Breaking barriers

Companies have long been drivers of change. Across the globe, a pivotal shift in attitudes and behaviour towards social injustices starts in business. Diversity and inclusion are examples of such defining issues. Though progress has been made towards equality across gender, race and sexual orientation, one aspect of inclusion is […]

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 […]

Businesses need to do more for people with disabilities

Despite rigorous legislation aimed at providing equal opportunities in the workplace for people with disabilities, businesses have failed to fully integrate the community. Linda Christensen writes.. The progressive South African employment equity legislation has not gone far enough to enable people with disabilities to be fully integrated into workplaces and […]

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 […]