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Image: WESTERN  CAPE  NETWORK  ON  DISABILITY The General Meeting for The Western Cape Network on Disability was held on 11 July 2014

The General Meeting for The Western Cape Network on Disability was held on 11 July 2014. One of the most important lessons learnt was that people with disabilities need to be on hand to advise Municipalities about the needs of disabled - fancy allocating an upstairs flat in a building without lifts, to a person confined to a wheelchair!   Read More...

Image: Casual Day participants celebrate international Diversity Day Diversity Day - 21 May 2014

21 May is UNESCO’s World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. To mark it, the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities SA (NCPPDSA) is launching a campaign in celebration of our individual uniqueness.   Read More...

Image: Judges unanimously awarded Shonaquip Innovation Award at Design Indaba 2014 - a mobility and seating Solutions Provider

Shonaquip, a social enterprise committed to improving the quality of life of people living with severe disabilities through appropriate seating devices and services, was honoured with the Design Indaba Expo 2014 Innovation award.   Read More...

Image: Casual Day celebrates R23.5 million in style

Sponsored by The Edcon Group, Casual Day is the flagship project of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA), which this year celebrates 75 years of service to the community of persons with disabilities. Over the past 19 years, Casual Day has helped the NCPPDSA to fulfill its mandate of creating a barrier-free, fully accessible and inclusive society for all, raising almost R195 million.   Read More...

Image: Giving the disabled their place in the company With an estimated 8-12 percent of the South African population experiencing some form of disability, corporate South Africa has a responsibility to ensure that its employee base is more representative of this ratio. A company that has embraced this duty and taken it a step further is Tsogo Sun’s flagship entertainment destination, Montecasino, which recognised that there are many untapped skills among people with disabilities (PWD) and more opportunities within its workforce for the disabled than initially considered.   Read More...

HEADLINES, Civil Action/Philanthropy, Advocacy , Early Childhood Development (ECD), Funding, Health
Image: Engen donates R4 million to Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital The R4m will be used to build the paediatric surgical wards, and so facilitate the provision of medical, surgical and nursing care for children
The need for a tertiary paediatric hospital in South Africa is greater than ever and can no longer be ignored, stated Sibongile Mkhabela, CEO of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust at the announcement that Engen Petroleum is contributing R4 million towards the building of a new facility that will carry Madiba’s name.   Read More...

- February 2013


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Image: Physio for the home Sports participants who need physiotherapy may soon be able to get treatment in their own home.

Accidents or operations are often followed by long periods of rehabilitation treatment. In future, a new technology will allow patients to do physiotherapy exercises at home, while still making sure that they are performing movements correctly.   Read More...

HEADLINES, Agriculture/Food, Food security
Cereals are good for you, supplying the body with carbohydrates, proteins and vitamins...

However, some people are intolerant to the gluten protein they contain. Now, researchers are developing new recipes for tasty, gluten-free pasta and pastries - a change from the often bland and unexciting fare those intolerant to gluten many times have to gaze at on their plate...   Read More...

Blindness is often caused by corneal diseases - now there could be help for patients.

Our eyes are our window to the world. Thousands of people have lost their eyesight due to damages to the cornea, such as trauma, absent limbal stem cells or diseases. The established treatment is a corneal transplant, but in many cases, this is not possible and donor corneas are often hard to come by. In the future, an artificial cornea could make up for this deficiency and save the vision of those affected.   Read More...

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