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[From our archives] 'If they are raped, then so what?'
[From our archives] 'If they are raped, then so what?'
Zethu Mqopi’s* hazel eyes flash in nervousness. Her hands, scarred from years of hard labour and domestic accidents, twitch compulsively. She...
Put mental health top of mind
Put mental health top of mind
International studies have shown that nine out of 10 mentally or physically disabled people will experience sexual abuse at some point in their...
How government starves the welfare sector
How government starves the welfare sector
"Please, please, please, I beg you! Who will take care of me?" This was 22-year-old Tsholofelo Phiri's appeal to the government to stop...
Paedophilia must be treated
Paedophilia must be treated
Last month Greece announced that, as part of its austerity measures, it would reform the way disability grants were handled. Many of the changes...
'Idea of a chronic illness grant needs more investigation'
'Idea of a chronic illness grant needs more investigation'
A new study on poverty and disability in Johannesburg has revealed that only 39% of disabled people in Johannesburg's eight poorest wards are...

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