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SA's wheelchair beauty named runner-up in international pageant

Lebohang Monyatsi, South Africa's first wheelchair runway model, was crowned runner-up in the Miss Wheelchair World beauty pageant.

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Wheels of change: Wheelchair beauty queen wants to change the status quo

Lebohang Monyatsi is South Africa's very first wheelchair runway model. Lebohang is currently in Warsaw, Poland where she will be competing for the inaugural title of Miss Wheelchair World. Watch.

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Have a disabled child? Here's how to get SARS disability tax credits

2017-09-05 13:48

If you are a registered taxpayer and one of your dependents have a disability or physical impairment, you could qualify for tax benefits. We tell you how it works.

Lawsuit claims Uber discriminates against wheelchair riders

2017-07-20 10:05

A nonprofit organisation has filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber, claiming the ride-hailing service discriminates against New York City riders with disabilities.

Should 'mentally challenged' people be denied organ transplants?

2017-01-26 11:56

The US system of organ banks is battling a thorny ethical question: Should a person with intellectual disabilities be denied access to an organ transplant?

Hire people with disabilities to improve access to economy – MEC

2016-12-04 09:07

Both the private sector and government need to lead in hiring people with disabilities to improve their access to the economy, Western Cape social development MEC Albert Fritz says.

WATCH: A crusader for disabled children in Soshanguve fights to restore their dignity

2016-09-15 11:41

Christinah Mahlangu's Ntuthuko Stimulation Centre in Soshanguve caters for the needs of disabled children.

Outa: E-toll exemption for the disabled good, process is 'cumbersome'

2016-08-18 10:52

The department of transport exempted disability-friendly vehicles from paying any fees toward e-tolls.

Doors of learning shut on kids with disabilities

2015-08-19 10:10

An estimated half-a-million children with disabilities have been shut out of South Africa’s education system, Human Rights Watch said in a report released yesterday at a joint event with South Africa’s Human Rights Commission.

Microsoft wants to hire workers with autism

2015-05-14 16:16

A corporate vice president from Microsoft wrote in a company blog last week that people with autism bring needed strengths to the company.

 

Teacher says she was fired for going blind

2017-10-06 10:30

A 52-year-old teacher who lost her sight says the principal of the school fired her and the KwaZulu-Natal department of education has done nothing about it.

Man without arms and legs takes photos that will take your breath away

2017-10-02 11:59

He has never allowed his disability to dampen his passion.

What 25 years of caring for my disabled son has taught me

2017-08-04 16:24

Crispian's eldest son was initially given just 16 years to live - now he's 25. The Cape Town teacher shares the incredible lessons she has learnt over the years of caring for her disabled son, Dominique.

Amazing! Man builds toy cars using his just his feet

2017-02-08 09:17

Geraldo Pereira builds fantastic toy cars for children using just his feet. Watch this great clip showing his amazing toy-building skills.

South Africa’s universities can do more to make disabled students feel included

2017-01-19 08:44

It’s not enough just to enrol disabled students at universities. They need particular support.

Broken lifts keep state employees with disabilities out of work

2016-11-18 11:49

Some government employees with disabilities who work in a Mpumalanga provincial government complex have been forced to stay away from work because of broken lifts in most of the buildings.

Disabled man fetches water with a bucket tied to his crutches

2016-08-27 08:42

To fetch water, Simon Chonco has to tie a 20 litre container to his crutches with wire and walk an hour to a river, in Egoqweni, KwaZulu-Natal.

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WATCH: Oscar was on his stumps for a reason, says lawyer

Lawyer Ulrich Roux says there was sound reason for Barry Roux to ask Oscar Pistorius to walk on his stumps in court.

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Mom's struggle to get disabled child into school

2015-08-18 22:06

Doreen Moloko is desperate for her Down Syndrome son Gift to go to school, but the closest school which is equipped for his needs is simply too full.

Big dreams for entrepreneurs living with disabilities

2015-04-16 19:53

A Port Elizabeth cooperative run by people living with disabilities is looking for funds to launch a business.

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