DISABILITY RIGHTS

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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
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Mentally disabled Sipho Mpinda was arrested on Thursday. On Monday his family found out he was dead

Police are investigating his death

By Vincent Lali - 12 June 2019
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Man with disability has waited 11 years for temporary accommodation

Councillor says temporary housing was given to people who did not need it

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 4 April 2019
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People with disabilities demand jobs

“In South Africa, it is still very difficult for a disabled person”

By Musa Binda - 4 April 2019
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Blind Zimbabwean loses refugee status after identity muddle

Blessing Marindo has also lost his disability grant and is struggling to make ends meet

By Bernard Chiguvare - 28 February 2019
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Cape Town’s strained transport service for disabled people

City confirms that Dial-a-Ride is “oversubscribed”

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 17 January 2019
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Sign language included as a subject for matric exam

Victory for deaf learners, says Dominican School for the Deaf

By Lucas Nowicki - 14 January 2019
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The daily struggle of living in a wheelchair in a shack

“The simplest things, like brushing your teeth, require work”

By Thembela Ntongana - 14 December 2018
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Mitchells Plain model set for Vegas

Teenager with Down syndrome has already won two awards

By Sophia Wilhelm - 30 November 2018
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Court victory for disabled Umlazi residents

Enduduzweni Centre members celebrate as their electricity is reconnected

By Nomfundo Xolo - 28 November 2018
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Disabled residents resist government plan to move them out

“If they want us gone, they must kill us, like they did Life Esidimeni”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 17 October 2018
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An Eastern Cape mother has been carrying her disabled son on her back for 23 years. Now at last he has a wheelchair

Good Samaritan comes to the rescue

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 1 October 2018