On World Down Syndrome Day, made all the more important as this week cops who are charged with the tragic killing of Nathaniel Julies are set to take the stand, Health-e News reports on a young woman with down syndrome from Durban who at the age of just 17 was running a successful business.
After an injury robbed Ndumiso Phungula of a career as a soccer player, he is now determined to make it as a coach. Managing his team from the side lines in a wheelchair, the man known as Mqeqeshi to local fans is appealing for help to make him more mobile and achieve his dreams.
Despite constitutional protections and national initiatives like Disability Awareness Month, people with disabilities in rural areas say they are overlooked. They face ignorance and stigma in the workplace and in their communities.
August is National Organ Donor Awareness month. The number of patients waiting for transplants continues to increase while the shortage of potential donors remains concern. Covid-19 has made this even worse.