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South Africa Approves Hemishpherx Interferon Study

By EDGE | Monday Jul 21, 2014
Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. has announced execution of an agreement to seek South African government approval to initiate a study of AlferonĀ® N, the only FDA approved natural interferon.

Lost and Found in Johannesburg: A Memoir

By Terri Schlichenmeyer | Friday May 23, 2014
No, you haven’t used a paper map in eons but author Mark Gevisser has, and his maps show a city under change. In the new book "Lost and Found in Johannesburg," you might see how.

South Africa Ends Gay Blood Donation Ban

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday May 20, 2014
South Africa has now changed their policy on blood donations, to allow all people, gay or straight, to donate blood if they have been monogamous.

Lesbian Teen Raped at South African Gay Pride Event

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday May 14, 2014
Gay rights activists have reported that a lesbian teen was raped after a Gay Pride event in South Africa this Saturday, May 10.

Teens Do Nothing as South African Man is Tortured to Death

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Mar 28, 2014
A 21-year-old gay man from South Africa died last weekend after he was tied up with a wire, beaten and set on fire while a group of teens watched.

Traveling on the EDGE: Where to Go in 2014, Fall

By Matthew Wexler | Monday Feb 17, 2014
The final installment in our four-part series, EDGE’s travel editor Matthew Wexler scopes out 12 months of adventure, relaxation and surprises for the LGBT jet setter, including Fort Lauderdale, Chicago and Johannesburg.

"Corrective Rape" Against Lesbians Rises in South Africa

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jan 7, 2014
The practice of "corrective rape" against lesbians is on the rise in South Africa, even as activists demand an end.

amfAR Mourns Loss of Nelson Mandela

By | Sunday Dec 8, 2013
amfAR leadership bids a fond farewell to former South African president Nelson Mandela, who passed away on December 5.

South Africa: Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition

By Christopher Torchia | Sunday Jun 23, 2013
"The doctors are doing everything possible to get his condition to improve and are ensuring that Madiba is well-looked after and is comfortable. He is in good hands," Zuma said in the statement, using Mandela’s clan name.

S. African Teen Dies After Alleged Torture at ’Gay Conversion’ Camp

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Apr 30, 2013
A teen died after he was allegedly tortured at a South African training camp that claimed it could turn teen boys into "men."