South African LGBTQI+ rights are still something to fight for

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10/14/2023

We know how brilliant our country’s Constitution is, and how well it protects the rights of LGBTQI+ people. There is no constitution like it on the continent of Africa. However, how many of us know exactly what our rights are? Coenraad Kukkuk is an attorney with extensive knowledge of LGBTQI+ rights in South Africa. He points out that while the LGBTQI+ community does not have a separate section devoted to it in the Constitution, our rights are protected under the umbrella of the Constitution, particularly in Section 9. A conversation with Kukkuk is a sobering experience and brings the gravity of SA law and human rights into tight focus as it applies not just to South Africa, but to the African continent.

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