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Signing a path to freedom for the deaf

If South African Sign Language is recognised as one of the country’s official languages, it will considerably ease many of the deaf community’s problems of access, education and equality.

How coronavirus is affecting Kenya’s hearing impaired citizens

A deaf man in Kenya spread the message of Covid-19 when he realised a million hearing impaired people were left out of the conversation

Excellence in Special Needs Teaching

'Words cannot describe the emotions experienced by both learner and educator when a basic skill has been mastered'

Deaf pupils cheer sign of the times

Now that children can take sign language in matric, it will be easier to obtain a bachelor’s pass

Schools deaf, blind to pupils’ needs

Children with disabilities are not being properly catered to by SA's so-called special schools.

Deaf staff get Balalaika hotel cooking

The Balalaika hotel in Johannesburg is breaking new ground, focusing on opportunities for hearing-impaired workers.

Mandela memorial interpreter: SA’s meaningless gestures

Following outrage from the deaf community about a possible fake deaf signer at Nelson Mandela's memorial, the government has come to his defence.

‘Fake interpreter’ at Mandela memorial enrages deaf community

Reports questioning the validity of the sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service has sparked outrage in the deaf community.

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