Day: September 8, 2020

Disabled guesthouse owner wins local tourism award

“Everything Is Possible As Long As You Put Your Mind And Focus To It.” Atang guesthouse has been declared the best guesthouse in Tembisa by Gauteng Women in Tourism (WiT), at an awards ceremony held in Boksburg, Gauteng on August 30. Lockdown level 2 guidelines were followed and only 50 people were in attendance, seated two metres apart. Karabo Nguyuza, the guesthouse owner, does not know who nominated her business, however, she is grateful for the nomination and the win. “I feel excited …

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Digital accessibility and why it matters

“Accessibility” in the digital space means that digital platforms, like websites, mobile apps, social channels and PDFs, should be readable, operable and functional to all users – especially people with disabilities. It is an issue that is rapidly gaining attention in many spheres, including social, economic and legal domains. Accessibility is part of diversity and …

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Nathaniel Julies’ murder shows need for mental health training for police officers

The senseless murder of Eldorado Park teenager Nathaniel Julies calls for a wider conversation around managing people with intellectual disabilities or mental health disorders. According to the South African Federation for Mental Health, the shooting highlights the need for police officers to be trained on mental health conditions. Irresponsible policing Julies, who was born with …

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