Learnership Requirements for The Disabled Youth

Learnership requirements for youth that have a disability starts with some computer skills. At Action we believe that South African businesses should assist youth with disabilities to enter into the workspace. Employers should help employees reach their goals and they should welcome people from the community to partake in a learnership program. Companies must select […]

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Pottery For Students Who Are Visually Impaired

Pottery for students who are visually impaired is great for enhancing the sense of touch. Working with clay is the best way to allow students to use their sense of touch and be creative.  Action offers these classes as it may even be used as a source of income for blind students.  Their art work […]

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Employment for The Blind Available

Employment for the blind available. There are many training opportunities and various types of employment available throughout South Africa. However, people who are visually impaired or have low vision are a small group compared to other disability groups. Sadly, there is little to no support in most rural communities. There is employment for the blind  […]

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The Roles Of a SETA for Skills Training

The roles of a SETA for skills training is empowerment based. As we know, our beautiful country is not equipped with skills required for employment and social development. South Africa lies at the bottom of a list of countries for eduction, unemployment, economic literacy and skilled workers. At Action we are bridging the lack of […]

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Blind Students Can Learn Seeing Jobs

Blind learners learn using their senses as they have insufficient sight for visual learning. We have to distinguish between the those who have some sight and those who have never seen. Here are a few questions to ask: How much sight does the student have and how useful is it? How competent is the student […]

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Blind People Can’t Be Employed, Or Can They?

Blind people can’t be employed, or can they? Many employees are not aware of the abilities of people who are blind or visually impaired. There is a valid reason for this. Its not common thing to know a co-worker or have had experience with one that is visually impaired. The prevalence of blindness and visual […]

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Training for Young Blind Students in Roodepoort

Training for young blind students is vital for them to gain skills and experience needed to enter the employment space. At Action, we focus on training for young blind students to compete against able bodied persons. “we teach learners not just the required skills prescribed by SAQA and the NQF, we teach them to DISregard […]

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Tips to Support Employees with Disabilities

Support employees with disabilities by making changes in the workplace. This would come with a few hurdles and you would need to be creative and goal orientated. It is important to implement specialized technology that will benefit all staff future and present.  You wouldn’t want to spend too much on something that will just become […]

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Benefits of Employing a Disabled person

Benefits of Employing a Disabled person Benefits of employing a disabled person and profit.  Employees with disabilities are affordable but there are many other benefits besides your bottom line. People with disabilities are creative when adapting to a given task or environment. They are brilliant at problem solving skills, flexibility and perserverance.  They are always […]

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Unemployment is High for People with Disabilities

Unemployment is high for people with disabilities.  According to a study by the International Labour Office (ILO) young people with disabilities struggle to find employment due to a lack of social skills such as work attendance. Without social skills there is no job stability and reduced job capability. Action focuses on communication skills within the […]

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Learnership Programme Scams in South Africa

Learnership programme scams are sadly on the increase in South Africa. We at Action suggest that all job-seekers respond only to learnership, bursary, job adverts and internships if they are advertised by recognized publishers or organizations.    Action for the blind and disabled children ensures that we advertise legitimate learnerships and training. We are transparent […]

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Skills Development in South Africa

Skills development in South Africa is a process of indentifying skills gap and developing or enhancing skills. It is vital as your skills will determine whether you are capable to do the work. As the time is approaching for many students attempting to enrol in Universities and colleges and being turned away, we have a […]

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Training Learners is Good for Business Branding

Training learners is good for business branding and presents a prime opportunity to increase the knowledge and expertise of possible employees. In this day and age, the development of employees is costly to the company.  It is better to have in house training as employees/interns miss out on work time when they attend seminars etc. […]

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Accredited Training Service Provider in Gauteng

Accredited Training Service Provider in Gauteng Accredited training service provider is important when you want to develop skills within the workforce. An accredited training provider is vital for companies as they include: SETA grants and SARS tax rebates Training that is of the highest quality SETA approved courses BEE compliance and points A recognized qualification […]

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The Unemployment Rate for Workers with Disabilities

The Unemployment Rate for Workers with Disabilities The unemployment rate for workers with disabilities is high in South Africa.  Disability organizations and communities devote a lot of time and energy to improve the development of workers who have a disability.  The unemployment rate for workers with disabilities can be minimized when we bridge the gap […]

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A Learnership For People with a Disability

A Learnership For People with a Disability A learnership for people with a disability leads to a qualification. This qualification is registered on the National Qualifications Framework. It is designed to provide technical and work specific skills, as well as communication and teamwork skills. A contract is drawn up by the employer, learner and training […]

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Computer Training for Partially Sighted Students

Computer training for partially sighted students in both basic and advanced skills is implemented by Action 4 the blind and disabled children in Roodepoort. Our training center is equipped to teach partially sighted students on how to use a computer independently. The main goal is to support students and enhance and develop their computer know-how. […]

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Computer centers for Visually impaired

Computer centers for visually impaired use special software “JAWS” for all communities.  With correct training, there is a wide scope of employment opportunities available for the visually impaired.  Action is one of the computer centers for visually impaired that goes over and beyond for learners who reside in rural and urban areas. Now the visually […]

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Education for Blind Students is Not Up to Standard

Education for blind students is not up to standard.  Many parents, teachers and the blind community are aware that there isn’t enough being done to empower blind students.  We at Action are doing our part to mend that vast gap by trusting and implementing the technology needed for blind students to succeed.  We believe in […]

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Learners Who are blind and Visually Impaired

Learners who are blind and visually impaired. Vision impairment occurs due to a myriad of causes, such as: Congenital conditions Eye Injury Eye Diseases Brain Trauma Multiple sclerosis Diabetes Legally Blind A person is diagnosed legally blind if their corrected vision is less than 20/200, as they only see at twenty feet what others see […]

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Understanding Blind Employees – 5 steps

Understanding blind employees can be difficult, especially if you don’t know what their capabilities are.  People who are blind shouldn’t be excluded from the workplace and be discriminated against. Here are a 5 steps to understanding blind employees: #1.  Learn about blindness Ask them what they need for different tasks. There are certain things they […]

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Empowering Blind Students Through “Doing”

Empowering blind students with a positive attitude, training and skills is our manifesto.  It is imperative that we train students to problem solve and not only provide content that only teachers can relate to. The learner is our most important focus.  Too many training centers are preoccupied with what they teach and not in what […]

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Job Opportunities for People with Disabilities

There has been an increase in job opportunities for people with disabilities and businesses should hire PWDs based on their business requirement. These days business people that can adapt to any situation are an asset.  This is why job opportunities for people with disabilities are gaining interest steadily by businesses.  On a daily basis, people […]

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People Who Are Blind Suffer from Unemployment

People who are blind suffer from unemployment in South Africa.  There have been people who are blind that have gone on to be successful and gain employment, but the figures are still extremely low. Not only that, gender gaps exist and men earn differently to woman. People who are blind suffer from unemployment more than […]

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Labour Market Challenges and Disabled Youth

Labour market challenges and disabled youth.  Disabled youth are the most unemployed group in South Africa.  This has a high impact on self-esteem and disabled youth are forced into low-income employment.  Learner who are disabled are disadvantaged with extremely weak networks and have little to no previous work experience.  Labour market challenges and disabled youth […]

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The Importance of a Learnership Program

The importance of a learnership program is duo of on the job training and theory combined.  A learnership leads to qualification with the National Qualifications Institute.  This type of qualification is designed to provide technical and work-specific skills.  The added skills gained are life skills and teamwork skills. A contract is first drawn up by […]

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Student’s Stipends Are Not Used Wisely

Student’s stipends vary depending on the learnership program, internships or job duties you will undertake.  Stipends are designed to fund a student’s extra expenses such as food and travel.  These stipends help when a learner enters an unpaid internship.  Stipends are available during the time of learnership.  Stipends will be paid at exact date each […]

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Disability Skills Support in South Africa

Disability skills support in South Africa is a limited resource. Action strives to be the difference and bridge the gap for unemployed disabled people through government subsidized training and support. We offer free resources such as experienced training and accessibilty for students such as: Specialized computer accessories Voice recognition Screen reading software Specialised support is […]

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Learners With Disabilities and Employment

Learners with disabilities and employment is a sticky issue at best. According to statistics, around 6 percent of people with a disability are in paid employment while the rest are stuck in the unemployment rut. If you are disables and looking for work and not having any success, there are a number of issues that […]

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Teaching Students Who Are Blind With Success

Teaching students who are blind is a pleasure for us at Action 4 the blind and disabled students. It is our main priority to ensure that our students have equal opportunities to access all learning materials needed and advance in learning with us. We at Action are aware that modifications and accommodations are vital for […]

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What is a Learnership Stipend? How Much is Given?

What is a learnership Stipend? A learnership stipend is a structured training module that includes theory and practice within the workspace.  The program lasts 6 months to a year and once completed the learner receives a qualification that is NQF registered.  During the learnership, a monthly stipend is given.  Funding for a learnership is around […]

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Internships for People Who are Visually Impaired

Internships for People Who are Visually Impaired Internships for people who are visually impaired go further than just gaining work experience and a sparkling CV.  Learners learn the impact that independence has on their future and daily lives.  It is an opportunity to have an enriched life in a new environment while developing skills.  Internships […]

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People With Disabilities Seeking Employment

People with disabilities seeking employment desire the same things that non-disabled people seek. These things enhance the quality of life; increase self-esteem and a feeling of being part of society.   People with disabilities seeking employment have a desire to be employed and be accepted and included in the workspace. This is where Action 4 the […]

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Myths About Employing Blind Employees

Myths About Employing Blind Employees Myths about employing blind employees abound in modern society and we would like to dispel this myths.  Here we list a few myths about employing blind employees: #1.  There will be injuries According to research, people who are blind or partially sighted are as safe in the workplace as sighted […]

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Students Who Are Visually Impaired Can Succeed

Students who are visually impaired miss out on daily life skills in developing and developed countries.  Visual impairment is considered a social ill that impacts society and the economy.  Students who are visually impaired are affected both physically and psychologically.  Visual impairment refers to low vision and blindness.  All around the world visual impairment affects […]

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Microsoft Training Providers In Johannesburg

Microsoft training providers. Action is a Microsoft training provider in Johannesburg and Durban. Our tuition center focuses on blind and disabled youth who require Microsoft certificates. This qualification is the best for competency in MS Office products. We ensure that our young blind and disabled learners attain an MS Office certificate and from there are […]

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Learnership Funding: Surprisingly Cost-effective

Learnership funding is a painstaking challenge.  Most organizations rely on grant funding through a SETA or government sponsored programme.  Since a learnership program is in demand with South African businesses with no funding to match demand, employers need to be creative with learnership funding. South Africans have very supportive environments and workshops that teach companies […]

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Benefits Of A Learnership for Employers

Benefits of a learnership for employers are many.  A learnership not only benefits the employee and learner but also training providers.   SETA funding gives the training provider funds needed for learnership program.   At Action, we ensure that learners receive practical, hands-on experience by putting what is learned into practice – improving the quality of learnership.  […]

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Internships: the pros and cons

Internships are great on-the-job learning opportunities.  A learner will gain valuable experience as entry-level employees for 6 months or more – depending on training provided.  Within the working environment, the learners are able to build and connect with a network of workers and businesses. Not all companies have resources to provide a salary to such […]

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Training Companies and Learnership Implementation Plan

Training Companies and Learnership Implementation Plan Training companies and learnership implementation plan. Your organization must employ a certified Skills Development Facilitator if you employ more than 50 people.  A training committee must be established.  Your organization then makes a decision to enter into a learnership and gain B-BBE points.  You take 5 percent of the […]

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Training Blind Learners To Succeed

Training blind learners is our passion. We are aware that when blind learners are trained, they go on to be assets in any business.  There are many blind workers in many areas such as teachers, attorneys, scientists and even entrepreneurs.  Action believes that “with proper training and opportunity, blind learners can be an asset instead […]

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Training Companies in South Africa for Disabled

Training companies in South Africa may think the hard work is done once customer is signed up. This isn’t the case.  As a training provider, we believe that it is vital to building a strong relationship with business owners.  Action would like to be the chosen training provider for all future training within a business […]

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Computer Courses in South Africa

Computer Courses in South Africa Computer courses in South Africa. There is a wide scope of employment opportunities available for the visually impaired in both government and private sectors.  Action provides computer training using special software “JAWS” for all people with disabilities.  We understand the issue of people in rural areas being excluded and that […]

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Skills Development in the Workplace Foundations to Use

Skills Development in the workplace Skills development in the workplace benefits the employer and employee in many positive ways.  Here we take a look at the few key strategies that help you support and create a skills development in the workplace foundation.  #1.  Knowledge is an asset It’s vital for an organization to set the […]

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Skills Development Act in South Africa

 Skills development Act was created for a number of reasons.  South Africans who have a disability benefit from the Skills Development Act for the following reasons: Improvement of quality of workforce and job opportunities Improvement of productivity in workplace Improvement of self-employment Investment within workforce by training and learnerships The Act encourages employers to: Use […]

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Skills Training in South Africa for Learners with Disabilities

Skills Training in South Africa for learners with disabilities Skills Training in South Africa for learners with disabilities is important for society as a whole.  It is important for economic growth among people who have a disability such as blindness, deafness or physical impairments.  These groups of people require attention so that they can benefit […]

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Skills Development training Providers In South Africa

Skills Development training providers Skills development training providers ensure that an organizations workplace skills plan report is created and practiced.  They also serve as a go mediator between organizations and SETA.  You can either appoint one within your organization or use the services of an external training provider.  The role of a Skills Development training […]

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Training Providers in Gauteng For Blind Learners

Training providers in Gauteng for blind learners can be found in Roodepoort at Action’s training center. We are proudly one of the leading training providers in Gauteng.  We offer Microsoft courses and outbound call center experience. Learners complete a six month program at our training center.  Not only are valuable skills gained but we focus […]

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Microsoft Courses Near Me

Microsoft courses near me is a useful course. Developed by Microsoft for users that need to type and save documents. Here are the many benefits of doing a Microsoft Course: It is Popular It is popular and so it will be available everywhere. All windows users install Microsoft on their computers. It is used to […]

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Skills Development in South Africa 2019

Skills development is an on the job training program. Once program is completed you will be awarded an NQF-registered qulaification. Skills development is more than just knowledge, it is experience gained. A learnership is a work-based learning programme that leads to an NQF-registered qualification. Learnerships are directly related to an occupation or field of work. […]

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What Is Skills Development? And Who Benefits?

What is skills development? And what does it mean for South Africans with disabilities? Skills Development Act The Act seeks to empower South Africans with skills to cope within a workforce. the Act seeks to ensure that employees have equal opportunities and skill acquisition, as well as: Create space for new entrants to the labor […]

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Benefits Of Skills Development in South Africa

Benefits of skills development in South Africa for all people. Training and internships can benefit learners with disabilities and be initiated for many valuable reasons: Performance improvement is needed To “benchmark” the status in a performance improvement effort As part of an overall professional development program for those with disabilities As part of succession planning […]

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Youth Skills Development Programme importance

Youth skills development programme helps prevent negative outcomes such as gangs and drug abuse. Youth skills development helps youth in risk areas to become successful despite the odds. There are a few supports that youth require to overcome these obstacles: Emotional and Physical Safety – meeting the youth’s basic needs. trust and respect Caring Relationships […]

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Government Funded Training Courses for Unemployed

Government funded training courses for unemployed is done through Action training center. We aim to expand the capacity of South African workforces and improve education, skills training and employment outcomes of people with disabilities. Action hopes to increase access to and the participation of people with disabilities by Government funded training courses and learnership programmes. […]

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Free Skills Development Training To Empower

Free Skills Development Training To Empower Free skills development training is essential for an adult’s life.  It empowers a community of people with disabilities to contribute towards society and do things they enjoy.  Action strives to give the necessary skills to people with disabilities so that they can reach their full potential.  Skills development that […]

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Training Institutes in South Africa For Disabilities

Training institutes in South Africa Training institutes in South Africa that are disability-inclusive still face a lack of resources.  Globally, around 15 percent of the population has a disability of some form according to the (World Health Organisation). Training institutes in South Africa have a huge gap to mend within the world of disabilities and […]

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Learnership Training Courses At Action

Learnership training courses are available at our Gauteng and KZN branches. Our tuition centers have tutors, equipment and adaptive software for blind and disabled learners. Learnership training courses benefit both learner and businesses in South Africa. Action offers microsoft Office Specialist Certificates, which is the best certified qualification. Once blind and disabled learners complete training […]

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Training Centers In South Africa For Blind Learners

Training centers in South Africa provide opportumities for blind learners to gain work experience and confidence to search for jobs or become entrepeneurs. Action incorporates on-the-job training with companies enetring into a learnership program. We coach and work closely with employers and learners throughout the training. This training lasts 6 months and is unpaid experience, […]

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Skills Courses In South Africa for Blind Students

Skills Courses In South Africa for Blind Students Skills courses in South Africa for blind students should start early on and include computer skills, job seeking skills and work experience.  By teaching these skills we believe that people who are blind can learn first hand what members of a community do to gain work experience. […]

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Training companies in Gauteng For People With Disabilities

Training companies in Gauteng For People With Disabilities Training company in Gauteng There are many training companies in Gauteng that offer learnership programmes.  Choosing the right one should include the following trends: #1.  Learners are Priority Businesses are under pressure concerning: Short supply of leaders Developing employees Staff turnover issues Yet businesses cannot build lasting […]

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What is a skills Development Provider? SETA Approved

What is a skills Development Provider? What is a skills development provider? If you are a small or large business owner, you can benefit from a skills development provider and gain B-BEE points. A skills development provider is responsible for planning, implementing and reporting of training in an organization – using SETA related duties. Who […]

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Microsoft Office Course Near Me

Microsoft Office Course Near Me Microsoft office course near me teaches the basics of MS Office.  Action offers a Microsoft Office course which covers Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more. It is important to know MS Office and open up more career choices for people with disabilities. If you looking for a Microsoft Office course near […]

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Training Providers in South Africa For Blind Learners

Training providers in South Africa for blind learners is a training programme for all disabled people to learn computer and administrative skills.  This is called an entry/exit programme.  Most entrants are from high school and are trained to the point where they can ‘exit’ the programme and be ready for the workforce. With the correct […]

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Challenges facing Skills Development in South Africa

Challenges facing skills development in South Africa is a real crisis.  Research done by the School of Public Leadership at the University of Stellenbosch shows that Skills development facilitators (SDFs) aren’t the only reason for the challenges facing skills development in South Africa. The challenges to skills development in municipalities fall under the following:  The Knowledge of ethical values From the responses […]

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Youth Skills Training Is Valuable For Businesses

Youth skills training is valuable. There are many disabled youth who arent being given a fair chance to further their studies after high school due to no financial back up. Companies are losing out on B-BBEE points, where they could be gaining and helping improve the lives of people less fortunate. Government wants to share […]

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FAQ’s About Learnerships And Answers

Faq’s about learnerships. We have listed a few Faq’s about learnerships and answers. If you have any questions you would like to add, feel free to ask them. #1. Who are the parties involved in a Learnership? There are three parties involved: The learner The employer Education and training provider #2. Who Can enter into […]

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Accommodating Disabled tenants Is a Right

Accommodating disabled tenants comes with rights and rules. A Disabled tenant has the right to enjoy their place of living. This means that the manager of an apartment complex must allow the exception to the rule with regards to accommodating disabled tenants. The manager of an apartment complex has to: allow an exception to a […]

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Sudden Illness And Disability Coping Tips

Sudden illness and disability are either manifested at birth or sometime during an individuals life. They can be gradual or sudden illness and disability. There is a genetic predisposition or environmental and lifestyle consequence. It is very overwhelming when trying to cope with a sudden illness and disability. One day you are happy and life […]

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Diversity And Disability Defined

Diversity and disability is an idea which includes acceptance and respect. Every person has individual needs. There are individual differences such as race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs and age. We need to explore all of these in a safe, positive and nurturing environment. It is about […]

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Adults and Children With Disabilities And Respite Care

Adults and children with disabilities need caregivers in an emergency or temporary care setting.  These programmes are beneficial for families and caregivers who need to recharge now and again or are off due to an illness.  It is a positive experience for all involved and is also known as a “short break”. It is never […]

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Disability Barbie Dolls Available Now

Disability Barbie dolls are available in a variety of colors, body types, eye colors and hair styles.  Mattel toymakers are proud to introduce their new range of disability Barbie Dolls that use a wheelchair and a prosthetic leg. Kim Culmone , head designer at Mattel’s global head of design for Barbie announced: “This year our […]

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Disabled Children’s Rights And Inclusive Education

Disabled children’s rights and inclusive education go hand in hand. UNICEF has urged communities, families and government to keep our children safe from discrimination, neglect and violence. The agency highlights the needs of disabled children and the lack of services they need to thrive and become healthy adults one day. Rosangela Berman, chief of UNICEF’s […]

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Training Providers That Comply With B-BBEE

Training providers that comply with B-BBEE are all around. If you are a business owner and would like to know more about what the ins and outs are, read further. What is B-BBEE? Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) is a government initiative to improve on employment for previously disadvantaged individuals.  Disabled employees, black employees, stakeholders and […]

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Disabled People Dont like these 5 Things

Mistake #1. Do Not Invade Their Personal Space Disabled people don’t like being touched unless invited to do so. Equipment such as wheelchairs and service dogs are also part of their personal space. Coming up suddenly behind a person in a wheelchair and pushing them is very traumatic and disrespectful. Before trying to help a […]

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A Disability Manifesto for The Future of People of Disabilities

A disability manifesto for the future is something we all can contribute towards as a community. Here is a disability manifesto that points out changes and improvements that need to be made for South Africans with disabilities. #1. Improve on Further Studies for All Ages Student support when transistioning from high school to further studies […]

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People With Disabilities Are Happier Than Non-disabled People

People with disabilities are happier than non-disabled people. Let’s be honest, we have all heard non-disabled people say they would rather die than be disabled. So then why are people with disabilities happier than non-disabled people. We pity people with disabilities, thinking they live a life full of pain and misery. Truth is, that surveys […]

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Skills Development Planning is Good Business Sense

Skills development planning is a way of investing in your workforces career path. Skills development planning is very important in South Africa, especially in terms of future economic stability. Unfortunately, many organisations focus soley on its present needs and they do not consider future changes. The significance and value of skills planning and growth arent […]

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Apprenticeships and Learnerships Bridges Skills Shortage Gap

Apprenticeships and learnerships bridge the skills shortage in South African businesses. When businesses enter a learnership, they are creating a solid and fair economy. Apprenticeships not only help people with disabilities and others reach their potential, but helps existing workforce improve in production. Thousands of employees have benefited from the flexible apprenticeships and learnerships offered by […]

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How We Can Help People With Disabilities

Help people with disabilities and make a difference to society and our economy.  This often overlooked group of people have so much to offer, yet they haven’t been included in society. Disability Fact: More than one out of every two people over the age of 70 are disabled. Most of us live to see beyond […]

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Disability themed Emojis Have Been Approved

Disability themed emojis are here! Finally, the introduction of dozens of new disability themed emojis has been wholeheartedly accepted by disability rights campaigners. The introduction of dozens of new accessibility-themed emojis has been welcomed by disability rights campaigners. The new emojis include: hearing aids wheelchairs prosthetic limbs white canes guide dogs woman and men emojis […]

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6 Ways Skills Training Benefits Companies

Skills training benefits companies in many positive ways. Training your workforce isn’t always possible due to time constraints and lack of resources. As employees, we have to be openminded and willing to add value to our existing workforce and learners. There are the naysayers who believe that companies only enter into skills development to gain […]

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Learnership Termination Procedures and Facts

Learnership termination does occur for many reasons. Employers are expected to adhere to certain procedures when the learner or employee wants to terminate the employment contract.  There are a few conditions for learnership termination: Learnership includes: Employment of a learner – who has signed learnership agreement Was not previously employed by employer when agreemnent was […]

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Learnerships Improve the Economy in South Africa

Learnerships Improve the economy in South Africa Learnerships were created for previously disadvantaged South Africans and for economic growth. These valuable programmes ensure that the gap in unemployment is bridged.  Simply speaking, learnerships are programmes where learners get on-the-job training. Learnerships give learners with disabilities the opportunity to apply for jobs confidently and provides them […]

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Wheelchair Gardening Made Easy

Wheelchair gardening is a fun activity for those who have green fingers.  There is nothing more fabulous than being able to plant a seed and watching it grow.  Anyone who has ever tried gardening can agree that it is therapeutic and not an expensive hobby at all. Here are a few ways to make wheelchair […]

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Learnerships Benefit Employers and Employees

Learnerships benefit employers and employees alike.  Companies are obligated by law to contribute to the Skills Development Fund (SDF) in South Africa.  A learnership is a work-based learning programme that runs parralel to a certain occupation or field of work.  Once completed, learners are awarded an accredited NQF qaulification.  Businesses who want to contribute to […]

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Having a Special Needs Child

Having a special needs child brings many parental joys, but let us not forget it has its challenges too. Here are a few things that having a special needs child brings and how to cope: Insomnia – Parents of special needs kids often have interrupted sleep when their child cannot sleep. Tip: Get someone to […]

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Job Hunting With a Disability

Job hunting with a disability can have many challenges.  Whether you have a physical or mental disability, there are ways that can help when job hunting with a disability. Here are a few ways to help with your job search. #1.  Websites for disabled and senior workers There are a myriad of work from home sites […]

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Students with Disabilities Can Study Further with a Grant

Students with disabilities can study further with a grant. One of the most awesome things about education is the way technology has bridged the gap for so many students with disabilities. With the cost of living being so high, it is helpful to have assistance from government and community alike.  At Action4 the blind and […]

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20 Facts About People With All Disabilities

All disabilities have limitations that make a life for those with disabilities rather difficult. Here are a few facts according to the UN about all disabilities around the globe:  1 billion and more people have some form of disability worldwide 100 million or more of those disabled are children 50 percent of those with disabilities […]

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The Future of Assistive Technology

The future of assistive technology is growing at a rapid rate.  We are already seeing artificial intelligence controlling devices and even cars.  Sadly, accessibility isn’t quite there yet for the physically disabled. This is where assistive technology comes in, as those who are disabled can do daily tasks confidently.  What does the future of assistive […]

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Developmental Disability Facts to Know

Developmental Disability Explained Developmental disability is defined as a severe, chronic disability which began at birth or early childhood.  This type of disability is expected to continue and limits the individual’s life in several ways. A developmental disability is a chronic and severe disability that:  is a mental or physical impairment or combination of both manifests […]

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Tips for Disabled and Seeking Employment

Disabled and seeking employment? Finding a job is a tedious task for most, but for people with a disability, it’s even harder. Here are some tips if you are disabled and seeking employment: #1.  Focus on your abilities All job hunters must persuade the interviewer that they can fill all the job requirements.  If you need […]

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How To Beat Weekend Boredom When Disabled

When disabled, broke and bored in January there are weekends where you will be drowning in boredom.  Here are a few cheap ways to keep yourself busy when disabled. #1 Host A Garage Sale Got any old clothes or white elephants you’ve been meaning to get rid of? Why not make some extra money and […]

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The History Of Disability That Will Shock You

The history of disability varies from one community to another.  There isn’t much on disability in history and perceptions of society concerning people with disabilities.  Here are a few observations regarding the history of disability. Greek And Roman Views of Disability According to Greek history, the sick were seen as inferior.  It was recommended during […]

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Special Needs Students – Back-to-school Tips

Special Needs Students are transitioning into a new school year, which can be a bit tumultuous for all involved.  There are a few things that can be done to make this a stress free start to a new school year for special needs students. #1.  Make School A Fun Activity Go to the school as […]

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Ayurvedic Medicines And Mental Disabilities

Ayurvedic medicines are known to be helpful in treating mental disabilities.  These medicines are made from herbs without the use of toxic chemicals.  These herbs are known to calm the nerves and bring balance. “Ayurveda” is one of the oldest forms of medicine stemming from India about 3000 years ago. Here are a few herbs […]

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Disability And Robotics

Disability and robotics remove the pity we feel when we see a person with a disability.  The world has become a digital one with endless offerings for those with disabilities – so we may view them as “us” and not “the others”. #1.  Exoskeletons An exoskeleton is a skeleton on the outside of the body in some animals […]

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Sports For Children With Physical Disabilities

Children with physical disabilities have extra challenges when it comes to participating in sports.  Children with disabilities may need special equipment or assistance from trained coaches, teachers and guides. With the right help, children with physical disabilities are able to partake in most sports and exercises such as: #1.  SWIMMING Swimming is extremely beneficial for […]

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Severe Vision Loss? New Vision Technology 2019

Severe vision loss affects 1.3 billion people globally and 80 percent of these cases can be avoided. Acesight is new vision technology that comes in the form of wearable electronic glasses.  These glasses are a combination of artificial intelligence, microprocessors and algorithms – providing visual independence for people with severe vision loss. Massachusetts-based Zoomax (USA) Inc. recently […]

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Breakthrough Therapies For Disabled Patients

Disabled patients have tried many therapies that are available today.  There are so many breakthroughs over the last few years, here are a few that made the difference for many disabled patients: #1.  Autologous Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant  Disability – Multiple Sclerosis (MS) How It Works AHSCT works by destroying the faulty immune system using chemotherapy and is then rebuilt using stem cells from disabled patients own blood.  The […]

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