THE DETERIORATING STATE OF IKHWEZI LOKUSA SPECIAL SCHOOL (EC): Today, as we commemorate the International Day for Persons with Disabilities, a day intended for celebration and acknowledgment of triumphs over challenges, my heart is heavy with a sense of sadness and outrage. This poignant reflection stems from a recent session with the parents of Ikhwezi […]
Therina Wentzel shared a heartening update, after a session with parents of learners at Mthatha’s Ikhwezi Lokusa Special School on Thursday, 30 November hosted at APD Mthatha. Parents left feeling empowered, knowing their rights are supported by NCPD and EELC. Inspired by this unity, a parents’ organization is in the making with Beauty’s assistance. Together, […]
In Thursday, 09 November’s court hearing challenging the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), participants faced numerous obstacles that shed light on the difficulties faced by persons with hearing impairments. The courtroom’s sound system posed a significant challenge, making it difficult for participants to hear proceedings clearly. Moreover, the dim lighting conditions made lip-reading […]
In a ground-breaking move, advocacy groups are taking the South African government to task over the denial of a fundamental right – access to education – for children with disabilities. A recent letter of demand, served to the Department of Basic Education by legal representatives of the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities […]
The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) Calls for Urgent Action to Address the Alarming Number of Children Unable to Access Formal Education Johannesburg, June 2023 – The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) has confirmed that an estimated 600,000 children in South Africa are unable to access formal […]
NCPD questioned the validity of ICASA’s (Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) Code for Persons with Disabilities Regulations 2021 and launched legal proceedings to have the 9 April 2021 Code reviewed and set aside.