We look good on paper, but LGBTQI+ attacks give the lie to equality

20 June 2021 - 00:00 By Lindiwe Mazibuko

One of the most potent symbols of inequality in SA is the differentiated access people have to their legal rights.

Our human rights-centred constitution is hailed as revolutionary by the foremost legal scholars and practitioners the world over - noted for its emphasis not only on the realisation of negative rights and liberties, including the right to life, equality, human dignity, political affiliation and expression, freedom and security, but also on the realisation of our positive rights including education, housing, environmental protection and the rights of children to parental care, food and shelter...

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