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Transgender Victory in Limpopo:
Nare Mphela's Story

 

South Africa, 31 March 2017

In 2014, Iranti-org made contact with Nare Mphela, a high school learner in Limpopo Province who faced multiple forms of discrimination from her school principal due to her gender identity.

Now, three years later, the Equality Court has ruled in Nare's favour, having found the principal and Limpopo Department of Education to have breached the Equality Act. This is an historic victory for queer South Africans nationwide!

 

 

Victory for transgender student in Limpopo!

Nare Mphela took the Limpopo Department of Education to court after it failed to intervene in the discrimination she faced at school. Photo by: Gugu Mandla

Nare Mphela took the Limpopo Department of Education to court after it failed to intervene in the discrimination she faced at school. Photo by: Gugu Mandla

 

South Africa, 13 March 2017

It is with great pleasure that we announce an historic victory against the Limpopo Department of Education, which was ordered by the Seshego Equality Court to pay R60 000 in compensation to Nare Mphela last week.

 

The case was taken to the Seshego Equality Court by Iranti-org, as Nare faced severe discrimination for her gender identity from her school principal, who Nare claimed had instructed other students to provoke her, particularly in the school’s restrooms.

 

It is our hope that this case, despite having taken three years to yield results, will set a precedent across the country and bring about a push to educate our educators on sensitivity regarding gender diversity.

 

The full judgement from the Equality Court is due to be released this week. Follow Iranti-org as we continue to document the outcomes thereof, or contact us at getinfo@iranti.org.za for more details.

 

 

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