New LGBTI hate crime reporting platform launched

In the wake of alarming research confirming the severe vulnerability of the LGBTI community, a new platform has been launched by Love Not Hate to help victims anonymously report hate crimes. The first of its kind website, www.report.lovenothate.org.za, allows individuals to log in and report any incidents that involve abuses of LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) individuals in South Africa. Incidents can be reported by victims or witnesses, and they can range from hate speech, online-initiated crimes and verbal discrimination to violent attacks. The reporting can be anonymous and will be added to a map that will visually display where incidents have taken place. The reports will be used by Love Not Hate to monitor hate crimes and understand where they happen, adding to an evidence base that can be used to tackle the scourge through intervention and awareness programmes and lobbying of government. Importantly, victims can also choose to request assistance, whether it be counselling or health and legal support, which will...
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Joburg Ballet and the JPO join forces for Carmen – The Ballet at Joburg Theatre in April

Go behind the scenes at the Carmen open day on 24 March   Great affordable ticket options, including 50% off all seats on Opening Night   13 March 2018: When Joburg Ballet stages South African choreographer Veronica Paeper’s fiery and passionate production of Carmen – The Ballet in Johannesburg from 6 to 15 April, the company will be performing to a live orchestra for the first time in many years. The relaunched Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Brandon Phillips, joins the dancers at Joburg Theatre for all ten performances, bringing composer Georges Bizet’s famous music vividly to life.   Cape Town-born Phillips studied conducting in the US at Northwestern University in Chicago, and as an intern with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. In 2015 he was appointed resident conductor of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. He has conducted internationally and also works regularly with a range of SA orchestras and choirs, including the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra, Unisa Symphony Orchestra, the Free State Symphony Orchestra and the Philharmonia Choir of Cape Town.   “Carmen marks the...
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