Disability Rights

Tax blow for parents of children with special needs

SARS proposes that parents should no longer claim tax relief for special needs school fees


News | 2 June 2021

Children with autism battle to find school places

Parents, caregivers and volunteers marched to Parliament


Brief | 24 May 2021

IPID finds “no misconduct” in using a water cannon on SASSA beneficiaries

Western Cape legislature says IPID report “disgraceful”


News | 7 May 2021

Last minute drive to clear disability grant backlog

Black Sash concerned that rushed medical assessments will affect the outcome of applications


News | 30 March 2021

Shack dweller Nikiwe Sipenuka has no feet and no hands. She has been waiting for a house for years

Unclear why provincial government has not prioritised her house


News | 17 March 2021

Victim of metro police violence still waiting for a new wheelchair

Zwelenkosi Ngidi’s wheelchair was broken in November last year


Brief | 2 February 2021

Despite a court order ten years ago, special needs school still has no building

Amasango Career School in Makhanda operates from six prefab classrooms


News | 23 November 2020

A Cape Town mom couldn’t find a school for her autistic son. So she started one

Phumeza Booi Welisa hopes to turn her daycare facility into a registered ECD centre


News | 15 October 2020

No arrests after deaf boy mauled by dogs

Eleven-year-old Jeniel Jafta uses a wheelchair and his right arm was amputated


News | 14 September 2020

Deaf people lose houses to land occupation

Khayelitsha occupation divides community leadership


News | 20 August 2020

Partially blind woman faces eviction

The owner of the shack Siphiwe Mdluli rents wants to move back in


News | 4 August 2020

Raising an autistic child in a shack

“He once disappeared and it gave us a fright. Now I have to stay and watch him all the time.”


News | 8 July 2020

Asylum seeker with spinal cord injury faces eviction from his shack

Markus Nyoni can no longer pay his rent because of the Covid-19 pandemic


News | 12 June 2020

Life in a shack when you’re in a wheelchair

Every day Nonceba Siyobi sits in the doorway of her home hoping a passerby will help her to the nearest toilet


News | 4 June 2020

School for disabled battles to stay open

Seven teachers resign at Oasis centre in Upington


News | 6 March 2020