The country’s first ever White Paper on the rights of person’s with disabilities acknowledges deficits in access to education, reproductive health and rights services as well as health care among people living with disabilities.
The mother of a 27-year-old blind and mentally disabled man from Limpopo has been sent from pillar to post for almost ten years as she has tried to get a disability grant for him.
People living with disabilities in northern Limpopo say they have been left without jobs after a change in tenders for hospital tuck shops allegedly gave disabled caters the boot.
As parents and students nationwide celebrate – or bemoan – yesterday’s matric results, education remains out of reach for more than half-a-million children living with disabilities who may never get the chance to write their matric exams.
More than 100 people living with disabilities recently protested the lack of wheelchair access at Shoprite’s Thohoyandou branch, bringing shopping to a standstill for hours. The group is expected to resume protests today.