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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,...

Rhodes University study develops a guide for nurses to diagnose Autism

27 November 2023

In a bid to raise awareness of and contribute to efforts towards the early diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a study co-authored by a Rhodes University researcher, Dr Nicola Wannenburg, of the Department of Psychology has identified and compiled key symptoms into a guide that healthcare professionals can use to diagnose the disorder at...

Empowering Deaf youth for a future of employment and success: iSchoolAfrica’s inaugural Deaf Developers Programme

27 November 2023

Creating Inclusive Workplaces and Fostering Tech Talent for a Diverse Future Johannesburg, 23 November 2023 – As this year draws to a close, the 2023 cohort of eight from the iSchoolAfrica Deaf Developers Programme have graduated. This programme emerges as a pioneering effort, inviting businesses to embark on a journey that addresses the pressing need...

Watts cruises to six-shot Cape Town Disabled Open lead

16 November 2023

King David Mowbray Golf Club, 12 November 2023: A quartet of golfers across the four SADGA divisions stamped their authority on the Cape Town Disabled Golf Open hosted by The City of Cape Town at King David Mowbray Golf Club on Sunday. The Cape Town Disabled Open has grown in stature and significance since the inaugural playing back...

Ubuntu offers lessons in how to treat people with disabilities – a study of Bomvana rituals

16 November 2023

Research shows that people with disabilities have always been largely excluded and marginalised in societies across the world. Over time, the language used to describe disability has become more positive and inclusive. Many activists advocate for the use of “people/persons with disabilities” and not the “handicapped” or “disabled”. However, this language remains negative for many Indigenous people around the...

Champions of Change: EduPower’s Learnerships nurtures Corporate Inclusivity for People with Disabilities

16 November 2023

National Disability Rights Awareness Month, which runs from 3rd November to 3rd December, should be recognised and celebrated by all South African businesses, says Rajan Naidoo, Managing Director of EduPower Skills Academy. It’s the perfect opportunity for companies to showcase their commitment to inclusivity and diversity, demonstrating how they provide equal opportunities for all their employees,...

South African Celebrities Join #StepItUp Dance Challenge to Raise 1 Million Rand for Children Born with Clubfoot

16 November 2023

CAPE TOWN – SOUTH AFRICA – A host of South African celebs have taken up the challenge to #StepItUp for children born with clubfoot. Kicking off Disability Awareness Month, running from 3 November to 3 December, Britain’s Got Talent finalist Musa Motha has co-choreographed a TikTok dance routine to the sound of an original amapiano...


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...

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