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Cycling to fund disposable nappies

8 March 2019

Story by Mpho Tjope This year’s Cape Town Cycle Tour takes place on Sunday, March 10. Among some 35 000 cyclists from around the world will be a 50-year-old paraplegic from Springbok in Northern Cape.

DSSA Hosts Self Advocacy Seminar

11 April 2018

In celebration of World Down Syndrome Month, Down Syndrome South Africa hosted the Self-Advocacy Symposium in early March 2018 for adults with Down syndrome. The seminar was aimed at raising the voices of young adults to help them advocate and bring awareness of their needs in society. The seminar encouraged interaction and voicing out concerns for the young adults...

Global Immigration

4 September 2017

View from a reader Recently I’ve been forced to confront a rather uncomfortable truth. While I watch friends excitedly make plans to build a life in another country, I am faced with the harsh truth there is no making plans for us. Firstly, it must be said that we are in no hurry to leave,...

Demystifying Disability

12 July 2017

“Your words made new things possible in my mind.” – Celeste, audience feedback. As an inspirational speaker, author and workshop facilitator Lois speaks openly about the reality of being blind and inspires her audiences to see their own lives in a different way, allowing them to reach beyond their challenges to success. Through her combination of practical techniques and entertaining and compelling...

Tracking the footprint of deafblind persons in SA

12 July 2017

Understanding Deafblindness Deafblindness is a combination of visual and hearing impairment (dual sensory disability) in a person resulting in difficulty to access communication and information as well as mobility challenges. This causes barriers for social inclusion and to participate in community activities. Persons who are Deafblind often cannot utilize services available to persons with disabilities....

New wave of therapy for amputees

12 July 2017

Virtual Reality (VR) is a term that we have all been hearing a lot about lately, but the true extent of this tool can go much deeper than just a gaming gadget. VR has been adopted by various major industries such as NASA for navigating robots on Mars, courtrooms for better 3D imagery to assist the jury...

Moroccan NGO Tackles Disability Services at World Economic Forum

16 May 2017

Rabat – International business, social, and political leaders are gathering May 3 to 5 in Durban, South Africa for the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017, including one Moroccan social entrepreneurship organization. Slaoui Amina, president of the organization Act, Make, Hope (AMH), has participated in one of the symposium’s sessions entitled “Rehabilitation services and products improving...

PanSALB Awards for Deaf Awareness

3 March 2017

Sign language interpreter, Natasha Parkins-Maliko and well known Deaf activist, Nenio Mbazima, recently got recognised for their efforts in South African Sign Language (SASL) advocacy at an event hosted by the Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) in Cape Town. The PanSALB event capped the Language Activism month campaign aimed at encouraging South Africans to...

Making a Positive Awareness In The Media

28 February 2017

12 Actors with Disabilities The awareness of disabilities and long-term illnesses in the media has risen considerably in the last few years, where actors with disabilities are making a positive impact and landing key roles regardless of their disabilities. There’s an ongoing argument where non-disabled actors are playing disabled roles, even though real disabled actors are available,...

KZN Women in ICT to celebrate Women’s Week

24 February 2017

Wathinta Bafazi KZN Impumelelo Inclusive Women In ICT Global Research Institute will celebrate International Women’s week between the 6th and the 12th of March 2017 at the Inanda Impumelelo Disability Empowerment Multimedia Centre in Durban. The period will see the launching of the KZN Women Data Power 61 to mark the 61 anniversary of women’s march held back in...

What defines me?

24 February 2017

I am a 19 year old aspiring writer and an author of an unpublished book called “LATELA LITORO TSA HAO “from Itumeleng Special School, a school for learners with intellectual disabilities. My diagnosis is unknown to me; however, my mother told me that at birth I was put on a ventilation machine for three days as I could not breathe on...