DISABILITY RIGHTS

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School for disabled battles to stay open

Seven teachers resign at Oasis centre in Upington

By Selby Nomnganga - 6 March 2020
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Paraplegic man dreams of having a house

Lwando Sigaqa lives in a shack in Taiwan informal settlement

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 26 February 2020
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Equality Court orders shop to accommodate wheelchairs

“I want to give my son as full a life as I can, even if it means fighting so he can go to the shop like anyone else” says mother

By Barbara Maregele - 14 February 2020
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Deaf children must wait, says Eastern Cape Department of Education

School gutted by fire won’t be fixed until 2023-4

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 12 February 2020
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Blind woman and mentally challenged grandson abandoned by authorities

No help from Home Affairs, Social Development or Health

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 23 January 2020
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Denying people in wheelchairs access to shops is discriminatory, argues lawyer

Mitchells Plain shop owner says policy was implemented to stop “rampant shoplifting”

By Barbara Maregele and Mosima Rafapa - 15 January 2020
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“We had no idea he couldn’t walk” claims shop owner who refused access to child in wheelchair

But child’s mom hits back in Equality Court papers

By Barbara Maregele - 9 January 2020
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Court reprimands shop owner who denied access to child in wheelchair

“No one should be allowed to waste the court’s time unnecessarily” says magistrate

By Barbara Maregele - 11 December 2019
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Commuter Lunga Zawa uses a wheelchair. But Nyanga station is only accessible by stairs

Cape Town Association for the Physically Disabled has been fighting since 2015 for better access

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 29 November 2019
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Mitchells Plain store owner given two weeks to respond to Equality Court

Store manager says shop owner might leave the country soon

By Barbara Maregele - 12 November 2019
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Wheelchair user Nonkululeko Dziweni has to wait for two people to take her to the toilet in a mall one kilometre away

Buffalo City mayor hears Mdantsane residents’ complaints

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 4 October 2019
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“My RDP house has robbed me of my legs”

Official says Nomvula Frans’s home will be prioritised to make it suitable for her disability

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 27 August 2019
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Newcastle school for the blind in desperate need of funds

The facility is the only one of its kind in Amajuba district

By Sibusiso Mdlalose - 6 August 2019
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Mom heads to Equality Court after son in wheelchair denied access to superette

Shop owner says there’s no space and he has to protect his store from shoplifters

By Barbara Maregele - 2 August 2019
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“Give us opportunities not handouts” say people with disabilities

“Disabled people can run businesses like everybody else”

By Johnnie Isaac - 22 July 2019

Mother gave up her sick child because she lives in a shack without services

Nomaphelo Nomala says her only wish in life is to have her four-year-old daughter live with her

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 14 June 2019