South Africa: Disabled are ignored

Date: July 22, 2012
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The Portfolio Committee of Women, Children and People with Disabilities are up in arms. They deplore the continuing exclusion of people with disabilities from the formal employment sector despite commitments by government and business to aggressively empower people with disabilities and put them to work in the economy.

Although the committee welcomed the increase in funding for businesses run by women, they said there were not enough opportunities for people with disabilities to get jobs. The Chairperson of the Committee, Ms Dorothy Ramodibe, said “what came up in a majority of the projects was the low number of persons with disabilities either employed or owning the projects. Proper focus should be placed on strategies to address this.” Click here to read more



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