Disability Rights

Thousands of children with disabilities are not receiving the Care Dependency Grant

And the R2,180 monthly amount is too little to cover the costs of caring for a child with disabilities


News | 23 May 2024

Wheelchair users demand better access to transport

We spend R600 out of our R2,180 grant on transport, say disability activists


News | 9 April 2024

Disabled learners turned away from school

Renovations at Mthatha school, closed last year after parents complained of poor conditions, have still not been completed


News | 5 April 2024

Mpumalanga delays building of school for learners with disabilities

School was promised over 10 years ago


Brief | 13 February 2024

Parents in tears over terrible conditions at school for disabled children

Eastern Cape education department sends task team to investigate


News | 9 November 2023

Disability group battles to keep going after robbery

The cash-strapped organisation in Musina has 250 members who rely on it


Brief | 31 October 2023

Disability grant applicants sleep outside this SASSA office

SASSA admitted that there had been “technical challenges with the online system” but that these had since been resolved


News | 27 October 2023

People living with disabilities march to Musina municipality for services and jobs

“The municipality has no heart for disabled people” says mother with three disabled children


Brief | 12 October 2023

Video: Meet the disabled South African dancer who wowed Britain’s Got Talent

“When people see you on stage it’s not like, ‘Aw that’s so cute!’ but they see the actual performance. And then [you] steal the show.”


Video | 11 October 2023

“I feel like disabled people are not seen or heard”

People living with disabilities in Delft air their grievances on Thursday


Brief | 6 October 2023

Blind SA leads march, demands government ratifies treaty

It has been ten years since the Marrakesh Treaty was concluded to allow blind people access to published works in accessible formats


News | 27 June 2023

We’ve been forgotten, say people with disabilities in Musina

People are living in houses that don’t cater for their needs


News | 3 May 2023

Learners at KZN special schools return to class after boycott

Provincial education department has promised to provide ten buses


Brief | 25 April 2023

Bid to resolve crisis in KwaZulu-Natal special schools

Learners say they are not taken seriously because they live with disabilities


News | 20 April 2023

Durban Centre for the Disabled to be sold

KZN Public Work says the occupants of the Enduduzweni Centre will keep their livelihoods


News | 30 March 2023