LGBTQIA+ learners in South African public schools

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The University of Cape Town's Vice-Chancellor has apologised to the LGBTQ community after a seminar she hosted received backlash. Phakeng came under public scrutiny and widespread criticism for holding a controversial lecture session entitled "What does science say about LGBTQIA+" a week ago. 


The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) released a draft guideline on gender identity and sexual orientation within public schools. However, Equal Education and the Equal Education Law Centre do not agree with this guideline as it deeply flawed.


The Western Cape Education Department has released a draft of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation guidelines. These guidelines are the first of their kind to be introduced to the South African school system. 


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