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High-tech multimedia centre for special needs students opens at Vhembe TVET College
High-tech multimedia centre for special needs students opens at Vhembe TVET CollegeArticle

The MTN SA Foundation has launched a state-of-the-art multimedia centre for students with disabilities at Vhembe TVET in Makwarele Campus, Limpopo...

1 day ago

State-of-the-art school for special needs learners opens in KZN
State-of-the-art school for special needs learners opens in KZNArticle

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala has marked the official opening of the state-of-the-art Pholela Special School at Bulwer in the Harry Gwala District Municipality...

30 Mar 2021

The forgotten key: ECD for children with disabilities
The forgotten key: ECD for children with disabilitiesArticle

The first 1,000 days of a child's life are vital in establishing the foundation for the rest of the child's development going forward. The importance of correct care and stimulation during this period is therefore crucial, and especially so for children with disabilities...

14 May 2019

Technology boost for Eastern Cape schools
Technology boost for Eastern Cape schoolsArticle

An innovative initiative by government to supply modern technology equipment to disadvantaged schools in rural areas is set to change the lives of learners at these schools...

15 Apr 2019

Blind SA launches R1m fundraising campaign to #GiveWordsWings
Blind SA launches R1m fundraising campaign to #GiveWordsWingsArticle

Meropa Communications, as part of its pro-bono work, has developed and produced an ambitious fundraising campaign to raise R1m for non-profit organisation, Blind SA...

13 Sep 2018

Summit connects disabled learners to potential employers
Summit connects disabled learners to potential employersArticle

Hundreds of disabled learners had the opportunity to meet corporates seeking to employ people with disabilities...

25 Apr 2018

How we can support special needs students in a failing school system
How we can support special needs students in a failing school systemArticle

With only an estimated 5% of youth with disabilities matriculating every year, and companies with job placements and employment equity requirements to fulfil, how do we bridge the educational gap to help these learners become employable?

24 Jan 2018

Tarryn Atkinson, Saica chairperson: employees tax and expatriate sub-committees.
Twin tax bills and their impact on other ActsArticle

There are several amendments in the new tax bills that will impact on other labour-related legislation...

Tarryn Atkinson 21 Jul 2017

Employing disabled people is beneficial for most companies
Employing disabled people is beneficial for most companiesArticle

Stanley Hutcheson & Associates (SHA) has picked up that many companies fall back on the stereotype that employing people with disabilities (PWD) is a risky and expensive practice...

20 May 2015

Pretoria schools repurpose AAD 2012 expo stand material
Pretoria schools repurpose AAD 2012 expo stand materialArticle

Several reclaimed items from the pavilion of the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative (AISI) at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2012 expo are being put to good use by two Tshwane-based schools for children with special needs.

6 Dec 2012

School for learners with disabilities receives medical equipmentArticle

Deputy Health Minister Dr Gwen Ramokgopa says South Africa is maturing in terms of its capability to accommodate and provide for children with disabilities.

Gabi Khumalo 31 Aug 2012

Learners continue with employment, new programmes begin
Learners continue with employment, new programmes beginArticle

Following the successful Wholesale and Retail SETA (W&RSETA) learnership programme, AutoZone has announced that is has offered 48% of its learners employment within the group.

13 Aug 2012

Feel Good retail project to enable the disabled
Feel Good retail project to enable the disabledArticle

The second group of trainees commence work this month at the one-year-old Feel Good Store - the public face of the innovative Feel Good Project run in partnership by The Foschini Group and the non-profit organisation Learn to Earn.

9 Jun 2010

First class graduates retailer's deaf training programme
First class graduates retailer's deaf training programmeArticle

The Shoprite Group yesterday, 19 May 2009, announced the first graduation class of 38 deaf learners who have completed a four month Sales Skills Programme and who are now employed in Checkers stores in Gauteng.

20 May 2009

Volkswagen empowers disabled learners
Volkswagen empowers disabled learnersArticle

Volkswagen of South Africa has offered a lifeline to 60 disabled young adults by launching a one-year Learnership in End-User Computing, specifically for people with disabilities. Successfully completing the course could lead to full-time employment within the automotive manufacturer's national dealer network.

25 Feb 2009

Call to people with disabilitiesArticle

It is difficult to publicly admit. Seven years into the Skills Development rollout, it is apparent that even where we are meeting our paper targets established by the National Skills Development Strategy, where SETAs are tasked to ensure that 4% of our benefits is spent on people with disabilities, we are nevertheless failing people with disabilities terribly, especially those with mental disabilities.

Ivor Blumenthal 14 Jun 2007

MAPPP learnerships for the disabled to benefit allArticle

1485 Radio Today and Progression are approaching MAPPP SETA and companies within the film and electronic media, advertising, arts and culture, printing and packaging and print media and publishing sector with regards to funding and implementation of a learnership project for people with disabilities, which will assist in meeting the sector's targets for people with disabilities.

30 May 2006

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