Association for Persons with Disabilities Eastern Cape
About The APDEC
The Eastern Cape Provincial Council for Persons with Disabilities (APDEC) is a “Not for Profit Organization” affiliated constitutionally to the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD).
APDEC was established in December 2007 and registered with the Department Social Development as NPO on the 11th August 2008.
APDEC’s area of operation stretches over 168 000 square kilometers and is divided into seven districts and two metropoles. We are currently represented in Amathole, Buffalo City, Saartjie Baartman, Nelson Mandela Bay (including Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and Despatch) and Mthatha districts, but still need to establish a footprint in the Chris Hani, OR Tambo, Alfred Nzo and Ukhahlamba districts.
According to the 2011 census survey, there are approximately 478 000 persons with disabilities living in the Eastern Cape.
Our Affiliates’ levels of service delivery vary according to their stages of development. Nelson Mandela Bay, Mthatha, Grahamstown, Graaff Reinet and Kouga are the established NPO-registered Affiliates while East London, Centani, Nqamakwe, Addo and Butterworth are affiliates that have the potential to be be empowered to support the community but need guidance and mentorship to become a sustainable unit.