Entry #11356: Legal recognition of non-binary gender in South Africa

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RegionSouth Africa
IssueLegal recognition of non-binary gender
Start Date2021
End Datenow
DescriptionNon-Binary people will now have access to a 3rd gender option in government documents, should come into effect shortly.
Sourceshttps://www.africanews.com/2021/11/21/south-africa-plans-to-introduce-gender-neutral-identification// https://businesstech.co.za/news/government/534602/new-id-system-planned-for-south-africa/
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "South Africa has only proposed the recognition of non-binary gender but has passed no legislation doing so"
  • Status is not correct "The proposal is not to recognise a third gender, but to eliminate the practice of embedding a binary gender-specific 2 digit code into national ID numbers assigned when births are registrered -- these numbers don't change when legal gender markers change for trans people, which creates problems. The idea is to make the ID numbers neutral. "

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