SABC News - Disability


Organisation laments plight of albinos

Wednesday 31 May 2017 10:45

People living with Albinism remain vulnerable in South Africa says Representatives from Cross Disabilities Tebogo Radebe.


Siphamandla Choma has vowed to chase after his dream of becoming a medical doctor, regardless of the fact that he finds himself living with a disability.
Alleged abusive Mpumalanga principal suspended

Monday 23 January 2017 15:33

The Principal of Manyano Primary School at Mhluzi township of Middelburg in Mpumalanga, accused of assaulting 14-year-old Siphamandla Choma leaving him wheelchair bound, has been suspended.


Sharad Narsai, the first beneficiary of #Operation Rehab returned to South Africa from India.
Disabled SA man back home from free treatment in India

Tuesday 27 December 2016 06:53

Lenasia resident, 55-year-old Sharad Narsai, whose leg was amputated after diabetes complications five years ago, has his life back – he can now walk on “two legs”.


Social Development Deputy Minister Henrietta Bogopane-Zulu has launched a program to transform centres in Margate on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast, that do not cater for children with disabilities.
Centres for children with disabilities to be upgraded

Thursday 2 June 2016 20:01

Social Development Deputy Minister Henrietta Bogopane-Zulu says her department is looking into upgrading facilities so they cater better for children with disabilities.


The draft National Disability Rights Summit Irene Declaration recognises the importance of persons with disabilities.
Disability summit closed with draft rights declaration

Sunday 13 March 2016 12:23

The National Disability Rights Summit closed on Saturday with delegates discussing the draft National Disability Rights Summit Irene Declaration.


World Bank group global disability advisor Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo shared her expertise on implementing policies on disability.
SA disabilities white paper comprehensive and solid

Sunday 13 March 2016 08:15

The World Bank says South Africa's white paper on the rights of people with disabilities is a comprehensive and solid document.


More than 6 850 students with disabilities have been enrolled at higher education institutions.
Efforts being made to assist students with disabilities: Zuma

Friday 11 March 2016 09:59

President Jacob Zuma says concerted efforts are being made to ensure that support services are provided for all children with disabilities who experience barriers to learning.   


Criminal justice to play key role in fighting Albino killings: Zuma

Thursday 10 March 2016 16:36

President Jacob Zuma says the criminal justice system should play a key role in strengthening the fight to end Albino killings.


Chaos broke out when a group of protestors wanted to force their way into the hall in which President Jacob Zuma was delivering a keynote address.
DPSA threatens to disrupt Disability Summit led by President Zuma

Thursday 10 March 2016 15:14

Angry members of the Disabled People South Africa have threatened to disrupt the three-day conference of people with disabilities.


Prudence Masika, who is twenty one year old, is doing her matric.
Matric student shares experience on growing up deaf

Thursday 10 March 2016 12:25

Prudence Masika, a matric student at Trans-Oranje school has shared with the SABC some of the challenges she faces as a deaf person.


Professor Mbulaheni Maghuve, who is himself blind , hold a PhD, in education for the visually impaired.
Maghuve calls for disability employment quotas to be increased

Thursday 10 March 2016 10:45

The current disabled persons employment quota of 2% is not enough for a nation where 12% of the population is disabled.


The Department of Basic Education has suspended an Umlazi school teacher, pending a disciplinary action. The teacher is alleged to have abused at least two Grade one pupils.
Teacher suspended for stripping, abusing learners

Thursday 3 March 2016 20:41

The teacher from Qondokuhle Primary alleged to have assaulted a learner with webbed fingers two weeks ago, after he had failed to pick up papers.


School for deaf in Durban achieves 100% pass rate

Thursday 7 January 2016 20:19

A school for disabled pupils in Cato Ridge, west of Durban, is a shining beacon; amidst the province's poor matric performance KwaThintwa School for the Deaf has achieved a 100% pass rate.


KZN Health dept to improve facilities for the disabled

Thursday 5 November 2015 20:14

KwaZulu Natal Health Department Manager responsible for Disability and Rehabilitation unit says the department will improve infrastructure.


Life Coach Kim Ballantine says a personality that is not fitted with the job correctly can lead to stress and burnout.
“More young people suffering from stress and burnout”

Tuesday 20 October 2015 10:35

Professional Business and Life Coach Kim Ballantine says one in six people in South Africa suffers from stress.


Casual Day, ‘Spring into action’

Tuesday 1 September 2015 12:36

Vanessa du Plessis, the project leader for Casual Day, shares the objectives and previous successes of the casual day campaigns for people with disabilities.


Human Rights Watch has released a report on access to education for the disabled in South Africa that paints a very bleak picture.
Education for the disabled a new form of segregation - HRW

Tuesday 18 August 2015 10:25

Almost half a million disabled kids are excluded from the education system, says Human Rights Watch.


Double Amputee Dave Barr and his team of Rough Riders have been travelling through South Africa to spread hope that there is life after disability.
Chutzpah Adventure Tour journey ends in Soweto

Saturday 2 May 2015 18:20

The tour in aid of disability has now ended at its final destination, the Soweto Cheshire Home where residents waited to greet the American Veteran.


Khaya Cheshire Home acts as a daycare centre and look after youngsters ranging from 6-29 years old.
Life after disability

Wednesday 29 April 2015 22:01

There are homes which help make life comfortable for people with disabilities. This is why the Chutzpah Adventure is travelling through South Africa to create awareness around disability.


South African Guinness World Record holder Bushy McKelvey rides beside American double World Record holder Dave Barr during the Chutzpah Adventure tour in SA.
Double amputees ride for those who can’t

Monday 27 April 2015 15:58

South African double-amputee Bushy McKelvey joined Dave Barr for a part of the Chutzpah Adventure travelling 6500km through South Africa in aid of disability.


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