DISABILITY RIGHTS

This school for children with special needs was stripped bare by looters. Now the learners won’t even get meals

Golden Steps school in KwaZulu-Natal will not be able to re-open after the break

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21 July 2021

Hundreds making use of SASSA’s new online booking portal for disability grants

But activists remain sceptical on whether it will alleviate the overburdened process for all vulnerable beneficiaries

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21 June 2021

Special needs school in Makhanda will have to wait another three years at least

Ten years after a court order, Education Department has finally acquired the land

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9 June 2021

Toy Story: How orgasms helped me heal

In this video Makgosi Letimile explains how she used sex toys to help relieve incontinence

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8 June 2021

Wheelchair users struggle to use sewage covered, pothole-ridden roads in Dunoon

One man says people charge him R130 to push his wheelchair to the shops or nearby clinic

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7 June 2021

SARS backtracks on controversial disability proposal

Plan to revoke tax relief for special needs school fees shelved

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2 June 2021

Tax blow for parents of children with special needs

SARS proposes that parents should no longer claim tax relief for special needs school fees

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2 June 2021

Children with autism battle to find school places

Parents, caregivers and volunteers marched to Parliament

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24 May 2021

IPID finds “no misconduct” in using a water cannon on SASSA beneficiaries

Western Cape legislature says IPID report “disgraceful”

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7 May 2021

Last minute drive to clear disability grant backlog

Black Sash concerned that rushed medical assessments will affect the outcome of applications

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30 March 2021

Shack dweller Nikiwe Sipenuka has no feet and no hands. She has been waiting for a house for years

Unclear why provincial government has not prioritised her house

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17 March 2021

Victim of metro police violence still waiting for a new wheelchair

Zwelenkosi Ngidi’s wheelchair was broken in November last year

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2 February 2021

Despite a court order ten years ago, special needs school still has no building

Amasango Career School in Makhanda operates from six prefab classrooms

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23 November 2020

A Cape Town mom couldn’t find a school for her autistic son. So she started one

Phumeza Booi Welisa hopes to turn her daycare facility into a registered ECD centre

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15 October 2020

No arrests after deaf boy mauled by dogs

Eleven-year-old Jeniel Jafta uses a wheelchair and his right arm was amputated

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14 September 2020