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and Intersex persons
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Profiles • Home affairs south africa

Still no love at Home Affairs for
same-sex couples!

By Kellyn Botha

 

Wendy and Nomfundo Ngidi-Kessman together in Johannesburg on 14 February 2018. Photo by Gugu Mandla.

Wendy and Nomfundo Ngidi-Kessman together in Johannesburg on
14 February 2018. Photo by Gugu Mandla.

 

South Africa, 14 February 2018
“I love playing games that challenge me mentally, listen and sing to music like I am talented, and cleaning. She loves cooking, writing, painting and gardening. Well, she does the planting, I keep them alive,” says Nomfundo Ngidi-Kessman, half-jokingly of her wife, Wendy.


A married couple like any other, with hobbies, and hopes for the future, but Nomfundo and Wendy Ngidi-Kessman are not like other couples. At least not according to Home Affairs it seems, which has, in what is widely considered the “month of love”, continued to try and separate a legally married couple. Read more...

 

Trans News • Lara Kruger memorial

Community comes together to remember Miss Lara Kruger

By Kellyn Botha

Community comes together to remember Miss Lara Kruger 

By Kellyn Botha



23 January 2018, South Africa

On 3 January 2018, the South African transgender community lost one of its most beloved voices when Lara Kruger passed away. The death of the Motsweding FM radio DJ, perhaps the first openly-transgender radio host on a mainstream station on the continent, left behind a loving family, a community of activists with whom she had long worked to shine a light on LGBTI issues, and countless radio listeners in her home-province of the North West.

“Wear white at my funeral and please be advised it will be a 3 hour ceremony.” – From Miss Lara Kruger’s final message on social media.
Photo by Gugu Mandla.

 

23 January 2018, South Africa

On 3 January 2018, the South African transgender community lost one of its most beloved voices when Lara Kruger passed away. The death of the Motsweding FM radio DJ, perhaps the first openly-transgender radio host on a mainstream station on the continent, left behind a loving family, a community of activists with whom she had long worked to shine a light on LGBTI issues, and countless radio listeners in her home-province of the North West. Read more and view the gallery.

 

 

QFFF Queer Feminist Film Festival 2018 poster

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ABOUT IRANTI • vacancies

Vacancies

 

Research Coordinator

We are seeking a qualified and experienced Researcher to join our team. This is a full-time position, reporting to the Director. The Research Coordinator is responsible for conceptualisation, planning and implementation of all research necessary to inform Iranti’s programmes and media production. The role includes support to the Executive Director on donor research in accordance with Iranti’s resource mobilisation strategies. Deadline 2 March 2018.

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ISSA Advocacy Officer

Intersex South Africa (ISSA) is a national organisation that advocates for intersex people throughout South Africa. The objectives of ISSA are to advance intersex people’s rights through national legislative change and affirming service provision for intersex people and their families. The ISSA Advocacy Officer will be based in Iranti’s office in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. This is a six-month contract, renewable pending availability of funding, and work performance. Deadline 2 March 2018.

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Finance and Development Manager

Iranti seeks a qualified and experienced Finance and Development Manager to join our leadership team. This is a full-time position, reporting to the Executive Director. The Finance and Development manager is responsible for supporting the Executive Director on the organizational and sustainability strategy, financial management, fundraising and the day to day implementation of Iranti’s financial affairs. Deadline 12 March 2018.

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Resources • Toolkit 2018 in Swahili

Ending pathological practices against Trans and Intersex bodies in Africa: An Iranti Toolkit

Swahili Toolkit 2018 ICD Trans and Intersex pathological processes

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South Africa, 20 February 2018
Iranti is proud to announce the Swahili version of our 2017 publication of the toolkit aimed at educating and engaging readers with regard to the depathologisation of Trans and Intersex bodies.

 

GALLERIES • Leadership and wellness training 2018

Leadership and Wellness delegates reconnect, with stronger resolve than ever!

By Kellyn Botha

From South Africa and Namibia to Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda, human rights advocacy is richer because of the resolve of activists like these. Photo by Gugu Mandla

South Africa, 2 February 2018

From 21 to 29 June 2017, 18 transgender and intersex delegates from eight African nations were brought together by Iranti for a nine-day intensive leadership and wellness training session aimed at strengthening the region’s network of activists and provide the skills needed for them to press for meaningful change. Gallery...

 

Trans people going back to school - help protect them

 

Events • International Trans Fund Webinar 2018

ITF Funding Webinar

 

The International Trans Fund is accepting applications for its next grantmaking cycle and as such will be hosting a Webinar with Iranti on how to apply on 18 January 2018.

 

The Webinar will be hosted in English and we encourage African trans-led and trans-oriented organisations to RSVP with Kanyanta Kakana at kanyanta@iranti.org.za as soon as possible!

 

With funding being a primary concern for most organisations across the region, this Webinar is aimed at empowering transgender activists and improving the ability of the community to organise on the continent, so don't delay!”

 

The International Trans Fund is accepting applications for its next grantmaking cycle and as such will be hosting a Webinar with Iranti on how to apply on 18 January 2018.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
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