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Polio resurfaces, causing concern in Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK

The 25th of August 2021 marked the first anniversary of a milestone that took over 30 years to achieve – Africa being free from polio, a disease that has caused death and paralysis throughout recorded history. However 2022 has seen cases resurface in Malawi and Mozambique and recently, an outbreak in London has raised red …

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Beyoncé to remove offensive lyric after disabled community outcry

Beyoncé will re-record the track from her latest album Renaissance on which she originally sang the lyrics “Spazzin’ on that ass.” By AFP Beyoncé will remove a derogatory term for disabled people from her new song Heated, a spokesperson said Monday, after its use was condemned as offensive by campaigners. The US pop megastar will …

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Sign Language as the 12th official language now open to comment

An amendment to South Africa’s Constitution has hit the official draft stage and is now open for public comment until the end of August. Compiled by Philip de Wet, Business Insider South Africa If passed, it will give South African Sign Language the same official-language status as the likes of English, isiZulu, and siSwati – …

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R67 for your 67-minutes throughout Mandela Month

The Gauteng Provincial Association for Persons with Disabilities call to action for Mandela day is to challenge individuals and companies to make a difference in the lives of the disabled by donating a minimum of R67 for your 67 minutes through Mandela month. We are encouraging companies to challenge all their employees and suppliers to …

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Citi Disability Career Expo 2022, coming together for the greater good of inclusivity

Over two days, 1300 learners with disabilities, educators, entrepreneurs, corporate organisations and NGOs came together to spotlight opportunities in the workplace. Citi South Africa came onboard as the headline sponsor of the event, spearheaded by Lauren den Besten, Campus Talent Acquisition Graduate. It was a day of education and fun for the learners who took …

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