Anti-apartheid and intersex activist Sally Gross worked with a reporter from the Mail and Guardian to announce the formation of Intersex South Africa (ISSA). The article explains: “While there are some support groups in countries like the United States and Britain, there is currently no network for intersexed people in South Africa, says Gross. She hopes that publicity about intersexuality will bring the issue out into the open, help to remove the stigma attached to it, and help intersexed South Africans to make contact with one another for mutual support”. The organization was briefly known as the Intersex Society of South Africa, a name modeled on the Intersex Society of North America, as Gross had close ties with intersex activists in that group, but she soon changed it to Intersex South Africa to reflect its independence.  Gross’s initial goals for ISSA included offering advice and psychological support to its members, educational outreach in schools, and legislative advocacy. Intersex South Africa was initially affiliated with the health-oriented Triangle ProjectGross thought this partnership would help intersex people like herself seeking to discover their own medical histories and navigate treatment protocols, but it later became independent.  She continued her efforts to promote ISSA by sharing her own story in the Natal Witness and in Challenge, as well as interviewing on the popular Cape Town station Radio Bush.  Since Sally’s death in 2014, ISSA has been housed by Iranti, founded in 2012.