Welcome to the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities

The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) has played an integral role in shaping South Africa into a country where persons with disabilities have access to equal opportunities and rights. For eight and a half decades we have run awareness programmes, influenced government policies, promoted physical and social access, and facilitated economic participation for and with persons with disabilities.

NCPD Projects and Programs

Casual Day

Casual Day started in 1994, is the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD)’s flagship awareness and fundraising project, that provides much-needed funds for the work of hundreds of schools and organizations in the disability sector, including nine Provincial Associations of and for Persons with Disabilities (APDs) and nationwide projects/programs.

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Nappy Run

Nappy Run was started in 2011 by the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD). It is an annual national awareness and nappy donation-drive campaign. Contact David Matlakala, Community Liaison Manager on email: david@ncpd.org.za or contact your Provincial Association of and for Persons with Disabilities (APDs) for arrangements Drop-off points

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Vava iYouth

Vava iYouth started in 2022 is a project of the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD). The focus areas are to; ensure self-representation / inclusion of youth with disabilities in all other youth structures in SA and in Africa; fundraise for assistive devices for youth with disabilities; job preparation and job placement for persons with disabilities in SA.

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Hearing loss matters

Road to Independence is a proud project of the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) that provides information, training and support to persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, due to a lack of services for those not using a signed language, and to his/her family, friends, employer and the broader society, as well as training for professionals.

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Gender-based Violence

NCPD has a tailored programme for addressing this life-threatening situation. We are proud to say that our very capable and experienced team of persons who have impairments themselves presents the programme. The program does not only provide theoretical support; but includes practical assistance as well and equips police officers to support and open cases with confidence. 

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veggie gardens

Produce grown by persons with disabilities is used to sustain themselves and their families by selling in order to make an income. Raised veggie gardens are for people to reach from wheelchairs. Tunnel gardens and conventional veggie gardens. The project includes getting sponsors for seed funding, training, re-training and marketing.

We are grateful to the following sponsors and donors