In the workplace

Moving hearing impaired candidates from job seekers to job creators

As a fitting tribute to mark the end of Deaf Awareness month in September, INMED South Africa, has partnered with the Deaf Empowerment Firm (DEF), to host an aquaponics training workshop for the hearing impaired at the INMED Aquaponics® Social Enterprise (INMED ASE) in Vanderbijlpark. The INMED ASE is a new type of incubator of …

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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 …

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The Need To Mainstream Disabled Workers In The Formal Economy

According to The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities, it’s estimated that 68% of disabled adults in SA were not working last year, with the devastating economic impact of Covid-19 making this already dire situation even worse. According to the South African Human Rights Commission, an organisation whose mandate is to promote, protect, …

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How Progression is working to help EMPOWER people with disabilities

Justene Smith is a Disability Specialist at an organisation called Progression. Progression are the leaders in their field at providing workplace opportunities and solutions to help businesses understand and manage disability better in their space. We sat down with Justene, who explained how Progression is working to help EMPOWER people with disabilities and as well …

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How persons with disabilities build resilience in the workplace

By Devan Moonsamy, CEO of The ICHAF Training Institute Resilience is our capacity to recover from difficulties, our ability to bounce back from the problems we face. Psychologists are encouraging adults to foster resilience in children, as well as in themselves. It is highly applicable to persons with disabilities (PWDs) and to everyone in the …

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Neurodiversity at work benefits everyone – why more companies are hiring people with Autism

By Carol A Adams, Professor of Accounting, Durham University Some of my favourite fictional characters include Spock and Seven of Nine from Star Trek, Dr Martin Ellingham from Doc Martin and Shaun Murphy from The Good Doctor. Apart from being brilliant at their jobs, they are all considered by the autism community to have autism. …

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500 CEOs of major organisations create the world’s biggest community for disability business inclusion

Global business collective, The Valuable 500, announces it has reached its milestone of securing commitments from 500 global CEOs and their companies worldwide. Global business collective, The Valuable 500, announces it has reached its goal of 500 international organisations committing to put disability inclusion on their board agenda, making it the world’s biggest CEO collective …

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Five ways companies can improve disability inclusiveness

Disability inclusion means understanding the relationship between the way people function, and the ability they have to participate in society. Every member of society should enjoy the same opportunities to participate in every aspect of life in a professional and personal capacity. Disability inclusiveness involves creates a welcoming, user-friendly environment for all team players, which …

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