Dark side of learnerships

While learnerships can offer invaluable opportunities, there are still some obstacles. Rustim Ariefdien takes a closer look Learnerships are a wonderful opportunity for persons with disabilities to improve their skills and develop their passport to employment or entrepreneurship. However, the outcomes of learnerships do not always deliver as desired. A […]

Work from home

As work from home becomes more mainstream, Rustim Ariefdien takes a look at how people with disabilities can benefit Persons with disabilities face many challenges. Economic empowerment opportunities, or the lack thereof, denies us the right to participate in the mainstream economy. One challenge is the availability of accessible transport. […]

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 […]