Special Needs

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.

Latest

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it