In 2010 SPD in
partnership with Dynamic Artistic Solutions, a company
fabricating cornices , established a different form of
workshop on SPD’s premises. Persons with disabilities
were appointed and trained in specific skills and were
remunerated according to their production. Some found it
difficult to accept their performance would determine
their payment and choose to stay dependent on their
disability grant. But many workers grasped the concept
and performed as any other employee in the industry.
They registered with SARS, declined their disability
grant and when ready were transferred to actual factory.
This was a
major achievement, proving that most people with
disabilities can work inclusively along other employees
and perform as well.