Day: August 21, 2020

Home offices – The Future of Work?

The benefits for people with disabilities While there are few silver linings amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, remote work is definitely one. The nationwide lockdown forced many businesses to suddenly enable its workforce to work from home or remotely. Although it has been around for some time, the concept wasn’t widely adopted in South Africa. …

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“Are You Blind?” navigating a socially distanced World with a visual impairment

“Only one of you can enter the store,” said the grocery store employee. I clenched my husband’s hand, heart racing and quickly muttered, “He’s my guide.” We were standing at the front of a two-block line waiting to enter the store. The employee raised his eyebrow and jokingly said, “Well you can’t hold hands,” to which …

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Deaf people lose houses to land occupation

Khayelitsha occupation divides community leadership About 30 plots in Kuyasa reserved for deaf residents have been occupied. The plots had stood vacant because of long delays in getting housing subsidies. Community leaders promoting the occupation are accused of greed and selfishness. The illegal occupation of nearly 90 plots belonging to people waiting for housing subsidy …

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