Chaeli conquers Kili

Chaeli Mycroft celebrated her 21st birthday in a most unusual way – by ascending Mt Kilimanjaro. THATO TINTE reports. How many people do you know who’ve celebrated their 21st birthday on Mount Kilimanjaro? Moreover, how many female quadriplegics do you know who have ascended its summit, effectively making them world-record...

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Getting around London

Here’s why this city scores a resounding YES for travellers with a disability I have travelled to London three times over the past nine months. My airline of choice is Virgin Atlantic, as it has accessible toilet cubicles on board its aircraft, which have an extra leaf that opens up...

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The games people play

In part 2 of her investigation into the origin of sport for people with disabilities in South Africa, GERTRUDE SIERRA takes a look at its development In our July/August issue, we traced the founding of sport for people with disabilities – thanks to the work in 1948 of Dr Ludwig...

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Ready to work!

Many factors hamper people with disabilities who are trying to enter the job market. Thato Tinte looks at some exciting new initiatives. People with disabilities are often still discriminated against in the world of work, with the employment rate of skilled people with disabilities not as high as it should...

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Employment for all

It is clear that over the years the representation of people with disabilities has remained flat, both in terms of the total workforce and in the various occupational levels. NIRESH SINGH, deputy director: Employment Equity Directorate at the National Department of Labour, explains. Employment equity is one of the key...

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Agencies to know

Job hunting can be dispiriting in today’s economic climate, as companies are employing fewer people. Luckily there are recruitment agencies out there that can help We shine the spotlight on some of them: CapAbility Careers CapAbility Careers specialises in the recruitment of people with disabilities. “There are many different recruitment...

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