A group of organisations and interested individuals, including Sally Gross, Simone Heradien, Estian Smit, members of the Cape Town Transsexual/Transgender Support Group, South African Human Rights Commission and the Commission on Gender Equality made oral presentations in the parliamentary hearings to advocate for amendments to the Sex Description and Sex Status Act, Act 49 of 2003. Initially, the Cape Town Transsexual/Transgender Support Group only heard about the Parliament hearings on short notice, about 10 days before the hearings. Due to this short amount of time, they requested an extension of two months, to better prepare. The request was denied. The group then went ahead and prepared and delivered their oral presentation on 9 September 2003. Click here to view a summary of the whole process (overview, history, parliamentarian lobbying, explanation of Act 49 of 2003, oral presentations, Parliament decisions, inadequacies, obstacles, impact, and way forward)