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Deaf Member(s) of Parliament needed for a true reflection of demographics

21 May 2014, 10:31
I still fail to understand why the biggest political party decided not to have Deaf MP in the parliament. Why should it be taken away after 3 full terms? I know so much more could have been done in the past 3 terms but why should they stop the unfinished work? 

If we look at the numbers: 

Valid Votes counted: 18,402,497
Around 46,000 votes per parliamentary seat (national assembly and provincial legislature combined).

Current South African Sign Language users as per census 2011: minimum 234,655
Current South African population: 62,000,000
Voter turnout percentage (SA population/valid votes): 29.6%

29.6% of 234,655 Sign Language users = 69,458 votes

The parliament should have at least one seat reserved for Deaf MP.

Please take note the census was flawed, 234,655 was very low number. The correct estimation should be in the region of 600,000 as stated by DeafSA.

29.6% of 600,000 South African Sign Language users = 177,600 votes

The parliament should have at least 3 seats reserved (out of 400) for Deaf MPs for a true reflection of demographics and for healthy diversity.
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