DISABILITY RIGHTS

Despite a court order ten years ago, special needs school still has no building

Amasango Career School in Makhanda operates from six prefab classrooms

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23 November 2020

A Cape Town mom couldn’t find a school for her autistic son. So she started one

Phumeza Booi Welisa hopes to turn her daycare facility into a registered ECD centre

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15 October 2020

No arrests after deaf boy mauled by dogs

Eleven-year-old Jeniel Jafta uses a wheelchair and his right arm was amputated

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14 September 2020

Deaf people lose houses to land occupation

Khayelitsha occupation divides community leadership

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20 August 2020

Partially blind woman faces eviction

The owner of the shack Siphiwe Mdluli rents wants to move back in

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4 August 2020

Raising an autistic child in a shack

“He once disappeared and it gave us a fright. Now I have to stay and watch him all the time.”

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8 July 2020

Asylum seeker with spinal cord injury faces eviction from his shack

Markus Nyoni can no longer pay his rent because of the Covid-19 pandemic

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12 June 2020

Life in a shack when you’re in a wheelchair

Every day Nonceba Siyobi sits in the doorway of her home hoping a passerby will help her to the nearest toilet

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4 June 2020

School for disabled battles to stay open

Seven teachers resign at Oasis centre in Upington

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6 March 2020

Paraplegic man dreams of having a house

Lwando Sigaqa lives in a shack in Taiwan informal settlement

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26 February 2020

Equality Court orders shop to accommodate wheelchairs

“I want to give my son as full a life as I can, even if it means fighting so he can go to the shop like anyone else” says mother

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14 February 2020

Deaf children must wait, says Eastern Cape Department of Education

School gutted by fire won’t be fixed until 2023-4

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12 February 2020

Blind woman and mentally challenged grandson abandoned by authorities

No help from Home Affairs, Social Development or Health

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23 January 2020

Denying people in wheelchairs access to shops is discriminatory, argues lawyer

Mitchells Plain shop owner says policy was implemented to stop “rampant shoplifting”

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15 January 2020

Court reprimands shop owner who denied access to child in wheelchair

“No one should be allowed to waste the court’s time unnecessarily” says magistrate

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11 December 2019