Disability in the workplace

Netcare Group wins award for leading employer of people with disabilities

Integrated Reporting and Assurance Services (IRAS) in partnership with the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) have recognised the Netcare Group as a leading employer of persons with disabilities (PwD). The IRAS presented the award to Netcare for having the highest rate of PwDs employed among JSE listed companies exceeding 10 000 …

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FCB Joburg/Hellocomputer – Creativity in the ad agency world

FCB Joburg/Hellocomputer has recognised the need to unlock opportunities in the advertising space for people with disabilities. As an agency that is passionate and committed to inclusion, the opportunities are endless for people with a creative streak, be it writing, conceptualisation, design or production. HR Business Partner at FCB/Hellocomputer, Malanie Sarjoo spoke to Disability Connect …

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Old Mutual Insure – Evolving into a world of inclusivity

Old Mutual Insure has a comprehensive responsible business and CSI programme, within which it is developing innovation in its strategy for the medium term. Social responsibility in particular has been given attention and Old Mutual Insure has concentrated  a lot of time and money on creating an environment of inclusivity and the recruitment of differently …

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University evacuation plans for the disabled in an emergency

South African universities are a mid-cities city of their own as they encompass a diverse community from students, faculty members’ contracts, and staff traveling in and out, day and night. These universities do attempt to strive for an inclusive culture such that all individuals are catered for. However, in the case of an emergency, impaired …

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Biovac – Providing vaccines for Africa

COVID-19 brought to light the importance of manufacturing vaccines on the African continent and the Biovac Institute has been at the forefront of response, not only to the pandemic, but to other diseases such as measles, pneumonia, tuberculosis and hepatitis B. Biovac’s core philosophy is to establish a sustainable world class international African vaccine manufacturing …

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Santam – Open to equal opportunities and transformation in the workplace

Santam insurance recently participated in the Citi Disability Career Expo 2022 at Nasrec in Johannesburg. Its strategic transformation policy makes sure that, as an organisation, Santam is able to accommodate people from various aspects of life, from opportunities at bursary level all the way to board level. Foremost for Thembi Manyike, Head of Talent Acquisition …

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Career Xplora – the app that connects you to the workplace

Designed to assist you in making the most informed career decision, Career Xplora is an app developed by Brainwave Careers and Investec to provide a roadmap for your journey to the right career. Brainwave Careers supports learners in disadvantaged communities with educational support products and services. Disability Connect spoke to Programmes Manager Tyrol Venturini at …

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Q&A: Multiple Sclerosis in the workplace

In over two thirds of cases, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) affects women, and often strikes between the ages of 20 and 40 – during the prime working years. Disability Connect spoke to *Francis Smith, a 52-year-old attorney from Johannesburg and an MS sufferer, to gain some personal insights into her experiences of living with, and working …

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Citi Disability Career Expo 2022, coming together for the greater good of inclusivity

Over two days, 1300 learners with disabilities, educators, entrepreneurs, corporate organisations and NGOs came together to spotlight opportunities in the workplace. Citi South Africa came onboard as the headline sponsor of the event, spearheaded by Lauren den Besten, Campus Talent Acquisition Graduate. It was a day of education and fun for the learners who took …

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