Brief history of disability activism

With various days to commemorate disability rights in November and December, here is a short history of disability activism in South Africa To honour the national Disability Rights Awareness Month (DRAM), which was celebrated from November 3 to December 3, and the International Day for People with Disabilities (celebrated on […]

Reasonable accommodation in the workplace

  Despite hesitation by businesses, reasonable accommodation is essential to an equal workplace. Justene Smith, disability specialist at Progression, explains Reasonable accommodation is covered under so many elements of the law, both internationally and in South Africa. Yet, it is still so misunderstood, often under-implemented or avoided by businesses as […]

Rights of women with disabilities central to women empowerment

As women’s month dawns on South Africa, the rights of women are at the forefront of discussions. Although these are important conversations to have, the question remains: Will women with disabilities be included or be side-lined? Their concerns written off as a topic for the disability community? Unfortunately, women with […]

Sector calls for more inclusion amid lockdown

In March, the disability sector called on government to ensure people with disabilities received the required support during the lockdown and are included in post-lockdown recovery plans. But has this been in vain? It is no secret that people with disabilities are among the most marginalised groups. They have less […]