Category «Disabled Issues»

7.5% of S Africans live with a disability

7.5% of S Africans live with a disability

Pretoria – According to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), 7.5% of South Africans have a disability. Briefing reporters on the Profile of Persons with Disabilities in SA Report, on Tuesday, Statistician General Pali Lehohla said 29 million people out of 51.8 million people live with a disability. Due to change in definition the number of …

Sign language approved as first language

Pretoria – The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) has welcomed the approval to allow hearing impaired pupils to choose sign language as a first language. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga made the approval this month. According to PanSALB, this is a positive response to the hearing impaired community and to the entire country, particularly …