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Image: DRIVING AMBITIONS - A driver training project for people with disabilities Mission -To improve lives by securing resources to advocate, educate, capacitate, support & mobilize

QASA is encouraging all persons with physical disabilities with driving ambitions who would like to enrol in their sponsored programme, and who is able to get themselves to Pretoria, Johannesburg and Durban, to download application forms from their website www.qasa.co.za.
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ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: Technology helps deaf hear theatre and music Capetonians with hearing loss can now enjoy theatre events to the full

Hearing loss no longer a barrier to attending theatre Capetonians with hearing loss can now enjoy theatre events to the full, thanks to the installation of an induction loop system at the Metronome Theatre in the Nobel Shopping Centre in Bellville. This system supports someone who uses technology like a loop receiver or hearing aids with a telecoil function, to hear sounds induced directly into these devices, bringing them the clearest sound possible.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability, Health
Image: Training Workshops Unlimited (TWU) wins the Ministerial Youth Excellence gold award CMH vocational training and career skills project

TWU, Cape Mental Health’s (CMH) vocational training and career skills development project for persons with intellectual disability (ID), has been awarded a Gold Ministerial Youth Excellence Award  by the Western Cape Department of Social Development and a  cash prize of R30 000.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Disability
Image: Background to Aware Bears Accepting a disability is a process with many ups and downs and Aware Bears wants to ensure that people are able to focus on the positive.
Aware Bears aims to create awareness and a better understanding of Cerebral Palsy for those living with it and their families. We also want to change perceptions of what people with disabilities are capable of achieving.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: Disability Employment Open day - invitation to all Disabled members of the community especially youth with disabilities.

The Institute for the Promotion of Disabled Manpower (IPDM) in collaboration with Ikamva Labantu invites all Disabled members of the community especially youth with disabilities to an Open Day.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Disability
Image:  Casual Day packs a R28 million punch The amount of money raised by Casual Day in 2014 has been announced
Some of the funds raised by Casual Day go towards fighting for the rights of persons with disabilities for the right to a barrier-free society.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Disability
Image: Braille – the Key to Accessing Language and Literacy for the Blind of the World Braille reading holds the key to learning spelling and active literacy skills.
As we commemorate Mother Language Day on February 21st , it is important to reflect on the importance of braille to ensuring that blind persons have the opportunity to acquire and use their mother language – whatever that language may be.   Read More...



HEADLINES, Disability
Image: Reducing the incidence of disability through creating awareness of the dangers of distracted driving - working towards a safer transport environment, both for the road user and pedestrians
Distracted driving is a contributing factor to the incidence of road crashes with resulting injuries, fatalities and disabilities. Greater awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, as well as the education of drivers on driver safety, would go a long way towards decreasing the high fatality rate on South African roads.   Read More...



Disability, Videos
Image: Newlands PARK INN-RADISSON Hotel making headlines for right reasons- with 30% of employees Deaf

A Cape Town Hotel has been making headlines for all the right reasons, lately by exposing guests to the world of Deaf people. 30 percent of employees at the Newlands based Park Inn by Radisson are completely or partially Deaf. It's believed the hotel has the highest compliment of Deaf employees in the world.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Disability
Image: Cape Town Hotel making headlines for all the right reasons - with 30% of employees Deaf A Cape Town Hotel has been making headlines for all the right reasons, lately by exposing guests to the world of Deaf people. 30 percent of employees at the Newlands based Park Inn by Radisson are completely or partially Deaf. It's believed the hotel has the highest compliment of Deaf employees in the world.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: Carlson Rezidor opens another flagship in South Africa: Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands has partnered with the Deaf Federation of South Africa (DEAFSA)

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and most dynamic hotel groups, announces the opening of Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands. The opening of Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands brings a brilliant new Smart Meeting and Events hospitality concept to South Africa.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Disability
Image: Engen donates R200k to children’s wheelchair project R 200 000 donated to the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA).

As part of its 21st Birthday celebrations, Engen Petroleum - South Africa’s leading petroleum brand - has raised R 200 000, which it has donated to the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA).   Read More...




HEADLINES, Disability
Image: African Disability Forum (ADF) established at Regional Meeting A meeting of nearly 40 regional and national leaders of organisations of persons with disabilities (DPOs) in Africa, which took place17-19 November 2014, UN Conference Centre, Addis Ababa. The African Disability Forum (ADF) aims to unify and amplify the voice of Africans with disabilities, their families and their organizations in advocating for their rights and inclusion in all aspects of development and society at Pan African, sub-regional and national levels.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Arts & Culture, Disability
Image: Marlene won the category for Theatre at the Mbokodo Women in Arts Awards - this recognises the contribution by South African women in the on-going development of the arts in South Africa.

The Awards celebrate women in 20 categories, of different ages, from all cultural groups including artists with special needs. The role played by arts and culture in the liberation struggle was crucial and well recorded   Read More...




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Image: Children with Disabilities: Rights, Facts and Figures Delving deeper into the everyday realities of children with disabilities.

With more than 600 000 children with disabilities in South Africa, this Children's Month we zoom in on the realities faced by this vulnerable group. According to information recently released by StatsSA, there are 609 671 children with disabilities aged between 5 and 14. The 2011 Census Disability Monograph by StatsSA also indicates that provinces like the Free State and the Northern Cape are each home to 11% of the country's persons with disabilities.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: The National Disability Awards 2014 - First Call for Nominations. Working together for a skilled tomorrow.

International Day for Persons with Disabilities is recognized throughout the world. This day is celebrated on 3 December of each year. The first National Disability Awards were successfully run in 2009, the awards have since grown in stature and a number of categories are now recognised.   Read More...




COMPANY NEWS , Disability
Image: Engen Namibia Sponsors Down Syndrome Association of Namibia Namibian Minister of Education, highlights that the needs of all learners must be addressed, especially those who are at risk of being marginalised

Engen Namibia announced a three-year sponsorship grant of N$300 000 to the Down Syndrome Association of Namibia (DSAN), towards education of children with Down Syndrome.

Hon. Dr David Namwandi, Namibian Minister of Education, was the guest of honour at the grant handover ceremony on Friday 26 September at Hotel Thule, Eros.   Read More...




ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: 50 wheelchairs to 50 people for a 50th birthday

Lead SA has teamed up with Casual Day to honour the birthday desire of a guy whose wish it was to hand out 50 wheelchairs to 50 people, rather than have a 50th birthday party, to honour his wonderful grandmother.   Read More...




HEADLINES, Disability
Image: Disability Moving Towards a Post 2015 Development Agenda DIRCO convened an inter-governmental meeting on 14 August to update departments on the process. Herewith a summary of current status towards the development of the Post 2015.   Read More...



ALL THE NEWS , Disability
Image: Bring out the Bling:Casual Day - 5 September - providing the country with the opportunity to show solidarity with persons with disabilities

For the price of less than a loaf of bread or the small change in your pocket, you can make a huge difference. By donating your R10 for a sticker, you are making your contribution to improving the lives of persons with disabilities.   Read More...



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