Disability Rights

Woman makes extraordinary sacrifices to look after nephew

“I cannot stand here and lie by saying all is well”


News | 23 May 2017

Blind students terrorised by dog

College boarders allege headmaster’s dog has attacked them


News | 17 May 2017

Delft wheelchair user finally gets her own house

After 15 years living in a container, Nobendiba Thuthani says she had lost hope


Brief | 20 April 2017

Watch model smash stereotypes in the fashion industry

Lebohang Monyatsi’s disability has not stopped her from chasing her teenage dream


Video | 31 March 2017

Wheelchair for grandmother trapped in her shack

After years as a virtual prisoner in her home, 72-year-old Beauty Qamata can breathe fresh air again


Brief | 17 March 2017

I was born blind for a purpose, says East London accordion player

Siphe Mditshane uses his musical talent to teach others


Brief | 17 March 2017

People with disabilities demand better jobs

“We only get hired to answer phones”


Brief | 9 March 2017

Disabled 72-year-old trapped alone in her shack all day

Former domestic worker Beauty Qamata lost her legs to diabetes


News | 6 March 2017

Blind boxer still a champion

Martial arts champion Ronald Dlamini was at his peak, when he lost his eyesight


Brief | 10 February 2017

Law to stop detention of mentally ill in prisons

Bill to bring Criminal Procedure Act in line with the Constitution


Law | 10 February 2017

Teenager’s joy at wheelchair gift

Public response “overwhelming” for Palesa Kwayiba


Brief | 23 December 2016

Paralysed man gets his medication

Compensation Fund apologises


Brief | 5 December 2016

Demand for sign language and braille in police stations

Gugulethu campaign for better services for people with disabilities


Brief | 2 December 2016

Motorists blind to disability

A big walk by blind people from around the Eastern Cape raised awareness on the roads


Brief | 21 November 2016

Blind man has to walk three kilometres to fetch water

The daily struggle of Ernest Mdunge and his disabled sister


News | 16 November 2016

Masiphumelele mother’s struggle to find school for deaf son

Her story highlights the problems faced by children with disabilities and their parents 


News | 3 November 2016