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Top honours for visually impaired matrics

January 18, 2017
Disability   News   Rural Reflections  

Despite having attended classes in dilapidated buildings, the disabled pupils of Rivoni School for the Blind in rural Limpopo have managed to pass their matric with flying colours.

Dead psychiatric patient was ‘well’ before being moved

September 16, 2016
Disability   Mental Health   News   Nursing   Nutrition   Social Services  

The brother of a deceased mentally-ill patient says he was healthy before being moved from a Life Esidimeni facility.

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White Paper: The Rights of Persons with Disabilities

April 7, 2016
Disability   Reports  

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.

After 10 years, disabled man still can’t get grant

February 16, 2016
Disability  

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.

New hospital tenders allegedly give disabled the boot

February 10, 2016
Disability   Health Management   OurHealth  

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.

The children who may never sit for their matric exams

January 6, 2016
Children's Health   Disability   OurHealth  

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.

People with disabilities picket Shoprite

December 3, 2015
Disability   OurHealth  

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.