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Editors View...... However shocking and depressing crime statistics in South Africa are, it is unfortunately true that the high crime rates impacts the prosperity of the country in all its facets. And it is no different with NGO’s or charitable endeavours. Negotiating international support .......... >read more

Autistic Artist...Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers)   .:..........> read more

Services - Dept of Health...The Department of Health provides various services to people with disabilities in South Africa. It is unfortunate that many people are not aware of these services or are not familiar with application processes........:..........> read more

Recycling....Many printer cartridge collection schemes collect empty printer cartridges and remanufacture these cartridges, which are in turn sold for re-use. However, many of these cartridges can't be remanufactured due to damage and therefore require disposal, which means that cartridges end up in landfills around the country. The contents of printer cartridges are deemed hazardous according to SANS 10228. Due to the costly exercise of disposing of these cartridges in a low hazardous rated .. ...:......>read more

Census 2011...........Statistics SA last week released an extensive report on persons with disabilities from information gathered during Census 2011. ....... > read more

Is your NPO Protected Against Litigation?........ Although civil actions involving NPOs are rare in South Africa, the corporate landscape in South Africa has changed in line with greater global emphasis on good governance, increasing the likelihood of litigation in the future.........>read more

Bequests ....Many charitable organizations are benefitting from bequests nowadays. Not only do bequests invest in the sustainability of an organization, but it is an effective indicator of an organization’s relationship status with beneficiaries and its supporting community.. ....:......>read more

Facelift for Gauteng Townships....The townships in South Africa's Gauteng province are set for a major facelift, with the provincial government budgeting R4.4-billion over the next five years for building more houses, improving their quality and eradicating corruption around their allocation. .:......>read more

Inquiry into Disability and Development....In 2014, disability has been at the top of the UK parliamentary agenda. Earlier this year a Special Committee has questioned 16 expert witnesses as part of an overall inquiry on Disability and Development......:......>read more

Vision Disability - New Gadget...People who are blind can now read more than just words, such as graphs and graphics, following the development of an affordable digital reading system by Curtin University researchers. .......:......>read more

Alma School - Fundraising...Last year, Alma School raises the most funds with Casual Day in Gauteng. This year the school again sold a record 30 000 stickers! It is with the utmost pride and appreciation that SPD congratulates Alma School on yet another tremendous effort!!! ..........>read more

Beautician Training....We started beauty parlour training on March 24, 2014 with 10 disabled girls who have been enjoying the training and friendship while staying at Hope Disability Centre. ....:......>read more

Ebola Education....Disabled persons in two Freetown communities have benefited from food and money as part of an Ebola education exercise from the charity Christmas 4 Street Kids Foundation, and the Nigerian High Commissioner to Sierra Leone...........:......>read more