Disability

Little Eden Society announces seventh CEO Wheelchair Campaign®

Little Eden Society has announced the launch of the seventh annual CEO Wheelchair Campaign®. Little Eden is a dedicated non-profit organisation providing lifelong care to 300 children and adults who are differently abled intellectually.  Set against the theme ‘Ride a Mile in My Wheels’, the annual campaign coincides with Intellectual Disability Awareness Month, unfolding throughout […]

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Creating a safe space in sound waves: podcasts and radio can help promote empathy and reduce stigma

We live in a world where discussions often stay on the surface, where difficult conversations are avoided to keep the peace or out of fear of discord. By Vuyile Madwantsi – IOL However, it’s within the depths of these uneasy dialogues — about mental health, race, sexuality, and other stigmatised topics — that we find

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NCPD’s Gender Based Violence Programmes

Gender Based Violence (GBV) and economic exclusion are two interlinked challenges. Our GBV program’s ultimate goal is disability-inclusive GBV services and access to justice, all anchored by economic empowerment of disabled women and girls. We believe the more women and girls with disabilities are economically independent the less susceptible they are to GBV. Our three

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Guide dog association to sue Uber over ‘discrimination’

The South African Guide Dogs Association for the Blind (Sagda) said it will take Uber SA to court after multiple cases of discrimination were reported by people with disabilities wanting to use the e-hailing service. By Umamah Bakharia – Mail & Guardian Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys, who will be taking the case to the Equality

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Blind paralympic swimmer makes history at Stellenbosch University

Accompanied by his guide dog Julian to his doctoral oral examination, blind paralympic swimmer Hendri Herbst became the first blind student in Stellenbosch University (SU) Faculty of Law to obtain his doctoral degree (LLD) in mercantile law. Hailing from Letsitele near Tzaneen in Limpopo, Herbst is the first blind student in SU’s Faculty of Law

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Creating inclusive workspaces for people with disabilities

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was celebrated on Sunday 3 December. In an opinion piece for the Cape Times, Natasha Maclean and Prof Lieketseng Ned from the Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation Studies write that companies that focus on intangible aspects such as fostering an inclusive culture and rebranding themselves as pro-disability are

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