South Africa Kanga Flag

South Africa kanga Queer pride flag
South Africa kanga Queer pride flag

South Africa Kanga Flag


Kanga Quote translation:

“Black and white are not the colours of love. They never were" - Quote submitted by Naipanoi Leiyan

This is the TRTL kanga honoring South Africa's Queer history.

South Africa's Queer rights movement was, unfortunately, influenced by the ugliness of its apartheid era and therefore racially divided from the beginning. Simon Nkoli, who is featured in this kanga, was an anti-apartheid, gay rights and AIDS activist in South Africa and is largely recognized as the founder of South Africa’s black gay movement. In 1984, Nkoli was arrested and faced the death penalty for treason with twenty-one other political leaders in the Delmas Treason Trial. By coming out while a prisoner, he helped change the attitude of the African National Congress (ANC) to gay rights, and when the ANC came to power, they led South Africa to becoming the first country in the world whose constitution outlawed discrimination based on sexual orientation. South Africa was also the first African country to legalize same-sex marriage. Also featured in the kanga is the Gay and Lesbian Organization of Witwatersrand (GLOW) which organised the first ever South African pride parade, and the Lesbian and Gay Equality Project organisation (LGEP), which drove the litigation process to acquire equal rights for the Queer community. The significant role race played in South Africa's movement is mirrored in the kanga's quote that says: "Black and white are not the colours of love. They never were".

This kanga is printed on polyester flag material and measures 1 by 1.5 metres.

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