Graduates, Learnerships & Workplace Readiness

Rectron SA: Helping those with Cerebral Palsy bridge the digital divide

FUTURE-FOCUSED SOCIAL INVESTMENT Recognising how difficult 2020 was for the United Cerebral Palsy Association of South Africa (UCPA), Rectron South Africa donated ICT equipment valued at R171 104 to the organisation. The company believes that “ICT equipment is an enabler, which is why this year we want to give these essential tools to those who …

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Become a partner and adopt a school for the Disability Connect Workplace Readiness Day for the Class of 2021

This workplace readiness programme helps prepare 1 000 learners living with disabilities for what they can expect after school. The 2nd annual Disability Connect Workplace Readiness Day will take place in April 2021. As the class of 2021 prepare to leave their schools and journey out into the world, this is your opportunity to assist …

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I Love Coffee – breaking down barriers between the hearing and the Deaf

“I Love Coffee is a coffee shop that breaks down barriers between the hearing and the Deaf. It’s more than a space. It’s about mindset. It’s about changing a view of a disability that it isn’t in fact a disability, but more of an opportunity, uncovering the wonderful world of the Deaf culture.” These are …

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From hopeless to hopeful – Chad Masella’s journey

In 2019, the international Spectator Index ranked South Africa’s youth unemployment rate of 52.8% as the highest in the world. Greece took the number two spot (36.8%), followed by Spain (34.9%), Nigeria (33.1%) and Italy (32.5%). These are numbers that would worry many young people here in SA and in the countries in this particular top …

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October is Mental Health Awareness Month

Creating an environment of trust and acceptance within the workplace. This Mental Health Awareness Month, Corporate Training and Development company Grow Right Edge Solutions, is urging corporate South Africa to nurture a culture of acceptance and trust when it comes to mental health, and to help fight the stigma associated with it. According to the …

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Education still a pipe dream for many disabled South Africans

South Africa comes from a devastating past that was utterly defined by the enormity of the institutionalised racial system called apartheid. The provision of education under the apartheid government was premised along racial lines. To put it bluntly, during the apartheid era, education was racialised. There were separate education departments that existed for each of …

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‘Art of Blindness’ online auction aims to raise R1-million for World leading cyber security programme

“We are blinded…by possibilities” – Hein Wagner The Hein Wagner Academy, a place of learning, development and progression, for those with sight and without based in Worcester, South Africa, aims to raise one-million Rand with an exclusive art auction. The funds raised will go towards expanding the world’s first training and certification program enabling blind …

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The Sub-Machine: Employment exclusively to persons with disabilities

The world’s most inclusive subtitles and captioning service provided by persons with disabilities The first subtitling company that provides employment exclusively to persons with disabilities has opened its doors in South Africa, from where it plans to grow and support its clients worldwide. Called The Sub-Machine, the company is a non-profit division of The Human Project, an …

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Access to education for people with disabilities

13 years since South Africa signed the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, has enough been done especially in terms of access to education for people with disabilities? Duncan Yates, the Mental Health and Neurodiversity Co-ordinator at the Wits Disability Rights Unit (DRU), says that although some progress has been made in addressing …

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