Disability Connect

SAB Foundation seeks applicants for 2024 Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards

Applications are open for the annual SAB Foundation Social Innovation Awards and Disability Empowerment Awards. Prizes range from R300,000 to R1.3m in funding, and each award winner will receive valuable business skills development, coaching, mentorship, and technical support. The awards are open to entrepreneurs who have an innovative solution that tackles social issues faced by […]

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Book now for the Disability Summit and Career Expo 2024

South Africa’s most important event for Disability Workplace Inclusion is happening on 30 and 31 May 2024/ Learners gather main auditorium where the event is projected on large screensfor them to listen to and engage with presenters. The Expo aims to:Promote the recognition and inclusion of persons with various disabilities.Connect school leavers with potential employers

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Little Eden Society announces seventh CEO Wheelchair Campaign®

Little Eden Society has announced the launch of the seventh annual CEO Wheelchair Campaign®. Little Eden is a dedicated non-profit organisation providing lifelong care to 300 children and adults who are differently abled intellectually.  Set against the theme ‘Ride a Mile in My Wheels’, the annual campaign coincides with Intellectual Disability Awareness Month, unfolding throughout

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Creating a safe space in sound waves: podcasts and radio can help promote empathy and reduce stigma

We live in a world where discussions often stay on the surface, where difficult conversations are avoided to keep the peace or out of fear of discord. By Vuyile Madwantsi – IOL However, it’s within the depths of these uneasy dialogues — about mental health, race, sexuality, and other stigmatised topics — that we find

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NCPD’s Gender Based Violence Programmes

Gender Based Violence (GBV) and economic exclusion are two interlinked challenges. Our GBV program’s ultimate goal is disability-inclusive GBV services and access to justice, all anchored by economic empowerment of disabled women and girls. We believe the more women and girls with disabilities are economically independent the less susceptible they are to GBV. Our three

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Guide dog association to sue Uber over ‘discrimination’

The South African Guide Dogs Association for the Blind (Sagda) said it will take Uber SA to court after multiple cases of discrimination were reported by people with disabilities wanting to use the e-hailing service. By Umamah Bakharia – Mail & Guardian Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys, who will be taking the case to the Equality

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