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Legacy of Exclusion

Special Assignment

More than half a million disabled children of school-going age in South Africa cannot access any form of education, according to Human Rights Watch. This week on Special Assignment premieres Health-e News Service’s Legacy of Exclusion which investigates access to education for disabled children in South Africa and reveals the devastating impact a lack 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 …