In the workplace

Covid-19: An accelerant for inclusion in the workplace

By Gcobisa Ntshona, Human Resources Director at LexisNexis South Africa As we embrace a new way of working, considering the perspectives and circumstances of your entire workforce – including people who might otherwise have been excluded or marginalised – has fast become one of the most crucial aspects of a company’s survival in these trying …

Covid-19: An accelerant for inclusion in the workplace Read More »

How to stop tokenism of disability in the workforce

This article was written by HR News 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 …

How to stop tokenism of disability in the workforce Read More »

Epilepsy in the workplace: know your rights as an employee and an employer

Some people worry that telling an employer about their epilepsy might affect their chance of getting a job or being treated fairly at work. Although discrimination can happen, the Employment Equity act aims to protect you from discrimination, and help your employer to treat you fairly and support you at work. Having the right information …

Epilepsy in the workplace: know your rights as an employee and an employer Read More »

Meet Kagune Dlamini – A master of coffee and sign language

Durban-based barista, Kgune Dlamini, is fluent in sign language, and for the second year in a row, has taken home the Barista of the Year award. “”The two go hand-in-hand, as his passion for communication skills sees him focusing not only on making a great cup of coffee, but also making his customer’s day that …

Meet Kagune Dlamini – A master of coffee and sign language Read More »

Why everyone wins when companies become more inclusive

Low expectations, stigmas and discriminatory preconceived notions about capabilities have long limited opportunities for persons with disabilities. In recent years, however, there has been much dialogue and activism focused on changing this culture of fear and misrepresentation. Here’s why hiring people with disabilities is a win-win. An untapped gold mine of talent According to Statista, …

Why everyone wins when companies become more inclusive Read More »

Hundreds of students with disabilities benefit from Work Readiness Programme

While the benefits of hiring persons with disabilities may be widely acknowledged, demystifying and highlighting the largely marginalised disability sector as well as the sourcing and accessing of relevant skills within this sector often continue to pose a challenge. On Friday 23 October, a Workplace Readiness Programme brought together hundreds of skilled learners, associations, and …

Hundreds of students with disabilities benefit from Work Readiness Programme Read More »

Why are mental disabilities still the elephant in the room?

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the SA Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) reports that 23 South Africans commit suicide every day. However, despite the disturbing global statistics, mental illness remains the most stigmatised of all health conditions and those affected continue to be shamed and face …

Why are mental disabilities still the elephant in the room? Read More »