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Employment Equity Act


Society has a narrow concept of disability: the person in a wheelchair and the man with sunglasses and a white cane – adorable golden retriever optional. The truth is, we have people in our country working in every thinkable sector who happen to have disabilities. For clarity sake, the Employment Equity Act defines people with disabilities as those who have a long-term or recurring physical or...

Two Oceans ‘crutch runner’ aiming even higher


While 31-year-old Ipeleng “Crazy Legs” Khunou is relieved he finished the Two Oceans half marathon on crutches just before the cut-off time, he believes he can do even better. Khunou, the first “crutch runner” to finish the marathon, wowed fellow runners with his tenacity when he pushed to the end. He completed the race in 3h15s. He is looking to finishing the race in...

Finding Abilities In Their Disabilities


With hundreds of candidates involved in their projects at any given time, the Disability Workshop Development Enterprise (DWDE) is helping to improve the lives of South African citizens with disabilities. Hearing impaired couple, Jade Arendse and Imraan Barodien from Brackenfell, recently welcomed their hearing baby into the world. They also became gainfully employed with the help of DWDE, a Cape...

DWDE – A place to skill disabled


With hundreds of candidates involved in projects at any given time, the Disability Workshop Development Enterprise (DWDE) is helping to improve the lives of those living with disabilities. Based in Cape Town, DWDE offers disability employment support and has been helping to integrate people with disabilities into the workforce for the past 10 years. They work with businesses and assess their...

Disability Summit


Following on last year’s highly successful DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT SUMMIT, the INSTITUTE FOR PROMOTION OF DISABLED MANPOWER (IPDM) in partnership with WESTERN CAPE NETWORK ON DISABILITY, held the Second Annual DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT SUMMIT at the CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE on FRIDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2015, once again sponsored by DEDAT (Dept of Economic Development & Tourism). The Event...



During the month of August The Disability Workshop Development Enterprise (DWDE), a non-profit organisation, is to be found in malls in Durban and Port Elizabeth offering the busy shoppers a coffee break while chatting about the many benefits for companies in employing people with disabilities and the services DWDE offers to employers and people with disabilities. The awareness events are part of...

DWDE Sensitization & Awareness Training Seminar


Many organisations are experiencing a degree of difficulty in reaching their Employment Equity targets with regard to people with disability, despite concert efforts. DWDE is hosting a disability sensitization and awareness seminar. This seminar is exclusively aimed at equipping employers with practical business information and the latest global trends that will help them to successfully employ...

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