What does it mean to be a transgender person in South Africa?

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Everyone has  been speaking about Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair Cover that explained her as, "finally free."Jennifer Sanasie speaks to Ricky Kgositau and Sibusiso Kheswa from Gender DynamiX. They discuss what it is like to be a transgender person in South Africa.

Kheswa says, "I can imagine the stress that Caitlyn had to go through throughout her life, because I think to some extent, transgender people do attempt to conform, do attempt to be who we tell them to be." Kheswa and Kgositau talk us through some of the struggles that transgender people face on the African continent. Watch.

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