Today's Big Stories

The struggles of intersex people in SA

Today is Intersex Awareness Day and there is a need for more understanding about the lived realities of intersex people.

Human rights advocate Joshua Sehoole explains that intersex people are a healthy manifestation of human bodily diversity.

By definition, intersex is an umbrella term that covers a variety of different sex characteristics that do not fit typical binary notions of male and female.

Intersex sex traits can be visible at birth, apparent at puberty or be almost imperceptible, advises Sehoole.

He explains that there is a lot of hostility and ignorance about intersex people.

This often leads to child murders and the practice of intersex gentile mutilation for those with ambiguous genitalia (which is only one variation of intersex).

There are unnecessary, non-consensual surgeries on infants and children which occur across the region.

Joshua Sehoole, Regional Human Rights Manager at Iranti-org

According to Sehoole, intersex people are as common as twins.

1 in 400 South Africans are intersex , but very view are born into tolerant families or medical environments.

There are cases of midwives twisting a new-born's neck and telling mothers that the infant died during child birth.

Listen to the insightful discussion here:

Read More
Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

A criminal lawyer explains what leg citizens can stand on if they witness a child or pet locked in a vehicle in risky conditions.

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

The DA's James Selfe says it is not clear whether SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be either fired or suspended pending an inquiry.

Trans people not immune to breast cancer, cautions Dr Shingai

Trans people not immune to breast cancer, cautions Dr Shingai

Dr Shingai Mutambirwa has put the spotlight on breast cancer awareness, explaining that transgender people are also vulnerable.

'Gender variations and sexual orientation are not choices people make'

'Gender variations and sexual orientation are not choices people make'

Dr Eve looks at why hate crimes are committed against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning (LGBTIQ).

Popular articles
It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

This week Xolani Gwala's speaks to former Generations actor Pamela Nomvete for #WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo feature.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

Meet the founder of Capitec Bank, named ‘Best Bank on Earth and Cheapest in SA’

Meet the founder of Capitec Bank, named ‘Best Bank on Earth and Cheapest in SA’

Michiel le Roux speaks about the fascinating story behind the little bank that has the Big 4 shaking in their boots.

Best way to get richer (especially if you’re between ages 20 and 45)

Best way to get richer (especially if you’re between ages 20 and 45)

Still young(ish)? Consider the single best thing you can do to increase your wealth by much more than the inflation rate.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?

5 ways the NSFAS funding model will change in 2017

5 ways the NSFAS funding model will change in 2017

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will pilot a new funding model in 2017. NSFAS chairperson Sizwe Nxasana explains.