As we celebrate and honour women this month, some lesbian and transwomen feel side-lined and ignored in the fight against issues like gender-based violence. Eyewitness News presents The Broken Rainbow, a six-part episode that seeks to highlight what it's like to be part of the LGBTQ+ community in South Africa. The first episode, Hated for being lesbian, unpacks corrective rape and why punitive rape is a big issue in South Africa and demands the attention from the law and judiciary.
The second episode will look at the difficulties transwomen face in accessing healthcare, and will also focus on a drug that many public healthcare facilities issue to transwomen as part of their hormone replacement therapy, called Premarin. The drug is mainly distilled from the urine of pregnant horses. The mares are said to be forced to stand for about five months in congested concrete floor stalls fitted with a rubber collection cup joined to a hose which extracts the urine. Research shows that this drug is detrimental to the heath of those who use it, causing heart attacks, weight and bone loss, nausea, stroke and seizures.
Guest: EWN Producer Mihlali Ntsabo.
Researchers from the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) have won the prestigious CEEMAN & Emerald Case Writing Competition for the second year in a row, beating 62 cases from 15 countries. The winning teaching case focuses on the challenges of remaining competitive and profitable without compromising on quality in the South African cardiac device industry.
Here to talk to us about it today, is MBA alumnus and co-author of the case study, Stephanie Barden.
The proposed new bill tabled by the Gauteng Government which promises to bar foreign nationals from doing business in townships is apparently in an advanced stage. The Township Bill will mean that only those in possession of residency status will be allowed to trade.
on the line is Prince Adesina, Founder Nigerian Lives matter and Brand Ambassador African Diaspora Forum
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