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“We’re here to learn more about integrating people living with disabilities.”

The Public Investment Corporation puts its money where its mouth is when it comes to inclusivity for people living with disabilities. As Africa’s largest asset manager and a shining light as a state owned entity (SOE), the PIC offers bursaries, learnerships, graduate programmes, vacation work opportunities for learners, and Chartered Accountant programmes. Although the PIC […]

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Airports Company South African – Inclusivity in aviation and air transport

With millions of passengers passing through its facilities annually, many of whom are living with disabilities, Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has always had accessibility at the top of the agenda. But beyond accessibility is inclusivity at all levels of the organisation and by recruiting people living with disabilities, levels of communication are optimised and

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Watch – Diversity with a sense of belonging

DEIB – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging is the cornerstone of Standard Bank’s inclusivity policy with a sense of belonging being paramount to its workplace environment. Sensitisation and education of all employees is also a priority for the group when it comes to accommodating employees living with disabilities and it’s way ahead when it comes

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Watch – Smith + Nephew’s unique approach to inclusion

Smith + Nephew is a medical supplies company founded in early 20th century and prides itself on a comprehensive inclusion strategy including people living with disabilities. Inclusion is filtered into the corporate culture through a series of representative networks including gender, LGBTQI+, disability and veterans and a lot of work is focussed on ensuring that

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Watch – Banking on Disabilities

The are many opportunities in the banking sector for people living with disabilities and FNB is at the forefront of accommodating workplace inclusion. Rene Padayachee, Human Resources at FNB told Disability Connect at the Disability Career Summit and Expo that accommodating people living with disabilities is as much about their needs and requirements than it

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Watch – Entrepreneurship for learners with Disabilities

Workplace awareness for people living with disabilities extends beyond employment within the corporate world and includes entrepreneurship and SME development. The Small Business Development Agency (SEDA) empowers young learners living with disabilities, knowing very well the harsh reality of unemployment, to follow entrepreneurship as a viable alternative to formal employment. Sharon Mohale of SEDA spoke

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Video – Future leaders at the Disability Career Summit & Expo

Disability inclusion and adaption is a journey that Nestle Eastern SA continues to walk having adapted their manufacturing facilities to accommodate staff living with disabilities. Noxolo Mnisi, Snr Talent & Acquisition Partner: Nestle Eastern SA, says it’s impressive to see the progress many corporates have made in embracing disability inclusion with intent and not merely

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Watch – We’ve got a long way to go but we’re on the right track

Concentrating on youth development, Afrika Tikkun Services offers learnerships, internships and bursaries to those living with disabilities. The adaption of the workplace environment extends into awareness and sensitisation training for staff and for people who attend their courses as an intentionally inclusive organisation. Director for Disability Inclusion, Lana Roy told Disability Connect at the Disability

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Coaching corporate SA on disability inclusion

Creating an employment equity and inclusion policy within the corporate landscape is often an unknown, driven by government recommendations and legislative guidelines. Organisations like Progression help companies understand disability inclusion from accessibility to staff training and sensitivity. They also offer entrepreneurial support to learners with disabilities encouraging them to follow their passion across all vocations

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Watch – Workplace inclusivity not Just for the sake of it

Nedbank’s inclusivity programmes are all about meeting the criteria for the position and not at all about judging on the grounds of living with a disability. As a South Arican corporate that is deliberate about workplace inclusion Nedbank doesn’t believe in ticking a box in order to comply with disability and inclusion recommendations. With parent

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