Entry #37: Homosexual activity in South Africa

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RegionSouth Africa
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Start DateApr 12, 1957
End DateAug 27, 1998
DescriptionThe prescribed penalty was a fine of up to R4000 or imprisonment for up to two years, or both.
Sourceshttp://www.saflii.org/za/cases/ZACC/1998/15.html http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Sexual_Offences_Act,_1957 http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Immorality_Amendment_Act,_1969
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "During the allotted times the act of loving another man was not illegal but the act of sodomy was(but this law was used to persecute gay men)"

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