dwde disability work

We believe that anyone
can achieve greatness
if given a chance

DWDE is one of the leading players in the disability employment support services arena and offers a one-stop solution to positively address learning and employment opportunities for South Africans with disabilities to become integrated into the workforce.

Our focus is to help our disabled clients overcome these employment odds and obtain jobs that allow them to be independent and interest them. We provide job placement, extensive on-the-job training, and ongoing support services to disabled individuals who have difficulty finding and keeping jobs on their own. What sets us apart from other supported work programs is our attention to the multiple facets of our clients’ lives. We make job placements based on an individual’s abilities and interests, in addition to the necessity to work.


What can DWDE do for your business?

DWDE offers a range of innovative solutions in the area of disability recruitment in South Africa. Our services are informed by best practices to provide you with candidates that are a perfect fit to your business with all the associated benefits of a diverse workforce.

  • Improved job performance
  • Improved retention rates
  • Lower recruitment and selection spend
  • Lower staff turnover rates
  • Motivated and dedicated employees with the potential to build a career in your company
How can DWDE partner with business?

Over the years, we have accumulated great wealth and experience in the disability employment area. We have had successful programs with the Massmart Group, The Foschini Group, Woolworths, Standard Bank, Metropolitan, Vodacom, Old Mutual, The House of JD and PetroSA. We have the skills, knowledge, and experience to help you overcome your staffing problems.

What we do for first-time job seekers

DWDE is a free service that helps young South Africans with disabilities overcome many of the difficulties they face in finding and keeping their first job. Our assessments and training help you get into and stay in a job over a longer time.

We help young people with a matric or equivalent qualification that are looking for a full-time job but haven’t been able to find one. We also help young people who have a university degree or other tertiary qualifications but haven’t been able to find a job.

Most people find their jobs through a social network – school or university, friends, family or previous work experience. For people who don’t have these social networks, networks that link to jobs, finding a job is difficult. DWDE works to create this kind of social network for entry-level job-seekers.

So if you are ambitious, have never worked before but really want a successful future, join us and we will try to help you!

Do you have to pay for the DWDE service?

DWDE is a free service to entry-level job-seekers. The only cost in applying is for transport to our career centers.

What are the basic requirements for becoming a DWDE candidate?

DWDE is a free service to entry-level job-seekers. The only cost in applying is for transport to our career centers.

To become a DWDE candidate, you have to:

  • Be 18 to 35 years old
  • Be a South African citizen
  • Have a Matric or equivalent qualification
  • Have never been blacklisted
  • Have no criminal record
  • Be currently unemployed
  • Be a person with a disability