SA to mark Disability Rights Awareness Month

Friday, October 31, 2014

Pretoria - The Department of Social Development will use the November month to speak to South Africans about the many challenges facing people with disabilities in their daily lives. 

November is National Disability Rights Awareness Month.  

The year 2014 has been declared by Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini as the year for people with disabilities.  

“The time has come for all South Africans to think seriously about how people with disabilities are treated in our country. 

“While the Constitution of the Republic guarantees all of us the same human rights, people with disabilities continue to suffer exclusion in many forms,” the department said in a statement. 

During November, the Department of Social Development will ask all South Africans to make a change in their areas of influence - be it in homes, churches, shops, restaurants, businesses, in the workplace and public service points - to accommodate people with disabilities. 

Project Mikondzo, the department’s service delivery improvement programme, will especially be directed at the course of people with disabilities during the month of November. –