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From Tzaneen to the Australian Open

18 Jan 2022

By Asnath Morethe A South African wheelchair tennis player is set to make his Grand Slam debut in Melbourne, Australia because he has been awarded a wild card into the Quads main draw at the 2022 Australian Open tournament scheduled for January 23 – 27. Grand Slam refers to four major Open championships – the...

Nappy Run campaigns to support kiddies with disabilities

29 Nov 2021

By Beverley Maphakane The National Council of and for People with Disabilities (NCPD) is running its 10th annual Nappy Run campaign. Nappy Run is a two-month long campaign held during October and November to raise awareness about children with disabilities and to collect nappies for them under the theme: “Children with Disabilities. Deserving of Dignity,...

Cape Town DJ rocks multiple radio decks

18 Oct 2021

By Tarryn Prince A 23-year-old DJ from Cape Town has not allowed the covid-19 pandemic to slow him down as he has been rocking the sets on internet radio stations such as VannieKaap, MuthaFM, Radio Atlantis and livestream shows throughout the lockdown. Kyle Wyngaard, aka DJ Rollstoel, is a radio producer intern at RX Radio...

Leaders come forward to destigmatize mental health

15 Oct 2021

October is global mental health awareness month and this year the spotlight is turned towards the pandemic and how mental health issues have increased in both children and adults, with the enforced isolation exacerbating an already challenging situation. According to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) survey conducted in 130 countries, COVID-19 has disrupted or...

Sisulu announces funds for the youth and disabled persons in the tourism industry

4 Oct 2021

By Willem Phungula DURBAN – Minister of Tourism Lindiwe Sisulu has called on the youth, women, people with disabilities and people in rural and small towns to apply for the Tourism Transformation Fund (TTF) and the Green Tourism Incentive Programme (GTIP) offerings, which opened on Friday. The minister made the call after her virtual meeting...

Women leaders are critical for a pandemic environment

9 Sep 2021

Mondelez acknowledges the importance of women leadership to aid economic recovery   Mondelez South Africa in celebration of Women’s month hosted a Webinar on 17 August focused on celebrating the success of women in leadership positions across Africa. The platform served to share insights on challenges faced by women in business and the corporate world...

Managing mental health related issues in the workplace

2 Sep 2021

By Dhevarsha Ramjettan, Nivaani Moodley, Siya Ngcamu and Shane Johnson from Webber Wentzel Managing mental health related issues in the workplace can be difficult. Employers should manage employees with mental health related issues carefully and fairly, working with, rather than against, employees with mental health related issues. This may alleviate the need to terminate an...

Applications for SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Programme are now open

1 Sep 2021

[Johannesburg, 1 September 2021] The SAB Foundation is calling for entrepreneurs who are committed to boosting their growth and achieving new levels of success to apply for its Tholoana Enterprise Programme. This year, the SAB Foundation will recruit 40-60 entrepreneurs who are keen to learn, determined to take their business to the next level and who want to contribute to...

Learners at St Vincent prepare for life after school

16 Aug 2021

MELROSE – Topics included how to handle a job interview, drafting a winning CV and more about accessing university for students with disabilities. Learners in Grade 11 and 12 at the St Vincent School for the Deaf in Melrose benefitted from a work readiness event on August 3. The event, which complied with Covid-19 protocols,...

South African companies report big increase in mental health issues

7 Aug 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has increased the number of mental health issues experienced by employees at many large South African corporates, according to Alexander Forbes Health Management Solutions. The group’s data shows that 60% of companies experienced an increase in disability claims for mental and behavioural medical conditions. Employees experience more stress, anxiety, depression, domestic violence,...

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