Latest articles on Special Needs

We fail children living with disabilities

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

South Africa treats special needs children as an aside

Many children with special needs have never seen the inside of a classroom, as there are no schools where they live that cater to them. It’s extremely disheartening, particularly as access to education is a constitutional right

The silent struggle of special needs students in South Africa

A special education teacher’s reflections on teaching demonstrate that a nationwide effort is needed to ensure no learner is left behind

Excellence in Special Needs Teaching

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

Blind schooling in ‘shocking’ state

It's a national shame: our visually impaired children face appalling learning conditions.

No place for disabled children in KZN’s rural schools

A shortage of staff and dedicated educational facilities is depriving many with special needs of an education.

Teaching that embraces difference

Education law and classroom mindsets are still not accommodating "disabled" pupils properly.

Disabled pupils’ hostel of horror

It's literally a case of the blind leading the blind at the crumbling Setotolwane special-needs school.

Electricity theft places special-needs school in peril

Illegal connections are sucking a special-needs school dry and endangering staff and pupils.

Special needs an unrelenting fight

A mother has described the extremely difficult path her family walks daily, caring for a child with a severe form of a speech-planning disorder.

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

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WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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