We have just entered the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign here in South Africa, and disturbing to note is the absence of any mention of women and children with disabilities, both as victims and survivors of abuse which leads to disability. This campaign is held every year for …..Read More
“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 …..Read More
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 …..Read More
At this, the beginning of the school year, news broadcasts on both radio and television are filled with reports of children either going to “big school” for the first time and all the excitement and emotions that go along with such an important step in a child’s life, or the dire situation facing South Africa’s …..Read More
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 …..Read More
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 …..Read More
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