Carl Collison

Carl Collison is a freelance journalist who focuses primarily on covering queer-related issues across Africa

Transgender rights activists champion telemedicine

Little or no access to certain health treatments is nothing new for trans people. But Covid-19 has made it worse, they say, and now is the ideal time to reconsider telemedicine

A queer night in Accra

Queer people in Ghana come up against religious conservatism every day. For one night a month, Yolo Lounge gives them a place to let down their guard and feel a sense of belonging.

Sabelo Mlangeni’s intimate portrayal of queer Nigeria

The photographer continues exploring queer lived experiences across Africa in The Royal House of Allure, tenderly documenting a safehouse for queer folk in Lagos.

My hardest story: Reporting on being queer in Tunisia

Reporting on queer issues is always tough. But Tunisia was something else

Creating poetry out of violence

Maneo Mohale speaks about the silence around queer sexual abuse and how she creates beauty

The category is… Living it up at Le Grand Ball

There was something completely different about this competition’s backstage dressing room. There were exclamations of insecurity, sure. But here, they came in...

Africa needs to hear queer stories

For the past three years, Carl Collison has reported on LGBTI issues and stories for the Mail & Guardian, covering queer peoples’ lives

Check coaches at the school gates

Without proper vetting, paedophiles can get into places where they have ‘unfettered’ access to vulnerable children

Drag queen’s push against gangs

In Lavender Hill, one of South Africa’s most violence-ridden areas, an unlikely activist is finding ways to keep children out of trouble

Slice of life: These women still shape me

Those women I know and those in the taxi whom I don’t — and how they shaped me

Walking Uganda’s martyrs’ route

This year, two million pilgrims descended on a Ugandan village to celebrate a display of courage

Botswana decriminalises homosexuality in historic judgment

‘The state cannot be the sheriff in people’s bedrooms’

Press Releases

LISTEN: Episode Two of Be Accountable

If you run a business, or you need to hire an accountant, you need to know the importance of belonging to a professional body

Standard Bank Podcasts: How small businesses can survive Covid-19

Many commercial enterprises are having to change the way that they do business in order to survive the economic chaos forced upon them

SME in a Covid World: Stimulating Small Business Growth

Small businesses must re-examine their business models and endeavour to understand their customers, and know what their new needs are

GIZ has three Calls for Expression of Interest

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit seeks service providers for projects that will aid South Africa in its development

Nurturing South Africa’s future professionals

The Foundation’s focus is to improve access to tertiary education and to address the social issues of tertiary students beyond the lecture room

Debt Relief Fund a mere drop in the ocean

Most South African SMMEs have received no assistance from the Debt Relief Fund, 90% are in crisis, and many will be forced to close

Cutting salaries? Five ways to make the process less painful

Debt will only put a future strain on cash flow and could result in tremendous financial stress on the owners of the business if they're not able to recover

Request for applications for: Epidemiologist for Lesotho Covid-19 project

The epidemiologist will provide support to the Ministry of Health to build the capacity of the disease surveillance programme for the Covid-19 pandemic

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