DISABILITY RIGHTS

No arrests after deaf boy mauled by dogs

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

By Siphokazi Mnyobe - 14 September 2020

Deaf people lose houses to land occupation

Khayelitsha occupation divides community leadership

By Tariro Washinyira - 20 August 2020

Partially blind woman faces eviction

The owner of the shack Siphiwe Mdluli rents wants to move back in

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 4 August 2020

Raising an autistic child in a shack

“He once disappeared and it gave us a fright. Now I have to stay and watch him all the time.”

By Tariro Washinyira - 8 July 2020

Asylum seeker with spinal cord injury faces eviction from his shack

Markus Nyoni can no longer pay his rent because of the Covid-19 pandemic

By Tariro Washinyira - 12 June 2020

Life in a shack when you’re in a wheelchair

Every day Nonceba Siyobi sits in the doorway of her home hoping a passerby will help her to the nearest toilet

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 4 June 2020
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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