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Yaya's family now accepts her without box-checking

How Sowetan changed my life for the better as transgender woman

Emmanuel Tjiya S Mag Editor-in-chief

Transgender woman and activist Yaya Mavundla’s life changed for the better after taking center-stage on the front page of Sowetan’s Women’s Day Special Edition in August 2019.

Looking radiant in a fuchsia David Tlale number, Mavundla was snapped on the cover sandwiched by three other resilient women that included an unemployed graduate, top cop and revered boxer...

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