Although Johannesburg is not a capital city it is the powerhouse of South Africa where life is bold, varied and definitely an adventure. South Africa has three capital cities: Cape Town, the largest of the three, is the legislative capital; Pretoria is the administrative capital; and Bloemfontein is the judicial capital. There are numerous comfortable suburbs of quiet living in Joburg, albeit behind gates and electric fences. And this city is home to gay Africa’s finest LGBT site, Behind the Mask. Through journalistic activism, BTM strives to mainstream lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and intersex interests and to change negative attitudes towards homosexuality and same sex traditions in Africa.

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