local police believe her husband arranged for her to be killed by hitmen.