Learnerships make a comeback

Funding for learnerships took a knock in 2021, which resulted in fewer opportunities for people with disabilities. RUSTIM ARIEFDIEN explores in more detail There was a marked decrease in learnership opportunities for persons with disabilities in 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on skills development opportunities. Funding from Sector […]

Disability empowerment

There are limited employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Fortunately, with some skills and knowledge, they can be more attractive to potential employers. Rustim Ariefdien explains People with disabilities remain a marginalised group in South Africa when it comes to economic empowerment. Only 1,1 percent of those included in the […]

BBBEE in socio economic development

Non-profit organisations (NPOs) and businesses can benefit from the socio- economic development (SED) element in the BBBEE Scorecard. RUSTIM ARIEFDIEN explains The socio economic development element is for the benefit of NPOs that, ideally, provides services to more than 75 percent black beneficiaries with disabilities. Businesses can obtain five points […]

Enterprise development with the help of BBBEE

Businesses can score big on their BBBEE Scorecard by supporting NPOs and business owners with disabilities. RUSTIM ARIEFDIEN explains how The Enterprise and Supplier Development element of the BBBEE Scorecard carries the most points. There is a maximum of 44 points that a company can earn made up of 26 […]

Disability employment amid COVID-19

Rustim Ariefdien takes a look at how the global COVID-19 pandemic and the national lockdown has impacted disability employment COVID-19 is having an adverse effect on our health, food security and economic wellbeing on a global scale, let alone in South Africa. The health implications are keeping us in lockdown […]