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Information is power. Those who can afford it and know how to navigate their way around the Internet, have unfettered access to information that gives them a distinct advantage when it comes to exploring opportunities, developing their own potential and finding solutions to problems. Unfortunately, only 60.73 per cent of South Africans used the internet in 2021. Of these, many had only marginal access. This is so, even though over 90% of all phones in South Africa are smartphones – status symbols without substance because of high data costs, poor or no reception, and intermittent or no electricity supply in townships and rural areas. With the knowledge of the world moving online, lack of access to information is going to become the single biggest obstacle to equality and progress in our country. That’s why South African Conversations is printing this 368-page Directory of tools, resources, services and solutions offered by NPOs, civil society, faith-based organisations, and the government.

Information is power. Those who can afford it and know how to navigate their way around the Internet, have unfettered access to information that gives them a distinct advantage when it comes to exploring opportunities, developing their own potential and finding solutions to problems.
Unfortunately, only 60.73 per cent of South Africans used the internet in 2021. Of these, many had only marginal access. This is so, even though over 90% of all phones in South Africa are smartphones – status symbols without substance because of high data costs, poor or no reception, and intermittent or no electricity supply in townships and rural areas.
With the knowledge of the world moving online, lack of access to information is going to become the single biggest obstacle to equality and progress in our country.
That’s why South African Conversations is printing this 368-page Directory of tools, resources, services and solutions offered by NPOs, civil society, faith-based organisations, and the government.

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RESOURCE DiRECTORY

ANIMAL WELFARE

Child Welfare

CIVIL SOCIETY

Crime & Justice

CRISIS SUPPORT

Disability

A bridge between online and offline worlds

first edition

EDUCATION

Employment Solutions

& Sustainable Livelihoods

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Food Growing

FOOD, HUNGER & NUTRITION

Gender & Violence Issues

Sample

Pages

HEALTH

Human Rights

LABOUR MATTERS

Land, Housing & Essential Services

LGBTQI+

Photo: Chris Kirchhoff | mediaclubsouthafrica.co.za

MEN

MENTAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH

Migrants & Refugees

SENIOR CITIZENS

Social Welfare

& Humanitarian Support

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & ADDICTION

Women & Family

YOUTH

A toolbox for individuals, families, communities, businesses and policy-makers

to help us create the kind of world we all want to live in.


Can’t afford to advertise your non-profit

anywhere but online?

The majority of people who would benefit most from what you have to offer

do not have sustained access to the Internet.

So why advertise there?

Photo: Tshikululu Social Investments | www.tshikululu.org.za | Courtesy of Anglo American Chairman’s Fund

List your offerings in the ONLY printed directory of non-profit,

civil society, CSI and government resources and services in

South Africa. Or update your information for the next edition,

if you are already listed. Non-commercial listings are free.

www.southafricanconversations.co.za

011 568 6068 | 0860 333 034

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african

CONVER

SATiONS

Challenging

the divide


:

This is a sample of the actual publication.

The DISABILITY section is complete.

All other sections provide an overview only.

None of the main issues which humanity is facing

will be resolved without access to information.

– Christophe Deloire

Why print in the age of the Internet?

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ISBN | 078 0 620 93765 8

Publisher |

South African Conversations (Pty) Ltd

A majority black-owned micro-enterprise

Registration no: 2018 / 605841 / 07

Want to know something – anything? Google it. From relief for

ulcers to how to handle a job interview, everything you could

possibly want to know is at your fingertips, online.

Knowledge is power. Those who can afford it and know how

to access this 21st-century privilege have a distinct advantage

when it comes to exploring opportunities, developing their

own potential and finding solutions to problems.

Unfortunately, roughly 40% of South Africans never use the

Internet. Of the 60% who do, many have only marginal access

– at work or on free and social media platforms. (Source:

www.statista.com)

This is so even though over 90% of phones in South Africa

are smartphones: status symbols without substance due to

high data costs, poor or no reception, and intermittent or no

electricity supply in townships and rural areas.

But even if we had 100% accessible internet coverage,

cultural isolation and lack of knowledge about how to find

information on the internet will remain formidable obstacles.

The BIG divide of our time – and our biggest obstacle to

equality and progress – is neither money, nor race, but

access to information. With the knowledge of the world

increasingly moving online millions of South Africans will be

left behind.

That’s why South African Conversations is printing this

comprehensive directory of tools, resources, services and

solutions offered by non-profit, faith-based, civil society and

government organisations – to give marginalised South

Africans an opportunity to find information that affluent

people take for granted.

Theresa Muller, Editor

www.southafricanconversations.co.za

t. 021 300 0547 | 0860 333 034

e. talk.to.us@

southafricanconversations.co.za

Postnet Suite 72, Private Bag X7,

Muizenberg 7945, Western Cape, SA

Editor | Therésa Müller | theresa.

Müller@southafricanconversations.co.za

Advertising sales | advertising@

southafricanconversations.co.za

Directory sales | directories@

southafricanconversations.co.za

Listings | talk.to.us@

southafricanconversations.co.za

Layout & design | Therésa Müller

Research & proofreading | Keneilwe

Tseko | Mauritz Müller | Therésa

Müller | Wendy Wethmar

Proofreading | Bronwyn Paxton |

George Dor | Mirna Lawrence

Admin | Felicity Adams | Keneilwe

Tseko | Prinola Reddy

Interns | Eva Chipa | Kungu Mabasa

| Lethubuhle Dube | Mokgadi Mamaleka

| Sithembiso Ngobese |

Pre-press | Therésa Müller | Wendy

Wethmar

Printing | Novus Print

Copyright © Theresa Müller

Important disclaimer | Information

was gathered with great care from multiple

sources on the internet and is provided

‘as is’ with no guarantee of accuracy or

usefulness, nor does inclusion in this book

signify endorsement. Neither South African

Conversations nor its employees can be

held responsible for readers’ use of any of it.

Help us make the next edition of the

Resource Directory as accurate as possible

by letting us know if you find inaccurate or

missing information or classifications.

Unless otherwise indicated, all photographs

are used as works of art and do not

represent individuals or real situations in

the accompanying articles.

Recommended price | R375 per copy.


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ENDORSEMENTS

This is a welcome and much-needed

resource for South Africa.

It contains information that makes it

possible for anyone to find what they

need to improve their lives.

It is useful for those with no access to

the internet or with no data, and for

those who work to assist people.

It is very informative, easy to use and

a powerful guide to critical solutions

to problems we experience as South

Africans.

This book should be in every school,

every police station, every clinic,

community library, community centre,

community radio station, and in every

Government Department that interacts

with the people of South Africa.

southafricanCONVERSATiONS

RESOURCE DiRECTORY

Photo: Chris Kirchhoff | mediaclubsouthafrica.co.za

Animal Welfare

CHILD WELFARE

Civil Society

CRIME & JUSTICE

Crisis Support

CYBER SAFETY

Disability

EDUCATION

Employment Solutions

& Sustainable Livelihoods

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Environment

FOOD GROWING

Food, Hunger & Nutrition

HEALTH

Human rights

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Labour Issues

LAND, SHELTER & SERVICE DELIVERY

LGBTQI+

MEN

Mental & Emotional Health

MIGRANTS & REFUGEES

Money

SENIOR CITIZENS

Social Grants & Humanitarian Support

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & ADDICTION

Traditional Knowledge

WOMEN, FAMILY & GENDER ISSUES

Youth

A bridge between online and offline worlds

first edition

A toolbox for individuals, families, communities, businesses and policy-makers

to help us create the kind of world we all want to live in.

An insanely detailed and

meticulous listing to help

communities without access to

data get help and resourcing.

– Karen Brokensha

The Domino Foundation

This extensively researched - almost

encyclopedic - directory is a

comprehensive resource for dealing

with our most pressing issues in South

Africa.

The plethora of information is well

curated, meticulously researched,

diligently conveyed and readily

accessible and implementable.

Despite its packed pages, this is not

a book of cold facts; it is permeated

with a sense of nurturance and

genuine care ... to purposefully and

practically bring an end to hunger,

poor health, malnutrition, poverty and

discrimination.

From touching and haunting stories

... to practical advice ... the ethos of a

Here's what people say about the book.

In fact, it should be in every home that

doesn’t have access to the internet,

because it tells South Africans exactly

where to find solutions to every

conceivable challenge ... It’s like having

access to Google, but in print and

tailor-made for South Africa.

It complements Government efforts

towards compliance with the Bill

of Rights in our Constitution. It

helps protect every citizen’s right to

information and gives meaning to the

principle that ‘working together we can

do more’.

– Lumko Mtimde

Special Advisor to the Minister in the

Presidency, The Presidency, Republic of

South Africa (June 2021)

This directory provides access, ideas

and direction to South Africans across

careers, professions, income and

education levels. It is an absolute must

have for every South African – not only

those without access to the internet.

– Ali Engelbrecht

CEO, Women in Business

The directory ... has enormous

worth for South Africa. It is

especially valuable for people who

are marginalised and who have

limited access to the internet ... It

is my wish that every home could

have access to this amazing labour

of love. Getting it into the hands

of those who need it most would

be a collective effort from those of

us who are committed to the cocreation

of our preferred future.

– Rev Theo Mayekiso

Author of Being Black

A South African Story that Matters

This publication is so needed for

South Africa, especially for those

in rural and township areas where

connectivity is an issue …

– Linda Morrison

MD, We are Durban Social Upliftment

This resource directory is very

useful for those who want to uplift

themselves and others!

– Fumani Baloyi

return to the bounty of nature and to

one’s own inner power permeates the

book.

This book is for everyone, not just for

the poor, because it suggests ways in

which we all can improve our own

welfare and that of our fellow citizens.

– Mirna Lawrence

Writer & Educator

... a meticulously compiled, unique

and comprehensive encyclopedia

of valuable information. It is

professionally designed, inviting

and easy to use, with foresight and

understanding of people’s needs.

This masterpiece of a resource

should be available in every home,

every village, school, company

and institution in South Africa –

including Parliament, Chambers of

Commerce, universities, non-profit

and civil society organisations.

It is an amazing resource to aid

our individual and collective

development.

– Dr Meshack Khosa

CEO, Fresh Thinking Capital

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ENDORSEMENTS

It is not only necessary but imperative

that all public, private, labour and

civil society sectors do everything in

their power to get this extraordinary

resource into the hands of the people

of South Africa. For in its pages are

gathered the wisdom, solutions and

tools that will allow all South Africans

to take individual responsibility for

building a better world – for ourselves,

our families, our communities and our

country. – Professor Dan Sandi

The South African Conversations

Resource Directory is an excellent source

of useful information that will empower

people to tap into opportunities and

better their own lives.

We all think that everyone nowadays has

access to Google, but this is simply not the

This directory is one of the most

incredible resources I have ever

come across as a participatory

development activist collaborating

with marginalized communities.

It is an extraordinarily beautiful

and accessible tool providing

access to information and

knowledge that communities

can draw on to give substance to

the rights provided for us by our

Constitution.

It is a handbook for human-scale

development in the small places

where human rights truly count

in struggles for “equal justice,

opportunity and dignity”.

– Dr Marjorie Jobson

National Director,

Khulumani Support Group

Every so often a miracle happens. Every

so often this miracle is accessible to

those who most need that miracle in

their lives. One such a miracle landed

on my desk today. And it’s called the

South African Conversations Resource

Directory.

Described as a “Toolbox for

individuals, families, communities,

businesses and policy-makers to help

us create the kind of world we all

want to live in” is an understatement.

The Resource Directory holds within

its pages the power to liberate poor

and under-serviced communities.

This labour of love, affirmation and

empowerment is exactly with Paulo

Freire had in mind when he said -

“To affirm that men and women are

We'd love to hear what you think, too. talk.to.us@southafricanconversations.co.za

case. Millions of our people do not have

money for data to find the information

that can change their lives. This book

should circulate our townships and rural

areas where communities are deprived of

information.

The Directory does what it says: it

provides a bridge between online and

offline worlds, making it possible for all

South Africans to easily and cheaply

find information that wealthy people

take for granted. It equalises access to

information. It goes one step further by

giving people multiple possible solutions

to resolve particular situations. Every

household in impoverished communities

should have a copy of this book. It will

change their lives.

The Directory is also a powerful tool for

any institution or person who works to

help others.

The Black Business Chamber

unreservedly endorses this empowering

tool and we thank South African

Conversations for creating it.

– Renee Andrews, Treasurer General,

Black Business Chamber

The Education section provides

a comprehensive overview

of good quality, (mostly free)

online resources, for learners

and teachers alike. There are

subject-specific categories, as

well as a general category [with]

links between different areas of

knowledge. Each of the sections

points to resources available

both in South Africa and

internationally.

The directory is very relevant in

these difficult times [with] upto-date

information on online

teaching ... home-schooling and

specific resources for writing the

matric exams.

It offers information on career

guidance, study opportunities in

South Africa and abroad, as well

as bursaries and scholarships.

The directory succeeds in

presenting this vast amount

of information in an easily

accessible way.

– George Dor

Advanced Mathematics Educator

persons and as persons should be free,

and yet to do nothing tangible to make

this affirmation a reality, is a farce.”

Theresa Muller’s Resource Directory

makes our freedom a meaningful

possibility.

The Directory provides corporates,

government departments, public

entities, development agencies and

municipalities with an opportunity to

restore communities’ ability to chart

their own development, to create the

communities they want to live in by

making this resource available to

them. Imagine the impact if every

community-based organisation in

your CSI community is gifted with this

empowerment tool. Imagine the impact

frontline service-providers can have with

access to this Directory on their desks.

This Directory will go down in Mzansi’s

history as one of those small miracles

that made a huge difference in shaping

the country we all want.

– Lidia Pretorius

Disability Empowerment Consultant

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HOW THIS BOOK COULD BE USED

Any human, anywhere, will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities

simply by being given the opportunity to do so. – Doris Lessing

It is our sincere hope at South African Conversations that the information in this book will empower,

bring hope and positive change to individuals, families and communities all over South Africa.

One small entry could do that. Dip in, and see what pertains to your life.

A TEACHER could use the Directory to ...

A STUDENT could use the Directory to ...

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Find out how to teach, give homework assignments and

monitor learners remotely – even if the only electronic

platform available is WhatsApp.

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Become an active citizen.

Counter human rights abuses.

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Compile world-class lessons for every subject under the

sun, using free, award-winning content and lesson plans

from all over the world. (Many similar – sometimes inferior

– products are being sold in South Africa.)

Find quality, affordable/free computers and solar power

to run a computer lab.

Find volunteers to support struggling students.

Start a school library, with excellent quality free books.

Report corruption and mismanagement at their school.

Report child molestation and rape, and follow through

until justice is served.

Sign up for free online workshops and courses for

personal and professional development.

Help a malnourished child and family, or start a

school garden to help eliminate malnutrition in their

community.

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Deal with a crisis pregnancy.

Deal with rape and follow through until justice is served.

Get equipment and assistive devices for a disability.

Improve their written and spoken English, free of charge.

Explore world-class national and international resources

on a myriad of subjects.

Find free ebooks, including free academic textbooks that

are still in use by universities elsewhere in the world.

Learn about career options and support for

entrepreneurs, should they want to start a business upon

graduation.

Maintain a healthy, nutritious diet – on a shoestring.

Access support for specific health conditions, including

HIV/AIDS.

Learn to respect the diversity of humanity – including

gender-diverse people.

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Effectively deal with bullying and help their school

develop guidelines for an anti-bullying plan.

Educate learners & families about online safety.

Guide a depressed learner to emotional health.

Help a learner with a disability get the equipment and

support that they need.

Support a pregnant learner in completing her studies.

Help a learner obtain their birth certificate, so they can

get their matric certificate and go study further.

Direct learners to resources to decide what to study and

access funding for it.

Show an unemployed former student where to access

learning and earning opportunities.

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Find support as a member of the LGBTQI+ community.

Find support for depression and mental health issues.

Get help for substance addictions.

Learn about the harmful effects of pornography … and

what to do about pornography addiction.

Deal with gender-based violence – as a perpetrator or as

a victim.

Join international youth platforms and programmes, and

explore overseas study and internship opportunities.

Learn how to handle and save money.

Support their families back home with empowering

information that addresses so many of the issues that

we struggle with as a country.

But make no mistake: this book will be a valuable resource for anyone who serves society – even those who think

that they don’t need it. Take a look! And use the information to bring positive change to someone’s life.


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CONTENTS

Are you, your family or community faced with a challenging situation?

Take a look at the resources and solutions in this directory. Help is available: mostly free or low-cost.

Make a call. Don’t give up hope. People do care.

And don’t stop doing everything you can do to help yourself.

Knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement. – Peter Drucker

This book will give you access to both.

If you’re a concerned onlooker, policy-maker, community or business leader, look out for the boxes:

Here's what YOU can do to make a difference in every section.

Animal Welfare .................................................. 9

Gender & Violence Issues .............................. 53

Child Welfare ..................................................... 10

Health .................................................................. 54

Civil Society ......................................................... 11

Human Rights ..................................................... 56

Crime & Justice ................................................. 12

Labour Matters .................................................. 57

Crisis Support .................................................... 13

Land, Housing & Essential Services .......... 59

Disability ............................................................... 14

LGBTQI+ ................................................................ 60

EDUCATION ........................................................... 40

Primary & Secondary School Subject Resources

Resources for Schools & Educators

Access to Books

Resources for Lifelong Learning

Employment Solutions &

Sustainable Livelihoods .............................. 45

Entrepreneurship .............................................. 46

Food Growing ....................................................... 49

Food, Hunger & Nutrition ............................... 51

Men ......................................................................... 61

Mental & Emotional Health ........................... 62

....................................... 63

Migrants & Refugees

.................................................... 64

Senior Citizens

Social Welfare & Humanitarian Support .65

...................... 66

Substance Abuse & Addiction

.............................................. 67

Women & Family

...................................................................... 68

Youth

Everything is connected ... no one thing can change by itself. – Paul Hawken


Help spread awareness

of the lives of those who

cannot speak for themselves

Order a copy of the South African Conversations Resource Directory

and we’ll email you a free, print-quality PDF of each of these six posters

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Go to www.southafricanconversations.co.za and click on Directory in the menu bar,

scroll to the bottom of the page and follow the instructions on the relevant order form.


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ANIMAL WELFARE Overview of listings & editorial headlines

A long time ago only kings had rights. Then rights were extended to property-owning white men.

Then all men. Then women. Then children ...

We need to finally accept that all sentient creatures are deserving of basic rights.

The right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. – Moby

FOOD FOR PETS DURING

TOUGH TIMES

AFFORDABLE

Home-made pet food

FOOD for THOUGHT

Laws to Protect Animals

REPORT ANIMAL SUFFERING

All living beings deserve ...

ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANISATIONS

NATIONAL

PROVINCIAL

EQUINE WELFARE:

HORSES & DONKEYS

LIVESTOCK WELFARE

WILDLIFE WELFARE

INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL

PROVINCIAL

ARTICLES

Do Animals

have feelings?

Do they have rights?

Respect for Life

starts with

RESPECT

for all living things

• Freedom from thirst and hunger.

• Freedom from discomfort.

• Freedom from fear and distress.

• Freedom from pain, injury or

disease.

• Freedom to express normal

behaviour.

• Freedom to be free.

– The internationally acknowledged

Five Freedoms

Here’s what YOU can do

to make a difference

For Pets |

For Farm animals |

For Wild animals |

The Frightening Link

Between Animal Abuse

and Human Violence

ANIMAL ACTIVIST, ADVOCACY, LAW

& SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS

Resources for Teachers

Animals hurt, just like we do.

They feel pain, fear, hunger, thirst,

loneliness ...

Be conscious.

Be compassionate.

Movies & Documentaries

That Raise Awareness

of Animals

as Sentient Beings

Support for Animal

Welfare Charities

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CHILD WELFARE Overview of listings & editorial headlines

In serving the best interests of children, we serve the best interests of all humanity.

– Carol Bellamy

HELPLINES

RELEVANT NATIONAL

GOVERNMENT ORGANISATION

ACCREDITED ADOPTION

SERVICE PROVIDERS

Adoption Role-Players

CHILD WELFARE

ORGANISATIONS

NATIONAL / MULTIPLE PROVINCES

PROVINCIAL

Here’s what YOU can do

to make a difference

STREET CHILDREN & YOUTH.

CHILD/YOUTH-HEADED

HOUSEHOLDS

Here's How You Can

Help Street Children

ARTICLES

NATIONAL / MULTIPLE PROVINCES

| f openarmssa

PROVINCIAL

Are You Pregnant?

Do You Need Information

and Advice?

Here’s what YOU can do to

make a difference

CHILD ADVOCACY

Children Have Rights!

CHILD MENTAL HEALTH

CHILDHOOD SAFETY

CRISIS / UNWANTED

PREGNANCIES

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

(ECD) CAPACITY-BUILDING

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

PROVINCIAL

Free APP for ECD

Teachers & Parents

HUNGER & NUTRITION

LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESSES

MISSING CHILDREN

ONLINE SAFETY

Thabiso’s Story

and the REAL problem with

crime in South Africa

An orphanage

inside an old-age home?

Learn From Finland’s Simple

Solution To Infant Deaths

Birth Certificates

Why every child needs one

And how to get it

What every child MUST know

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

SAFE HOUSES FOR BABIES

SEXUAL & OTHER ABUSE

OF CHILDREN

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CIVIL SOCIETY Overview of listings & editorial headline

You do live in a democracy but unless you use it, you don't have one. – Dr Helen Caldicott

CAPACITY-BUILDING

ORGANISATIONS

DEMOCRACY

CAPACITY-BUILDING

PROTECTION FOR

WHISTLEBLOWERS

RESOURCES & TOOLS

WHERE TO REPORT WHAT

WHERE TO REPORT

CONSUMER COMPLAINTS

Films For Action

Lessons for CHANGE

NPO & CBO CAPACITY-BUILDING

ORGANISATIONS

Looking for Solutions?

Don't Reinvent the Wheel!

Tech Capacity for

Civil Society

SOCIAL CHANGE CAPACITY-

BLDG ORGANISATIONS

FUNDING & SUPPORT

Transformational Learning

CITIZEN PARTICIPATION

PLATFORMS

HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS

LEGAL SUPPORT

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UNDERSTANDING &

INFLUENCING BUDGETS

Learn how to participate in

Government budget processes

WHISTLEBLOWING PLATFORMS

& AVENUES TO REPORT

WRONGDOING

How To Communicate

Without A Trace

ORGANISATIONS THAT

FACILITATE REPORTING

Government Guidelines

for Whistleblowers

Free Download ‘Must-Reads’

ARTICLE

Here’s How to Become An Active

Citizen and Make Your Voice

Heard

WHERE TO REPORT CRIME

WHERE TO REPORT

ENVIRONMENTAL CRIMES

WHERE TO REPORT

GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION

C

WHERE TO REPORT INSTITUTIONS

OF HIGHER LEARNING

(COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES)

WHERE TO REPORT SCHOOLS

& EARLY CHILDHOOD

DEVELOPMENT CENTRES

Where to report a teacher

who hurts children or youth

WHERE TO REPORT LARGE-SCALE,

ORGANISED & COMMERCIAL

CRIME & CORRUPTION

WHERE TO REPORT

LEGAL PRACTITIONERS

OR A JURISTIC ENTITY

WHERE TO REPORT MEDICAL

MISCONDUCT OR MALPRACTICE

WHERE TO REPORT POLICE

& TRAFFIC POLICE

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CRIME & JUSTICE Overview of listings & editorial headline

People should talk about jail... learn what is happening because it affects the children,

the families. They should know what it’s doing to our society. It’s not just about people being ’bad’.

When people are hungry and don’t have school fees and don’t know what else to do, stealing is

something real. It would be better to help people than to shut them up in jail.

– Participant at a South African Conversations Community Conversation

CRIME PREVENTION,

LAW & ORDER

JUSTICE FOR THE

WRONGFULLY ACCUSED

ARTICLES

The link between childhood

trauma and crime

REPORT POOR CONDITIONS &

ILL-TREATMENT OF INMATES

The Self-Perpetuating Cycle

of Crime & Violence

Here’s what YOU can do

to make a difference

FOOD for THOUGHT

HOLISTIC PREVENTION,

SUPPORT & REINTEGRATION

PROGRAMMES

INMATE EDUCATION

A Lesson From India

Offenders Rights

RAPE IN DETENTION

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE &

VICTIM SUPPORT

SUPPORT FOR YOUTH IN

CONFLICT WITH THE LAW

WORK FOR EX-OFFENDERS

Looking for a job when you

have a criminal record?

It's very interesting that

if you look at societies with the

least equal distribution

of income, they tend to be

the most violent ...

the poorest societies

are not at all the ones

that are the most violent.

– Joshua Farley

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CRISIS SUPPORT Overview

Our hard-won political freedom will mean nothing

unless we have freedom from violence, freedom from fear.

– Madiba

24-HOUR NATIONWIDE

EMERGENCY HELPLINES

EMOTIONAL HEALTH

EMERGENCIES

CALL CHARGES

FREE CELL PHONE CALLS

COMMERCIALLY-OWNED MEDICAL

EMERGENCY SERVICES

EMERGENCY CALL CENTRES

What to do

in case of an emergency

CRIMES AGAINST PEOPLE

CHILDREN

DOMESTIC ABUSE, FAMILY &

GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

ELDER ABUSE

HATE CRIMES

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

DISASTER RELIEF

MISSING PERSONS

RAPE

IMMEDIATE CARE CENTRES

STILL NEED HELP?

USEFUL NUMBERS

AMBULANCE & PARAMEDICS

DROUGHT

ELECTRICAL EMERGENCIES

FIRE & RESCUE

MOUNTAIN RESCUE

POISON EMERGENCIES

POLICE

ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

SEA RESCUE

WATER

NATIONAL

PROVINCIAL

How to Prepare For a Disaster

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DISABILITY

Disability is the norm of the human condition. Imperfection, incompleteness, brokenness

- these are universal human experiences, and those of us with dramatic physical disabilities are

mirrors for what is true of the whole human family. – Father Michael Lapsley

t

ACCESSIBILITY

Disability Info South Africa | Search

for ‘Building Regulations’ and for ‘Facilities

for the Disabled Guidelines’ | www.

disabilityinfosa.co.za

RampUp | A wonderful, resource-rich

website to enhance inclusion, participation

and a sense of belonging for people with

disabilities. Useful for any organisation that

wants to enable meaningful access and

participation. Free downloads include:

• General guidelines & accessibility

checklist to facilitate inclusion

• A framework for accessibility of church

buildings, worship services, external

environment, transport and activities

• A Biblical view of disability

erna@tlm.co.za | www.rampup.co.za |

You

Tube

f RampUpSA | rampupsouthafrica

ADVOCACY & INFORMATION

CREATE | Local, provincial, national and

international advocacy for disability rights

and community based rehabilitation (CBR).

Works with disabled people’s organisations,

groups of parents with children with

disabilities, groups of youth with disabilities,

and includes engagement with communities,

municipalities and government departments

as well as other NPOs and businesses |

14 Hyslop Rd, Pietermaritzburg, KZN |

033 345 5088 | admin@create-cbr.co.za

| www.create-cbr.co.za

Department of Public Service and

Administration – Diversity management

/ employment equity | Advocacy for

the employment of people with disabilities

in the public service | Batho Pele House,

Tshwane/Pretoria | 012 336 1108 |

dm@dpsa.gov.za | www.dpsa.gov.za

Department of Social Development |

Responsible for social development,

protection and welfare services to the

public. Contact the office in your province

to find out what services, facilities and

programmes are available for people with

disabilities | customercare@dsd.gov.za |

www.dsd.gov.za

• Helpline | 012 312 7727

• Eastern Cape | 043 605 5000

• Free State | 051 400 0302/4/7

• Gauteng | 011 355 7687 / 7977 / 7878

• KwaZulu-Natal | 033 264 5400

• Limpopo | 015 293 6004 / 6053/4

• Mpumalanga | 013 766 3098 / 3253

/ 3031

• North West | 018 387 3434 / 0255 /

3497 / 0281

• Northern Cape | 053 807 5600

• Western Cape | 0800 220 250

Department of Women, Youth and

Persons with Disabilities (DWYPD)

| Ensures that the socio-economic

empowerment and rights of women, youth

and persons with disabilities are upheld,

allowing them to participate meaningfully in

all areas of the economy and the workplace

| 36 Hamilton St, Arcadia, Tshwane/

Pretoria | 012 359 0000 / 0011 / 0013 /

0071 | ministry@women.gov.za | www.

Tube

dwypd.gov.za | f dwypdza | You

DWYPD

Institute for the Promotion of Disabled

Manpower (IPDM) | Advocacy and

capacity-building for the economic

empowerment of people with disabilities

with regard to sustainable employment |

Contact through website or Facebook |

www.ipdm.co.za | f IPDMZA

Office on the Status of Disabled Persons

(OSDP) | Monitors & raises awareness of

the rights of people with disabilities in the

public sector. Capacity building for disabled

people | Office of the Presidency, East

Wing, Union Bldg, Tshwane/Pretoria | 012

300 5480 / 81 | eva@po.gov.za / ria@

po.gov.za | www.presidency.gov.za

People for Awareness of Disability Issues

(PADI) | Educating / raising awareness on

disability issues in academia & business |

59 - 1st Ave, The Hill, Johannesburg | 011

436 0409 | f PADI101

South African Disability Institute | A

platform for issues relating to public

perceptions of disability, as well as norms

and standards of services and service

delivery to persons with disabilities. Contact

via the website | www.sada.org.za

South African Human Rights Commission

| Training on the United Nations Convention

on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities;

public awareness campaigns; advocacy;

research into strategic areas of disability,

economic and social inclusion; monitoring

and assessment of compliance with human

rights obligations. Useful publications,

including: Promoting The Right to Work of

Persons with Disabilities: Toolkit for the Private

Sector | Disability Toolkit for Employers

| Braampark 33 Hoofd St, Braamfontein,

Johannesburg | 011 877 3600 | www.

sahrc.org.za | f SA Human Rights

Commission

• Eastern Cape | 3 – 33 Phillip Frame Rd,

Waverley Park, Chiselhurst, East London

| 043 722 7828/21/25

• Free State | 18 Kellner St,

Bloemfontein | 051 447 1130

• KwaZulu-Natal | 136 Margaret Mncadi,

Durban | 031 304 7323/4/5

• Limpopo | 29A Biccard St, Polokwane

| 015 291 3500

• Mpumalanga | 34 Brown St,

Mbombela | 013 752 5890/5870

• North West | 25 Heystek St,

Rustenburg | 014 592 0694

• Northern Cape | 45 Mark Rd, Ancorley

Bldg, Upington | 054 332 3993/4

• Western Cape | ABSA Bldg, 132 Adderley

St, Cape Town | 021 426 2277

Toolkit on Disability for Africa | Best

practice examples from the African

continent, and practical tools to implement

the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons

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with Disabilities. Free download (with other

resources) | www.un.org/development/

desa/disabilities/resources.html

AUDIO & OTHER-ACCESSIBLE

BOOKS & LEARNING-AIDS

Also see EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES: BOOKS

elsewhere in the directory.

Blind SA | Production of Braille materials

| 011 839 1793 / 4 | www.blindsa.org.za

Bookshare | A unique digital library for

people with dyslexia, learning disabilities,

blindness, low vision, retinitis pigmentosa,

cerebral palsy, and other reading barriers.

Readers can customise their experience

with ebooks in audio, audio and highlighted

text, braille, large font, and other formats –

including books in 34 languages – on almost

any device, including smartphones, tablets,

Chromebooks, computers, and assistive

technology devices. Find virtually any book

for school, work or the joy of reading from

almost one million titles! Free and paid

options | www.bookshare.org

Digital Book | A large collection of free

public domain audio books and ebooks |

www.digitalbook.io

LibriVox | Free audiobooks read by

volunteers from all over the world |

librivox.org

National Support Pack | Braille learning

materials developed by the Department

of Basic Education for Grades R–12 |

www.education.gov.za search for ‘Learner

Support Package’

There is a wonder in reading

Braille that the sighted will never

know: to touch words and have

them touch you back.

– Jim Fiebig

Sign Language Education & Development

(SLED) | Produces South African Sign

Language literature and educational

resources for Deaf children (ECD to Grade

12) and teachers | 8A Waverley Business

Park, Wycroft Road, Mowbray, Cape Town

| 021 448 2520 / 082 375 3075 | info@

sled.org.za | www.sled.org.za

South African Library for the Blind |

Audio and tactile reading material for

visually impaired readers. Find out from

your local library how to gain free access.

Volunteer narrators invited | 046 622

7226 | admin@sancb.org.za | www.

salb.org.za

Tape Aids for the Blind | An

Independent National Audio Library &

Digital Production Service for blind, vision

impaired & print-disabled persons. Over 500

volunteer narrators & proof-readers assist

in producing ‘Talking Books’ – including

school text books and course materials,

on request – in all official languages. The

books’ are enabled with unique navigational

features for easy place-finding by blind

people. The service is entirely free. Financial

contributions appreciated | Head Office:

14 Mitchell Crescent, Greyville, Durban

/ Toll-free: 0800 33 55 22 / 031 309

4800 | Cape Town / 021 689 5983 |

Johannesburg / 011 7866130 | Pretoria /

012 362 5414 & Mamelodi / 012 842 3578

| Margate / 039 312 5000 | operations@

tapeaids.org.za / director@tapeaids.org.za |

www.tapeaids.com

Incredible change happens in

your life when you decide to take

control of what you do have power

over, instead of craving control

over what you don't.

– Steve Maraboli

MATHS LEARNING AID

Accessible Maths | Find out what is

available or being worked on to provide

multiple ways for all students to interact

with maths content – including those who

have learning disabilities, motor difficulties,

and those who are blind or have low vision

| www.diagramcenter.org/accessible-mathtools-tips-and-training.html

DISABILITY MEDIA

BBC Ouch | A website that reflects the

lives and experiences of people from all

over the world who live with disabilities.

Articles, blogs, interviews, life hacks, a

message board + | www.bbc.co.uk/ouch

| f Ouch.BBC

Disability Info South Africa | An online

directory with links to sites that deal with

different aspects of disability, e.g.: assistive

devices; sports & hobbies; organisations;

government grants; accessible features;

self help centres; transport services;

service dogs; finding jobs, tax deductions,

etc. | 021 761 4831 | info@disa.org.

za | www.disabilityinfosa.co.za | f

infodisabilitysouthafrica

Rolling Inspiration |

www.rollinginspiration.co.za |

f RollingInspirationMag

Thisability | 031 702 6871 / 061 407

5200 | simon@thisability.co.za |

www.thisability.co.za

DISABILITY-SPECIFIC

SUPPORT RESOURCES

Also see NEUROCOGNITIVE DISORDERS

elsewhere in this section

ALBINISM

Albinism Society of South Africa (ASSA) |

A self-help group offering information,

support, counselling and educational

programmes | 187 Lara’s Place, Lilian

Ngoyi St, JHB | 011 838 6529 | info@

albinism.org.za | f AlbinismZA

Compassion for Albinism

The Human Rights Media Centre

offers workshops, documentaries,

books and short stories about

the experiences of South Africans

living with albinism. Understanding

creates empathy – an antidote to

discrimination | 021 761 3303

| media@hrmc.org.za | www.

hrmc.org.za then select Resources &

Services in the menu.

Khulisa Social Solutions | Storytelling,

peace-making and dialogue circles –

addressing the violent and discriminatory

behaviour that persons with albinism face

because of ignorance and myth | 011

788 8237 | info@khulisa.org.za | www.

khulisa.org.za | f Khulisa Social Solutions

You

Tube

| Khulisa Solutions

YouTube | Albinism | Albinism

Awareness Campaign | Always make your

voice louder | People With Albinism |

Defending the Human Rights of People with

Albinism | Health – Albinism | People

with Albinism - Breaking the Deadly Silence

| Shining the light on issues faced by

people living with albinism | The Besties

With Albinism | Why I’m Proud of My Albinism

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Did you know? About 90% of

the world’s visually impaired

people live in developing

countries? There are roughly

400 000 blind people in South

Africa, 80% of whom live in

poor and rural areas.

And did you know that ...

80% of

blindness

is preventable

Blindness can be prevented by

breastfeeding children for as long as

possible, and by eating lots of fruits and

vegetables. Many eye conditions can be

cured by simple medical interventions.

Yet, more South Africans are disabled by

blindness than any other disability.

Vitamin A is especially important for

the eyes. Carrots, red peppers, sweet

potatoes, dark leafy greens, butternut,

melons and apricots all contain lots of

vitamin A.

Cataracts (a clouding of the eye’s lens)

are the leading cause of blindness in

South Africa but can be prevented

through diet or cured by early medical

interventions. Get regular eye checkups!

Glaucoma is the second-biggest cause of

blindness but it, too, can be prevented

or medically treated.

Diabetes (a direct result of poor

nutrition, lack of exercise and being

overweight) causes roughly 8% of all

blindness and it is on the increase!

Eye injuries or infections, like ‘pink-eye’,

can cause blindness if left untreated.

Get medical help asap.

Cannot afford eye care? Ask for an eye

test at a school or for treatment at a

Primary Health Care clinic.

All state-owned hospitals provide free

or low-cost eye care to pensioners on

chronic medication.

Many optometrists offer free eye testing

as well as pensioner discounts on

frames and lenses.

AMPUTEE

Amputee Club of South Africa |

Prosthetic fitting, education, funding,

prosthetic fabrication, rehab & training |

2 Moller St, Witpoortjie, Roodepoort | 084

442 8894 | charlb09@yahoo.com |

Riding For A Limb | An NPO that uses

their passion for motorcycles to raise funds

for prosthetic limbs for amputees | 084

442 8894 | ridinhforalimb1@yahoo.com

| f Riding For A Limb / BIKERSforBIKERS1

f | There are a number of amputee

support groups on Facebook. Search for

Amputee / Amputee Support Group /

Amputee Help.

BLINDNESS & VISION DISORDERS

Also see VISION DISORDERS in the HEALTH pages

Eyes for people who

cannot see

Be My Eyes | A free iOS or

Android app that allows blind and

low-vision people to use their

camera-enabled smartphone to

request video support from sighted

volunteers. Available anywhere in

the world, any time of the day or

night. Unlimited, free calls for big

and small tasks: find a dropped item;

read a product label; navigate new

surroundings. 100% anonymous.

You can sign up to volunteer, too.

Answer a call only when you’re

available | www.bemyeyes.com

Action for Blind and Disabled Children

| SETA accredited training provider for

people who are blind, deaf or living with a

disability | 105 Van Wyk St, Cnr Wilhelm

St, Roodepoort | 011 760 6468 | ian@

action4.org.za | www.action4.org.za |

f Actionforblindanddisable

Blind SA | Comprehensive information

and services, including production of Braille

materials and free Braille instruction | 5

Fuchs St, Alrode, Alberton | president@

blindsa.org.za | 011 839 1793 / 4 |

www.blindsa.org.za

Cape Town Society for the Blind |

Uplifting blind and visually impaired

persons through education, access to

assistive resources and career development

programmes | 45 Salt River Rd, Salt River

| 021 448 4302 | info@ctsb.org.za |

capetownsocietyfortheblind.co.za

Eyes2Eyes Foundation | Raises funds

for early detection of eye disease through

innovative technology and to assist people

from disadvantaged communities in the

Western Cape who have low vision due

to cornea disease, like keratoconus, gain

access to custom scleral lenses | 44

Teubes Rd, Kommetjie, Cape Town |

083 400 5882 | info@eyes2eyes.org.

za | www.eyes2eyes.org.za | f

eyes2eyes2020

Helen Keller Society | Low vision

assessment (not eye testing) to establish the

impact of eye condition on independence,

and to offer possible solutions, information

and support. By appointment only.

Donation-based | 2A Links Dr, Pinelands,

Cape Town | 021 531 5311 / 082 053

3731 | lowvision@helenkeller.org.za |

www.helenkeller.org.za

League of Friends of the Blind (LOFOB) |

Early childhood development of visually

impaired children, parent support,

independence training for newly blinded

adults, rural outreach providing basic

training and assistive devices, assists with

preparation for inclusive education, sports

clubs, low vision service | 94 Klip Rd,

Grassy Park, Cape Town | 021 705 3753

| info@lofob.org.za | www.lofob.org.za

libguides.wits.ac.za Search for Resources

for Blind and Visually-Impaired Persons

National Organisation of the Blind in

South Africa (NOBSA) | Rehabilitation

of the newly blinded who are not in an

institution. Living skills, mobility instruction,

money matters, braille instruction,

typing and referrals | 1211 Mwasi St,

Mofolo Central, Soweto | 011 048

7520 / 067 660 0267 | info@nobsa.

org.za | www.nobsa.org.za | f

NationalOrgOfTheBlindInSA

Ocularists Association of Southern

Africa (OASA) | Fits and manufactures

custom designed artificial eyes and artificial

eye shells to cover a blinded eye. The

association is a coordinating body for

professionals working with the rehabilitation

of patients suffering from all forms of Ocular

and Orbital trauma resulting in blindness

or loss of either one or both eyes and who

aim, through eye prosthesis, not only to

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restore lost orbital and ocular contours and

function, but also to buoy the spirit of the

patient through holistic treatment. Website

contains a list of registered Ocularists in

South Africa | info@oasa.org.za | www.

oasa.org.za

South African National Association of

the Blind and Partially Sighted Persons

| Provides computer training; produces

braille documents and music CDs. Ga-

Ramongwana, Manyama, Polokwane. 015

101 1328 | admin@sanabp.co.za |

www.sanabp.co.za | f SA National

Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted

Persons

South African Blind Youth Organisation

(SABYO) | Promotes access to education,

social integration, employment, HIV/

Aids awareness, personal development,

leadership, and participation in sport and

recreational activities | 011 452 3811 |

f South African Blind Youth Organisation

- SABYO

South African Guide Dog Association |

Guide Dogs for people who are visually

impaired, Service Dogs for people who

are physically disabled, Autism Support

Dogs for children on the high support

Autism Disorder Spectrum, as well as

free orientation and mobility training and

support | 011 705 3512 | info@

guidedog.org.za | www.guidedog.org.za

| f South African Guide-Dogs Association

for the Blind

South African National Council for the

Blind (SANCB) | Serves, supports and

facilitates the prevention and rehabilitation

of blindness, through a network of over

100 member organisations | 514 White

St, Bailey’s Muckleneuk, Tshwane/Pretoria

| 063 686 8098 | 012 452 3811 |

admin@sancb.org.za | helpdesk@sancb.

org.za | www.sancb.org.za

St Dunstan’s Association for South

African War-Blinded Veterans | Physical

and emotional support and referrals | No

2 Howard Studios, Cnr Howard & Sheldon

Dr, Howard Place, Pinelands, Cape Town |

021 531 2028 | info@stdunstans.org.za

| www.stdunstans.org.za

Tiba Services for the Blind | Referrals,

counselling, community based preventative

and rehabilitation services for the

visually impaired in Ennerdale, Eldorado

Park, Lenasia and surrounding informal

settlements | Cnr. Nirvana Dr & Sastri

Close, Extension 13, Lenasia | 011 852-

1315 | tibaservices4blind@telkom.net |

www.tiba.org.za

BURNS

Also see FACIAL DEFORMITIES elsewhere in

the DISABILITY pages, as well as CHILDREN’S

HOSPITALS under ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE in

the HEALTH pages.

Burn Foundation of Southern Africa |

Advocacy, awareness raising, education

and training. Organises therapeutic camps

and youth retreats for burn survivors

| 021 761 5954 / 011 761 5954 |

info@burnfoundation.org.za | www.

burnfoundation.org.za

Children of Fire | Assists badly burned

children with reconstructive surgery

and other post-trauma rehabilitation.

Children stay as long as needed, some

undergo multiple operations, receive

occupational and physiotherapy, posttrauma

counselling, go to school and heal

before returning home. Some children

are taken overseas when the treatment

they need is not available in South Africa.

Promotes legislation and legal assistance

for children who are disabled through

burn injuries. Educates people in squatter

camps about the dangers of fire and

ways to prevent fires. Promotes societal

acceptance of physical disfigurement

resulting from fires | 011 726 6529

| 58 Auckland Ave, Auckland Park,

Johannesburg | firechildren@icon.co.za

| www.childrenoffire.org

Hero Burn Foundation | Raises

awareness of the devastating effects

of burns. Promotes the spread of

information to help prevent burns.

Works towards making a comprehensive

programme of burn related services

available to burn survivors and their

families | 082 902 1133 | info@

heroburn.org | www.heroburn.org |

f HeroBurnFoundation

South African Burn Society |

Research and treatment of burns.

Teaches an internationally recognised

Emergency Management of Severe Burns

(EMSB) course to doctors and health care

practitioners. Useful resources under

Recent Literature | www.saburnsociety.

co.za | f SABurnSociety

CLUBFOOT

More than 2000 babies are born with

clubfoot (deformed feet) in South Africa

every year. It is a correctable condition, yet

it causes disability without proper medical

attention. Accurate diagnosis and early

intervention are important.

Steps | Improves the lives of children

born with clubfoot through access to

treatment, support for families as well as

clinics, and supplying affordable clubfoot

braces to prevent recurrence. Informationrich

website! | 021 462 7357 | info@

steps.org.za | www.steps.org.za | f

STEPS.SA

Become an organ and skin

donor and save a life!

“[An average of]

161 children are severely burnt every

month in South Africa ... the availability

of donor skin is crucial to alleviate

suffering and to contribute towards

reducing these high mortality rates.”

– Dr Nikki Allorto, Specialist Burn

Surgeon

You

Tube

Burns Care with Dr Nikki Allorto

Please register to be an organ donor as

well as askin donor at one of these sites:

• Centre for Tissue Engineering |

www.tissuedonation.org.za

• Organ Donor Foundation |

www.odf.org.za

• Recycle Me | www.recycleme.

co.za

• Vitanova | www.vitanova.org.za

It doesn’t matter how old you are,

as long as you’re healthy, you could

help alleviate the enormous need for

donated tissue upon your death.

DEAF

Deaf Community of Cape Town |

Advocates for change in the education

system for deaf pupils | 2nd Rd,

Heathfield, Cape Town | 021 712 7904 |

dcomct@gmail.com | www.dcct.org.za

Deaf Federation of South Africa

(DEAFSA) | Branches throughout SA

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| 011 482 1610 | SMS: 082 333 4442

| brunodruchen@deafsa.co.za | www.

deafsa.co.za | f DeafSA

EyeBuzz | A platform for understanding

deaf issues and for engaging the wider

community | www.wits.ac.za/centre-fordeaf-studies/eyebuzz

| f EyeBuzzSA

Foundation for Children with

Hearing Loss | Raises funds to assist

underprivileged children and adults to

obtain amplification devices – hearing aids

and cochlear implants | 1240 Webb St,

Queenswood, Tshwane/Pretoria | 012

333 3130 | info@hearingloss.org.za |

www.hearingloss.org.za | f FCHLSA

Global Coalition of Parents of Children

Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing |

An international collaboration of parent

groups dedicated to empowering families

with a deaf or hard of hearing child. Useful

resources and information on website |

www.gpodhh.org

Test Your Hearing

With This Free App

hearWHO | Early detection of

hearing loss is crucial for its effective

rehabilitation. Check your hearing

from time to time, especially if you

often wear headphones or listen

to loud music, work in noisy places,

use medicines that are harmful to

hearing, or are aged 60+. Download

the hearWHO app – developed by

the World Health Organisation – to

check and monitor your hearing status

over time. The app can also be used

by health workers to screen people

for hearing loss and refer them for

diagnostic testing if needed.

Hi Hopes | Centre for Deaf Studies, WITS

School of Education. Early Intervention for

deaf & hard-of-hearing babies, because

hearing impacts all areas of development,

e.g. language, socio-emotional, perceptual,

cognitive and future academic performance

| Thembalethu Bldg, Wits Education

Campus, St Andrews Rd, Parktown,

Johannesburg | 011 717 3750 | info@

hihopes.co.za | www.hihopes.co.za

• Gauteng | gauteng.hihopes@gmail.com

• KZN | hihopeskzn@gmail.com

• Limpopo | hihopeslimpopo@gmail.com

• Mpumalanga | hihopes.

mpumalanga@gmail.com

• Western Cape | hihopeswc@gmail.com

Life-Changing, Free Apps

for People Who are Deaf

or Hard of Hearing

Live Transcribe | An amazingly

accurate, free Android app that

transcribes speech in real time, so

that you can see it as text on your

phone as someone is talking. It also

allows you to type your response

in the same document, without

interrupting the conversation. What’s

more, it can do so in more than 70

languages, including Afrikaans & Zulu.

Use it for everyday interactions,

chats with friends, getting directions,

shopping, voice messages on your

phone, watching a movie that doesn’t

have sub-titles, etc.

The app also allows you to select

sounds in your home that you

would like to be notified about, such

as when a smoke alarm beeps, a

doorbell rings or a baby cries.

Developed by Google engineers in

partnership with Gallaudet University,

a school for people who are deaf and

hard of hearing | www.android.

com/accessibility/live-transcribe/

RogerVoice | A free, speech

to text app that creates subtitles

for phone calls with real time

transcription of a conversation – for

people with hearing difficulties.

Free for unlimited use with friends

who also have the Rogervoice app,

otherwise a monthly subscription fee

is required | www.rogervoice.com

National Institute for the Deaf |

Education, empowerment, rehabilitation,

spiritual & social development, knowledge

resource and care services / programmes

covering the whole lifespan of Deaf people

and people with hearing loss. Guidance

and support to parents of children with

hearing loss | 30 De la Bat Rd, Worcester,

Western Cape | 023 342 5555 | nid@

nid.org.za | www.nid.org.za

Northern Cape Deaf Federation |

95 Dutoitstan Road, Kimberley | 053 832

4453 | SMS line: 072 750 9705

Roots Resources | Resources for parents

and teachers of deaf and hearing-impaired

children | www.wits.ac.za/centre-for-deafstudies/roots-resources

Society of Hearing Aid Acousticians

(SHAA) | Gatekeepers to essential

hearing care and rehabilitation, and an

educational resource for members as well

as the public regarding modern hearing

aid technology and hearing aid fitting |

secretary@shaa.co.za | www.shaa.co.za

There are approximately two million

deaf people in South Africa. Learn

sign language so that they can be

included in more conversations.

South African Sign Language (SASL)

is not the same as American or

British Sign Language (ASL or BSL).

Learn Sign-Language

on YouTube

National Institute for the Deaf

| Look for ‘Learning SASL (South

African Sign Language)’ in the

Playlists.

South African Sign Language

Dictionary RealSasl |

An extensive library of videos that

form a Sign Language ‘dictionary’

of authentic SASL – for teachers,

students and interested people |

Also at www.realsasl.com along with

more resources.

South African Sign Language

Lessons | A series of short sign

language lessons, stories and tips to

teach you how to sign correctly.

Or with this free app

FingerTalk - SASL Dictionary |

Learn the basics of South African Sign

Language. Includes a comprehensive

dictionary. On Google Play.

South African Association of Audiologists

(SAAA) | Audiologists work with patients

who have problems with hearing, balance or

other ear-related problems. Search for an

audiologist near you on their online search

engine | 082 727 5977 | admin@

audiologysa.com | www.audiologysa.co.za

South African National Deaf Association

(SANDA) | Managed by deaf people,

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representing more than 4 million deaf &

hard of hearing South Africans | 845

Francis Baard St, Arcadia, Tshwane/Pretoria

| 012 343 0661 | info@sanda.org.za |

www.sanda.org.za

St Vincenzo School for the Deaf | The

Haven, St Vincent School for the Deaf.

Jellicoe Ave, Melrose, Johannesburg | 011

788 5430 | principal@stvincentschool.

co.za | www.stvincentschool.org.za

THRIVE | A parent-led programme

providing unbiased support to families with

children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Extremely comprehensive South Africanoriented

information and resources on the

website | www.thrivesa.org.za

A Free Voice App for People

Who Cannot Speak

SymboTalk | Free and useful for

anyone who is deaf and mute, on the

autistic spectrum, has Down Syndrome

are paralysed or have speech challenges.

The app talks for you when you click

on a picture or symbol. You can

also create sentences by clicking on

different pictures.

The app has communication boards

for different areas of life. Each board

contains pictures or symbols and

can be customised with people’s

own pictures. Clicking on a symbol or

picture reads it aloud and adds it to a

sentence which can also be read.

It can be used online or downloaded

on any device or platform with any

screen size | m.me/SymboTalk

| symbotalk@gmail.com | www.

symbotalk.com | f SymboTalk

DEAF & BLIND

Association for the Sensory Disabled

| A day-care centre and a permanent

group home for sensory-disabled children

in the Breede Valley | 1091 Waterloo St,

Worcester, Western Cape | 023 342 7939

| info@asd.org.za / operations@asd.org.za

| www.asd.org.za

DeafBlind South Africa | For children

who are deaf and blind | 17A Napier

Street, Worcester | 082 688 5344

| info@deafblindsa.co.za | www.

deafblindsa.co.za

KwaZulu-Natal Blind and Deaf Society |

Services, support & training for Blind & Deaf

persons | 23 Ismail C Meer St, Durban |

031 309 4991 | director@bdskzn.org.za

| www.bdskzn.org.za | f bdskzn

FACIAL DEFORMITIES

Also see BURNS elsewhere in the DISABILITY

pages, as well as CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS under

ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE in the HEALTH pages.

Operation Smile | A volunteer medical

NPO that provides free reconstructive facial,

cleft lip or cleft palate surgery | 103-104

Waverley Business Park, 5 Wyecroft Rd,

Observatory, Cape Town | 021 447

3608 | infosa@operationsmile.org |

southafrica.operation-smile.org (no hyphen)

| f operation-smileZA

Smile Foundation | Assists children with

any type of facial abnormality – e.g. cleft lip

and palate, burn victims, facial paralysis,

etc. – to receive corrective plastic and

reconstructive surgery within South Africa

| 57, 6th Rd, Hyde Park, Johannesburg |

086 127 6453 | info@smilefoundationsa.

org | www.smilefoundationsa.org

Wentworth Foundation | Provides

comprehensive care to poor patients with

cleft lip / palate and other anomalies and

facial deformities. You will need a letter

of referral from your local dental clinic or

government hospital to join the waiting

list for services | Durban, KZN | 031

564 6501 | Contact online | www.

wentworthfoundation.org.za | f

wentworthfoundation

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

Muscular Dystrophy Foundation of SA |

Information, workshops, referrals, support

with equipment and assistive devices,

support groups for affected people and

their families | gmnational@mdsa.org.

za | www.mdsa.org.za | f Muscular

Dystrophy Foundation of South Africa

• Gauteng | 12 Botes St, Florida Park

| 011 472 9703 / 011 472 9824 |

gmgauteng@mdsa.org.za

• KwaZulu-Natal | 24 Somtseu Rd,

Durban | 031 332-0211 |

projectskzn@mdsa.org.za

Western Cape | 3 Wiener St, Goodwood,

Cape Town | 021 592 7306 |

capemanager@mdsa.org.za

STAMMERING / STUTTERING

Speak Easy | Support groups by people

who stutter for people who stutter. Self help

groups in different parts of the country |

Head Office: Johannesburg: Dina Lilian 082

820 6225 | info@speakeasy.org.za |

www.speakeasy.org.za

The Stuttering Foundation | A US NPO.

Resource- and information-rich website |

www.stutteringhelp.org | f stutteringhelp

You

Tube

| The Stuttering Foundation

YouTube | 7 Tips for Talking with the

Child Who Stutters | How I Overcame My

Fear of Stuttering, LeRon Barton | Stop

My Stutter with Gareth Gates Part 1 of

4 / Part 2 of 4 / Part3 of 4/ Part 4 of 4 |

TRANSCENDING STUTTERING: The Inside

Story Part 1/ Part 2, Part 3

DISCRIMINATION

If you experience discrimination because

of a disability, contact a relevant

organisation listed under ADVOCACY &

INFORMATION elsewhere in this section, or

in the HUMAN RIGHTS pages, elsewhere in

the directory.

It is your right to be treated equally and

fairly – always and in all ways!

EDUCATION ADVOCACY

Down Syndrome Inclusive Education

Foundation | Advocates for early

intervention and implementation of inclusive

education curricula in mainstream schools

| 021 712 5552 | info@down-syndrome.

co.za | www.down-syndrome.co.za

Inclusive Education South Africa |

Information support networks and services

for families, educators and service-providers

of children with disabilities to facilitate

inclusion into ordinary neighbourhood

schools | 021 762 6664 / WhatsApp

079 374 2064 | info@included.org.

Tube

za | www.included.org.za | Inclusive

You

Education South Africa

Right to Education for Children with

Disabilities Alliance | Coordinates the

voice of civil society in support of the right

to education for children with disabilities |

021 959 2950 / 082 927 2996 | r2e.cwd@

gmail.com | f R2ECWD

The Southern African Association for

Learning and Educational Differences

(SAALED) | An NPO of educators,

parents and professionals from a variety

of disciplines focused on integrating

pupils with various forms of disabilities in

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mainstream schools | info@saaled.org.za

| www.saaled.org.za

EMPLOYMENT (MAINSTREAM)

Also see ADVOCACY & INFORMATION, as well

as ENTREPRENEURSHIP elsewhere in this

section, and EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS &

SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS elsewhere

in the directory.

Association for Persons with Disability

Limpopo | Assists employers and job

seekers with disabilities | 1 Pafuri Ave,

Peninapark, Polokwane | 015 291 1787

| awareness@apdlimpopo.co.za | www.

apdlimpopo.org/job-placement

Association for the Physically Disabled

| Recruitment of people with disabilities

for employers looking to hire persons with

disabilities. Branches throughout SA |

Head Office: 011 646 8331/2/3/4 | info@

apdjhb.co.za | www.apd.org.za

Income-generating

Support for mothers of

children with disabilities

Recycles used and new clothing to

create micro-business opportunities,

employment and job readiness/skills

training specifically for mothers of

children with disabilities, who are often

forced to remain at home to provide

care, preventing the family from finding

ways out of poverty | 45 Migmatite Dr,

Zwartkop, Centurion | 012 663 4168

| WhatsApp 082 866 7112 | www.

clothestogood.com |

f Clothes to Good

Deaf Hands at Work | Training and work

opportunities for skilled and unskilled deaf

individuals and for businesses looking to

employ disabled people | Noordhoek,

Eastern Cape | 021 785 7737 / 073

653 7675 | info@dhwsa.co.za | f

deafhandsatwork

libguides.wits.ac.za | Search for:

Resources for Blind and Visually-Impaired

Persons: Scholarships/Jobs

National Career Advice Portal / Khetha

| Counselling and information to help

people with disabilities find employment, as

well as information for career development

practitioners to assist such people with the

process | Khetha Walk-in, Mon – Fri, 8:00

– 16:30: 123 Francis Baard St, Tshwane/

Pretoria | 0860 35 66 35 / 086 999 0123

/ WhatsApp, SMS or please call me: 072 204

5056 | careerhelp@dhet.gov.za | www.

careerhelp.org.za | f careerhelp

EMPLOYMENT & WORKSHOPS

(SHELTERED)

Also see RESIDENCES & DAY CARE CENTRES

elsewhere in this section.

FREE STATE

ENGO Care Centres | Skills development

and social rehabilitation of adults with

disabilities | www.engo.co.za

• Bethlehem | Cnr Wes & Wessels St

| 058 303 1799 | salilenisgr8@gmail.

com

• Bloemfontein (Head office) | 22 Van

Heerden Rd, Wilgehof | 051 407 7223

| info@engo.co.za

GAUTENG

AIM Centre | Protective workshop, skills

training, personal development and part- or

full-time work opportunities for people with

disabilities | 79 Orion St Kensington |

011 616 5041 | info@aim4independence.

co.za | www.aim4independence.co.za

Coronationville Care Centre &

Workshops | 5a Prisca St, Coronationville

| 011 477 4248 | cccw@telkomsa.net |

f CCCWcommunity

Employment Solutions for People with

Disabilities | Protective workshop for

people with various disabilities in Tshwane

| 8 Dr Savage Rd West, Prinshof, Tshwane/

Pretoria | 012 325 6567 / 6585 | ceo.

employmentsolutions@gmail.com | www.

disabilityemployment.co.za

Johannesburg Council for the Disabled

(JOCOD) | A protective workshop dayfacility

for adults with disabilities, focusing

on skills training, incubation of cooperatives,

sports & recreation, employment, incomegenerating

projects, welfare and related

services, education and learnerships

| 292 Peshwar St, Ext. 11b, Lenasia,

Johannesburg | 011 852 2144 / 2147 |

info@jocod.org.za | www.jocod.org.za

Mamelodi Association for People with

Disabilities | Protective workshop;

meaningful activities and income-generation

| 6957 Kubone Dr, Mamelodi | 012 820

1014 | emellangmapd@gmail.com |

f Mamelodi Association for People with

Disabilities

Rotallia Workshop | A workshop for

mentally disabled adults, adjacent to

Elmahof House which is residence for

many of the workers | 55 Eggo Jan St,

Oberholzer, Carletonville | 018 787

4757 | rotalia1972@gmail.com | f

RotaliaElmahof

South African Disability Development

Trust (SADDT) | Skills development and

employment by means of SETA learnerships

| 85 Fleet St, Ferndale, Randburg | 011

326 3282 | f South African Disability

Development Trust

Tembisa Self Help Association for the

Disabled | A community-based, self-help

factory with various income-generating

projects where people with disabilities can

thrive and deliver a meaningful service

to their community. Projects range from

gardening, recycling and wheelchair-repairs

to computer training | 484 Danteloome

Rd, Sangweni Section, Thembisa | 011

925 6385 / 011 022 3745 | tshad.org@

gmail.com / tshad@telkomsa.net | www.

tshad.6te.net

KWAZULU-NATAL

Association of and for Persons with

Disabilities – KwaZulu-Natal (APDKZN)

| Protective workshops, meaningful

activities and contract work for adults

with disabilities | 65 Gemini Crescent,

Woodhurst, Chatsworth | 031- 403 7041

| apdkzn@mweb.co.za

Saint Giles | Work centre, remedial

gymnasium, educational trust, mobility

devices hire and charity shop | 4 Prince

St, Durban | 031 337 4404 | info@

saintgiles.org.za | www.saintgiles.org.za

WESTERN CAPE

Chris Steytler Industries | A protective

workshop that offers work rehabilitation

programmes to people with disabilities

over the age of 18 | 11 Uranium St,

Triangle Farm, Bellville | 021 945 4988/1

| info@chrissteytler.co.za | www.

chrissteytlerindustries.co.za

Disability Workshop Development

Enterprise (DWDE) | Offers a variety of

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sheltered work options | 086 722 7762

/ 021 674 6139 | info@dwde.co.za |

www.dwde.co.za

Drakenstein Centre | Protective

workshops offered by the Department

of Social Development | Main Rd,

Simondium, Paarl | 021 863 0446 / 7 |

drakcentre@paarlonline.co.za | www.

westerncape.gov.za/facility/drakensteincentre

Oasis Association | Work and life skills

programmes, day-care & group homes

for people with intellectual disabilities |

Admin Office: 33 Lee Rd, Claremont, Cape

Town | 021 671 2698 | info@oasis.org.

za | www.oasis.org.za

• Claremont Bakery | Cnr Lee Rd &

Imam Haron, Claremont | 021 674

5570

• Oasis Claremont Books And Bric-

A-Brac Shop / Recycling | Cnr

Lee Rd and Imam Haron, Claremont

| 021 674 5570 / 021 671 2698

| booksclaremont@oasis.org.za /

recycling@oasis.org.za

• Oasis Claremont Protective Workshop

| Cnr Lee Rd and Imam Haron,

Claremont | 021 674 5570

• Oasis Goodwood Protective Workshop

| 16th Str & 8th Ave, Elsies River |

021 933 1586 | workshop@oasis.org.

za

The Village Work Centre | Protective

workshop providing employment & training

for adults with Cerebral Palsy | 11 First

Ave, Claremont, Cape Town | 021 683

1300/1 | frontdesk@villageworkcentre.

org.za | www.villageworkcentre.org.za

Unity Work Centre | Opportunities,

training and packing work for people with

any disability | 12 Silver Park, Silver St,

Brackenfell, Cape Town | 021 982 2034

| rinahartzenberg@gmail.com | www.

unitybydisabled.co.za

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Also see SUPPORT FOR ENTREPRENEURS WITH

DISABILITIES in the ENTREPRENEURSHIP pages

Amavulandlela Funding Scheme | A

funding scheme exclusively for people

with disabilities, administered by the Small

Enterprise Finance Agency (sefa). Register

and apply online. Should sefa be unable

to match your needs, you will be directed

to other options | 012 748 9600 |

helpline@sefa.org.za / info@sefa.org.za |

www.sefa.org.za

Disability Chamber of Commerce and

Industry | Member of the Disability

Advisory Council to the Minister of Public

Works and an Advisory to the Small

Enterprise Finance Agency (sefa). Provides

business networking, training, advice &

referral services to members | 6120

Ditshego St, Vosloorus, Boksburg | 084

964 2773 / 078 171 5482 | Request a call

or fill in a form online | www.dcci.co.za

Disability Workshop Development

Enterprise (DWDE) | Links economic

opportunities and service providers with

other-abled workers in South Africa | 086

722 7762 / 021 674 6139 | info@dwde.

co.za | www.dwde.co.za

Eastern Cape Disability Economic

Empowerment Trust | Creating

mainstream economic opportunities and

providing support for entrepreneurs and

job seeking people with disabilities | 16

Greenwood St, Berea, East London | 043

722 7334 | thabiso@ecdeet.co.za /

asanda@ecdeet.co.za | www.ecdeet.co.za

EQUIPMENT & ASSISTIVE DEVICES

Wheelchairs are the most commonly

needed assistive devices. It is an

essential tool for empowerment,

dignity and overall well-being, allowing

people to be mobile, to access

education, employment, healthcare and

community life. Yet, thousands of South

Africans remain bed-ridden, rely on

family members to carry them around

or turn to unsafe, uncomfortable,

adapted & homemade alternatives that

often worsen their condition.

In accordance with section 27 of

the South African Constitution, our

government MUST provide free

wheelchairs and other assistive

devices, such as hearing aids, crutches,

orthopaedic shoes, prosthetic limbs,

etc. to qualifying recipients, to fulfil

its obligation to provide essential

healthcare services to citizens.

Ask for a professional rehabilitation

assessment at your local clinic or

government hospital, as well as for

assistance with obtaining the prescribed

assistive device. Your name will be

added to a waiting list for the needed

device.

It is your right to be helped. Call the

Department of Health on 012 395 8000

if your condition has been assessed but

you don’t get the prescribed device. Or

contact one of the organisations listed

below for guidance or assistance.

Chaeli Campaign | Making mobility and

education available to disabled children

under 18 throughout SA | Chaeli Cottage,

16 Culm Rd, Plumstead, Cape Town | 021

762 3835 | info@chaelicampaign.co.za |

www.chaelicampaign.co.za

National Council of and for Persons

with Disabilities | Will facilitate referrals

to the relevant government department

for access to assistive devices | 29

Andries Pretorius St, Eastleigh, Edenvale,

Johannesburg | 011 452 2774 / 2455 |

Contact via website | www.ncpd.org.za

Shonaquip Social Enterprise |

Innovative, rough terrain / rural-appropriate

paediatric wheelchairs & assistive devices,

support services and training for parents,

people with disabilities, NPOs and

governments across SADC | 45 LesterRd,

Wynberg, Cape Town | 021 797 8239

| shona@shonaquip.co.za | www.

shonaquip.co.za | f Shonaquip Social

You

Tube

Enterprise | ShonaquipSE

South African Disability Development

Trust (SADDT) | Funding for workplace

assistive devices + for disabled individuals

| 85 Fleet St, Ferndale, Randburg | 011

326 3282 | f South African Disability

Development Trust

Sweethearts Foundation | Fill in an

online form or write to sweethearts@

sweetheartsfoundation.org to request a

wheelchair | www.sweetheartsfoundation.

org | f thesweetheartsfoundation

The Bumble Bee Fund | Strives to

better the quality of life of disabled children

by enhancing their personal mobility and

independence, in particular by providing or

assisting in the provision of mobility aids |

admin@bumblebeefund.co.za or complete a

form, online | www.bumblebeefund.co.za

| f The Bumble Bee Fund

The Rachel Swart Fund | Assists

disabled people from impoverished

situations to get access to wheelchairs and

assistive devices | 71 Klipfontein Rd,

Rondebosch, Cape Town | 021 689 8376

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| rachelswart@absamail.co.za | www.

rachelswart.org.za

Many national & regional organisations

listed under GENERAL SUPPORT

ORGANISATIONS, below, also offer

support with obtaining equipment and

assistive devices.

GENERAL SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS

NATIONAL / MULTIPLE PROVINCES

ACVV | Renders social, residential and

other care for elderly people with disabilities

in the Eastern Cape, North West, Northern

Cape and Western Cape. Call for information

about services near you | Head office:

61 Caledon Street, Cape Town | 021

461 7437/7447 | info-hk@acvv.org.za |

www.acvv.org.za | f ACVVHeadOffice

Association for Persons with Disabilities

(APD)

• Eastern Cape | Jeffrey’s Bay | 042

296 0865 | jakkie@mweb.co.za

• Free State | 47 Park Rd, Willows,

Bloemfontein | 051 430 2883 / 051

444 1660 | operations@apdfs.co.za /

reception@apdfs.co.za

• Gauteng | 1 Western Boulevard (off

Main Reef Rd), Fordsburg, Johannesburg

| 011 838 3012/16

• KwaZulu-Natal | 65 Gemini Cres,

Woodhurst, Chatsworth | 031 403 7041

| apdkzn@mweb.co.za

• Limpopo | 1 Pafuri Ave, Peninapark,

Polokwane | 015 291 1787 | www.

apdlimpopo.org

• Mpumalanga | 2 Silver Oak St,

Mbombela / Nelspruit | 013 741 3699

| annette@apdmpumalanga.org |

www.apdmpumalanga.org

• North West | Techford Centre,

Klerksdorp | 014 533 0593 |

maphozab@gmail.com

• Northern Cape

Upington | 074 603-0091 / 074 602

9523 / 084 622 2980 | apdupt@mweb.

co.za or hotelmarie@gmail.com

Kimberley | miemiehiggs@gmail.com

• Western Cape | 320 Koeberg Rd,

Tijgerhof, Milnerton | 021 555 2881 |

director@wcapd.org.za | www.wcapd.

org.za

Curamus Association | For current

SANDF members and their family with

disabilities, as well as military veterans

(SADF, MK, APLA, AZNLA) who were injured

during military/struggle operations.

Awesome motivational information and

useful links on the website | 012 314

0185 | curamus1@gmail.com | www.

curamusassociation.co.za

Disabled Children’s Action Group (DICAG)

| Formed by parents to address the needs

of children with disabilities, with specific

focus on children in difficult situations (i.e.

as a result of racial oppression, environmental

location, and/or severe disability) | 86

affiliated local parent branches in nine

provinces | Head office: 1A Tyne Rd,

Wynberg, Cape Town | 021 761 3531 |

sandra@dicag.co.za | www.dicag.co.za

Disabled People South Africa (DPSA)

| Formed by persons with a disability to

represent and promote the development

and integration of disabled people in all

spheres of life, and to make South Africa

accessible to all. Call for information about

a branch near you | 021 422 0357 |

info@dpsa.org.za | www.dpsa.org.za

Genetic Alliance South Africa |

Education and support for the care and

prevention of rare diseases and congenital

disorders such as albinism, cerebral palsy,

cleft lip / palate, club foot, congenital heart

disease, Down syndrome, spina bifida |

61 Peter Place, Bryanston, Jhb | 010 594

3844 / 072 476 7552 | info@

geneticalliance.org.za | www.

geneticalliance.org.za | f

alliancegeneticssa

National Council of and for Persons with

Disabilities | Awareness programmes,

influences government policies, promotes

physical access, supports the schooling

of children with disabilities in special and

mainstream schools both in terms of

learning and assistive devices to aid their

education, offers youth programmes,

facilitates economic participation of

people with disabilities, offers enterprise

development programmes | 29

Andries Pretorius St, Eastleigh, Edenvale,

Johannesburg | 011 452 2774 / 2455 |

Contact via website | www.ncpd.org.za

QuadPara Association of South Africa

(QASA) | Assists quadriplegics with a

wide range of support services designed

to promote rehabilitation, community

integration and independence. Branches

throughout SA | 031 767 0348 / 0352 |

info@qasa.co.za

Uhambo Foundation | Reducing

inequalities and barriers to participation for

children with disabilities through parent and

caregiver empowerment programmes |

45 Lester Rd, Wynberg, Cape Town | 021

797 8239 | info@uhambofoundation.org.

za | www.uhambofoundation.org.za

EASTERN CAPE

Christian Blind Mission (CBM) | Works

with rural workers with any disabilities |

Belvedere Office Park, Bella Rosa St,

Tygervalley, Bellville | 021 914 3014 /5 /6

/7 | cbmsa@cbm.org | www.cbmsa.org

Association of Rehabilitation for People

with Disability / Rehab4Disability

| Physical, psychological and social

rehabilitation of persons with a disability |

6 St Luke’s Rd, Southernwood, East London

| 043 722 1811 | info@rehabec.org |

www.rehabec.org

The Association for Rehabilitation of

Persons with Disabilities | Affiliated

to NCPD/APD, SANCB and SAFMH |

6 St Lukes Rd, Southernwood, East

London | 043 722 1811 | director@

rehabec.org | www.rehabec.org | f

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GAUTENG

Alexandra Disability Movement |

Childcare, food security, disability grants,

training, work and housing assistance

for people with disabilities | 161 9th

Rd, Kew, Sandton | 011 882 1147 |

admin@alexandradisabilitymovement.co.za

| www.alexandradisabilitymovement.co.za

Masizakhe Project For The Physically

Disabled | 829 Elias Motsoaledi Rd,

Moroka, Soweto | 011 984 2260

The Lighthouse Centre | A stimulation

centre offering socialising events, outings,

activities, instruction and training for

underprivileged, intellectually disabled

children and adults | 133 Risi Ave,

Linmeyer, Johannesburg | 011 435 8584

| info@thelighthousecentre.co.za |

www.thelighthousecentre.co.za

Vezabantu for Persons with Disabilities

| Home-based support, support groups

and activities for people with disabilities in

Katlehong, Thokoza and Vosloorus | 555

Mosoeu St, Tsolo, Katlehong | 076 767

8441 | tembagogela@yahoo.com | f

Vezabantu

KWAZULU-NATAL

Siyakwazi | A community-based

organisation that supports children

under the age of 7 who have disabilities

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and barriers to learning through early

interventions, awareness strategies,

family and teacher participation in homes,

ECD centres and local schools in rural

communities in the UGU District |

Bhambula, Kwanzimakwe | 071 274 6285

| info@siyakwazi.org | www.siyakwazi.org

LIMPOPO

KG Maluleke Memorial Disability

Integration Organisation | Fostering

self-reliance and societal integration | 66

Burger St, Polokwane | 015 291 4138

| info@disabilityempowerment.co.za |

www.disabilityempowerment.co.za | f

kgomano

NORTHERN CAPE

Badisa | Residential and communitybased

services for people with Intellectual

disabilities and sight impairment. Call for

information about facilities near you |

021 957 7130 | info@badisa.org.za |

www.badisa.org.za | f BadisaCharity

Champion of Hope | Support, skills

development & training, job creation &

economic empowerment for people with

disabilities, hearing impairment and Aids |

88 Vygie St, Vanderkloof | 078 886 7902 /

WhatsApp 065 700 8851 | infocoh949@

gmail.com | f Champion of Hope

WESTERN CAPE

Badisa | Residential and communitybased

services to people with Intellectual

disabilities and sight impairment. Call for

information about facilities near you |

021 957 7130 | info@badisa.org.za |

www.badisa.org.za | f BadisaCharity

Cape Mental Health | Community-based

services for persons with intellectual and

psychosocial disabilities include assessment,

referral, counselling, support. Special

education care centres for children with

severe intellectual disabilities. Skills training

and work opportunities for youth and

adults with intellectual disabilities | 18 &

22 Ivy St, Observatory, Cape Town | 021

447 9040 | info@cmh.org.za | www.

capementalhealth.co.za

Senecio | Occupational therapists

supporting centres for adults with severe

to profound disabilities in underprivileged

communities in the Western Cape. Also

empowers caregivers and parents with

knowledge and skills | 67 Caledon St,

Somerset West | 021 852 3856 | info@

senecio.org.za | www.senecio.org.za

Western Cape Forum for Intellectual

Disability | Advocacy, training,

networking & support for service providers

to ensure a better quality of life for people

with intellectual disabilities in the Western

Cape | ASAT House, Alexandra Hospital,

Annex Rd, Maitland | 021 510 4686 |

info@wcfid.co.za | www.wcfid.co.za

Western Cape Government | Offers a

directory of information about services for

Persons with Disabilities, e.g.: Day Care for

Adults, Day Care for Children, Protective

Workshops, Residential Facilities for Persons

with Disabilities | www.westerncape.

gov.za > Directories > Facilities > Scroll

through available categories OR search for

“Disability”

Western Cape Network on Disability

| A lobbying and advocacy network for

all organisations in the disability sector, to

address gaps in service delivery to persons

with disabilities, promote rights and equal

opportunities and share information |

061 602 7256 | info@wcdisability.org.za

| www.wcdisability.org.za |

f wcnetworkdisability

GRANTS

See SOCIAL WELFARE & HUMANITARIAN

SUPPORT elsewhere in the directory.

HEALTHCARE

See HEALTH elsewhere in the directory.

INDEPENDENT LIVING

Disability Rights Charter of South

Africa | Asserts the right of disabled

people to represent themselves and live

independently in a safe environment, free

from discrimination, exploitation and abuse

| Search for and download it here: www.

medbox.org

Independent Living Institute (ILI) |

Specialises in consumer-driven policies for

disabled peoples’ self-determination |

www.independentliving.org

Living Link | A practical, life- and workskills

programme, integrating adults with

intellectual disabilities into society, making

independent living possible | www.

thelivinglink.co.za

Gauteng | 1, 17th St, Parkhurst,

Johannesburg | 011 788 8249 |

admin@thelivinglink.co.za

Western Cape | Sunrise House, 55

Morningside St, N’dabeni, Cape Town |

021 532 1812 | gregory@thelivinglink.co.za

“As a partially disabled person, my

greatest fear is to find myself at the

mercy of someone who had convinced

themselves they were acting in my ‘best

interests’ – restricting my choices based

on their need for control rather than

my need for independence. A severely

disabled friend was physically abused and

victimized as a child by family members.

Denying independence and autonomy

is almost a given for people with mental

disabilities.

People with disabilities can be needy and

demanding and make tempting targets

for frustrated, untrained caregivers. It

even happened to Dr Stephen Hawking,

who was disabled by ALS. If you encounter

suspicious circumstances involving

someone with a disability, please

don’t look away or make excuses for

questionable behaviour. Report it!”

– Anonymous submission

INSPIRATION

Disability-Themed Movies

| Breathe | Coda |

| Children of a Lesser God |

| Gaby: A True Story |

| Inside I’m Dancing |

| Lorenzo’s Oil | Mask |

| Miracle Run | My Left Foot |

| Ray | Right Footed |

| Stronger | Temple Grandin |

| The Diving Bell & the Butterfly |

| The Miracle Worker |

| The Peanut Butter Falcon |

| The Sea Inside |

| The Theory of Everything |

| Wonder |

There are people in the world who

defy society’s idea of what living with a

disability looks like ... people who put

the rest of us to shame with our petty

concerns about outward appearances.

There are three men, in particular, who

should be known to all of humanity.

Their names are Nick Vujicic, Sammy

Basso and Zion Clark. Sammy is a

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scientist and researcher. The other two

are entrepreneurs and motivational

speakers. Google them. You’ll be

amazed. And inspired.

You

Tube

you belong | On this channel, look for

the series titled Activated. In these episodes,

South Africans with disabilities share their

lived experiences. Showcased by SABC2.

MUSIC

SA Disabled Musicians Association

(SADMA) | Advocacy for, talent scout and

training for disabled musicians throughout

Southern Africa. Recording studio designed

to serve the needs of blind and physically

disabled musicians | 121/3 Seventh Ave,

Highlands North, JHB | John Mothopeng:

079 537 7094 | info@sadmamusic.org.za

| www.sadmamusic.org.za

NEUROCOGNITIVE DISORDERS

Also see the HEALTH, as well as the MENTAL &

EMOTIONAL HEALTH pages elsewhere in the

directory.

For and about people whose

brains are different

Different Brains | A resourcerich,

multi-media site promoting

understanding & acceptance of

neurodiversity through stories, ideas

and information. Resources cover:

Addiction, ADHD, ALS, Alzheimer’s

Disease, Anxiety, Asperger’s

Syndrome, Autism Spectrum

Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline

Personality Disorder, Cerebral

Palsy, Concussions, Depression,

Developmental Coordination

Disorder, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia,

Eating Disorders, Epilepsy, Insomnia,

Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, OCD,

Parkinson’s Disease, Post Traumatic

Stress Disorder, Schizophrenia,

Strokes, Tourette Syndrome,

Traumatic Brain Injury and more

| www.differentbrains.org | f

different.brains

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA

Alzheimer’s South Africa | Support,

education, training and information for

patients, families and caregivers. Support

care groups throughout SA – see below |

National helpline 0860 102 681 | www.

alzheimers.org.za | f AlzheimersSA

• Eastern Cape | 041 581 5300 |

easterncape@alzheimers.org.za

• Free State | 25 Elias Motsoaledi St,

Langenhovenpark, Bloemfontein | 071

381 8953 | managerfs@alzheimers.org.

za

• Gauteng

National office | 113 Mount St,

Bryanston | 011 792 2511 info@

alzheimers.org.za

JHB | 222 Modderfontein Rd, East

Elphin Lodge, Lyndhurst | 011 346 2757

| admingp@alzheimers.org.za

Tshwane/Pretoria | 29 Lion St,

Sterrewag | socialworkergp@

alzheimers.org.za

Soweto | 246 Tau St, Sports Hall,

Diepkloof | 079 591 1304 | soweto@

alzheimers.org.za

• KwaZulu-Natal | 26 Scott Rd, Pinetown

| 031 702 8811

• Mpumalanga | MAXSA Bldg, Cnr Streak

& Ferreira Sts, Mbombela | 013 752

3578

• Northern Cape | 087 150 5058 / 083

415 1484 | ncape@alzheimers.org.za

• Western Cape | 021 979 2724 |

managerwc@alzheimers.org.za

Dementia SA | Assists health

professionals, as well as families with limited

access to private health care, to live with

dementia or care for those with dementia.

Offers training, resources & information |

24-Hour helpline: 0860 636 679 | info@

dementiasa.org | www.dementiasa.org

YouTube | What is it? | Mind-Brain

Talks | What is Alzheimer’s disease? |

What is dementia? | What is vascular

dementia? |

What can you do about it? | actionalz |

Alzheimer’s Society (UK) | Best and Worst

Foods for Alzheimer’s Disease, Drs. Ayesha

and Dean Sherzai | Boost Brain Health,

Heal Autoimmunity, and Improve the Gut

Microbiome with Dr. Datis Kharrazian

| Dean and Ayesha Sherzai, M.D. - The

Alzheimer’s Solution: Prevent Cognitive

Decline at Every Age | How to Prevent

Alzheimer’s With Diet | Nutrition and

Dementia: The MIND Trial by Dr. Martha

Clare Morris | Power Foods for the Brain,

Neal Barnard, MD | The Effects of Obesity

on Dementia, Brain Function, and Fertility

ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER

(ADD) & HYPERACTIVITY

The research is quite clear: there is a

link between poor diet, junk food and

malnutrition on the one hand, and

hyperactivity, psychological problems,

poor academic performance,

delinquency and violence on the other.

Could it be that the solution to so

many of our problems is as simple as

the daily intake of adequate nutrition?

If your child has been fed from an

early age on a diet that includes

lots of sugar and E-additives, it

could well be that you have never

seen the true personality of your

child.

– Gordon Walker, father of a hyperactive,

attention-deficit child cured through diet

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity

Support Group of Southern Africa

(ADHASA) | Counselling, referrals,

general and dietary information, as well as

holistic, practical support to those affected

by ADHD and associated conditions |

Head office: Delta Park School, Conrad Dr,

Randburg. Open weekdays 8 am – 2 pm

during school term | 011 888 7655 |

What’s App 074 447 3201 | Soweto Help

Desk | 291 Mapheto Street, Moroka |

011 986 5067 / 067 084 6188 between 10

am – 3 pm, Mon – Fri | soweto@ADHASA.

co.za | Find information on the website

for branch / practitioner / support groups

in Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo,

Mpumalanga, North West Province,

Northern Cape, Western Cape, as well as

for Zimbabwe and the Kingdom of Eswatini

(Swaziland) | info@ADHASA.co.za |

www.adhasa.co.za | f ADHASA.ADHD

YouTube | What is it? | ADD/ADHD

| What Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity

Disorder? | ADHD - What is it and what’s

the difference with ADD? | Dr. Daniel

Amen: ADD, Your Brain, and Innovation

What can you do about it? | How to Treat

ADHD [Without Medication] | Is ADHD

an Advantage? | Making ADHD your

Superpower

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AUTISM

Also see SCHOOLS, DAY CARE CENTRES &

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES for CHILDREN WITH

DISABILITIES elsewhere in this section, as well

as the HEALTH and the MENTAL & EMOTIONAL

HEALTH pages elsewhere in the directory.

Action in Autism | Support for people

with Autism, their families and caregivers |

105 Haig Rd, Parkhill, Durban North, KZN |

031 563 3039 | info@actioninautism.org.

za | www.actioninautism.org.za

Autism South Africa (ASA) | Parent

support, caregiver training, education,

advocacy, resources. Branch websites have

useful contacts of neurodevelopmental

clinics, medical specialists, therapists,

schools, etc. | Head Office: Children’s

Memorial Institute, Gate 13 Joubert St &

Empire Rd, Johannesburg | 011 484 9909

| info@autismsouthafrica.org | www.

aut2know.co.za | f AutismSouthAfrica

• Eastern Cape | www.aut2know.co.za/

eastern-cape

• Free State | www.aut2know.co.za/freestate

• Gauteng | www.aut2know.co.za/gauteng

• KwaZulu-Natal | www.aut2know.co.za/

kwazulu-natal

• Northern Cape | www.aut2know.

co.za/northern-cape

Autism Western Cape | Free

counselling, education & support to

individuals, families, schools and special

care facilities | Buchanan Square, 160

Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock | 021 685

9581 | admin@awc.org.za | www.

autismwesterncape.org.za

YouTube | Look for anything with, about

or by Temple Grandin

BIPOLAR & SCHIZOPHRENIA

Bipolar South Africa | An anonymous

blog by and for people with bipolar to write

and learn about their condition | www.

bipolarsa.co.za | f bipolarza

Bipolars Supporting Bipolars | A

members-only Facebook group. Ask to join if

you are bipolar.

Cape Support for Mental Health (CSMH)

| An advice & emotional support group for

families of people affected by schizophrenia

| 083 713 8653 | mail@capesupport.

org.za or leave your contact details on their

site | www.capesupport.org.za

Family and Friends Bipolar Support

Group South Africa | A membersonly

Facebook group. Ask to join if you or

someone you love is bipolar.

South African Schizophrenia and Bipolar

Disorders Alliance (SABDA) | A support

group for persons with schizophrenia,

bipolar and related disorders and for those

who look after them | 011 326 0661 |

info@sabda.org.za | www.sabda.org.za

YouTube | Foods for Protecting the Body

& Mind: Dr. Neal Barnard | How DIET

Affects Your Brain & Mental Health. From A

Former Schizophrenic

CEREBRAL PALSY

Cerebral Palsy Eastern Cape | 54

Admiralty Way, Summerstrand, Gqeberha/

PE | 041 583 2130 | info@cpaec.org.za

| www.cerebralpalsy.org.za

KnowCP | Supplies information in most

South African languages through mail,

e-mail, telephone and fax | 041 583

2130 | info@cpaec.org.za | www.

cerebralpalsy.org.za

KZN Cerebral Palsy Association |

Enhances lives and functional independence

of children and adults with Cerebral Palsy |

23 Sanderson Rd, Cowies Hill Park, Pinetown

| 031 942 3867 | info@kzncerebralpalsy.

co.za | www.kzncerebralpalsy.org.za

Malamulele Onward | Creating

possibilities for children with Cerebral Palsy.

Sites in SA and Lesotho. Open to volunteers

| Gate 10, 13 Joubert St Ext., Johannesburg

| 011 484 9456 | info@cpchildren.org

| www.malamuleleonward.org

National Association for People with

Cerebral Palsy South Africa (NAPCP)

| Coordinates all activities country-wide,

for and on behalf of persons with cerebral

palsy. Services include special education,

workshops, clinics, social and vocational

counselling, residential care, transport and

independent living and are rendered by

affiliated organisations, workshops, projects

and special needs schools | 011 452

2774 / 082 349 9630 | elizma.woods@

napcp.org.za | www.napcp.org.za

United Cerebral Palsy Association of

South Africa | Support for individuals

with Cerebral Palsy | 8 North St,

Townsview, Johannesburg | 011 435

0386/ 7/ 8/ 9 | info@ucpasa.co.za |

www.ucpa.za.org

Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association

| Provides for the diagnosis, treatment,

care, residencies, training and employment

of persons with Cerebral Palsy. Training

and counselling for parents, guardians

and caretakers | St. Giles Centre, 71

Klipfontein Rd, Rondebosch | 021 685

4150 | info@wccpa.org.za | www.

wccpa.org.za

DOWN SYNDROME

Down Syndrome South Africa (DSSA)

| Umbrella body for all Down Syndrome

associations in South Africa. Eight branches,

one support group and four outreaches.

Provides parent support, counselling,

resources and workshops | Head Office:

0861 369 672 | dssaoffice@icon.co.za |

www.downsyndrome.org.za

• Eastern Cape

Amathole (East London) | 2 Dunn St,

Arcadia, East London | 043 722 4918 /

083 552 4616 | dsaael@telkom.net

Gqeberha/PE | 8 Greenways Office

Park, Meltsetter Rd, Lovemore Heights,

PE | 083 629 9906 | info@pedsa.

co.za | carol.massyn@pathcare.co.za

• Free State | Bloemfontein. Advice,

info | 051 421 0146 / 084 505 0853 |

f SymboTalk

• Gauteng

Johannesburg | 26 Fort St, Birnam,

JHB | 0861 369 672 / 011 615 9401 /

072 652 2377 | dssa.ned@icon.co.za

Tshwane | 54 Hofmeyer Rd, Lyttelton

Manor, Centurion | 012 664 8871 |

dsat@downs.org.za

• KZN | Durban | 382 Stella Rd,

Malvern, Durban | 064 167 0808

/ 084-534-2118 / 073-123-0373 |

downskzn@iafrica.com

• Limpopo

Polokwane | 083 268 3655

Tzaneen | 078 246 0888

• Mpumalanga

Stationed at Witbank Hospital | 079-

592-3618 / 078 665 6041 / 072 586 5261

• Northern Cape | Stationed at

Kimberley Hospital | 083 427 9258

• Northwest Province | Mafikeng

Outreach Group. Advocate Nontsikelelo

Sojane | 018 387 6900 / 078 594 8763

• Western Cape

Belville | 73 Van Der Stel St, Oakdale,

Bellville, WC | 021 919 8533 | info@

dsawc.co.za | www.dsawc.co.za

Rondebosch | Red Cross War

Memorial Children’s Hospital, Section S8,

Out Patient Department, Klipfontein Rd,

Rondebosch. 021-689-1519 / 021-658-

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5526 | downscape@gmail.com |

www.downscape.co.za

Peter Pan Down Syndrome Centre |

Inclusive education and integration of

able-bodied and special needs learners |

Cnr Essex and Coronation Rds, Maitland,

Cape Town | 021 510 8670 | peterp@

telkomsa.net | www.peterpan.org.za

EPILEPSY

Epilepsy South Africa | Specialised and

comprehensive services to people living

with epilepsy and other disabilities, including

education and economic empowerment

through job creation and entrepreneurship.

Resource-rich website. National helpline:

Ask for closest branch. 0860 374 537 |

info@epilepsy.org.za | www.epilepsy.org.

za | f epilepsy.southafrica

• Eastern Cape | 19 Vincent St, Vincent,

East London | development.ec@

epilepsy.org.za

• Free State | 52 Boom St, Parys |

056 811 5959 | freestate@epilepsy.

org.za

• Gauteng | 011 811 1590 |

gauteng@epilepsy.org.za / info@

gautengepilepsy.org.za

• Mpumalanga / Limpopo | 603

Ligwalagwala St, Dullstroom | 013 254

0163 | epilepsympu@mweb.co.za or

mpumalanga@epilepsy.org.za

• North West | 2698 Nkosi St, Vryburg

| 053 927 3422 | northwest@

epilepsy.org.za

• Western Cape | Govan Mbeki Rd,

Wetton | 021 703 9420 | wcape@

epilepsy.org.za

Reea Epilepsy Care Centre | Residential

care centre and workshop for people with

epilepsy | 20 Marlborough Ave, Craighall,

Johannesburg | 011 788 4745 | 011

442 6435 | admin@epilepsycarecentre.

za.net | www.reea.org.za

Bursaries for Students

With Epilepsy

Epilepsy South Africa Educational

Trust | Awards tuition bursaries

to persons with epilepsy | www.

epilepsy.org.za > educational-trust

HEAD & BRAIN INJURIES

Headway | Assists people with brain

injury and their families. Call for branch

closest to you. Headway Gauteng | 85

First Rd, Hyde Park | 011 442 5733

| headway@iafrica.com | www.

headwaygauteng.co.za

Stop Concussions | A Canadian

site with useful information about the

causes, effects and consequences of

concussions – especially sports-related |

stopconcussions.com

PARKINSON’S

Dance for Parkinson’s South Africa |

Specialised dance classes – physically

or via Zoom – to provide a sense of

achievement, motivation and hope for the

future | info@danceforparkinsons.org.za

| www.danceforparkinsons.org.za | f

DFPSouthAfrica

Parkinson’s Africa | Raises awareness,

educates and supports research about

Parkinson’s disease in Africa. Works to

improve treatment options and patient

access to Parkinson’s disease healthcare.

Provides support to patients, their families &

carers. Information-rich website | Contact

via website | www.parkinsonsafrica.com

Parkinson’s Disease SA Support Forum

| A platform to help improve the quality

of life for people with chronic neurological

conditions and movement disorders

like Parkinson’s disease | Contact via

messenger | f ParkinsonAssociationSA

Free Download

Google these exact words:

A GUIDE TO MANAGING

PARKINSON’S DISEASE - Sanofi

to download the free 8-page booklet

jam-packed with information to

help patients, family and caregivers

understand and cope with Parkinson’s.

YouTube | What is it? | Movement

signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

| Non-movement symptoms of Parkinson’s

disease | What is Parkinson’s Disease?

| What is Parkinson’s disease? Nervous

system diseases |

What can you do about it? |

Understanding the Impact of Nutrition on

Parkinson’s with Michael Greger, M.D.

Home remedies | Avoid caffeine, alcohol

and other stimulants. Eat a healthy diet.

Exercise. Get enough sleep. Avoid stress.

RESIDENCES & DAY CARE CENTRES

Also see EMPLOYMENT – SHELTERED, above,

and SOCIAL SERVICES & ACCOMMODATION in

the SENIOR CITIZENS pages

EASTERN CAPE

Lake Farm Centre | A home for

intellectually disabled adults. Lakeside Rd,

Kragga Kamma, Gqeberha/PE | 041 379

1555 | admin@lakefarm.org.za | www.

lakefarm.org.za

Sivenathi Special Care Centre | A home

for children with profound mental and

physical disabilities | 6210 Hillside, Golf

Course, Fort Beaufort | 073 950 1105

| thembela.ndzandze@gmail.com | f

sivenathicentre

The Summerstrand Cheshire Home |

For physically disabled adults. 7 Gomery

Ave, Summerstrand, Gqeberha/PE | 041

583 2183 | managerchs@cheshirehomes.

co.za | www.cheshirehomes.co.za

FREE STATE

ENGO Care Centres | Care for people

with disabilities | www.engo.co.za

• Bethlehem | Cnr Wes & Wessels St |

058 303 1799 | salilenisgr8@gmail.com

• Bloemfontein (Head office) | 22 van

Heerden Rd, Wilgehof | 051 407 7223

| info@engo.co.za

• Viljoenskroon | 9 Du Plessis St | 079

569 9288 | ebenhaeser@engo.co.za

GAUTENG

Avalon Association | Residential facility

for people with physical disabilities | Cnr

11th Ave & 10th St, Dewetshof, Kensington,

JHB | 011 616 3203 | avalonassoc@

telkomsa.net | www.avalonassociation.

org.za | f Aval0nAss0ciati0n

Avril Elizabeth Home for the Mentally

Handicapped | Permanent and day-care

residents | 11 Castor Rd, Germiston |

011 822 2233 | aehcontact@mweb.co.za

| www.avril.org.za

Broken Wings | A home for adults

with disabilities | 15 Glen Albyn St,

Raceview, Alberton | 011 869 3415 |

brokenwings@absamail.co.za | www.

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brokenwings.za.net

Elmahof House | For mentallychallenged

adults | 55 Eggo Jan St,

Oberholzer, Carletonville | 018 787 4757

| rotalia1972@gmail.com |

f RotaliaElmahof

Little Eden: Elvira Rota Village | Home

for adults and children with profound

intellectual disabilities | 79 Wagenaar

Rd, Edenvale | 011 609 7246 | info@

littleeden.org.za | www.littleeden.org.za

Paul Jungnickel Home | A residence for

adults with disabilities | Plot 214

Zwavelpoort, Lynnwood Rd, Pretoria East

| 012 940 0221 | info@kwo.org.za |

www.kwo.org.za/paul-jungnickel-home

Phyllis Robertson Home | For adults

with disabilities | 8 Dr Savage Rd West,

Prinshof, Tshwane/Pretoria | 012 326

4105 | admin@phylisrobertsonhome.org.

za | www.phyllisrobertsonhome.org.za

Sizanani Children’s Home | A residential

facility for children and young adults

with moderate to profound intellectual

and physical disabilities | Plot 59 - 60,

Roodepoort Farm, R25 Groblersdal Rd,

Bronkhorstspruit | 013 935 7918 |

info@sizanani.org | www.sizanani.org

St Giles Association | Residence for

Persons with Disabilities | Cnr 10th Str

& 11th Ave, Dewetshof, Johannesburg |

011 615 7681 | stgiles@telkomsa.net |

www.stgileshome.org.za

Talisman Foundation | Accommodation,

psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery

programme for people diagnosed with

mental health conditions, e.g. schizophrenia,

depression and bipolar mood disorder |

58 Plinimmon Rd, The Hill Ext, Johannesburg

| 011 435 0727 | reception@talisman.

org.za | www.talisman.org.za | f

talismanfoundation

West Rand Association for Persons with

Disabilities | Residential, day-care,

training and income-generating facilities

for multi-disabled adults and children from

Roodepoort to Westonaria | 9 Wheeler

St, Oatlands, Krugersdorp | 011 660 7964

| wrapd@intekom.co.za | f West Rand

Association for Persons with Disabilities

KWAZULU-NATAL

Careways | Residential and day care

for intellectually impaired adults | Kloof

Methodist Church, 4 Park Lane, Kloof,

Durban

| 031 764 2167 | tinas.careways@

gmail.com | www.carewayskzn.co.za

St Luke’s Home of Healing | Assisted

living for the mentally and physically

challenged | Kearsney, KZN | 032 552

8074 | stlukeskearsney@mtnloaded.co.za

| www.stlukeshome.org.za

Victory Over Disability Homes | For

and by people with disabilities | 16 Jones

Crescent, Escombe, Queensburgh | 031

464 5637 | v.o.disabilityhomes@gmail.

com | @victoryoverdisability

NORTHERN CAPE

Badisa Disability Care | Residential &

day care, skills development & economic

empowerment across the NC. Call for info

about a facility near you | Head Office:

021 957 7130 | info@badisa.org.za |

www.badisa.org.za

Here’s what YOU can do

to make a difference

People – and especially children

– with disabilities are extremely

vulnerable to abuse, neglect,

sexual molestation and social grant

mismanagement by parents and

relatives. Many are abandoned by

their own families.

What would society be like if there

weren’t people who take it upon

themselves to house, care for and

love these unfortunate beings?

Many of the institutions that do the

exhausting, labour-intensive work of

providing educational and residential

care to individuals with mental and

physical disabilities – particularly

in rural areas and poor townships

– are in dire need of financial and

other support. They don’t have

sophisticated marketing arms to tell

their story or seasoned fund-raisers

to appeal for assistance.

Find them in the township near

where you live – and see what you

are moved to do to help.

WESTERN CAPE

Badisa Disability Care | Residential &

day care, skills development & economic

empowerment across WC. Call for info

about a facility near you | Head office:

021 957 7130 | info@badisa.org.za |

www.badisa.org.za

Camphill Village | The village is

comprised of 13 houses accommodating

up to 100 residents, as well as working

enterprises in a safe, farm environment |

Klein Dassenberg Rd, Dassenberg, Cape

Town | 021 571 8600 | info@camphill.

org.za | www.camphill.org.za

Community Mental Health and

Psychiatry Foundation (CMHP) |

Comprehensive care, long-term facilities and

group homes in Cape Town and Boland area

for individuals with psychiatric conditions |

021 981 9850 | info@mentalhealth.org.za

| www.mentalhealth.org.za

Durbanville Quadriplegic Centre |

Affordable accommodation for quadriplegics

and paraplegics. Assistance with the

accumulation of the means to better living

standards: health, independence and social

integration. Runs awareness programmes

to help prevent spinal cord injuries | 18

Hafele St, Durbanville, Cape Town | 021

975 5459 | quads@telkomsa.net |

www.durbanvillequadcentre.co.za

Gabriella Centre | A residential and

day care facility for children and young

adults with profound physical & intellectual

disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy | 4

Helderberg Rd, Stuarts Hill, Somerset West

| 021 852 9827 | info@gabriellacentre.

org.za | www.gabriellacentre.org.za

Oasis Association | Work and life skills

programmes, day-care & group homes

for people with intellectual disabilities |

Admin Office: 33 Lee Rd, Claremont, Cape

Town | 021 671 2698 | info@oasis.org.

za | www.oasis.org.za

• Delft Oasis Day Centre | 27

Pokkiedoring Crescent, Rosendal, Delft |

021 956 5519 | daycentres@oasis.org.

za

• Kenwyn Group Home | 38 Chukker Rd,

Kenwyn | 021 797 7136 | services@

oasis.org.za

• Ravensmead Oasis Day Centre | Cnr

Northway & 150 Christian St, Ravensmead

| 021 932 6541 | daycentres@oasis.

org.za

• Ruyterwacht Group Home | 18 & 20

Sakabula Crescent, Ruyterwacht | 021

535 2785 | services@oasis.org.za

Orion Organisation | Adult Day Care

for profoundly disabled adults, as well as

Residential Home for different degrees of

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disability, ranging from people learning to

live independently to those who require

24-Hour medical care | Reygersdal Ave,

Westfleur, Atlantis, Cape Town | 021

572 8490 | info@orionorganisation.

co.za | www.orionorganisation.org | f

OrionOrganisation

Rosedon House | A residential and

occupational training facility for adults

with Cerebral Palsy who are unable to

live independently or with their families

| Rosedon House, 11 Rosedon Road,

Lansdowne, Cape Town | 021 696 2042

| rosedonhouse@telkomsa.net | www.

wccpa.org.za/project/rosedon-house

Sunfield Home | A protective workshop

and residential centre for intellectually

disabled adults who are unable to function

without guidance and protection | Bainskloof

Rd, Wellington | 021 873 5038 |

021 007 0034 | elmarie@sunfieldhome.

co.za | www.sunfieldhome.co.za

SAFETY

Kidpower International | Researchbased,

empowering, trauma-informed,

culturally sensitive, age-appropriate

interpersonal safety education for all

abilities, needs and ages: children, teens

and adults. The extraordinary collection

of free resources in their Online Learning

Centre teaches ‘People Safety’ skills that

can be used throughout life to take charge

of the emotional and physical safety of self

and others. Topics cover prevention of: child

abuse, bullying, kidnapping, assault and

more | www.kidpower.org

SCHOOLS, DAY CARE CENTRES &

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR

CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

NATIONAL

Deaf Federation of South Africa (DEAFSA)

| The website contains a list of schools and

educational institutions that cater for the

Deaf | 011 482 1610 | brunodruchen@

deafsa.co.za | www.deafsa.co.za

Genetic Alliance | Download a list of

special schools equipped for varying abilities

around South Africa at www.geneticalliance.

org.za/support/list-of-special-schools

EASTERN CAPE

APD Day Care Centre for Children

with Disabilities | ECD Centre for 32

profoundly disabled children aged 1-6 from

Motherwell township in Gqeberha/PE |

041 461 1370 | bernadine.hendricks@

apdnmb.org.za | apdnmb.org.za

Aurora Special Care Centre | A “home

away from home” for 40 full time residents,

76 children and 14 mildly disabled adults

that attend a daily stimulation centre | 52

Alan Dr, Walmer Downs, Gqeberha/PE |

041 368 6180 | gm@aurorasa.co.za |

www.aurorasa.co.za

Canaan Care Centres | Care for children

aged 0-16 with physical disabilities | 5

Glen Eagles Rd, Stirling, East London |

071 422 4723 | info@canaancare.co.za |

www.canaancare.co.za

FREE STATE

Martie du Plessis School for the Cerebral

Palsied | A school for cerebral palsied,

physically disabled and learning disabled

children | 91 Du Plooy Crescent, Fichardt

Park, Bloemfontein | 051 522 6801

| mdupschool@mdup.co.za | www.

martieduplessis.co.za

Thiboloha School for the Deaf and Blind

| For visually impaired, deaf and multihandicapped

learners, grades 0-10 | 98

Motebang St, Witsieshoek, Phuthaditjhaba,

Free State | 058 713 0048 / 2821 |

thiboloha@lantic.net | f thibolohaschool

Tswellang Special School | Cnr

Dr Belcher & Monapi St, Mangaung,

Bloemfontein | 051 432 3975 |

admin@tswellang.co.za | www.tswellang.

co.za

GAUTENG

CARE. Centre for Autism Research &

Education | A school, treatment facility

and safe haven for kids with autism | 30

Raglan St, Cnr 9th Ave, Orange Grove,

Gauteng | 011 485 0335 / WhatsApp 082

909 0054 | info@thecarecentre.co.za |

www.thecarecentre.co.za

Casa do Sol School | For learners with

Down syndrome and learning difficulties |

85 – 1st Ave, Linden, Randburg | 011 782

0231/2 | www.casajoburg.co.za

Olievenhoutbosch Disability

Organisation | Support for people with

disabilities. Inclusive school for the informal

settlement | 2095 Naledi St, Ext 13,

Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion | 072 877

8452 | olievendisability@gmail.com | f

ODOCharity

Pathways Roodepoort | School and

aftercare for children & youth with severe

mental & physical disabilities | Bernard

Rd, Poortview, Roodepoort | 082 903

0087 | services@pathwaysroodepoort.

org.za / centremanager@

pathwaysroodepoort.org.za | www.

pathwaysroodepoort.org.za

Prinshof School for the Visually Impaired

| A multicultural English & Afrikaans school

for blind and partially sighted learners.

Grade R–12 | 19 Prinshof St, Tshwane/

Pretoria | 012 328 4170 | info@

prinshof.co.za | www.prinshof.co.za

Rainbow Day Care Centre | Multifaceted,

developmental & rehabilitative

services and stimulation centre for children

aged 3 – 18 who cannot gain admission

to special schools due to the nature and

severity of their mental and physical

disabilities | J.C.I Bldg, Main Reef Rd,

Randfontein, West Rand | 011 693 6841 /

072 732 1059 | tatum@wrapd.co.za

Rotara School | For learners with severe

intellectual disabilities | Plot 56, Railway

St, Oberholzer, Carletonville | 083 539

8036 / 018 011 2865 | rotaraschool@

yahoo.com | f Rotara School

Society for the Care of Mentally and

Physically Disabled Persons | 6 Jan

Beam Ave, Eldorado Park, JHB | 011 342

2034 | harvey.c@telkomsa.net

Sonitus School for the Hearing Impaired

| Teaches an auditory verbal programme,

encouraging learners to master verbal

communication. Includes a supportive

parental guidance programme | 180 Jan

Coetzee St, Jan Niemand Park, Tshwane/

Pretoria | 012 800 1161/2/3 | info@

sonitus.co.za | www.sonitus.co.za

Sparrow Schools Educational Trust |

Integrated, affordable, holistic education &

accredited occupational skills programmes

for learners with cognitive disabilities

• Foundation School | Grade 1-7 |

32, 1st Ave, Melville | 011 482 3520/1

• Combined Technical Skills High School

| Grade 9 / NQF Level 1 | Cnr. Gerty

& Hermans Sts, Sophiatown | 011 673

3558 / 011 477 7010

• Sparrow FET College | NQF

qualifications ranging from level 1 – 4 |

Cnr. Gerty & Hermans Sts, Sophiatown |

011 673 4410/19

• Head Office | 39 St. Swithins Ave,

Melville | 011 482 1015/09 |

www.sparrowschools.co.za | f

sparrowschools

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Special Moments |

• Day-care for children with all types

of disabilities | 3 Marie Louise Ave,

Terenure, Kempton Park

• Day-care for children with special needs

/ disabilities | 3 Marie Louise Ave,

Terenure, Kempton Park

• Tutor Centre for children with barriers

to learning | 139 Rienert Ave, Edleen,

Kempton Park

084 773 2425 / 011 976 0539 | info@

specialmomentsdaycare.co.za | f Special

Moments Daycare

St Vincenzo School for the Deaf | The

Haven, St Vincent School for the Deaf.

Cnr Tottenham & Jellicoe Lane, Melrose,

Johannesburg | 011 788 5430 |

principal@stvincentschool.co.za | www.

stvincentschool.org.za

Sunshine Association | Supports

children with intellectual, developmental &

physical disabilities | TMI Bldg, 22 Joubert

St Extension, Parktown, Jhb | 011 642

2005/ 6/ 7 | info@sunshine.org.za |

www.sunshine.org.za

The Key School | For Specialised

Education (Autism) | 7 Rhodes Ave,

Parktown, Jhb | 011 726 2445 / WhatsApp

082 555 6412 | admin@thekeyschool.

co.za | www.thekeyschool.org

The Star Academy | Education &

treatment for children with autism.

Branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town,

Durban and Tshwane/Pretoria | Head

Office: Jhb: 011 440 7796 | info@

thestaracademy.co.za | www.

thestaracademy.co.za

Transoranje School for the Deaf |

Specialised education for deaf or severe

hearing impaired learners from age 3 |

855 WF Nkomo St, Tshwane/Pretoria West

| 012 386 6072/5 | transoranje2@

gmail.com | toibo.org.za/portfolio-item/

transoranje-school

Transvalia School for Epilepsy and

Learning Disabilities | Specialised and

remedial education, occupational & speech

therapy, audio assistance and counselling

for pupils who suffer from epilepsy, ADHD,

dyslexia, autistic spectrum, etc.: Grade 1–12

| 200 Jan Coetzee St, Jan Niemand Park,

Tshwane/Pretoria | 012 800 1071/2/3/4

| admin@valies.co.za | www.valies.co.za

KWAZULU-NATAL

Ethembeni School | Caters for 250

learners with physical disabilities and visual

impairments. Boarding facilities for children

from all over KZN | Old main Rd, Inchanga

Park | 031 942 1783 | ethembeni@

mweb.co.za | www.ethembenischool.

co.za | f ethembenischool

Sunfield Home School | A small homely

school for intellectually impaired youth

aged 6 – 23 | 7 Old Main Rd, Canelands,

Verulam | 032 533 3632 / 072 375 3871

| sunfieldhomeschool@telkomsa.net |

www.sunfieldhomeschool.co.za |

f SunfieldSchool

LIMPOPO

Grace and Hope Centre | Special needs

school | Seshego-A, Polokwane | 015

223 1086 | graceandhope@mweb.ac.za

Spitskop Special Needs School | Care

& education for children with Autism,

Down’s syndrome, Epilepsy, brain

damage, Cerebral Palsy | Spitskop farm,

Thabazimbi, Limpopo | 072 4633 657

| office@spitskopschool.co.za | www.

spitskopschool.co.za

MPUMALANGA

Dasha Foundation | A school for

children with disabilities | 8 De Kock St,

Mbombela / Nelspruit | 013 741 4039

| dashaschool@telkomsa.net | www.

dashafoundation.co.za |

f Dasha Foundation

NORTH WEST

Tshwaraganang Disability Centre | Day

care for children with disabilities | 8

Ikageng Rd, Potch Industria, Potchefstroom

| 018 297 0803 | f Tshwaraganang Day

Care Centre For Children with Disabilities

NORTHERN CAPE

Boitumelo Special School | Public

school for special needs pupils | 1913

John Daka St, Phuthanang, Kimberley |

053 872 0809

Elizabeth Conradie School | For children

with any type of disability | 91 Memorial

Rd, South Ridge, Kimberley | 053 832

4354/ 5 | elizabethconradiekby@gmail.

com | f ElconOFFICIAL

WESTERN CAPE

Agape School for Cerebral Palsied

Children | Cnr Sentinal & Yellowwood

Rd, Mitchells Plain | 021 392 4162 |

agape@new.co.za | f Agape School

Tafelsig

Athlone School for the Blind | Provides

education and residential care for blind

and visually impaired children from

disadvantaged communities | Athlone St,

Beroma Estate, Glenhaven, Bellville South |

021 951 2234/5/6 | info@asftb.org.za |

www.athloneschoolfortheblind.org

Carel Du Toit Centre | Early intervention,

pre-primary and foundation phase Listening

and Spoken Language environment for

children with hearing impairment |

Tygerberg Hospital, 14298 Francie Van Zijl

Dr, Parow | 021 938 5303 | secretary@

careldutoit.co.za / hoof@careldutoit.

co.za | www.careldutoit.co.za | f

careldutoitcentre

De Heide Children’s Special Care Centre

| Day care & educational programmes for

children & youth with profound physical and

intellectual disabilities/barriers to learning

| 11 Second Ave, Claremont, Cape Town

| 021 683 5470 | deheidecentre@

telkomsa.net | www.wccpa.org.za/project/

de-heide-special-care-centre

Emmanuel Day Care Centre | For

young people with mental, intellectual &

physical disabilities | 135 Nottingham Rd,

Sherwood Park, Atlantis | 021 572 0976

| emmdaycare@telkomsa.net | www.

emmanueldaycare.co.za | f emmdaycare

Eros Cerebral Palsy School | For

learners with Cerebral Palsy, physical

disabilities, special medical needs & learning

difficulties | Tarentaal Rd, Bridgetown,

Athlone | 021 637 9080 | info@

erosschool.co.za | www.erosschool.org.za

Friends Day Centre | Appropriate

education, personal skills development

and therapy for children and adults with

severe to profound intellectual and physical

disabilities | Annex Rd, Alexandra

Hospital Grounds, Maitland | 021 511

5801 | info

@friendsdaycentre.org.za | www.friends

daycentre.org.za | f FriendsDayCentre

Jan Kriel School | For learners with

special educational needs | Skool St,

Kuils River | 021 903 1108 | jks@

jankriel.co.za | www.jankriel.co.za | f

jankrielschool

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Orion Organisation | Day Care Centre

for children with various disabilities |

Reygersdal Ave, Westfleur, Atlantis | 021

572 8490 | info@orionorganisation.co.za

| www.orionorganisation.org |

f OrionOrganisation

Peter Pan Down Syndrome Centre |

Inclusive education pre-school | Cnr.

Essex & Coronation Rds, Maitland, Cape

Town | 021 510 8670 | peterp@

telkomsa.net | www.peterpan.org.za

Pioneer School for the Visually

Impaired | Caters for caters for:

blind learners, partially sighted learners,

deafblind learners, learners with learning

barriers, multiple disabled learners |

20 Adderley St, Worcester | 023 342

2313 | prinsipaal@pioneerschool.org.

za | www.pioneerschool.org.za | f

PionierskoolWorcester

SNAP | Special needs adapted

programme (JP-G7); training for parents,

teachers, facilitators & tutors | 9 De Dam

St, Vierlanden, Durbanville, Cape Town |

021 975 7224 | reception@snap.org.za

/ admin@snap.org.za | www.snap.org.

za | f SNAP/specials needs adapted

programme

Vista Nova School | A public school

offering holistic, multi-disciplinary education

for special needs learners | info@

vistanova.co.za | www.vistanova.co.za

• Primary School | 11 Milner Rd,

Rondebosch | 021 689 5323

• High School | Loerie Ave, Pinelands,

Cape Town | 021 531 7192

SPORTS

Free State Sport Association for the

Physically Disabled | info@fssapd.co.za

| www.fssapd.co.za

Department of Sports, Arts and Culture

| Responsible for sport & recreation for

people with disabilities. Call for facilities

in your area | Regent Bldg, Cnr Madiba

(Vermeulen) & Queen St, Tshwane | 012

304 5000 | admin@sasapd.org.za |

www.srsa.gov.za

Differently Abled Cricket Club | For

blind, deaf, intellectually and physically

impaired cricketers | 200 Baviaanspoort

Rd, Derdepoort, Tshwane | 082 998 4568

| admin@dacc.co.za | www.dacc.co.za

| f Differently Abled Cricket Club

Roxy Davis Foundation | Teaches

adaptive surfing and offers surf therapy

and ocean-based experiences to individuals

with physical, intellectual, cognitive or

sensory disabilities | Muizenberg,

Cape Town | 082 406 0155 | info@

roxydavisfoundation.org | www.

roxydavisfoundation.org |

f roxydavisfoundation

SA Riding for the Disabled Association

(SARDA) | Therapeutic and recreational

horse riding for disabled people | SARDA

Centre, Brommersvlei Rd, Constantia, Cape

Town | 021 794 4393 | capetown@

sarda.co.za | www.sarda.co.za |

f SARDA - South African Riding for the

Disabled Association

South African Sports Association for

Physically Disabled | Run by volunteers

to support physically disabled and visually

impaired athletes and sports people |

admin@sasapd.org.za | www.sasapd.org.

za | f South African Sport Association

For Physically Disabled

South African Deaf Sports Federation |

Developing world-class Deaf sports in South

Africa | president@sadeafsports.co.za |

f South African Deaf Sports Federation

Special Olympics South Africa |

A sports and development organisation

that provides year-round sports training

and athletic competition at all ability levels

in a variety of sports for children and adults

with intellectual disabilities, across all nine

provinces. Additional programmes: ECD

programme for children ages 2 – 8; a health

programme including screenings and

referrals in dentistry, optometry, audiology,

physiotherapy, nutrition and podiatry;

inclusive sport, leadership and skills

development for youth with and without

intellectual disabilities | Process House,

Epsom Downs Office Park, 13 Sloane St,

Bryanston, Johannesburg | 011 706 3323

| info@specialolympics.org.za |

www.sosouthafrica.org.za |

f specialolympicsSOSA

Waves for Change | Recognised

approaches to therapy fused with surfing

or other physically challenging activities for

at-risk youth, as well as youth with mental

& physical disabilities. Provides training

and support that empowers other coastal

communities with under-resourced social

services to design, launch and evaluate their

own surf therapy intervention. Resourcerich

website | 23 Beach Rd, Muizenberg,

Cape Town | 087 153 7960 | info@

waves-for-change.org | www.waves-forchange.org

| f WavesforChange

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And be amazed at what the human

spirit can achieve – given half a chance.

TRAVEL

Higher Ground | Therapeutic

adventure holidays for children & adults

with a disability | 072 141 4408 |

HigherGroundSA@gmail.com | www.

higherground.org.za | f Higher Ground

South African National Parks |

Affordable, accessible camping &

accommodation. See list on website |

012 426 5000 | reservations@sanparks.

org | www.sanparks.org

Accessible Places

Google Maps | Select the option

for “wheelchair accessible” or

“accessible places” when planning

your route. Use street view to zoom

in for further visual information about

the accessibility of a place and its

surroundings, e.g. ramps, rails, etc.

Wheelmap | Find, add and rate

wheelchair-accessible places – bus

stops, toilets, cafes, restaurants,

shops, cinemas, parking lots and

much more – worldwide. This

participatory app and service are free

of charge.

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General Do's And Don'ts

When Interacting With A Person With A Disability

• When people look different: Don’t

stare! Don’t point. Don’t look away.

Don’t look through the person as if

they don’t exist. Don’t be excessively

nice. Act as you would with anyone

else.

• A person with a disability is not a

‘disabled person’. They are simply a

‘person who has a disability’. Nor are

they, as a group, ‘the disabled’. They

are ‘people with disabilities’.

• Don’t use outdated terms such as

‘deaf and dumb’, ‘handicapped’

‘crippled’ or ‘retarded’. If you’re

uncertain about the correct term,

ask.

• Avoid disempowering words, such as

‘victim’ or ‘sufferer’. Say ‘person with

epilepsy’ rather than ‘person who

suffers from epilepsy’.

• A disability is not a disease. Most

people with disabilities are as healthy

as anyone else.

• Don’t talk about ‘disabled’ and ‘normal’

people. It implies that people with

disabilities are ab-normal. There are

people with disabilities and people

who have no disabilities.

• Don’t say ‘Something’s wrong with

so-and-so’. Nothing’s wrong with that

person. They simply have a disability.

• When referring to someone’s disability,

ask yourself if it is really relevant.

• Don’t worry about using words like

‘walking’, ‘running’ or ‘see you later’.

People with disabili-ties use the same

words, even if they can’t walk or see.

• It is difficult for anyone, but especially

for a person sitting in a wheelchair to

look up for a long time. Sit down, even

if it means squatting down on your

haunches, and talk face-to-face.

• Don’t make assumptions about

what a person with a disability can

or cannot do or participate in. Don’t

assume help is needed. Ask. They will

tell you. Adults with disabilities want

to be treated as independent people.

Place things within their reach to

enable them to be independ-ent.

• Don’t lean on or over a person’s

wheelchair. Don’t ask a person using

a wheelchair to hold things, like

your coat or shopping. The chair is

an extension of their personal body

space. So is the cane or guide dog of

a person who is blind. Respect that

personal space.

• People who use canes or crutches

need their arms to balance

themselves, so never grab their arms

to try and help them. People who

have limited mobility may lean on

a door for support as they open it.

Pushing the door open from behind

may cause them to fall. Even pulling

out or pushing in a chair may present

a problem. Always ask if help is

needed.

• Blind people generally know how to

orientate themselves and get around,

even if they use a cane or a guide dog.

If help is needed, don’t grab their arm.

Instead, ask if they would like you to

guide their hand to a railing or the

back of a chair.

• Identify yourself before making

physical contact with a person who

is blind. If you are going to leave, tell

them that you are going now.

• Always introduce a blind person to

everyone in a group, and describe the

setting and placement of furniture in

a non-visual way, e.g. ‘the water cooler

is about three paces to the left of your

seat.’

• Where appropriate, offer to read

written information to a person who

is blind.

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• Use a qualified sign language

interpreter when communicating

complex information to a per-son who

is deaf, i.e. during a job interview or

when a crime is being reported.

• Speak directly to and maintain eye

contact with the person with the

disability – as you would with anyone

else. Ask directly, ‘What would

you like?’ rather than asking the

interpreter, helper or companion:

‘Ask her what she’d like.’

• When someone has difficulty speaking,

give that person your undivided

attention. Don’t inter-rupt or finish

their sentences for them. Say if you

don’t understand. If you’re not sure,

you can repeat what you understood.

If all else fails, ask the person to write

it down.

• Don’t tease or laugh at a person with

a speech disability. Many people

with cerebral palsy, for instance,

have slurred speech and involuntary

body movements – which is no

indication of their mental capacity

or awareness of what is going on.

Your impulse may be to discount

what the person said. Check yourself

and pay attention as you would with

anyone else. To be taken seri-ously is

important to all of us.

• Don’t park your car in a space

reserved for people with a disability.

These spaces are wider than usual

to get wheelchairs in and out of a

car, and are close to the entrance for

those who cannot push or walk far.

• Lastly: people with disabilities are

just people – individuals with likes

and dislikes, problems and joys,

just like any other person. While

the disability is an integral part of

who the person is, it alone does not

define him or her. Treat all people

with respect and as individuals. n

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SNAPSHOTS

of DISABILITY IN South Africa

Three children. One debilitating disease. Three different outcomes. . .

Photo: Melina Huet | melina.huet@yahoo.com

1. NOBILO'S STORY

Nobilo was born in a remote village in the Eastern

Cape, about 10 years ago. She was the first child

of Nonto and Andile. Sometime during the child’s

first year, Nonto undertook the expensive and long

journey to the clinic in the big town. At the clinic she

was told that there is something wrong with her

baby. They said the child had Cerebral Palsy and that

there was nothing to be done about it.

According to Nonto’s beliefs and those of her

community, disability is the result of witchcraft. It

is believed to be a sign that the ancestors have

stopped protecting her family because of something

bad they have done, making it easy for bad things

to happen to them and for their enemies to bewitch

them easily – which explains the birth of a child with

a disability. People who give birth to such children

are often shamed and labelled as ‘sinners’. Because

of this, mothers often abandon their children as


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her and then he left, saying that he will never come

back. The community started avoiding contact with

Nonto. Ashamed of herself and her baby, distraught

over the loss of her husband and the cruel isolation

of the community, Nonto gave in to the feelings

of hopelessness and depression, and committed

suicide.

Nobilo was left in the care of her grandmother,

Nceba, who didn’t have the heart to abandon the

child. She took care of Nobilo in a shack next to

her own, never allowing anyone to see the child

and never allowing the child to see the outside of

the shack. She never spoke of the child. It was her

secret. Years later, the community had no idea that

Nobilo was alive and living in their midst. The child

doesn’t talk and doesn’t move much. She makes ugly

guttural sounds when she needs something. Nceba

feeds her and takes care of her most basic needs,

but otherwise ignores her. Nobilo suffers from

neglect, malnutrition, bedsores and a host of other,

unattended medical conditions.

depending on where they were born.

soon as they realise that there is a problem. They will

claim that the child has died because they don’t want

to be shamed by the fact that they have given birth

to ‘Sebopiwa’ – a term for people with a disability that

means the creation of something non-human.

But this was Nonto’s first child. She felt bound to her,

unable to abandon her. She told Andile what the

doctor had said when he came back from the mine

over a long weekend. He told her that she must have

done something to anger the ancestors. He beat

Nceba doesn’t have information to dispel the old

myths that this child is the product of witchcraft. She

doesn’t know that help is available. She doesn’t know

how to cope with what is happening. Every now

and then she loses it and hits the girl. But mostly

she quietly carries her burden on her own – aware,

on a very deep level, of the human being inside

that deformed shape and behind the inability to

communicate.

After all, there is precedent in the community for

what she is doing. Bonani, the stark-naked, ravingmad

boy who is now a man, has been tied up in

chains since childhood next to his mother’s house.

He is fed and looked after. When it gets very cold, he

is taken inside. At least the chains prevent him from

hurting himself or others.

Knowledge is a scarce commodity in isolated, rural

areas. People are left to their own assumptions

and superstitions, with little information or

understanding of the real nature of the problem – or

of the possible solutions and help that are available.

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2. THEMBA'S STORY

Themba is 10 years old. He has a form of Cerebral

Palsy. He lives with his unemployed grandmother,

Nwabisa, in a shack in an informal settlement on the

Cape Flats. He seldom leaves the house, not even to

attend the local clinic, because it is simply too difficult

to transport him. He does not attend school because

the school for children with a disability is far away and

his grandmother cannot afford the transport to get him

there – never mind the fee for the school itself.

When Themba was born, his mother Lindiwe did not

want to believe the doctors when they said there is

something wrong with her baby. After all, the baby

had all the right parts in all the right places. But it

soon became apparent that her baby had been born

with a disability. The doctors said that there were

organisations that could help. She took the child

to the clinic often during the first two years, but as

the child got heavier, she went less frequently. The

nurse who always helped her at the clinic she used

to go, stopped working there. The other people were

unfriendly. It felt like a waste of money to take time off

from her domestic job and pay for a taxi to go there

and be told there is nothing they can do for her child.

And there were the rumours of witchcraft. Old friends

were avoiding her. Lindiwe started drinking. She lost

her job in the suburbs. One day, a long, long time ago,

she left the shack and she hasn’t come back. No-one

knows what has become of her.

Themba and his grandmother are very poor. There

are days when he doesn’t get anything to eat. His

body is under-nourished, making it difficult for him

to fight off illnesses. Themba is smart. He can kind of

make himself understood with grunts that indicate

yes or no. He has learnt many things over the years.

His biggest fear is that there will be a fire again,

because his grandmother is now too frail to carry him

outside the shack. The last time there was a fire, it

destroyed 10 shacks, including theirs. Nwabisa and a

neighbour managed to get him out in the nick of time.

They lost everything in that fire.

Themba has no friends his own age. He hears

their laughter and shouting outside the shack and

sometimes he gets a glimpse of playing children

through a tiny hole in the wall. But he doesn’t want his

grandmother to help him outside, because he doesn’t

want them to make fun of him and call

him names.


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His grandmother does not read or write and so,

she doesn’t know about the resources that are

available to assist children like Themba. And even

if she could read, it is unlikely that she would come

across relevant information because they don’t

have access to the Internet, they don’t have a TV

and there is little money to pay for luxuries like

printed material. She has never taken Themba to

the clinic since Lindiwe went missing.

Themba’s grandmother has a memory of a girl

with yellow hair sitting in a chair that seemed to

move all by itself on the pavement next to the

road. She saw it with her own eyes out of the taxi

window the one time she went to the clinic with

Lindiwe. She wishes with all her heart that she

could have one of those for Themba, even though

it would be difficult to navigate such a chair on

wheels over the sand in this informal settlement.

Photo: Kenny OMG | wikimedia commons

3. ANGELA'S STORY

Angela has Cerebral Palsy. She is not invisible. She

is 10 years old and comes from a wealthy family.

She has a custom-made, automated wheelchair

and a laptop to compensate for her weak arms

and legs. She attends a local, mainstream school

in one of the wealthy suburbs of Cape Town. Her

mother takes her to school in the mornings and

picks her up in the afternoons, using the family’s

second car which has been specially modified

to easily accommodate Angela’s wheelchair so

that she doesn’t have to get in and out of it.

Angela’s classmates have been informed about

her condition and are 100% accepting of her

differences. Her teachers are supportive and

constantly reinforce Angela’s unquestioned right

to acceptance and inclusion. Angela leads a full

life. She takes part in school activities, as well as

wheelchair sports and she has a wide circle

of friends.

Not that life is easy for Angela. She faces huge

challenges every day, not least of which is

overcoming the discriminatory responses to her

condition from people who don’t know better.

And, of course, like any normal human being, she

suffers from bouts of self-doubt, self-criticism and

self-rejection. But then she is buoyed up by the

loving support of a family that will not let her slip

into oblivion. Life is tough, sure. But when you

are loved and cared for and have the doors to

opportunity and participation opened to you, then

all kinds of things become possible.

Photo: Hilton Teper | wikimedia commons

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Themba’s life is sentenced to a bed in a shack.

He has very few prospects of learning much that

is new or of participating in anything beyond the

limited interaction he has with his grandmother.


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The effect of

Poverty

On Disability

It is clear that the same disability in different

circumstances will have a very different effect

on an individual’s life.

The life-chances of a poor person with a disability

are severely affected by lack of information,

resources, assistive devices, access to health-care,

education and other opportunities.

But that’s not all: people living in poverty are

also more likely to become disabled because of

inadequate nutrition, poor sanitation, sub-standard

safety, lack of information, and inadequate

treatment of diseases – all of which in turn

perpetuates poverty.

v Roughly 3 million South Africans live with a disability.

v Vision impairment in South Africa is the highest of all disabilities

(32%) and it is estimated that 97% of all blind and partially sighted

people in the country are unemployed.

v More than 80% of black children with disabilities live in extreme

poverty and have poor access to appropriate health care,

nutrition and early childhood development support.

v Children who live with a parent with a disability are also

disadvantaged by the disadvantages and lack of assistance

suffered by their parents.

v Poverty results in many disability grants being shared by

the whole family at the expense of care for the child with

the disability.

v Research indicates that violence against children with disabilities

in the developing world occurs at rates at least 1.7 times greater

than against their able-bodied peers.

v Children and young people with disabilities face multiple barriers,

discrimination and exclusion in education and training. Human

Rights Watch estimated in 2015 that over 600,000 children with

disabilities are not in the school system in South Africa. Black

children form the biggest part of this group, reinforcing cycles of

poverty, disability and marginalisation.

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A challenge to affluent families

who have a child with a disability

Only you know the stress, sorrow, emotional

ups and downs, the financial impact, the silent

despair, the heartache and the all-consuming

exhaustion that comes from taking care of a

special needs child.

Here is a challenge that will demand even more

of you, that will require you to step outside

your comfort-zone and outside your normal

boundaries. Yet it is a challenge that could bring

immense healing, joy and love to your world.

Find a family in the ever-present township on the

outskirts of your town that has a child with the

same or similar disability as your child. It takes

compassionate insight to begin to understand

the plight of a family taking care of a child with

a disability, living on the fringes of society in a

disadvantaged community.

You are uniquely qualified to do that.

Befriend that family. Share your knowledge,

expertise, information and resources with this

family. Walk a mile in their shoes. See if you

can help them access the support, care and

education that you demand and probably take

for granted for your own child.

Start a support group for all families struggling

with disability in your municipal area. Start a

community volunteer group to help give the

parents a break from the constant demand on

their time and attention.

Photo: Sally Dimartini

Acknowledge the life lessons that will inevitably

be learnt on both sides. Write and let us know

what transpires.

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Input into the Disability articles: Portia Lefera. People at the Chaeli Campaign. Information supplied by the Department of Women, Children and People with

Disabilities. Sources: Enabling reform, Why supporting children with disabilities must be at the heart of successful child care reform. Published by Every Child

and Better Care Network. | Free Wheeling published by the Regional Rehabilitation Research Institute on Attitudinal, Legal and Leisure Barriers,

Washington, D.C. | Disability etiquette. Tips On Interacting With People With Disabilities published by United Spinal Association, www.unitedspinal.org/

publications | www.ncppdsa.org.za | www.nappyrun.org.za | www.rampup.co.za | www.padi.za.org | Compiled by: Therésa Müller.


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Photo: Anton Crone | antoncrone.com

If you keep your eyes open you will see what needs

to be done. You will remember your grandmother’s

wheelchair, now stored in your parents’ garage ... or

the crutches you used when you broke your leg in

high school, hanging in the rafters ever since ...

There are many people who urgently need

equipment. Children wait 2 to 5 years for an

appropriate wheelchair, often spending that time

lying in bed.

HOWEVER, an ill-fitting wheelchair can cause serious

health problems ... and a chair meant for indoor use

will break down within months in outside terrain.

WhatsApp Shonaquip Social Enterprise on

082 490 0357: ‘Please send info on responsible

equipment donation.’

What can be done?

First of all, see the person, not the disability

Do you have a disability or do you take

care of a person with a disability/?

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Know that disability has nothing to do with

witchcraft, nor with being cursed. Worldwide some

200 million children – 10% of the world’s young

people – are born with a disability or become

disabled in some aspect of their body, before

age 19. As people get older they are also likely to

become disabled due to accidents or ill health.

There are Government and non-profit organisations

set up to help people in your situation. Look for help

in the relevant sections of this Directory. Bear in

mind that the best place to take care of a child with

a disability is not in an institution, but in a home,

among family – if that is possible.

Speak with someone at your local clinic, with the

headmaster at a school near you, with a minister

at a church or with your Ward Councillor about

getting support for your situation.

Attend a support group of families coping with a

similar disability.

Take good care of your health and the health of

your charge.

Make time for yourself and your relationship with

your other children and important people in your life.

Are you a concerned onlooker?

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Befriend a person with a disability. Don’t

patronise. There is a person, just like you, behind

the impairment.

Offer support to a family dealing with a disability.

Make it possible for a person with a disability to

take part in recreational and social activities, to

access education and skills training opportunities,

or to go to the shops or visit family.

Volunteer at an organisation or facility for people

with disabilities. Most of them need all kinds of things:

infrastructure maintenance; fundraising; social media

presence.

Make monetary contributions – especially to

facilities for severely disabled children in rural

areas and poor townships.

Donate clothing, groceries, bedding and furniture.

Share what you know. Gather and present

information about organisations in your area that

assist people with disabilities and their families

with therapy, medical care and appropriate

assistive devices. Share your copy of this Resource

Directory.


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Share your knowledge of grants, resources and

information to help improve independence and

inclusion in society for people with disabilities.

Speak up about neglect and abuse. Suggest

alternatives. Help alleviate the stress, tension and

the burden of taking care of a person with

a disability.

Adopt or foster an orphan with a disability.

Encourage independent living for people with

disabilities and provide support, wherever possible.

Become aware of what special needs facilities are

required by people with disabilities and campaign for

such facilities in your community.

Lobby for inclusive education – giving children with

disabilities access to mainstream education.

HERE’s what you can do as a community

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v

Don’t withdraw from a family that has a child with a

disability. They need your love, support, friendship

and acceptance more than ever.

Mobilise your community to volunteer with families

caring for children or adults with a disability. Help

make food, clean up, play and interact with the

member of the family who has a disability – giving

the regular care-giver a break. This could be for a few

hours or a few days at a time.

Promote inclusive education for all people from as

early as possible.

Promote the involvement of people with disabilities in

all aspects of your community – including planning

and decision-making.

Make sure that your sports facilities, parks,

pavements, transport systems, school grounds,

buildings and public amenities are accessible to

people with disabilities.

Lobby for built-in ramps on all pavements, to allow

wheelchair users to get from one place to another

independently.

Career and other life options for people with

disabilities are mostly limited not by their own

potential, but by the inability of society to support

them in reaching their full potential. Make sure

that your community has the necessary facilities to

care for and support people with disabilities, with

v

particular focus on early childhood development

for children with disabilities.

Prejudice, misconceptions and ignorance about

disabilities are often at the root of the abuse, neglect,

abandonment and infanticide of children with

disabilities. Start a discussion group between people

with and without disabilities in your community to

talk about these issues, as well as the rights and needs

of people with disabilities, and to get experts to share

their information.

Here’s what Businesses can do

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Employ people with disabilities. Shift the focus from

the disability to individual capabilities.

Sponsor the education, health care, therapy and

assistive devices for employees’ children with

disabilities.

Donate to organisations that serve people with

disabilities – especially in rural areas and townships.

Make your buildings and facilities architecturally

accessible so that people with disabilities can be equal

participants.

Source corporate gifts from among the products of

organisations that care for people with disabilities.

Rent the facilities of an organisation that cares for

people with disabilities for your next function or

conference. Let them do the catering to augment their

income.

Present people with disabilities like anyone else in

your corporate promotions’ material.

Add product and over-the-counter medication

descriptions in Braille, alongside English. n

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EDUCATION:

South African-specific resources are marked in red

Your brain has a capacity for learning that is virtually limitless,

which makes every human a potential genius. – Michael J. Gelb

An exciting adventure awaits those who enter these pages.

We’ve scoured the internet to

bring you the best, most highquality

lesson plans and content

for every subject under the sun.

Most of what is listed in the

Education pages are Open

Educational Resources (OER),

which means that they are

freely available for use, reuse,

adaptation and sharing by

educators and students.

You, the reader, will have to do

the hard work of figuring out

which of these many tools and

resources are relevant for you,

and then find ways to start using

them. Good luck! And have fun.

GENERAL CONTENT FOR ALL

SUBJECTS FOR ALL CLASSES

Here is an example of one of 60 world-class,

general educational content resources listed

in the Directory

Global Oneness Project | Brings the

world to your classroom with free awardwinning

films, photo-essays, articles,

companion lesson plans, exercises and

assignments, collaborative discussion

questions, reflective writing prompts

and more. Lesson plans are set for high

school students, but can be adopted for

elementary and middle school use. Subjects:

African studies, Animals, Anthropology,

Architecture, Art, Art history, Asian studies,

Biology, Botany, Communications, Creative

writing, Cultural anthropology, Drama,

Ecology, Economics, English, Environmental

science, Environmental studies, Film,

Geography, Government, Healthcare,

History, Humanities, Japanese, Journalism,

Literature, Modern world studies,

Music studies, Native American studies,

Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Poetry,

Political science, Psychology, Religion,

Skills for Health, Social Studies, Sociology,

Spanish, Theatre Studies, Women’s Studies,

World Languages. Completely free of

charge! | www.globalonenessproject.org

SUBJECT-SPECIFIC CONTENT

ART & CULTURE

4 resources

ASTRONOMY

3 resources –all South African

BIOLOGY

4 resources

CREATIVITY

13 resources

CYBER SAFETY

6 Resources, including an award-winning,

free, pre-school to Grade 12

Digital Citizenship Curriculum

ENGINEERING

5 resources – including a free bridge-building

game that teaches pre-school to Grade 2

learners how to design a solution to a problem

using basic engineering principles

ENVIRONMENT / NATURE STUDIES

28 resources –

of which 11 are South African

FINANCIAL LITERACY

2 South African resources

FITNESS

4 resources

GEOGRAPHY

3 resources

HISTORY

23 resources –

of which 16 are South African

A Quick Overview of

Apartheid

Must Watch Documentary

HUMAN RIGHTS

17 resources –

of which 4 are South African

Free Human Rights Toolkit

LANGUAGES

10 resources – of which 3 are South African.

Includes resources to learn to speak

all 11 of our official languages,

as well as sign language

Promote & Preserve Your

Mother-Tongue

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PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOL SUBJECT RESOURCES

MATH

MATRIC

48 world-class resources

MUSIC

8 resources –

of which 1 is South African

8 South African resources

HOMESCHOOLING

READING & WRITING

8 resources – including top quality

FREE Homeschooling resources

30 resources –

of which 8 are South African

EDUCATIONAL VIDEO

& WEB TV SITES

Children’s Books ...

And a Game

20 resources, including YouTube.

16 resources –

of which 8 are South African

Here’s what YOU can do

to make a difference

3 international resources

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY,

ENGINEERING & MATH

(STEM – MIXED)

COOL TOOLS FOR STUDENTS

31 resources – of which 8 are South African.

Includes free NASA materials for Grade R–12

SEX EDUCATION

3 resources

SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING

3 resources

STATISTICS

2 resources

TECHNOLOGY & DIGITAL SKILLS

24 resources – ALL with coding resources

for teachers and students – including coding

for children as young as 4!

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EDUCATION: RESOURCES FOR SCHOOLS & EDUCATORS Overview

South African-specific resources are marked in red

If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees;

if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.

- Chinese Proverb

AFTER SCHOOL SUPPORT

CAPACITY-BUILDING

Children Have Rights!

Corporal Punishment

EDUCATION RIGHTS

EQUIPMENT &

INFRASTRUCTURE

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

ONLINE LEARNING

Here’s what YOU can do

to make a difference

OFFLINE ELECTRONIC

CLASSROOMS

REPORT MISMANAGEMENT &

CORRUPTION AT YOUR SCHOOL

SUPPORT FOR NPOS IN THE

EDUCATION SECTOR

A Directory of NPOs

in Education

Where to report a teacher

who hurts children

GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

LEARNING AIDS FOR LEARNERS

WITH DISABILITIES

MENTAL HEALTH

ONLINE SAFETY

PROTECTING LGBTQI+ LEARNERS

SEX EDUCATION

VOLUNTEER ASSISTANCE

LEGAL SUPPORT

TEACHER DEVELOPMENT

ONLINE CLASSROOMS

RESOURCES TO HELP YOU CREATE

AN ONLINE CLASSROOM

COMPUTER SKILLS

Schooling the world

YOUTH WELLBEING

BULLYING

Free Basics

FOOD for THOUGHT

ELECTRONIC PLATFORMS & TOOLS

Teaching With WhatsApp

(if that’s all you have)

CHILD ABUSE / SAFETY

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EDUCATION: ACCESS TO BOOKS Overview

Schools can give you a lot of opportunities, but relying on schools to give you an education is ridiculous.

I have a graduate degree, and I’ve learned more from library books than I’ve ever learned in class.

– Jamie, the Self-Made Scholar

AFRICAN PUBLISHERS

OPEN-ACCESS ACADEMIC

RESOURCES (mostly free or low cost)

37 resources –

many offering free downloads of textbooks in

current academic use

FREE VIRTUAL LIBRARIES &

OTHER SOURCES OF BOOKS

& INFORMATION

More than 20 resources with free access to

millions of books in various formats

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EDUCATION: RESOURCES FOR LIFELONG LEARNING Overview

South African-specific educational resources are marked in red

Actually, all education is self-education.

A teacher is only a guide to point out the way, and no school,

no matter how excellent, can give you education. – Louis L’Amour

There are hundreds of education

resources on the internet –

available free of charge to

anyone who signs up, regardless

of whether you have a matric

or whether you’re 18 or 80. It is

a worldwide revolution that is

making knowledge freely available

to all who want to educate

themselves.

You can go through the entire

degree programme at the

Massachusetts Institute of

Technology (yes, MIT!) completely

free of charge.

Universities and colleges around

the world have for some time

already been making knowledge

available online at greatly reduced

fees and sometimes completely

free of charge. Free offerings

are referred to as Massive Open

Online Courses (MOOC) or Open

Educational Resources (OER).

The pandemic has further forced

huge portions of academic and

business education online.

Carefully research and compare

what is available. Some institutions

offer entirely free study options,

complete with a certificate. Some

offer a mixture of free and paid

options. Some make their money

from charging a fee for the actual

qualification assessment – that’s

if you want the certificate or

degree you studied for– so the

knowledge is free, but without

certification. Some charge a

nominal registration fee. Some

do not offer certification unless

one attends in person. Knowledge

– even without a certificate – is

not necessarily a bad option,

because it can open doors to

entrepreneurship, to increased

self-confidence, to a raise if you are

one of the lucky ones with a job,

and even to employment if you can

demonstrate that you know what

you’re talking about.

Be aware that exchange rates for

nominal fees may render some

seemingly attractive international

options just as expensive as

attending a local university fulltime.

Also, be aware that some

institutions are more credible than

others. Some are businesses and

some are educational institutions.

Some are internationally

accredited and some are not.

Carefully consider what you aim

to achieve before investing your

money or your time.

However one views this, the trend

towards free access to knowledge

is an incredible opportunity

for people all over the world to

become educated, regardless of

location, age or qualifications –

as long as they have a computer

to work on and access to the

internet. What’s going to matter in

the end is the ability to apply that

knowledge – not the piece of paper

that certifies that one has jumped

through the hoops to get it.

So, go on! Explore. This is a new

world! And it is your oyster!

Formal education

will make you a living;

self-education will make you

a fortune.

– Jim Rohn

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i h h i . i u u u .

STUDY OPTIONS, CAREER

GUIDANCE, BURSARIES &

FUNDING SOURCES

Here’s what YOU can do

to make a difference

OVERSEAS FUNDING & STUDY

OPPORTUNITIES

FREE (or low-cost) COURSES &

STUDY OPTIONS: GENERAL

ADULT LITERACY

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

HEALTH

TECHNOLOGY

SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES

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EMPLOYMENT SOLUTIONS & SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS

Being employed or running a business are NOT the only options to making a living.

Living off the land and selling the things we grow and make with our hands

are equally viable endeavours - even on a very small scale. After all, why do we work? – Editor

LEARNING & EARNING

PLACEMENTS & INTERNSHIPS

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT through

the SECTOR EDUCATION &

TRAINING AUTHORITY (SETA)

Qualified but no work

experience?

Or simply out of work?

VOLUNTEER!

ARTICLES

How to make a living

when there are no jobs

SEARCH OR REGISTER

ONLINE FOR WORK

Old, 'over-qualified '

unemployed & needing a job?

JOB BOARDS

JOB SEARCH ENGINES

Here’s what YOU can do

to make a difference

SOUTH AFRICAN JOBS

DATABASES

SUPPORT FOR

UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE

TEMPORARY WORK

WORK READINESS & SUSTAINABLE

LIVELIHOOD PROGRAMMES

NATIONAL

PROVINCIAL

Funding for Youth

Work Programmes

Out-Of-The-Box Solutions

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP Overview of listings & editorial headlines

The best way to predict the future is to create it. – Peter Drucker

There are unbelievable world-class resources for entrepreneurs available on the internet –

most with incredibly generous free options. If you don’t find it in this section, Google it.

APPS, TEMPLATES, TOOLS

& SOFTWARE (Mostly free)

Find The Right Software or

App For Your Business

ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE

BALANCE, PRODUCTIVITY & FOCUS

BUSINESS FORMS,

LEGAL AGREEMENTS & LETTER

TEMPLATES

BUSINESS PLAN TEMPLATES

CLOUD STORAGE & FILE SHARING

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP

MANAGEMENT (CRM) TOOLS

FREE FAXING

FREE SCANNING

FREE WEBSITES

MARKETING TOOLS

PROJECT / TASK MANAGEMENT TOOLS

SALES TOOLS

DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT

QUICK INFO

GENERAL SUPPORT: NATIONAL

GENERAL SUPPORT:

PROVINCIAL

SUPPORT FOR ARTISTS,

ENTERTAINERS & FILM-MAKERS

Are you a film-maker?

Want To Be A Writer?

SUPPORT FOR CO-OPERATIVES

Lessons from Elsewhere

SUPPORT FOR ENTREPRENEURS

WITH DISABILITIES

SUPPORT FOR ENTREPRENEURS

IN THE INFORMAL ECONOMY

Here's what YOU can do

to make a difference

SUPPORT FOR FARMERS

Stay Informed

SUPPORT FOR

INVENTORS & INNOVATORS

SUPPORT FOR MANUFACTURERS

SUPPORT FOR MILITARY

VETERAN ENTREPRENEURS

SUPPORT FOR NPOs

SUPPORT FOR PROPERTY

DEVELOPERS

SUPPORT FOR SMEs

SUPPORT FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

SUPPORT FOR THE TOURISM

INDUSTRY

SUPPORT FOR WOMEN

ENTREPRENEURS

FUNDING SOURCES

GOVERNMENT FUNDING

Don’t Pay Bribes or Fees!

SURVEY TOOLS

TOOLS THAT SAVE TIME & MONEY

BUSINESS, CO-OP & PATENT

REGISTRATION

Local Governments!

Here's what you can do

to make a difference

A Free Tool to Find

a Suitable Lender

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COMMERCIAL FUNDING

ARTICLES

CROWD-FUNDING

EQUITY CROWD-FUNDING

& ANGEL INVESTORS

Assess Your ‘Fundability’

& ‘Investability’

FOUNDATIONS

Here’s what you need to know

about recycling to

1. Make more money from it

2. Honour the people who

recycle and

3. Safeguard our world

VENTURE CAPITAL

LEARNING, MENTORSHIP

& SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

BUSINESS ARTICES, BOOKS &

PUBLICATIONS

FREE (or low-cost) ONLINE

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

MOTIVATION & TRAINING

MENTORSHIP

TRAINING ORGANISATIONS

An Astonishing Free Toolkit

for Entrepreneurs

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RED: KENNY: APPROVED & INVOICED; GREEN: APPROVED, NOT PAYING; DIRECT ORDER: NOT THROUGH KENNY

Take back your

power.

Grow your own food!

Imagine a world in which families and communities are fundamentally

self-sufficient ... living sustainably from the land, the way we,

as a species, have lived for 99% of our time on earth, but with the

advantage of modern tools and technologies at our disposal.

Imagine not being dependent on shops for sustenance,

making use of their offerings when it suits us –

not because we have no choice.

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FOOD GROWING

Growing your own food is like printing your own money. – Ron Finley

COMMERCIAL FARMING

EDIBLE PUBLIC SPACES

Gardening for

Mental Health

Surviving & thriving, in

spite of the challenges

Inspiration From a

Decade Ago

GROWING INDIGENOUS CROPS

FOR FOOD & MEDICINE

BOOKS ABOUT

INDIGENOUS PLANTS

Free Downloads

VIDEOS & TALKS

ABOUT SCHOOL GARDENS

VIDEOS & TALKS ABOUT

URBAN FARMING

So, You Want To Start

A Community Garden?

No Space To Garden?

Moving on Empty:

Food and Migration

GARDENING TRAINING

INFO & VIDEOS

Want to understand how

it all fits together?

FOOD SOVEREIGNTY

Here’s what YOU can do

to make a difference

Influential books, films

& documentaries

FOOD SECURITY & CAPACITY-

BUILDING ORGANISATIONS

INTERNATIONAL

NATIONAL

PROVINCIAL

INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT

ORGANISATIONS

NATIONAL SUPPORT

ORGANISATIONS

Free Download ‘Must-Read’

How to start a FOOD garden

4 Traditional Crops

My Family's Garden

Indigenous Seeds

SEED SAVING

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Thembi is eating pap. It makes her happy because it fills the

hole in her tummy, as it has done for many nights in a row

now since Gogo got a whole bag of mealie meal after she

did that last piece job. She goes to sleep hugging her baby

brother, happily dreaming of the possibility of a bread and

jam sandwich at the learning centre the next day. What luck

that would be if she could eat twice in one day!

At least for tonight and while the mealie meal lasts, Thembi

will not be one of the millions of South Africans who go to

bed on an empty stomach. But she and her baby brother

are part of the 27% of South African children under the age

of 5 who are stunted because of severe malnutrition and

lack of micro-nutrients in their diet.

Edible Weeds

a solution to malnutrition in South Africa?

By Catherine Anthony & Theresa Muller

Childhood malnutrition has devastating effects on the life-chances of an

individual: reduced learning capacity, reduced productivity, lower wages and

a lifetime of poor mental and physical health.

Many players are working on the problem of chronic hunger in our country.

But there is also something that people can do for themselves to increase

their daily intake of nutrients. Something that won’t cost any money and

that they may even find in their backyards!

What are we talking about? The plants rich in medicinal and nutritional

value that grow all around us – nature’s gifts that our ancestors relied on,

but that we have forgotten about because we think that anything edible

must come from a packet or a bag, bought from a shop. You will probably

recognise some of the plants listed in this article as ‘weeds’, even though

they were sources of food and medicine dating back thousands of years.

A plant won’t fill a hole in the stomach as well as a plate of porridge, but

adding even a small quantity of wild ingredients to your daily intake of food

will supply immune-boosting vitamins, minerals, micro-nutrients and fibre to

keep your family healthy and well-nourished.

Start by finding one of these plants in your neighbourhood. Watch a

YouTube movie about identifying different varieties and how to cook and

use them for healing. Speak with old people in your community. Many of

them will remember walking in nature, gathering things to eat or to use as

medicine. Then find the second plant ... soon you won’t be spending money

on green leafy vegetables, because you’ll get them free from mother nature.

Read the Foraging Guidelines elsewhere in the FOOD, HUNGER &

NUTRITION pages. Be kind to nature. Never pick the whole plant: always

leave enough so that it can continue to grow and provide food. Always

properly identify plants before using them.

1. Dandelion. (Scientific

name: Taraxacum officinale)

Appearance Dandelion is

named after the tooth-like

appearance of the leaves (dents

de lion

means teeth of the

lion in French). Has a long taproot and

toothed leaves. Its flowers grow on a

single, non-branching stem, are yellow

and turn into fluffy pom poms when

producing seeds.

Where does it grow? | Everywhere

in the world where the sun shines.

Poisonous look-alikes | All

dandelion look-alikes are safe and

edible, but not necessarily as tasty.

Nutritional value | Highly

nutritious. High in potassium and

vitamins A & C. Also contains vitamins

B & D. Rich source of iron, magnesium

& calcium. and B complex; Protein;

Biotin; Iron; Magnesium; Zinc;

Manganese; Phosphorous; Calcium;

Contains antioxidants.

Good for | Kidney, liver & gall

bladder, digestion, water retention,

constipation, inflammation. General

tonic.

Parts of the plant used | Every

part of the plant is edible.

Taste | Bitter-sweet

How to use | Eat the leaves and

flowers raw in salads & savoury

smoothies immediately after picking,

for optimal nutrition and before they

wilt. Make dandelion pesto. Cook like

spinach. Add to soups and stews.

Make a tea with it. Roast and grind

the roots to mimic coffee.

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FOOD, HUNGER & NUTRITION Overview of listings & editorial headlines

When people are hungry, they struggle to find a way out of poverty.

But charity must, by necessity, be a short-term answer. We must find sustainable, long-term solutions

to help every family become independently food and nutrition-secure. – Editor

FORAGING FOR FOOD

Foraging Guidelines

Here's what YOU can do

to make a difference

ARTICLES

Foraging for Very Nutritious

Wild Greens & Grains

ONLINE RESOURCES

ABOUT EDIBLE & MEDICINAL

PLANTS IN THE WILD

What's That Plant Called?

HUNGER RELIEF

Useful information for

decision-makers

Real Food

Edible weeds:

A solution to malnutrition

in South Africa?

Common-sense ways

to stretch the budget,

reduce waste, save money

and improve the nutrient

content of the food

you feed your family

NATIONAL

PROVINCIAL

Free Download ‘Must-Read’

Stuff pretending to be food

NUTRITION / LIFESTYLE

INFORMATION & RESOURCES

HEALTHY FOOD –

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

HEALTHY RECIPES

Must Watch

Traditional African

Cooking Channel

TALKS & VIDEOS

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WHY DO YOU

DO THIS TO US?

WE ARE FELLOW

HUMAN BEINGS.

We like sex. It is natural.

We like to look nice. To be attractive.

We like being liked. Loved. Treasured.

But we don’t like being hurt. Or humiliated.

When you force yourself upon us, we are both left empty.

Harmed. Our humanity denied. Ours and yours.

Please love us and we will willingly engage with you.

It is natural. But respect us if we say no. It is our right.

If you’ve raped a woman: find a way to ask for forgiveness and to forgive yourself

so that you can restore your humanity and live the way we’re meant to live.

In love. In harmony.

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GENDER & VIOLENCE ISSUES

For most of recorded history, parental violence against children and men's violence against wives was

explicitly or implicitly condoned. Those who had the power to prevent and/or punish this violence

through religion, law, or custom, openly or tacitly approved it. – Riane Eisler

DEFINITIONS

Abuse Manifests

in Many Ways

Things you can do to protect

yourself & your children

Here’s how to SECRETLY

let people know

that you need help

DOMESTIC ABUSE, INCEST &

GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

HELPLINES

SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS

NATIONAL / MULTIPLE PROVINCES

PROVINCIAL SUPPORT OGANISATIONS

Where to report a teacher

who hurts children

Obtaining a

Protection Order

GENDER EQUALITY,

ADVOCACY, INFORMATION

& EDUCATION

ONLINE RESOURCES

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Advice from an

anonymous female cop

Adapted from a WhatsApp

message of unknown origin

NON-CONSENSUAL PORNOGRAPHY,

DOCUMENTED SEXUAL ASSAULT

& CYBER BULLYING

RAPE

When a Woman shares

her experience

EMERGENCY & TRANSITIONAL

SHELTERS

NATIONAL

PROVINCIAL

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HEALTH Overview of listings & editorial headlines

Health does not come from the doctor or the pharmacy or the operating room.

Sometimes they can save lives, but being healthy comes from the lifestyle choices we make every day.

– Dr. Mimi Guarneri

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Information on these pages is not intended as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment,

but as a record of available information on the internet and of knowledge about traditional remedies and the

body’s ability to heal itself when we live a healthy lifestyle. Some information may seem contradictory: do your own

research and find what works for you. ALWAYS seek the advice of a medical doctor or qualified health professional

regarding health-related conditions. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it.

ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE

CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS

DISASTER HEALTHCARE

FIND A HOSPITAL

GAUTENG HEALTH FACILITIES APP

HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE

MIGRANT & REFUGEE HEALTHCARE

PRO-BONO SURGERIES

RURAL HEALTHCARE

YOUR RIGHT TO HEALTHCARE

Problems with a Government

hospital or clinic?

ALTERNATIVE, NATURAL,

TRADITIONAL & INTEGRATED

HEALTHCARE

ACUPUNCTURE &

CHINESE MEDICINE

AFRICAN TRADITIONAL MEDICINE

ALTERNATIVE REMEDIES

RESOURCES

CHIROPRACTIC CARE

HOMEOPATHY

NATUROPATHY

REFLEXOLOGY

10 Things YOU Can Do To

Regain & Retain Your Health

CONDITION-SPECIFIC

RESOURCES

ARTHRITIS

ASTHMA

Smoking ... and ill health

BIRTH DEFECTS

BURNS

CANCER

Free App for Early Detection

Of Breast Cancer

Here’s what YOU can do

to make a difference

CORONA AND OTHER VIRUSES

& BEING WELL

DENTISTRY

Free Must-Read Download

DIABETES

DIGESTIVE DISORDERS

FIBROSIS

FOOT HEALTH

HAEMOPHILIA

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HEART & STROKE

HIV & AIDS

HIV Prevention & Treatment

How To Set Up An HIV/

AIDS Support Group

HYPERTENSION & PULMONARY

HYPERTENSION

HYPERTHYROIDISM

IMMUNODEFICIENCIES

INFLAMMATION

INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES

KIDNEY DISEASE

LYMPHOEDEMA: SWOLLEN LIMBS

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS)

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

OSTEOPOROSIS

Free Parkinson’s Info Download

SPINE RELATED DISORDERS

STROKE

TUBERCULOSIS (TB)

TURNER SYNDROME

VISION DISORDERS

DOCTOR GOOGLE

Must Watch Video

PREGNANCY, CONTRACEPTION

& ABORTION SERVICES

Useful Information

for Pregnant Moms

& New Parents

The Miracle Of Life

Report illegal abortion

providers

RESOURCES FOR DOCTORS, HEALTH

PROFESSIONALS

& HEALTH-CARE FACILITIES

ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE &

CAPACITY-BUILDING RESOURCES

BURNS EXPERTISE

CARDIAC EXPERTISE

EYESIGHT EXPERTISE

HIV & TB HEALTH CARE

WORKERS HELPLINE

MEDICINE INFORMATION

RARE DISEASES

REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH

RURAL SUPPORT

Are You a Medical

Professional?

Here’s How YOU Can Make

A Difference

PSORIASIS

RARE DISEASES

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HUMAN RIGHTS Overview of listings & editorial headlines

Our hopes for a more just, safe, and peaceful world can only be achieved when there is universal

respect for the inherent dignity and equal rights of all members of the human family.

– Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Human rights belong to all human

beings simply because we exist. Our

right to be alive, to be safe and free, to

be respected, to have access to food,

water, a place to live, and more – cannot

be taken away, regardless of how much

money we have, what language we

speak or where we live in the world.

Human rights can be restricted in

specific situations and according to

due process and by a court of law* if a

person is found guilty of dishonouring

the human rights of another person.

So, not only do all human beings have

rights, but we also have an obligation to

respect and protect the human rights of

other human beings.

ARTICLES

South Africa’s

Bill of Rights

guarantees our

Human Rights

Not white?

Not welcome!

INTERNATIONAL / CONTINENTAL

HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS

LEGAL SUPPORT & RESOURCES

SOUTH AFRICAN HUMAN

RIGHTS ORGANISATIONS

SPECIAL FOCUS

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LABOUR MATTERS Overview of listings & editorial headlines

By raising the living standards of millions, labour miraculously created a market for industry

and lifted the whole nation to undreamed of levels of production.

Those who attack labour forget these simple truths.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

CAPACITY-BUILDING & SUPPORT

FOR WORKERS AND THEIR

ORGANISATIONS

ARTICLES

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Domestic Workers:

These Are Your Rights!

Here's what you need to

know about the

Unemployment Insurance

Fund (UIF)

REGULATORY AUTHORITIES

SUPPORT FOR CASUAL WORKERS

SUPPORT FOR DOMESTIC

WORKERS

Are you being sexually

harassed or abused

at your place of work?

Are YOU paying / earning

a living wage?

TRADE UNIONS

INTERNATIONAL

SOUTH AFRICAN TRADE UNION

FEDERATIONS

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NATURE

IS

CHOKING

ON OUR

RUBBISH.

If you don’t want

to live in a world

that looks like this

STOP LITTERING!

Every little piece ends up somewhere.

Just put it in a rubbish bin. Please?

And hold your municipality accountable

for keeping the environment clean!

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LAND, HOUSING & ESSENTIAL SERVICES Overview

Housing is a physical requirement. But it is also much more -

It is a spiritual need which goes to the root of a dignified and tolerable life.

It is at the core of a better life for all South Africans.

– Joe Slovo

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT BODIES

ESSENTIAL SERVICES

ENERGY

WATER & SANITATION

Drinkable Water

WASTE REMOVAL

MUNICIPAL SUPPORT FOR

INDIGENT (POOR) HOUSEHOLDS

Here’s what YOU can do

to make a difference

HOUSING

Are you facing eviction?

EMERGENCY HOUSING

UPGRADING INFORMAL

SETTLEMENTS

HOUSE & LAND OWNERSHIP

SUBSIDIES

Want a house, but don’t

qualify for a subsidy?

To qualify for any

government housing

programmes, you must ...

USEFUL GOVERNMENT

PUBLICATIONS

TOOLS & RESOURCES

COMMUNITY ORGANISING

SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS

ESSENTIAL SERVICES

EVICTIONS & FORCED

REMOVALS

GENERAL

HOUSE BUILDING

INFORMAL SETTLEMENTS

LAND ACCESS, RIGHTS, CLAIMS

& REDISTRIBUTION

MINING AFFECTED COMMUNITIES

Free Download ‘Must-Reads’

RURAL & FARM DWELLERS

SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS

SKILLS & CAPITAL FOR

NEW LANDOWNERS

URBAN / CITY DEVELOPMENT

WOMEN’S RIGHT TO LAND,

HOUSING & PROPERTY

People who are homeless

are not social inadequates.

They are people without homes.

– Sheila McKechnie

FREE HOUSES

Lessons From Elsewhere

Report Corruption,

Unethical Behaviour

& Poor Public Service

REDUCED-RENTAL

ACCOMMODATION

Watch these MOVIES

to understand some of the

issues around informal

settlements

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LGBTQI+ Overview of listings & editorial headlines

Being gay is like being left handed. Some people are, most people aren't and nobody really knows why.

It's not right or wrong, it's just the way things are! – Ngan Tengyuen

ADVOCACY, CAPACITY-BUILDING,

LEGAL & OTHER SUPPORT

INTERNATIONAL

NATIONAL

PROVINCIAL

BOOKS, TALKS & VIDEOS

DEFINITIONS

FOOD for THOUGHT

DIVERSITY TRAINING

FREE RESEARCH REPORTS

HATE CRIMES & OTHER CRISES

HEALTH SERVICES

LGBTQI+ BUSINESS

LGBTQI+ FOREIGNERS

LGBTQI+ POLITICAL MOVEMENTS

LGBTQI+ PROJECT FUNDING

MEDIA

MENTAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH

ARTICLES

LGBTQI+ Q&A

Lessons from America

A letter to the family

Intersex Brochures & Guides

Someone to Talk to

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MEN

Being a male is a matter of birth. Being a man is a matter of choice.

– Edwin Louis Cole

ADDICTIONS

CIRCUMCISION

CIRCUMCISION INFORMATION

HELP FOR BOTCHED

CIRCUMCISIONS

FAMILY & RELATIONSHIP

COUNSELLING

NATIONAL / MULTIPLE PROVINCES

PROVINCIAL

Here’s what YOU can do

to make a difference

|As a Man, a Father,

a Partner

Free Download

HOMELESS MEN & BOYS

MEN’S GROUPS

FOR MEN

MENTORSHIP PROGRAMMES

FOR BOYS

MEN’S HEALTH

HIV & AIDS

SEXUAL HEALTH

MENTAL HEALTH

BIRTH CONTROL FOR MEN

PROGRAMMES & SUPPORT FOR MEN

FATHERHOOD

BEING A FATHER

FATHER’S RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

SUPPORT FOR GRIEVING FATHERS

GAY & BISEXUAL MEN

GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE & RAPE

Baba. Men and Fatherhood in South

Africa | ...

HELP FOR PERPETRATORS OF

RAPE AND SEXUAL ABUSE

RESOURCES FOR BOYS AND MEN

VIDEOS

WEBSITES

GENDER SENSITIVITY TRAINING

SUPPORT FOR MALE CHILD &

TEEN VICTIMS OF RAPE

Help for Men Who Raped

SUPPORT FOR ADULT MALE

SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD

SEXUAL ABUSE

Here's a short movie that

every South African man

should watch

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MENTAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH

YOU are the one thing in this world that you must never give up on.

Asking for help is the first step.

– Lili Reinhart

SUICIDE FACTS

Warning Signs

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

& HELPLINES

HELPLINES FOR THOSE WHO

SERVE OTHERS

SOMEONE TO TALK TO

GENERAL SUPPORT

CONDITION-SPECIFIC SUPPORT

Here’s what YOU can do

to make a difference

ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER

(ADD) & HYPERACTIVITY

BIPOLAR & SCHIZOPHRENIA

DEPRESSION, ANXIETY &

EMOTIONAL DISORDERS

Natural Anti-Depressants

EATING DISORDERS

GRIEVING & BEREAVEMENT

SUPPORT

MEDITATION

MEDITATION APPS

MEDITATION CENTRES

ONLINE MEDITATION

Listen to the teachings of

the masters

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

FOR CHILDREN

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELLING &

SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS

NATIONAL

PROVINCIAL

MENTAL RESILIENCE TRAINING

MOTIVATION

RESOURCES FOR MENTAL HEALTH

PROFESSIONALS, TEACHERS AND

LAY COUNSELLORS

SELF-HELP PRACTICES &

TECHNIQUES

EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE

(TAPPING)

FOOD & MENTAL HEALTH

HYPNOSIS

QIGONG

YOGA

A FREE Therapy Session

for Anyone

SELF-HELP RESOURCES

HELPFUL WEBSITES

The Science of Happiness

INSPIRING TEACHINGS

TALKS & VIDEOS

ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH

SOCIAL MEDIA & MENTAL HEALTH

SUICIDE PREVENTION

SUPPORT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

ABUSE & TRAUMA SURVIVORS

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MIGRANTS & REFUGEES Overview of listings & editorial headlines

There are no nations! There is only humanity.

And if we don't come to understand that right soon,

there will be no nations, because there will be no humanity.

— Isaac Asimov

DEFINITIONS

ARTICLES

Want to know what life is like

for a refugee in SA?

How Can South Africans Help

the Foreigners in Our Midst?

EDUCATION & PSYCHOSOCIAL

SUPPORT FOR REFUGEE

CHILDREN & YOUTH

I Am An African

GBV & HUMAN TRAFFICKING

HEALTHCARE

INFORMATION,

SERVICES & SUPPORT

Your Rights –

Regardless of Your

Legal Status

INTERNATIONAL

NATIONAL

PROVINCIAL

Don't be at the mercy of lost

or stolen documents!

LEGAL SERVICES

SUPPORT FOR REFUGEES

WITH DISABILITIES

Free Download ‘Must-Read’

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SENIOR CITIZENS Overview of listings & editorial headline

A society that does not value its older persons

denies its roots and endangers its future.

– Nelson Mandela

Millions of senior citizens in townships are living in abject poverty and regularly experience isolation, abuse and

neglect. This is exacerbated by weakened family ties, financial insecurity, limited mobility, and a lack of access to

quality healthcare. Dire living conditions are the norm for many older persons who live in neighbourhoods rife

with crime and with limited access to basic services such as water, electricity and emergency services. Many are

also unaware of their rights and lack the resources or information to seek help when they need it. Despite this,

many older persons still support large families on their meagre pensions and are often the sole breadwinner in

the household. For an older person who is bedridden and alone, accessing help can be nearly impossible.

– Ikamva Labantu

DEFINITIONS

WHO IS OLD?

WHAT IS ELDER ABUSE?

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

HELPLINES

CALL CHARGES

WHERE TO REPORT ELDER ABUSE

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

FOOD, HEALTH & PSYCHOSOCIAL

SUPPORT PROGRAMMES

NATIONAL / MULTIPLE PROVINCES

PROVINCIAL

HEALTHY AGEING

INTERNATIONAL & ONLINE

RESOURCES

MENTAL & EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

SENIOR CITIZEN

DISCOUNTS & PRICE-BREAKS

SOCIAL WELFARE

& ACCOMMODATION

NATIONAL / MULTIPLE PROVINCES

PROVINCIAL

Online Directory of

Retirement Accommodation

Here’s what YOU can do

to make a difference

at a senior-citizen complex

Here’s what YOU can do

to make a difference

As a domestic employer |

As a concerned onlooker |

As a business |

As family |

YOUR TIME NOW!

Here’s how YOU can make

a difference – as an elder

Preamble to the South African

Older Persons Charter

ARTICLES

FOOD for THOUGHT

INSPIRATION

Must Watch Video

Lesson From Elsewhere

SUPPORT FOR GRANDMOTHERS

CARING FOR GRANDCHILDREN

GRANDMOTHERS

holding families together

all over South Africa

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SOCIAL WELFARE & HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT Overview

Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural.

It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings.

– Nelson Mandela

GOVERNMENT BODIES

SOCIAL GRANT INFORMATION

A GUIDE TO SOUTH AFRICA’S

GRANTS

SOUTH AFRICAN SOCIAL SECURITY

AGENCY (SASSA) CONTACT INFO

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

SASSA PAYMENTS

THE END OF THE GRANT

THE GRANTS

CARE DEPENDENCY GRANT

CHILD SUPPORT GRANT

DISABILITY GRANT

What does this say about us?

And what can YOU do about it?

ASSISTANCE WITH & INFORMATION

ABOUT SOCIAL GRANTS

SUPPORT FOR HOMELESS,

IMPOVERISHED, DESTITUTE &

ADDICTED PEOPLE

Here’s what YOU can do

to make a difference

SHELTERS & PROGRAMMES

FOR HOMELESS PEOPLE

NATIONAL

PROVINCIAL

WELFARE ORGANISATIONS &

HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT

INTERNATIONAL

NATIONAL / MULTIPLE PROVINCES

PROVINCIAL

Here’s what YOU can do

to make a difference

– As a policy-maker

ONLINE RESOURCES

Must-Watch Free Movie

ARTICLES

FOSTER CARE GRANT

GRANT-IN-AID

OLD PERSON’S GRANT

WAR VETERAN’S GRANT

INDIGENT SUPPORT

SCHOOL FEES

SOCIAL RELIEF OF DISTRESS

(SRD) GRANT

MUNICIPAL SERVICES

Shelter when it is

freezing outside

Take Note

Life Without a Home

The Secret Love Project

Yes we CAN,

South Africa!

Begging For Change

in South Africa

Lessons From Elsewhere

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE & ADDICTIONS Overview of listings & editorial

Addiction is a preventable, treatable disease, not a moral failing.

– David Sheff, Author of ‘Clean’

HELPLINES

A short movie for

parents & teens

ALCOHOL ADDICTION

Responsible Consumption

FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME

SUPPORT FOR THOSE AFFECTED

BOOKS

VIDEOS, ETC.

COCAINE ADDICTION

GAMBLING ADDICTION

PORNOGRAPHY ADDICTION

The Research

PORN BLOCKERS

SMOKING ADDICTION

REFERRAL SERVICES

ADDICTION TREATMENT

FACILITIES, INFO & SUPPORT

INTERNATIONAL

NATIONAL

PROVINCIAL

TRAINING & CAPACITY-BUILDING

ORGANISATIONS

VIDEOS

ARTICLES

Damaged in the Womb

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WOMEN & FAMILY Overview of listings & editorial headlines

The family is the cornerstone of our society.

More than any other force it shapes the attitudes, the hopes, the ambitions, and the values of the child.

And when the family collapses it is the children that are usually damaged. When it happens on a massive

scale the community itself is crippled. So, unless we work to strengthen the family, to create conditions

under which most parents will stay together, all the rest - schools, playgrounds, and public assistance,

and private concern - will never be enough. – Lyndon Johnson

CRISIS / UNWANTED

PREGNANCY COUNSELLING

Here's what you can do

to make a difference

– as a Policy-Maker!

Want to know what issues

affect women?

What to do if you find

an abandoned baby

INSPIRATION

LEGAL SUPPORT FOR WOMEN

Here’s what YOU can do

to make a difference

CHILD SUPPORT / MAINTENANCE

PROGRAMMES FOR GIRLS

& YOUNG WOMEN

If you need help with a crisis pregnancy or know

someone who needs help, go to

www.crisispregnancy.org.za

and search the database for service

providers in your province

NATIONAL

FAMILY WELFARE,

RELATIONSHIP & MARRIAGE

COUNSELLING

NATIONAL / MULTIPLE PROVINCES

PROVINCIAL

ROLE MODELS

SUPPORT FOR SEX WORKERS

SUPPORT FOR SINGLE

& TEEN PARENTS

PROVINCIAL

Are You Pregnant

And Need Information

And Advice?

Here’s what YOU can do

to make a difference

The family

is the only way we have

of teaching people

to be human.

– Margaret Mead

WOMEN IN BUSINESS

ARTICLES

A Guide To Birth Control /

Methods of Contraception

BABY SAFES

BABY SAFE LOCATIONS

Crisis Pregnancy

What are the Options?

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YOUTH Overview of listings

If you're not happy with any area of your life:

DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. YOU are in control.

You

Tube

Team Fearless

Are you young

and homeless?

Are you thinking about

running away from home?

Do you live in a household

without any adults?

The Africa That I Want

Free Download ‘Must-Reads’

Youth Unemployment

BIRTH CERTIFICATES, IDENTITY

& OTHER DOCUMENTS

COOL FREE THINGS ONLINE

MENTORSHIP PROGRAMMES

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

PROGRAMMES, PLATFORMS

& OPPORTUNITIES

INTERNATIONAL

NATIONAL

FOOD for THOUGHT

Learn to Become a Mentor

RELATIONSHIPS

RESOURCES FOR

SELF IMPROVEMENT

RESOURCES FOR YOUTH WORKERS

PROVINCIAL

Young & Bored?

Do You Love Nature?

Get Ready for the

World of Work

Need Motivation?

Funding for Youth

Work Programmes

SEXUAL, REPRODUCTIVE AND

OTHER HEALTH & WELLBEING

RESOURCES

YOUTH ACTIVISM

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