Category Archives: South Africa’s Freedom Day

2013 Aug. 20: Lesbian Activist Survives Stabbing

Report by Thekwane Bongi Mpisholo 14th Aug. 2013: Johannesburg A black lesbian activist aged 26 was attacked and stabbed by one of the elderly men in her neighbourhood, in her township of Vosloorus. The incident occurred five days after National … Continue reading

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2013 April 28: Bleak freedom for black lesbians in South Africa

by Lesego Tlhwale While many South Africans gathered at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa to commemorate nineteen years of freedom, the LGBTI community in Ekurhuleni gathered in Daveyton to bury Patricia ‘Pat’ Mashigo whose lifeless body was found … Continue reading

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2013 April 24: Noxolo Nogwaza’s fading memory

by Lerato Dumse Exactly two years after her tragic killing, Noxolo Nogwaza‘s family and friends are still searching for answers. Ekurhuleni Pride Organizing Committee (EPOC) together with Amnesty International hosted a commemoration service on Wednesday, 24th April 2013. The day … Continue reading

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