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Disabled youth uses practical skills to raise funds

January 9, 2019
OurHealth  

Young adults with learning disabilities or physical challenges – often ridiculed and shamed – are the focus of a Tembisa training centre developed to address their specific needs.

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”.

Rape of disabled teen uncovered after four years

December 12, 2018
OurHealth   Sexual Violence   Survivor Stories  

LIMPOPO – A 47-year-old mentally disabled man accused of raping an 18-year-old mentally disabled woman four years ago has been released on bail ahead of his next court appearance in January.

NGO builds wheelchair ramps in Limpopo homes

November 23, 2018
OurHealth  

Health activists are striving to improve the lives of disabled children in a Limpopo village by renovating their homes.

Too few schools for disabled kids

November 1, 2018
OurHealth  

It’s Tuesday afternoon on a dusty street of Kanana Park near Orange Farm in Gauteng. Fistos plays with other children until his mother calls him. Fistos doesn’t miss any communication with his mom, Cynthia Cutshwa (38). They understand each other.

Hardships of caring for a mentally ill parent

October 23, 2018
OurHealth  

FREE STATE – Seipati Radimo (21) says caring for her mentally ill mother affects her school performance by causing her to lose focus.

Beauty contest for disabled rural women a hit

October 18, 2018
OurHealth  

LIMPOPO – As results of a huge number of participants and attendance drawn by a beauty contest staged to empower and uplift rural women living with various disabilities, the organisers have promised to make the contest an annual event.