Topics :: South Africa

Teens Do Nothing as South African Man is Tortured to Death

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Mar 28, 2014
A 21-year-old gay man from South Africa died last weekend after he was tied up with a wire, beaten and set on fire while a group of teens watched.

Traveling on the EDGE: Where to Go in 2014, Fall

By Matthew Wexler | Monday Feb 17, 2014
The final installment in our four-part series, EDGE’s travel editor Matthew Wexler scopes out 12 months of adventure, relaxation and surprises for the LGBT jet setter, including Fort Lauderdale, Chicago and Johannesburg.

"Corrective Rape" Against Lesbians Rises in South Africa

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jan 7, 2014
The practice of "corrective rape" against lesbians is on the rise in South Africa, even as activists demand an end.

amfAR Mourns Loss of Nelson Mandela

By | Sunday Dec 8, 2013
amfAR leadership bids a fond farewell to former South African president Nelson Mandela, who passed away on December 5.

South Africa: Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition

By Christopher Torchia | Sunday Jun 23, 2013
"The doctors are doing everything possible to get his condition to improve and are ensuring that Madiba is well-looked after and is comfortable. He is in good hands," Zuma said in the statement, using Mandela’s clan name.

S. African Teen Dies After Alleged Torture at ’Gay Conversion’ Camp

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Apr 30, 2013
A teen died after he was allegedly tortured at a South African training camp that claimed it could turn teen boys into "men."

5 Last-Minute Tips for Cape Town Pride

By EDGE | Monday Feb 18, 2013
Cape Town Pride is quickly approaching and for those of you heading to this ultimate South African rainbow celebration Feb. 22 - Mar. 2, here is EDGE’s countdown of can’t-miss experiences above and beyond the Pride itinerary.

S. African School Claims It Can ’Cure’ Gay Students

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jan 15, 2013
LGBT activists are criticizing a South African school for discriminating against gay students and for having a program that can "cure" homosexuality.

South Africa Makes Progress in HIV, AIDS Fight

By Carley Petesch | Monday Dec 3, 2012
South Africa’s Themba Lethu clinic is the biggest anti-retroviral, or ARV, treatment center in the country and sees between 600 to 800 patients a day from all over southern Africa.

3 South African Men Linked to Murders of 7 Gay Men

By Jason St. Amand | Sunday Nov 18, 2012
Three men have been arrested in the killing of a South African gay man and may be linked to a gang of robbers that killed seven other gay men in the country during the last two years.