Graduates, Learnerships & Workplace Readiness

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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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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