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Image: Silent Stride A Deaf awareness initiative to bridge the gap between the Deaf and the hearing through FUN WALKING with ear plugs!

17 September 2016, Time 9am for 10am, Route, in Newlands, less 30 minutes; Raffle; MC Kurt Schoonraad; VIP Helen Zille; R40 to join without tshirt, tshirt selling; Hot dogs selling, come join and create Deaf awareness month...   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Disability
Image: Engen employees green the Alexander Disability Movement Engen employees played their green thumbs forward when they visited the Alexandra Disability Movement (ADM) in August

A group of Engen employees played their green thumbs forward when they visited the Alexandra Disability Movement (ADM) in August, demonstrating their gardening skills by revamping the centre’s vegetable garden and planting a variety of vegetables and herbs.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: Pedaling for the Gift Of Adventure This year we are thrilled to announce that Warrior On Wheels Foundation has our own charity group for the Cape Town Cycle Tour

Its that time of year when entries open for the Cape Town Cycle Tour, and this year we are thrilled to announce that Warrior On Wheels Foundation has our own charity group.

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ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: Caffeine kick for Cape Town Society for the Blind's Cafe 45 The coffee machine will contribute towards the CTSB’s quest of equipping students in the hospitality industry to master their art

CAPE TOWN. The Cape Town Society for the Blind’s (CTSB) quest to enhance the hospitality industry of the Mother City through the niche skills of blind waitrons and baristas received a timely boost thanks to the intervention of the international service organisation, Rotary.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Disability
Image: South African Sign Language - 12th Official Language National Executive Committee of DeafSA at the 197th meeting stated that DeafSA will continue to lobby for SASL to become the 12th official language of South Africa and therefore launched its new campaign “Solidarity in South African Sign Language”. South African Sign language is at the core of Deaf people’s lives. SASL makes accessibility for Deaf people possible...   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: Launch of Mentorship Project ‘Pilot mentorship program of SA disabled will work if there is chemistry, relationships’

CAPE TOWN. – A ground-breaking pilot mentorship program aimed at increasing the employment rate of people with visual impairments in South Africa with the assistance of researched programs of success in the United States of America, Australia and the United Kingdom, was launched at the Cape Town Society for the Blind (CTSB) on Wednesday.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: IPDM; the Chairmans reflections Institute for the Promotion of Disabled Manpower take giant strides into identifying gaps in the employment market for people living with disabilities

The Chairperson of the Institute for the Promotion of Disabled Manpower (IPDM) takes this opportunity of thanking and saluting the dedicated team and the injection of new members on the IPDM Board for their amazing commitment for without this sincere dedication to changing people’s lives, IPDM would fail in its endeavours.  

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ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: IPDM Capacity Building Meetings The first Capacity Building Meeting (CBM) for the year under the theme Theories of Change was hosted at the offices of Edit Microsystems in Sea Point

On 17 March 2016 the first Capacity Building Meeting (CBM) for the year under the theme Theories of Change was hosted at the offices of Edit Microsystems in Sea Point.    Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: NSF Graduation & Certification Ceremony 2016 Epilepsy South Africa Western Cape Branch, proudly hosted a Graduation Ceremony at the Arts Cape Opera House for 110 NSF Phase One Learners

On 1 April 2016 Epilepsy South Africa Western Cape Branch, proudly hosted a Graduation Ceremony at the Arts Cape Opera House for 110 NSF Phase One Learners who completed a course in Business Practice NQF 1 in 2014. These learners were given their SSETA qualification certificates from Boston College for successfully completing this course.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Disability
Image: NATIONAL DISABILITY RIGHTS SUMMIT - IRENE DECLARATION The delegates at the National Disability Rights Summit in Irene, City of Tshwane, constituting more than 300 representatives of disabled people organisations, parents organisations, disability service organisations, national and provincial government departments, municipalities, institutions promoting democracy, non-governmental organisations, institutions of higher and further education and training, the business sector, and international development agencies are taking individual and collective responsibility to ensure that the White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is implemented successfully.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Disability
Image: Casual Day: Impact on disability policy and legislation Casual Day is a project that raises funds for services for persons with disabilities. The project is also involved in influencing the government’s policy and legislation framework around disability through its parent organization, the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA).   Read More...



Disability, Sport
Image: SADDLE UP  - Give children a good leg up Equine-assisted therapy opens up a new world for handicapped children, writes Melanie Farrell

ANGELO, a little boy from the Astra School for the Physically Disabled, is mounting a horse for the first time. His excitement is visible. The riding instructor and her two assistants wheel him up the specially designed ramp, and help him to get out of his wheelchair and onto the pony .   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: COMPETITION BENEFITS KIDS WITH DISABILITIES The sweet time of year has arrived again folks – June is Lollipop Month!
This is one of the major fundraising events for us, The Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities (WCAPD), aimed at children, for children.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: Car Competition 2016 Keen to cruise in style? We’ve got the perfect set of wheels waiting for you!

Donate R20.00 and stand a chance to win a brand new Suzuki SWIFT GA.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: Warroir On Wheels - HELP US COLOUR SOUTH AFRICA BLUE Campaigns to create awareness within the tourism industry about the importance of accessible destinations for all abilities.

Wow! It's May already, but we're making every day count in working towards our vision and creating opportunities to give more children the #GiftOfAdventure.

We’ve launched our #AccessAbleSA and #GiftOfAdventure campaigns to create awareness within the tourism industry about the importance of accessible destinations.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: Dreams of being a Cowboy reached at SARDA Nine year old Gideon Dirks smiles as he proudly settles himself in the saddle at the therapeutic riding school, SA Riding for the Disabled Association

Gideon’s dream is to be a cowboy and that is what he would like to be when he grows up, he confides to volunteers helping him with putting on his riding gear   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: Bringing Disability to the fore.... Mental health and disability must play a larger role in society

The Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) released their report that has nine indicators that explicitly refer to persons with disabilities, and also calls for data disaggregation by disability.The IAEG-SDGs is the focal point on developing a global indicator framework for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the corresponding targets.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: South African Disability Alliance walks out of Disability Caucus This on the eve of President Zuma addressing the Disability Summit.

The South African Disability Alliance (SADA) had no choice but to walk out from the Disability Caucus on the eve of the Disability Summit where President Zuma is to be the keynote speaker and where he will meet members of the Presidential Working Group on Disabilities.   Read More...




Disability, Enterprise, Skills Development
Image: Brownies & Downies

Walking into this little lunchroom, the atmosphere is cheerful and welcoming. I was greeted at the door and offered a table, a standard at any restaurant. But what makes this spot so unique are not the blue-painted walls or the quaint, minimalist décor. Rather, it’s the staff – 25 young adults –who either have Down syndrome, Autism, or an intellectual disability.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Disability, Skills Development
Image: Applications now open : opportunities for disabled Entrepreneurs 2016 SAB Foundation Tholoana Enterprise Development Programme - CLOSING DATE 31 MARCH 2016

Successful candidates will be part of a high-energy solution that has helped hundreds of businesses to accelerate their success. Wrap-around support, including expert mentorship, skills training workshops, access to markets, and qualified investment-readiness support has been shown to improve the confidence and skills of entrepreneurs.   Read More...



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