Pride and Struggle: Gendered and Sexual Freedoms in South Africa

Pride and Struggle: Gendered and Sexual Freedoms in South Africa

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In our last episode in South Africa and penultimate episode of Season Two, we compare and contrast the lives and stories of two South Africans, as we reflect on the history of gender & sexuality activism during and post Apartheid. We speak first to Mark Gory, the man who took on the Constitutional Court of South Africa to secure inheritance rights for non-married gay South Africans in 2006. Our second conversation takes place with Cwenga Titi, a young transgender woman on the Eastern Cape, navigating the complexities of modern womanhood and the traditionally male Xhosa coming-of-age ritual she wishes to partake in. At the intersection of the two we look at South Africa- past and present- and consider what the future of a proud South Africa looks like.

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This episode was edited by Sam Clay, transcribed by Bronya Smith and scripted and presented by Georgie Williams. Music in this episode was composed by Sam Clay. All rights to the Nelson Mandela speech audio belong to SABC News.