South Africa

our partners in south africa:

Centre for Sexualities, Aids and Gender

Centre for Sexualities, Aids and Gender - CSA&G is a research centre affiliated with the University of Pretoria, established in 1999 in response to the HIV epidemic. Today the centre works with several related and intersectional topics related to human rights and social justice. SAIH has collaborated with the centre since 2006 and support a broad project including research, training, regional academic collaboration (including two of SAIH's partners in Zimbabwe, SAYWHAT and SRC), community work and initiatives aimed at making the University in Pretoria more inclusive. Read more.


Gender DynamiX

Gender DynamiX (GDX) is the first organization by and for trans- and non-binary people in southern Africa and plays an important role in the regional movement for trans and non-binary activism. SAIH has supported GDX's educational work since 2013. The project provides teachers and prospective teachers at higher education institutions, training in gender identity and gender expression, and how they can use this knowledge to combat transphobia in school. SAIH also provides support for research and advocacy. Read more.


Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action

Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA) was founded in 1997 to address the lack of LGBTIQ + stories and experiences in official, established archives and museums in South Africa. In the years since then, the scope of GALAs work has expanded to include a range of activities such as youth and education work, exhibitions and publishing. The queer archive remains at the heart of GALA and plays an important role in counteracting the narrative that homosexuality and gender diversity are something fundamentally un-African. With support from SAIH, GALA works to increase knowledge and dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity at higher education institutions in South Africa, through gatherings, workshops and support for relevant research projects. Read more.


​ Equal Education

Equal Education (EE) is membership-based democratic movement of pupils, youth, parents and community members. Through campaigns based on activism, research and policy analysis their goal is to achieve quality and equality in the South African education system. SAIH supports a project promoting access to higher education for socially and economically marginalized groups. SAIH and Equal Education have been partners since 2018. Read more.


contact us:

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Kristoffer Kinge

Program Advisor, Southern Africa and Zimbabwe
(+47) 472 58 233
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Susanne Brovold Hvidsten

Program Advisor, South Africa and Norec exchange
(+47) 402 03 355