As Youth Month comes to an end, we look at how best to break the cycle of poverty and create employment opportunities for future generations During Youth Month we all turned our attention to issues affecting youth in South Africa. It is with keen fascination that I reflected on my...
Most of us have enjoyed shorter work weeks lately because of the Easter weekend and public holidays like Workers’ Day and election day, which was on May 8. I trust you have gone out in your numbers and made your mark. The canvassing by political parties has stopped. The radio...
After the 2019 budget speech there is very little to celebrate, but with the upcoming elections South Africans have the opportunity to effect change. The new year has brought about many early challenges and opportunities for us all. There are some things we can change and others that need political […]
We need to have an honest discussion about white privilege, a concept that is still denied by many in our country, and often misunderstood With a new year comes the prospect of ringing in some changes and transforming oneself from an existing state of being into one that is deemed […]
As we enter into a brand-new year, with changes happening all around us, it is helpful to reflect on the relationships built in the past, appreciate the moments shared and plot the way ahead.\ With the year drawing to a close, it’s a good time to look back at all […]
If we want to improve equality and freedom, we need to do something differently. It could all start with addressing our prejudices and (mis)perceptions. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), which has been signed by South Africa and is part of international law, is […]
In an attempt to offer better services to all, the South African government is planning to implement a National Health Insurance plan. With great excitement the Minister of Health, Aaron Motsoaledi, presented two bills for public comment on June 21, 2018. If enacted into legislation, the National Health Insurance (NHI) […]
Employment is one way of ensuring economic stability for most people around the world. However, it is not easy to find or maintain meaningful employment when faced with difficult conditions. The employment of persons with disabilities is usually characterised by untested expectations and perceptions, many of which are not true. […]
India introduced new policies to make the country more accessible For people with disabilities. What will the current political changes in South Africa mean For South Africans with disabilities? Now is the perfect time to reflect. A political change of guard: is it for the good of a few or not so […]
As the water crisis deepens, people with disabilities can only hope that the City of Cape Town will make special arrangements for them at the “secured collection points”. Cape Town is flanked on both sides by the ocean. It is the Mother city; it has been a safe harbour and […]