Thought Leadership

How To Stop Tokenism Of Disability In The Workforce

Approximately 15% of the world’s population live with some form of disability but only 2-4% have disabilities which cause significant difficulties functioning, yet disabled people are over a third less likely to be employed than non-disabled people, according to HR News. It’s probable this will have multiplied as a result of the pandemic, directly contributing further …

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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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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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ONLINE LEARNING AND DIFFERENTLY ABLED STUDENTS

For too long, we have been teaching and assessing with the average student in mind, without considering students with disabilities and students from less-resourced environments. As higher education practitioners, we find ourselves catapulted into this Covid-19 online space with our diverse range of students with varying abilities. Also, part of this diversity, and lying on …

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The benefits of hiring deaf candidates

According to eDeaf, the leading provider of (Deaf) Skills Development training in South Africa, the unfortunate stereotype still exists that deaf people are less capable than hearing employees in the work environment. The truth is, that deaf candidates can do anything, except here. In their continual efforts to break this stereotype and empower Deaf candidates, …

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Work readiness programme for people with disabilities

Although South Africa has some of the best legislation to support the integration of people with disabilities (PWDs) into the workplace, it does not necessarily create a situation that gets them into the workplace and their numbers in the workplace are not growing significantly. One of the challenges to including PWDs is a lack of …

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