DISABILITY RIGHTS

Court victory for blind people after 11-year battle

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

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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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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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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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24 August 2021

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