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What can I do this Mandela Day?


“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” – Nelson Mandela   As I sit down to write this blog, the hype around Mandela Day is just beginning. Companies …..

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Disturbing reality of SA youth with disabilities


We are leaving May behind us and going into June.  While the only relation between these 2 months is that they lie next to each other on our calendar, or both fall in autumn, I realised that we celebrate Workers Day and Youth Day during these 2 months.  I marvel at the irony that these …..

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Segregation continues for people with disabilities


The media has been full of reports around the controversial State expropriation of land and potential “land grabs” which are likely to follow.  Our thoughts naturally return to the past that was at the root of this situation – the Implementation of the Group Areas Act (“GAA”).  The Act divided residential areas along racial and …..

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Disability Rights : A huge step forward!


There has been much talk recently about our rights; women’s rights, religious rights, children’s rights, civil rights, gay rights and more, sparked by events both in South Africa and abroad. A landmark event in South Africa during December has similarly created a wave of excitement and discussion amongst individuals and organisations alike within the disability …..

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