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'Information is key': How to help your child who has a learning disability
'Information is key': How to help your child who has a learning disabili... It is imperative to accept and understand your child as a parent...
Anele X on changing misconceptions about people living with dwarfism – ‘We are normal people’
Anele X on changing misconceptions about people living with dwarfism – ‘... They are fighting to be heard and treated with dignity. The cast members of Giants Of The City say short people deserve to be treated better.
TFG opens Prestige Clothing factory in Joburg designed for hearing-impaired workforce
TFG opens Prestige Clothing factory in Joburg designed for hearing-impai... Fashion and lifestyle retailer TFG officially opened its latest Prestige Clothing factory in Johannesburg - specially designed for a hearing-impaired workforce.
Wheelchair tennis star Kgothatso Montjane on her big win and being a 'struggling athlete'
Wheelchair tennis star Kgothatso Montjane on her big win and being a 'st... Kgothatso Montjane believes in order to be a champion, an athlete should not need to worry about financial support
'Hire people with disability on merit': Local physically challenged mom shares her story
'Hire people with disability on merit': Local physically challenged mom ... Itumeleng Sekhu tells us about being a mother to three and the challenges she faces daily.
Tax blow for parents of children with special needs if an amendment proposed by SARS is passed
Tax blow for parents of children with special needs if an amendment prop... SARS proposes that parents should no longer claim tax relief for special needs school fees.
Tears of joy as Msinga man gets user-friendly wheelchair
Tears of joy as Msinga man gets user-friendly wheelchair A Msinga man shed tears of joy when the ultramarathon runner, Bongumusa Mthembu, together with businessman Thabani Ngubane, of Arthur Ford, donated a user-friendly wheelchair to him...
'Information is key': How to help your child who has a learning disability
'Information is key': How to help your child who has a learning disabili... It is imperative to accept and understand your child as a parent...
Being visually impaired didn't stop Advocate Jan Tladi from graduating with a PhD
Being visually impaired didn't stop Advocate Jan Tladi from graduating w... He defied the odds and became the first completely blind student to graduate with a PhD from the North-West University
MY STORY | ‘I was born without hands – but that hasn’t stopped me from becoming a farmer’
MY STORY | ‘I was born without hands – but that hasn’t stopped me from b... Sibusiso Mogale shares his inspirational story about living his dream despite his disability.
OPINION | Speaking without a voice: Communication is a basic human right
OPINION | Speaking without a voice: Communication is a basic human right When we use our voices – in spoken or in written form – let us be reminded of our fellow South Africans who do not have the same right due to disability, writes Juan Bornman.
Marvelous Mbali on winning against all odds – 'My dreams are bigger than my disability'
Marvelous Mbali on winning against all odds – 'My dreams are bigger than... She has had five operations to help with her cleft palate. Writer, actress and musician Mbalienhle Modau says not even her condition can get in the way of her success.
Love in the time of corona
Love in the time of corona If there is one thing you shouldn’t give this Valentine’s, it’s ableism, writes Makgosi Letimile.
Bruce Cameron | Chickens coming home to roost for universal life policies
Bruce Cameron | Chickens coming home to roost for universal life policies The universal policies combined savings with risk assurance, but they have not shaped up as promised, says Bruce Cameron.
Bruce Cameron | People under-insured against disability as Covid-19 risks rising claims
Bruce Cameron | People under-insured against disability as Covid-19 risk... Cost-cutting means many employers are less accommodating of disability claimants returning to work, increasing the cost and duration of disability payments, says Bruce Cameron.
Inter-abled couple Squirmy and Grubs are out to bust dating stereotypes with their love
Inter-abled couple Squirmy and Grubs are out to bust dating stereotypes ... He’s disabled. She’s not. But that fact has nothing to do with why they fell madly in love
Disability grant delays take heavy toll on recipients battling to keep heads above water
Disability grant delays take heavy toll on recipients battling to keep h... During the strictest phases of South Africa’s Covid-19 lockdown, the SA Social Security Agency effectively stopped accepting new disability grant applications. Elri Voigt explores w...
'I want to start conversations around sex and disability'
'I want to start conversations around sex and disability' Meet #Trending’s new sex columnist, Makgosi Letimile.
‘They said my disability was irreversible, but I can do everything’
‘They said my disability was irreversible, but I can do everything’ Cape Town-born Suleiman Samaai met with an accident that left him with severe brain injury and physical disability. Now, more than 20 years later, he has managed to beat the odds, j...
Landisa: My wife and I lost both our legs in a car accident in Knysna: How we found purpose again
Landisa: My wife and I lost both our legs in a car accident in Knysna: H... We have realised, and very maturely accepted the fact that our legs will not grow back, ever. Life is all about choices, and we had to make the right choice for our community, our c...
The project that’s generating an income for people with disabilities
The project that’s generating an income for people with disabilities People living with disabilities are often isolated from the society, have difficulties being incorporated in mainstream economy, and accessing education. One centre is trying to cha...
Mom who was told disabled newborn baby would die is reunited with him after 16 years
Mom who was told disabled newborn baby would die is reunited with him af... "Doctors told me the boy won't survive."
'The cashier asked why I'm making a big deal about this' - Mom heads to Equality Court after son in wheelchair denied access to superette
'The cashier asked why I'm making a big deal about this' - Mom heads to ... "The manager told me, 'Now you know for next time not to bring your child to the shop'. I didn't know where to go or what to do, but I knew Connor's human rights had been violated. ...
Beauty queen empowers fellow women with disabilities
Beauty queen empowers fellow women with disabilities Many women with disabilities in rural areas have limited opportunities. But not if beauty queen, Lufuno Khakhu, has her way.
Cape Town girl born without bones in her legs won’t let anything stop her
Cape Town girl born without bones in her legs won’t let anything stop her Because of her condition, Zayaan is unable to walk and move around like a normal kid.
'I struggled to fit in and I faced a lot of stigma at school': This Zimbabwean breakdancer is changing the way we see childhood disability
'I struggled to fit in and I faced a lot of stigma at school': This Zimb... "If you want something, you've got to go for it and you have to keep believing."
Meet the disabled Instagrammer who's makeup skills got her 200K followers
Meet the disabled Instagrammer who's makeup skills got her 200K followers A disabled fashion and beauty influencer, who has mastered turning negatives into positives, has become an Instagram sensation, with 200,000 followers.
Group disability insurance about much more than the premium price, expert warns
Group disability insurance about much more than the premium price, exper... Group disability insurance in South Africa is highly commoditised. As such, purchasing decisions are often largely driven by price, says an expert.
From tragedy to triumph: a para-athlete speaks about getting back on the saddle
From tragedy to triumph: a para-athlete speaks about getting back on the... Journalist Palesa Manaleng was 27 years old when a cycling accident left her paralysed from the waist down. She thought she’d never play sports again.
Wheelchair-using brides celebrate this bridal boutique for its heartwarming inclusivity
Wheelchair-using brides celebrate this bridal boutique for its heartwarm... “Our thoughts of having one of them in a wheelchair was ‘why not?’ We didn’t think too much about it.”
Disabled students dropping out of varsity due to lack of special assistance
Disabled students dropping out of varsity due to lack of special assista... Many disabled students from rural communities find it difficult to adapt at tertiary institutions as they have to first learn how to use assistive devices.
Kruger National Park unveils safari vehicles for people with mobility challenges
Kruger National Park unveils safari vehicles for people with mobility ch... This week, SANParks and the Kruger National Park have made enjoying SA's natural heritage accessible to more people with the unveiling of vehicles for visitors with mobility challen...
Dating someone with a disability
Dating someone with a disability What you should consider if you’re interested in someone who is living with a disability
"TB put me in a wheelchair but I love myself and my body even more now"
"TB put me in a wheelchair but I love myself and my body even more now" Makgosi Letimile, 35, was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 2016 and lost the use of her legs. Now cured of TB, she reflects on her journey as lives with a disability.
SA tennis champion Kgothatso Montjane on beating the odds and going to Wimbledon
SA tennis champion Kgothatso Montjane on beating the odds and going to W... Growing up she was shunned by other children. No one wanted to play with her because she was different – a disabled kid.
Don't leave people with disabilities behind
Don't leave people with disabilities behind "You can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable citizens." This quote has been credited to a variety of prominent historic figures such as Aristotle and Mahatma Gha...
Why you may not be insured for a major financial risk
Why you may not be insured for a major financial risk You are nine times more likely to have a temporary disability than to have your car stolen or hijacked in South Africa – but most people don't believe they are at risk and are under...
I NEED A DISABILITY GRANT
I NEED A DISABILITY GRANT NTOMBIKAYISE Ntshiza from Mawele Village near Ixopo, in southern KZN desperately needs help to get her disability grant.
BLIND - BUT MASTER OF MY OWN DESTINY!
BLIND - BUT MASTER OF MY OWN DESTINY! ALL Lucky Shange wanted to be while growing up was to become a soccer star.
Here's how the Tenacious crew proves that where there's a will, there's a way on the high seas
Here's how the Tenacious crew proves that where there's a will, there's ... The world's largest operating wooden hulled tall ship, Tenacious, which has docked in Cape Town, was purpose built for sailors with disabilities.
What happened to Asperger’s syndrome?
What happened to Asperger’s syndrome? In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association stopped using the clinical term "Asperger’s syndrome", grouping the condition with other forms of autism under the term "Autism Spectru...
Fierce vaccination debate could sway Italy's general elections next week
Fierce vaccination debate could sway Italy's general elections next week Despite a major measles outbreak in Italy last year, infecting some 5000 and causing the deaths of 4, anti-vaxxers are up in arms about the Democrats' proposed new law to make vacci...
When is the best time for you to have a baby? Well, your body says before 35
When is the best time for you to have a baby? Well, your body says befor... While you might have planned out exactly when you'd like to settle down, get pregnant and expand your family, your body might have alternate plans.
Mom fights to get cruel tweet of her disabled daughter removed
Mom fights to get cruel tweet of her disabled daughter removed “We have to deal with so many challenges, but because of her my life is better."
STEAM not STEM: Why our future scientists need arts training
STEAM not STEM: Why our future scientists need arts training From biotech to climate change, advances in technology raise significant moral questions. To engage responsibly, our next generation of scientists need training in the arts AND ethi...
Does your child have a disability? This is how you can best care for them
Does your child have a disability? This is how you can best care for them It is important to remember that your child can still have a happy and fulfilled life!
Why there needs to be more autistic characters in children’s books
Why there needs to be more autistic characters in children’s books Autistic characters in children’s books are few and far between. But it's important that children read about characters who are different or maybe even more like them than they init...
Watch what happens when this little girl sings to her brother who has Down syndrome
Watch what happens when this little girl sings to her brother who has Do... A mom caught this heartwarming moment on camera and it shows just how powerful music can be. Parent24 spoke to a registered music therapist, Caley Garden, to find out how and why th...
Does my child have autism or is this ‘normal’ behaviour?
Does my child have autism or is this ‘normal’ behaviour? For many parents, sorting the “normal” quirkiness of childhood behaviour from the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be anxiety provoking.
Top 10 teen dramas of 2017
Top 10 teen dramas of 2017 If your teenager is feeling bored these holidays, they'll love you for this list.