What is SIAS?

The sixth article on integrating children with disabilities into inclusive classrooms focuses on the Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support policy The Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support (SIAS) policy applied in South Africa standardises the procedures of identifying, assessing and providing programmes for all learners who require additional support to enhance...

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More skills equal more opportunities

While the economy is struggling and the unemployment rate is high, there are indeed opportunities for people with disabilities. It starts with acquiring the right skills According to the annual Commission for Employment Equity (CEE) report, the percentage of people with disabilities employed in the formal workforce is still about...

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An eye on the ball

The slow and steady sport of boccia requires accuracy and strategy, as top South African player Brett Dakin explains. MARISKA MORRIS learns more Silence falls over the hall at Coetzenburg Stadium in Stellenbosch. Brett Dakin eyes the cluster of balls on the floor, raises his arm, angles it and throw...

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Happy birthday, IPC!

Among the various sporting events ending 2019, we are also celebrating the International Paralympic Committee’s 30th anniversary Time flies when you’re having fun. What a year it has been! I have been living out of suitcases for the past few months, attending the African Games in Morocco, the Tokyo 2020...

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Women with SCI: rebuilding intimacy

While it might require some time and a few adaptations, women with an SCI can still enjoy their sexuality. It all starts with knowing how your body has changed For women with SCIs, sexuality remains an important part of daily life. It often takes time for a newly injured woman...

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Depression and SCI

Mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety are very common, particularly among people who have suffered a spinal cord injury. It is estimated that they affect up to 37 percent of this community Depression is common and can affect anyone at any point in their lives. As many as...

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A fighting spirit

After a horrific accident at his place of work, Clive Isaks had to adjust to life with two prosthetic hands – and he has done so with courage If you are working with an industrial electronic metal guillotine and, while trying to remove a metal plate stuck in the mechanism,...

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