DISABILITY RIGHTS

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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
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Involve deaf people in deaf education, say protesters

DeafSA members marched to the Western Cape Education Department on Friday

By Vincent Lali - 1 October 2018
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Wheelchair users demand better transport

City’s Dial-a-Ride service criticised for being pricey

By Thembela Ntongana - 19 September 2018
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Women create refuge for abused people living with disability

“In one house a child was tied to a fridge”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 7 September 2018
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Villagers start special needs day-care centre

Parents in rural Great Kei struggled to find suitable schools for their children with disability

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 28 August 2018
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“I am a mother to myself, my siblings and also to our father”

Minor children care for their paralysed father in one-room shack

By Chris Gilili - 26 July 2018
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Paraplegic man faces eviction

Swartland municipality says it is investigating possible alternatives although it is not obliged to do so

By Chumani Mazwi - 20 July 2018
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RDP houses unfit for people with disabilities

People with disabilities are prioritised for RDP houses but their homes are often not adjusted for them despite mounds of legislation

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 19 July 2018
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“We are now visible” says albinism activist

People with albinism march in Durban

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 13 June 2018
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Mother of raped, disabled child says police have failed them

“She could not identify an accused. The police could therefore not proceed with further investigation” says SAPS

By Thembela Ntongana - 5 April 2018
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Survival of the fittest for Metrorail commuters

Elderly woman struggles to catch train even when it was an hour late

By Tariro Washinyira - 5 April 2018
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Zuma promised me a house

73-year-old amputee lives alone in dilapidated mud home

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 1 December 2017
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Blind students evicted from school

Training centre in Port Alfred shut because it can’t pay its rent

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 24 November 2017
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Children with disability battle to find schools

“We have a serious crisis” says disability organisation

By Thembela Ntongana - 17 October 2017
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Dial-a-Ride users say the service is deteriorating

Vehicles easily confused with MyCiTi buses put disabled commuters in danger, say passengers

By William Yoder - 12 October 2017