Having been established in 2005, Gender DynamiX (GDX) is the first registered Africa-based public benefit organisation to focus solely on trans and gender diverse communities. What started as a mere vision, slowly grew into a grassroots organisation. GDX has since become an institutionalised non-profit organisation (NPO) that is fundamental to the development of the trans and gender diverse movement(s) in South Africa and across southern Africa.
Our key priority areas of work include:
Home Affairs considers scrapping male and female ID numbers
Gender Dynamix recently spoke to GroundUp about the Department of Home Affairs’ (DHA) Draft Official Identity Management Policy.
We welcome the human rights-approach which the DHA has taken in this Draft Policy, bringing their processes more in alignment with the values and rights enshrined in the Constitution, particularly the proposed mechanisms that speak to non-discrimination and privacy.
However, the policy still requires some work we will be making our formal submission to the DHA in due course.
Pocket Queerpedia launch
About Pocket Queerpedia
Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education is an organisation dedicated to resourcing and supporting activists towards their goals of equality, freedom, dignity and better futures.
The idea for this glossary was sparked by a moment in one of our offerings 'Feminism and Freedom' a course we hosted for young activists in 2019. While grappling with discussions on gender, sexuality and freedom, we ran into a number of difficulties. As with most of our courses, the participants in the room were quite diverse. Drawn from different communities, geographic locations and organisations. What we considered basic and familiar terms in queerness we thought all would know, left many participants utterly lost.
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The camp is made up of different blocks with Block 13 being allocated to 160+ LGBTQIA+ persons - the largest concentration of LGBTQIA refugees in the world. When GDX contacted activist Gilbert Kagarura of Block 13, to ask if this block was considered a “safe space” he replied: “No it wasn't considered safe but UNHCR wanted to remove us from outside their offices where we had camped seeking protection”.
Black Drag Magic Wins 2nd Prize at World Press Photo Awards. What a remarkable achievement.
It is wonderful to experience the recognition of Black Queer excellence and celebration of Black Trans Talent from South Africa. Well done Belinda Qaqamba Fassie on taking the 2nd prize at the World Press Awards with your exhibition 'Black Drag Magic'.
If you are trans and gender diverse identifying please email your CV to: so that we can have you in our database for future employment opportunities.
We would also be able to link you with trans and gender diverse friendly employers.