Disability

Stricter penalties for discrimination proposed in new draft law – what you need to know

The proposed changes are outlined in an amendment Bill for the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (Pepuda), and were published by the Department Of Justice And Constitutional Development last week. Under the proposed new law: Neither the State nor any person may unfairly discriminate against any person based on race, religion, gender …

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Epilepsy Awareness Week – show your support and shake off the Covid blues

International Epilepsy Day will be celebrated on 8 February 2021 followed by National Epilepsy Week running until Valentine’s Day, offering an opportunity to shake off your Covid blues! Bring the Flame into your World Epilepsy South Africa will launch a new Facebook effect on 8 February featuring our mascot Flame.  Follow the Epilepsy SA Facebook …

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The beauty of braille

Today, as we mark World Braille Day, we take a look at the surprising origins of this ingenious tactile reading system and its future. What is braille?                                                Braille is a touch-based reading system that uses cells of six dots which are raised in combinations to represent alphabetical and numerical symbols. Scientific, mathematical and musical symbols …

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Gov commits to “equalisation of opportunities for person with disabilities” as we rebuild our economy

The severe impact Covid-19 has had on the lives of the persons with disabilities cannot be underestimated and this must be rectified. This was underscored in a meeting of the Presidential Working Group on Disability held on International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The Working Group brings together several sectoral organisations and government departments to …

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