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Documentary premiere: Legacy of exclusion

September 17, 2015
Disability   Multimedia  

More than half a million disabled children of school-going age in South Africa cannot access any form of education, according to Human Rights Watch.

Apartheid of the abled

August 24, 2015
Disability  

Imagine being 22 years old and still stuck in primary school simply because no local high school can accommodate your physical disability. This is the fate of Makhosi Ndabambi. More than 500,000 disabled South African children have no access to any schooling, because schools are only built for the abled.

Government, community reach out to North West disabled, aged

July 31, 2015
Disability   OurHealth  

Government recently held winter games in the North West to help bring health services and education to the region’s people living with disabilities and elderly.

operation, transplant

Load shedding, winter expected to fuel burn injuries

July 15, 2015
Children's Health   Disability   OurHealth  

A new, viral social media campaign is encouraging South Africans to “burn for burns” as doctors warn that cold weather and load shedding are likely to prompt a spike in burn injuries this winter.

People living with disabilities urged to keep fit

June 26, 2015
Disability   OurHealth  

A recent sporting event in Limpopo encourages the disabled to exercise to keep healthy.

‘Sexual abuse of disabled a big concern’

June 22, 2015
Disability   OurHealth  

Special Olympics South Africa has called on local communities to fight to stop the scourge of sexual abuse perpetrated against the disabled.

Video: A sporting chance with brittle bones disease

To commemorate Youth Month in June, Health-e News is broadcasting a five-part adolescent health series on Morning Live (SABC 2). This insert – the second in the series – follows Mduduzi Nkosi, a youth who suffers from brittle bones disease.