FAQ Pamphlet for the NTT

This brochure provides information about sexual orientation, gender identity, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.
The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 provides that everyone in our country is entitled to human dignity, equality and freedom.

Section 9 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

This provision is one of the most important sections in the Bill of Rights of the Constitution. It states “Everyone is equal before the law and has the right to equal protection and benefit of the law”. Equality includes the full an equal enjoyment of all rights and freedoms entrenched in the Bill of Rights. This means it is unlawful to discriminate, harass, intimidate or attack LGBTI persons because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

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