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Disability activist on a drive to get people to walk in her shoes

December 31, 2018
Disability   Women's Health  

Masingita Masungu is embarking on an epic journey from Cape Town to Cairo to celebrate Africa’s diversity as she spreads her message: “Walk in my shoes”.

Disabled woman’s quest to inspire others to achieve their dreams

LIMPOPO – Born and bred in deep rural area of Tshilamba, outside Thohoyandou in Vhembe, Tinyiko Gwambe (22) is wheelchair-bound but has never allowed her disability to stop her quest to be well educated.

Mentally ill man left alone after mom’s death

May 7, 2018
Disability   News   OurHealth   Rural Health  

LIMPOPO – The plight of a 27-year-old mentally and physically handicapped man from Mpheni village, outside Louis Trichard is growing increasingly worse as nobody is looking after him and a loan shark retains possession of his social grant card.

Stigma hinders rehabilitation of rural disabled

May 3, 2018
Disability   News   OurHealth   Rural Health  

The stigma attached to disabled people in rural communities is proving to be a real problem for caregivers in Limpopo who are being hampered in their efforts to help and educate.

After 18 years, disabled man finally mobile

June 30, 2017
Disability   OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – Malili Neluonde (21) of Tswinga village, outside of Thohoyandou, who was born unable to walk, was recently given his very first wheelchair.

Community accuse mom of neglecting disabled son

April 26, 2017
Disability   OurHealth  

Months after authorities were alerted to the plight of a severely neglected 25 year-old handicapped man, nothing has been done to help him.

Disabled man denied education and healthcare

January 26, 2017
Disability   Mental Health   News   OurHealth  

The Limpopo Department of Social Development is set to intervene and help a 25-year-old mentally and physically disabled man who has been denied his education and health care.