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27 November 2023

By Simon Manda The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Centre in Southern Africa (RLC-SA) has announced the appointment of Gorretti Byomire, a leading Disability and Gender Inclusion Activist, computer scientist, academic, consultant and researcher, to its Advisory Board. Byomire currently serves as the Director of the Disability Resource & Learning Centre at Makerere...

THE BEST INVENTIONS OF 2023:Accessibility

27 November 2023

How We Picked the Best Inventions of 2023 Every year for over two decades, TIME editors have highlighted the most impactful new products and ideas in TIME’s Best Inventions issue. To compile this year’s list, we solicited nominations from TIME’s editors and correspondents around the world, and through an online application process, paying special attention to...


27 November 2023

By Simon Manda Johannesburg, South Africa – The 11th Annual Disability Rights in Africa Conference opened today at the Southern Sun Hotel, OR Tambo International Airport, bringing together over 100 advocates to discuss “Climate change and disability: A human rights response.” This hybrid in-person and virtual gathering unites disability rights activists, climate justice campaigners, academics,...

The Alliance Accountability Toolkit and its applicability to Youth Disability Advocacy

16 November 2023

This session showcases the Accountability Toolkit, a set of interlinked tools that help a person to plan and implement an advocacy strategy in a systematic way with the use of data, both qualitative and quantitative. Developed by the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety, the Toolkit also enables you to track government actions in response to your advocacy....


16 November 2023

The ArtsAbility Festival, presented annually by UNMUTE Dance Theatre in partnership with Artscape Theatre, is Africa’s premier inclusive arts festival celebrating International Day for persons with disabilities. It is the 9th edition; the festival continues to create and showcase innovative space for disabled and non-disabled artists and performers. We offer a wide range of artistic...

FLATFOOT ACCESS FESTIVAL 2023: A Feast of Dance for All Abilities

5 November 2023

FLATFOOT DANCE COMPANY, in partnership with Stable Theatre, presents its second annual edition of the FLATFOOT ACCESS FESTIVAL, offering a week-long engagement of workshops, panel discussions, and performances from 28 November to 3 December during South Africa’s National Disability Rights Awareness Month (3 November – 3 December). The festival celebrates FLATFOOT’s 20-year history of encountering...

Bible-Based Content Conveniently Available to the Blind and Visually Impaired

5 November 2023

[Johannesburg] – In an ongoing Bible-education outreach to all people, a global organization of volunteer ministers has made major advancements in assisting the blind or visually impaired. Worldwide, 43 million people are living with blindness and 295 million people have moderate to severe visual impairment, according to a report by the International Agency for the...

Glitz and glamour at Mr & Miss Albinism Southern Africa

25 October 2023

By Chiedza Mutyavaviri  Story by Colette Musanyera IT was glitz and glamour at the Mr and Miss Albinism Southern Africa pageant held at the Harare International Conference Centre on Saturday, the 14th of October, 2023. Angola’s Andreia Muhitu was crowned Miss Albinism Southern Africa while Zimbabwe’s Ntandoyenkosi Mnkandla was named Mr Albinism Southern Africa at...

BODY MOVES 2023: Celebrating Dance in its Truest, Most Inclusive Form

25 October 2023

BENONI: From the whirlwind success of last year’s debut, the Body Moves International Inclusive Dance Festival returns for a triumphant second edition. This unique festival, championing both able- bodied and disabled dancers, will come to life at the Sibikwa Arts Centre in Benoni from 20th to 26th November. Set against the backdrop of Disability Awareness...

Innovative chatbot solutions can help address youth mental health in South Africa by breaking barriers and nurturing minds

25 October 2023

Mental health is a pressing concern in South Africa especially among the youth. With limited support services and continued stigma around mental health, it can be very challenging for young people to get help. This is one of the reasons the National Department of Health, together with several NGOs, have launched the B-Wise WhatsApp chatbot....

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