Looking ahead

South Africa participated in this year’s 2016 Universal Design Conference in York, UK. Held from August 21 to 24, the conference’s theme was “Learning from the Past, Designing for the Future”. The South African representation was strong, with a total of five delegates in attendance, offering three presentations and participating...

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Public transport update

In 2008, the National Department of Transport launched a programme to upgrade public transport systems throughout South Africa. We take a look at what has happened since then This project included the upgrading of transport systems for host cities of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. This was the first time...

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Local hero

A whole-hearted commitment to UA has propelled Stellenbosch Municipality into the forefront of positive change Since the beginning of 2016, Stellenbosch Municipality (SM), in conjunction with UDAfrica, has hosted two “Creating a Common Understanding” workshops to spread the understanding of the paradigm that is Universal Access (UA) to all the...

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Into the future

We spotlight one municipality in the country that is making some serious and effective changes in the field of Universal Access. It is an ongoing struggle to obtain high-level commitments from authorities who claim to be serious about the adoption of Universal Access (UA) principles. Presentations and workshops on the...

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Accessibility 101

Our expert columnists, PHILLIP THOMPSON and COLETTE FRANSOLET, give us a terminology refresher. We at Universal Design Africa (UDAfrica) are delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the Rolling Inspiration accessibility column. As this is the first in a series, we believe it’s useful to look at the terminology...

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Getting in!

Access to buildings is an important concern – just as much as discrimination and other issues. ften, even when a legal framework is in place governing certain aspects of our lives, some serious issues are overlooked. Of course, opinion differs over what is serious and what is not. My opinion...

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