Disability Rights

Dire shortage of school places for autistic children

There are currently 133 children on the waiting list at Quest School for Learners with Autism, the only public specialist school in Gqeberha

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News | 3 February 2023

Hundreds of athletes join National Special Olympics Summer Games

Athletes selected at the national games will represent the country at the 2023 Special Olympics World Games in Germany

Text and Photos by Ihsaan Haffejee

Photo Essay | 22 November 2022

Cape Town mother has to beg for money to buy nappies for her disabled son

15-year-old Donnel, who has hydrocephalus, wants to go to school

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News | 15 November 2022

Disabled Dunoon residents roll up their sleeves to clean a school

“Our pupils accept them as members of our society who are capable of doing things” says principal of Sophakama Primary

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Brief | 14 November 2022

Cikizwa is going to school at last

Education department steps in after GroundUp article

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News | 10 November 2022

Learners with disabilities must get a place in school

Support should be provided to those who enroll in ordinary public schools

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Opinion | 3 November 2022

Gomora in Joburg is where dreams go to die

Families crowd into tiny rooms, with no electricity or water, making a living as best they can

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Feature | 31 October 2022

Flying a kite for mental health in Manenberg

Hundreds of children, parents and caregivers enjoyed Wednesday’s event

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News | 20 October 2022

Braille trail launched in Worcester

The trail at a popular botanical garden is accessible to people who use wheelchairs and people who are blind or visually impaired

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News | 14 October 2022

Video: Cikizwa wants to go to school

The Eastern Cape learner is kept waiting for a place in high school, after five years of treatment for a spinal condition

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Video | 13 October 2022

Disabled people moved because of Covid are living in filthy conditions

One man in Gqberha had to build his own ramp into his house

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News | 13 October 2022

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