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Taxi Violence Threatens South African Tourism

Taxi Violence Threatens South African Tourism

Sep 11
The South African government says violence between metered taxi drivers and drivers who use Uber's ride-hailing app threatens the country's tourism industry.

Bird-Riding Loses Luster in South Africa's Ostrich Capital

By Christopher Torchia | May 24
Clambering onto an ostrich for a ride used to be popular among tourists in a South African town known as the "ostrich capital of the world." Not so much anymore.

Photo Essay: Discovering South Africa

By Matthew Wexler | Feb 26
Over two decades of political change and a burgeoning LGBT scene make South Africa a must for the adventurous queer traveler.

International AIDS Conference 2016: A Personal Perspective

By J. Wesley Thompson | Aug 14
My husband Trey and I had the honor of representing North Carolina as delegates to the 2016 International AIDS Conference (IAC) held recently in Durban, South Africa.

Toya Delazy's 'Forbidden Fruit' Gets 3 Noms at OUT Music Awards

By Winnie McCroy | Jan 20
Zulu pop princess Toya Delazy, who took on the anti-gay laws wave in Africa with a daring new music video, was nominated at the 9th OUT Music Awards in 3 categories: Best Alternative Song, Best International Song and Best Single of the year.

Where to Go in 2015: Cape Town

By Matthew Wexler | Dec 29
Wondering where to go in 2015? EDGE's hot list continues. For the third installment in our seven-part series, we head to Cape Town, South Africa.

Zulu Pop Princess Toya Delazy Takes on Africa's Anti-Gay Laws

By Winnie McCroy | Dec 1
After gaining recognition both sides of the Atlantic, this Zulu royal is pushing boundaries which shows in the album's first single and music video, "Forbidden Fruit," a controversial and daring video.

Gay South African Man Reportedly Stoned to Death

By Jason St. Amand | Sep 26
A gay man from South Africa was reportedly stoned to death this week.

S. African Security Guard Says He Was Fired Because He's Gay

By Jason St. Amand | Sep 5
A security guard at a prominent private school in Johannesburg, South Africa, says he was fired after his boss found out he's gay.

Circumcision Doesn't Promote Risky Behavior By African Men

By Winnie McCroy | Aug 26
Men do not engage in riskier behaviors after they are circumcised, found a study in Kenya by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers.

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