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We fail children living with disabilities

Despite commendable work and persistent battles, not enough is being done for these learners

Chief executives take up the wheelchair campaign in March

The campaign helps to raise awareness of the difficulties people in wheelchairs face on a daily basis

A footie-mad mother narrates for blind son

​A passionate Brazilian football fan has drawn nationwide attention for narrating her local team’s football matches live to her blind and autistic son

Children with disabilities left behind by learner transport policy

The KwaZulu-Natal education department in particular has done little to fulfil its constitutional obligations

Building solid foundations

The National Lotteries Commission has put massive funding into Early Childhood Development to help ensure the future of the country is brighter

Women entrepreneurs make it with WRC’s support

Refilwe Lesufi says there is an urgent need to create off-grid solutions in rural areas

​Empowering vulnerable groups through social development programmes

The Gauteng department of social development empowers communities and engenders self-reliance

Fresh hope for Zambia’s children with disabilities

A new hydrotherapy centre in Zambia's capital is making an impact in the special needs field

Mr Tap’s vision to inspire others

Aubrey Poopedi defies the odds of blindness, and reaches the firmament of greatness as a rapper

Eddie Ndopu is ready, willing and able to conquer space

Brilliant South African on his way to Oxford despite needing full-time medical care.

Struggle continues for disabled children

Government has placed some disabled pupils in school but concerns remain over the ability of the school to give them an adequate education.

Don’t deny me my disability, dignity and equal opportunity

What I am saying is do not patronise me, do not belittle me in the name of some misplaced compassion. What I am not saying is erase my disability.

[From our archives] ‘If they are raped, then so what?’

Mentally disabled people in the rural Eastern Cape are considered worthless, even evil. When girls are sexually abused, mothers are no longer shocked.

Comment: Vital service reaches far too few

Rehabilitation plans for the thousands of people with disabilities must be included in the NHI.

Technology breaks the silence

New devices give people such as Alan Martin, who has cerebral palsy, the chance to communicate properly for the first time.

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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