A decade of awareness

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is approaching, and it’s an opportunity to see what’s been done and what’s still required The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote...

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Champion spirit

Disability is not getting in the way of this young star’s bright future. One doesn’t have to be in sports for a decade before you can win awards and South African wheelchair tennis junior Nokwanda Hlongwane has proved just that. With only five years in the sport Hlongwane was named...

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A remarkable day

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was celebrated in Gauteng in December 2015. It is estimated that there are about one billion people with disabilities worldwide, and they frequently do not enjoy full access to transportation, employment, education, and social and political participation. On December 3, the Gauteng Disability...

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Signing the future

South Africa was a proud delegate to the 2015 Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf With the theme of strengthening human diversity, the XVII World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf, recently held in Istanbul, addressed key issues affecting the deaf. The World Federation of the...

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Living as a Muslim with Disability

The challenges facing Muslims with disabilities and impairments often arise simply from a lack of awareness on the part of others magine being limited to how much time you can spend outdoors or interacting with others because you have a disability or impairment. Imagine being unable to obtain general education...

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