One of the most important pillars of the White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is empowering people with disabilities to take ownership of the economy Pillar Five of the White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (WPRPD) is the reduction of economic vulnerability and realising...
Businesses should support and promote empowerment through equal learning opportunities The fourth pillar of the White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (WPRPD) is promoting and supporting the empowerment of people with disabilities. It states: “Persons with disabilities must have access to inclusive learning opportunities throughout their lives...
In the second article of a series on implementing the White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, I take a closer look at how removing barriers to access plays a role in empowering people with disabilities. The first Empowerment Pillar of the White Paper on the Rights of […]
The White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is essential to ensure that people with disabilities are treated as equal citizens in society and can greatly impact on their economic empowerment The White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (WPRPD) is an important construct in the […]
With too few employment opportunities for people with disabilities, one has to wonder whether the South African legal framework is failing them. South Africa has one of the best legal frameworks in the world, but it seems to fail people with disabilities. For example, the Employment Equity Act (EEA) is […]
Some companies don’t offer their employees medical aid as an added benefit; however, it could go a long way to benefiting employees with disabilities – especially as medical aid funds become less affordable Many employers offer wellness programmes and resources for their employees. These resources are meant to enhance the […]
The development of skills of people with disabilities is a worthwhile goal, but what happens afterwards? The Skills Development Act states that an employer should be spending about four percent of its skills budget on persons with disabilities. The Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Act provides an employer with […]
Employers can earn points on their Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) scorecard by employing people with disabilities, which translates into financial benefits and tax allowances. Employing people with disabilities could assist companies in achieving their ideal BBBEE status! Companies are required to have people with disabilities constitute 7,5 percent of […]
There are a few things companies should consider before they commit to employing people with disabilities. The employment of persons with disabilities has become an important consideration for businesses, as employers have to comply with legislation and reap the benefits that are associated with the employment of persons with disabilities. […]
Many companies mistakenly believe that hiring people with disabilities is inconvenient, but there are benefits. From qualifying for tax allowances to ducking hefty penalties, here are some of the perks. Disability employment is sometimes regarded as cumbersome for an employer. However, it is no different than the complicated processes that […]