Skip to main content

Employ People with Disabilities - Disability News Africa

  • Published: 2010-11-15 : Xingwana.
  • Synopsis: Minister for Women Children and Persons with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana has called on the private sector to employ people with disabilities

Main Document

Minister for Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana has called on the private sector to employ people with disabilities, saying it makes business sense.

Speaking at the launch of Disability Month in Midrand, the minister expressed concern that the target of employing two percent of people with disability has not been reached.

Xingwana also launched the Disability Awareness Campaign at Tumelo Home for Mentally and Physically Handicapped Children, which aims to raise awareness about the challenges and highlight key interventions for protection of rights of people with disabilities.

The campaign will run up the International Day for Persons with Disabilities on 3 December which will be commemorated in a Disability Summit to be held in Bloemfontein.

Xingwana expressed concern about challenges facing of children with severe disabilities who are not enrolled in facilities because of space limitations. She will be interacting with the Department of Education, Health, Social Development and other relevant Departments to find solutions to this challenge.

Related Information:

  1. Barriers and Abuse for Women with Disabilities in Uganda
  2. South African Disability Rights Leader Named United Nations Special Rapporteur Of Commission For Social Development

Information from our Disability News: Africa section - (Full List).

Submit disability news, coming events, as well as assistive technology product news and reviews.

Loan Information for low income singles, families, seniors and disabled. Includes home, vehicle and personal loans.

Famous People with Disabilities - Well known people with disabilities and conditions who contributed to society.

List of awareness ribbon colors and their meaning. Also see our calendar of awareness dates.

Blood Pressure Chart - What should your blood pressure be, and information on blood group types/compatibility.

  1. New Peer-reviewed Journal 'Autism in Adulthood' Launching in 2019
  2. People Want to Live Longer - But Only If in Good Health
  3. Canada's Aging Population Signals Need for More Inclusive, Accessible Transportation System
  4. Britain's Unproductive Disabled: A Continuing Moral Panic?


Disclaimer: Content on Disabled World is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. See our Terms of Service for more information.

Reporting Errors: Disabled World is an independent website, your assistance in reporting outdated or inaccurate information is appreciated. If you find an error please let us know.