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We fail children living with disabilities

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

New copyright law will benefit South Africans with disabilities

South Africa's new Copyright Amendment Bill could help the country take an important step in tackling its own “book famine

Listen to the voices of women with disabilities

Women with communication disabilities are more likely to be victims of violence. But technological communication aids can help them speak out

The accidental record-breaker

Mpumelelo Mhlongo is crushing it on the global stage, and has his eye on a third world record

No school for 600 000 children

The education department should provide free, inclusive education for disabled children and support their caregivers

Community Conservation and Resilience

Winner: Aller River Pilot Project

Graduation ceremonies a success

Autumn graduation ceremonies fairly conducted

​Queerness, desire and disability

Queer people with disabilities face double discrimination when it comes to sex.

​Where queer and disabled intersect

There’s already a stigma attached to being queer. Add a disability and there’s this ‘assumption that you need to be protected from desire’.

Universities’ inclusion of disabled students is limited

Universities must move beyond measuring inclusion based only on the number of students with disabilities they have enrolled each year.

Traditional leaders ‘scared’ of disabled people

Disabled people in rural areas say that "negative attitudes, lack of patience, are barriers to accessing justice in the traditional courts".

Players in the pound seats

Wheelchair tennis is grounded in clumsy mobility, but its popularity is soaring in South Africa.

Intellectually disabled women in India ‘treated worse than animals’

A recent report says that intellectually disabled women in India are routinely locked up in institutions where they are "treated worse than animals".

Disabled children face uphill education battle

Even though the Constitution guarantees disabled children the right to education, many don't go to school, or have great difficulty in doing so.

Mountain bike technology behind off-road wheelchair

Build mountain bike technology into a wheelchair and suddenly the hills open up to the handicapped, writes Arthur Goldstuck.

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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'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

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