Disability

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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Preparing disabled learners for life beyond the classroom

The second in a series of Disability Workplace Readiness events took place at New Hope School with the Municipal Demarcation Board (MDB) as the corporate partner for the day. Disabled learners from participating schools in Pretoria and surrounds benefitted from MDB’s insights and guidance on opportunities for future applicants looking to work at this independent …

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Durban North amputee aims to inspire others through golf

Through the South African Disabled Golf Association (SADGA), Mike Emanuel has found his passion for golf. By Northglen News After his left leg was amputated in his 20s, Mike Emanuel felt his life as a competitive sportsman was over. For more than two decades, the 56-year-old felt he’d lost everything – that was until he …

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Skills development for the physically and mentally disabled

From humble beginnings, Signa Academy was once a small operation with two training rooms, five employees and 20 learners. We have since expanded into a national institution with 6 permanent campuses in five provinces; and an average of 1400 learners who participate in over 44 fully accredited skills development programmes. Signa is derived from the …

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Polio resurfaces, causing concern in Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK

The 25th of August 2021 marked the first anniversary of a milestone that took over 30 years to achieve – Africa being free from polio, a disease that has caused death and paralysis throughout recorded history. However 2022 has seen cases resurface in Malawi and Mozambique and recently, an outbreak in London has raised red …

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Workplace readiness with Momentum Life

This beginning of Women’s Month saw disabled learners in Soweto benefit from the Workplace Readiness Programme which kicked off at Adelaide Tambo School for the Physically Challenged. 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 …

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Beyoncé to remove offensive lyric after disabled community outcry

Beyoncé will re-record the track from her latest album Renaissance on which she originally sang the lyrics “Spazzin’ on that ass.” By AFP Beyoncé will remove a derogatory term for disabled people from her new song Heated, a spokesperson said Monday, after its use was condemned as offensive by campaigners. The US pop megastar will …

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Buy-a-Brick to aid mobility for the blind

The South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind has consistently been delivering an outstanding service to the visually and physically impaired as well as to children with autism, through the provision of Assistance Dogs and Orientation and Mobility services. As with any organisation that strives to be the best, a progressive growth agenda is always …

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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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