Social Development to host disability awards

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Pretoria - The Department of Social Development will on Tuesday host the National Disability Awards.

The awards will celebrate the achievements of people with disabilities.

“As part of the National Disability Rights Awareness Month, the Department of Social Development, in partnership with INSETA, will host the National Disability Awards at the Southern Sun Cape Sun in Cape Town on Tuesday, 2 December,” said the Department on Sunday.

The first National Disability Awards were successfully run in 2009.

On the day, persons with disabilities and those that have been working towards the empowerment of persons with disabilities come together to showcase the skills, abilities, contributions and achievements of persons with disabilities.

As South Africa celebrates 20 years of the rights of persons with disabilities in democracy, the following awards will be recognised:

• National Disability Business Leader Award

• National Disability Champion Award

• National Disability Company Award

• National Disability Higher Education Institution Award

• National Disability Woman Achievement Award

• National Disability Young Leader Award

• Entrepreneur Award

• Lifetime Achievement Award

• Posthumous

South Africa celebrates National Disability Rights Awareness Month annually between 3 November and 3 December. Additionally 3 December marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.  –