Compare LGBT Rights in South Africa & Namibia

Equality Index ?
71 / 100
55 / 100
Legal Index ?
84 / 100
64 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
59 / 100
46 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1998
Legal
Since 2024
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2006
Foreign same-sex marriages recognized only
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2004
Legal, but requires surgery
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1996
Legal
Since 2015
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 1996
Illegal in some contexts
Since 2021
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
Sexual orientation only
Since 2021
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1996
Sexual orientation only
Since 2021
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2010
Legal
Since 2023
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1996
Ambiguous
Blood donations by MSMsLegal
Since 2014
Legal
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 2007
Equal
Since 2024
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