Talking Point 25.5.2018 08:28 am

Transgender rights: Vital case heads to Equality Court

The case of a person presenting as male who wants to dress as a woman in a men’s prison has raised several concerns.

The Equality Court in Cape Town will soon hear a groundbreaking case on the rights of transgender prisoners. The court will have to decide whether a correctional facility has to take steps to reasonably accommodate transgender female prisoners who are currently in a male prison. This would include, among other things, allowing transgender female prisoners to wear make-up, wear female clothing, and be addressed by the use of the female pronoun and their chosen name.

Transgender rights: Vital case heads to Equality Court
Transgender rights: Vital case heads to Equality Court

Transgender rights: Vital case heads to Equality Court

The case of a person presenting as male who wants to dress as a woman in a men’s prison has raised several concerns.

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The Zuma disaster: What took you so long, Trevor?

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Presidential term limits: slippery slope back to authoritarianism in Africa

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How last year’s ‘deal’ with the premiers is haunting the ANC

If voters don’t recognise their power, they might find themselves living in modern versions of the Bantustans.
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SA is now in a David vs Goliath fight with Trump’s USA

More than 7 500 jobs are on the line in Ramaphosa’s fight against a bully, but he has a few factors on his side.
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Countries must compete for migrant workers to boost their economies

The facts speak against our inherent prejudice of people supposedly coming to our country to ‘steal’ our jobs.
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Unstable coalition politics in SA is here to stay

With no party assured of outright victory any more, recent experiences are a lesson that SA parties need to learn to play the coalition game.
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Why South Africans are such filthy litterbugs

Littering in protest is indicative of a discordant society, and a culture of littering can tell us a lot about a society’s ethos.
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Why it’s wrong to blame SA’s woes on Mandela’s compromises

The problem with 1994 is not that there was too much compromise; it was that there was not enough.
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Three things Ramaphosa should focus on in his ‘new deal’ SA

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Why Supra’s North West is such an angry place

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Why SA needs a fund to compensate victims of crime

What are you to do if the person who committed a crime against you is too broke to bother suing?
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Mnangagwa’s Zimbabwe inches forward – but where is it headed?

The five months since the fall of Robert Mugabe have been far from easy for his successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa.
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The best anthem for Workers’ Day? ‘Stimela’ – a tale about apartheid’s migrant labour system

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South Africa’s strike rate not as bad as it’s made out to be

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History lessons from Zille and Sizwe Dhlomo’s colonialism twar

A furious Twitter row between a TV personality and politician about slavery sheds light on the failings of arguments in 280 characters.
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Dare SA dream again as it celebrates the 23rd Freedom Day?

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s term in office so far makes it seem that South Africa can hope and dream again. That’s quite a gift for Freedom Day.
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SA’s strike rate isn’t as bad as it’s made out to be

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Why the film ‘Winnie’ met all the criteria of a good documentary

Society expects journalists to report objectively. But a documentary filmmaker has an opinion.
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Why DJ Black Coffee left a bitter taste by performing in Israel

Boycotting academic, cultural and sports activities in Israel is an essential part, but total avoidance may not be the most useful political strategy.
That time Julius Malema gave an acting judge a lesson on racism
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That time Julius Malema gave an acting judge a lesson on racism

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Why so many new black farmers in SA are bound to fail

The battle to secure support has forced many struggling black farmers to rent out their land to established white farmers.
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Grace Mugabe’s ‘poaching’ is a gift to President Mnangagwa

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Why SA business still associates white men with merit

White men will continue to dominate not because they are better than everyone else but because they think they are.
Can the DA truly challenge the ANC in 2019?
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Can the DA truly challenge the ANC in 2019?

It still has a lot of work to do if it wants to become a credible challenger to become the new ruling party.

 

 

 

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