Disability Rights

Concourt rules that Copyright Act is unconstitutional

Court gives immediate redress for blind and visually impaired people

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Law | 21 September 2022

Meet Dunoon’s gardeners with disabilities

“Some have hands, some have legs and some have ideas”

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Brief | 30 August 2022

Horses work “magic” for children with disabilities

The South African Riding for the Disabled Association runs free lessons for 50 children a week near Durban

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Brief | 1 August 2022

It’s hard to get a disability grant if you have a mental illness

People with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression complain about difficulty accessing grants

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News | 20 May 2022

Home Affairs does nothing to help disabled learners get IDs

The state is denying learners their rights, says lawyer

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News | 17 May 2022

Concourt to rule on access to books for blind people

Hundreds march in support of amendments to the Copyright Act that will improve access to published works for blind and visually impaired people

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News | 12 May 2022

Court summons Education MEC over special needs school

MEC failed to comply with previous court ruling, says Judge

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Brief | 10 May 2022

Court stops municipality evicting single mother whose child has special needs

It would not be “just and equitable” to evict her, says magistrate

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Law | 6 April 2022

Dial-a-Ride services suspended in some Cape Town areas due to taxi violence

At least 30 people with disabilities are unable to access standard public transport

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News | 24 March 2022

Blind DJ feels the music as he spins the decks

Raeez Kuhn aka DJ Eezo from Eldorado Park says his dream is to become a headlining DJ

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News | 25 February 2022

Disabled man cleans his street from his wheelchair

Gqeberha 65-year-old hopes to inspire others to keep the streets clean

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Brief | 20 January 2022

People with disabilities protest at Parliament

Qhakaza Disability Group demands better access to jobs, housing and transport

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News | 8 December 2021

Court victory for blind people after 11-year battle

The “book famine” is over as Copyright Act declared unconstitutional

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Law | 21 September 2021

Mother pleads with strained Dial-a-Ride service to help get her daughter to school

Her daughter is among thousands of people on the City-run service’s waiting list

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Brief | 16 September 2021

Busiswa Pikinini has no hands, no feet - and no house

The 27-year-old is one of those hoping for housing in Khayelitsha’s informal settlements

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News | 2 September 2021

Couple living with disability left homeless by fire

Yoliswa Maneli and Andisile January want to be allocated one of the many unoccupied houses in the area

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Brief | 24 August 2021