Graduates, Learnerships & Workplace Readiness

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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Victory for pupils with disabilities

The Pretoria High Court last week handed down an order (by consent), ordering the department of Basic Education (DBE) to make provision for all pupils with special needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The court order comes after the Centre for Child Law (CCL), represented by Equal Education Law Centre (EELC), took the minister of basic …

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Visually impaired community faces education crisis and abuse by law enforcement

Blind and visually impaired learners face a constant battle to get access to equal and quality education – especially during the pandemic. On 5 August, Blind SA held an urgent discussion with civil society groups and interested parties on the education crisis for blind and visually impaired learners during the Covid-19 pandemic. Nearly 50 people …

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Engage, Develop, Grow and Empower with Grow Right

Creating meaningful impact and changing lives is what Corporate Training and Development company Grow Right Edge Solutions is all about.  With over 10 years hands on experience in the Training and Development Industry, Grow Right Edge Solutions was created with a passion to transform and drive the Economy of tomorrow. Everything they do is based …

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Eliminating both physical and attitudinal barriers for students with disabilities

Duncan Yates is the Mental Health and Neurodiversity Co-ordinator at the Wits Disability Rights Unit (DRU) where he has been working in the field of disability support over the past 10 years. He has a Masters in Psychology from the University of Johannesburg and is also a Practicing Counselling Psychologist. As a person with a …

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Giving Deaf Youth The Tools To Strive

The unfortunate fact is that the deaf are often marginalised. iCan Disability Academy was launched to better the lives of its students. This small training café based in Durban North is manned solely by the deaf with students learning about the hospitality trade in a one-year course. Learning hospitality and life skills to enable a …

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