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    LGBT+ Downloadable Resource

    Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

    ACTSA’s Resource on LGBT+ Organisations in Southern Africa is now available as a downloadable resource. This information can also be viewed online from the LGBT+ Rights main page found under the Campaigns & Advocacy section on our website.

    Joel Joffe, 12 May 1932-18 June 2017. An appreciation.

    Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

    Joel Joffe was the person who put together the legal team to defend Nelson Mandela and his colleagues in the Rivonia trial, 1963/64. He met regularly with Nelson Mandela and others in prison and in the cells below the courtroom. It was Joel who received the handwritten note from Nelson Mandela of the speech he [...]

    LGBT+ Resource from ACTSA now available

    Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

    From its foundation, ACTSA has recognised that marginalised and vulnerable groups are most likely to experience violations of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. The LGBT+ Community is one group that faces discrimination and marginalisation. ACTSA is an active member of the LGBT+ and International Development Round Table and has undertaken an initial mapping [...]

    Violence against LGBT+ Community in South Africa continues

    Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

    In South Africa there has been continued outcry from activists in the LGBT+ community against the authorities in light of continued attacks on LGBTI people – in particular lesbian and bi women. In the last month two openly lesbian women, Nonkie Smous and Lerato Moloi were murdered in Kroostad and Naledi respectively, within 2 weeks [...]

    Swaziland the most unequal country in the world

    Thursday, June 8th, 2017

    Researchers at the Brookings Institution, a major US think-tank, have published a new paper in which it is claimed that Swaziland is the most unequal country in the world in terms of income distribution. The research uses the Gini co-efficient, the most commonly used measure of inequality. But it employs an innovative method to adjust [...]