South Africa's policies of lip-service disrespect people with disabilities

SOURCE: Daily Maverick
OUTPUT TYPE: Newspaper article
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.Hart, A.Msitshana, N.Bohler-Muller
DEPARTMENT: Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11625
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15528

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Like all fellow South Africans, we as disabled persons welcomed South Africa's 1996 Constitution and subsequent legislation, including the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997 (and the amendment of 2020), the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998 and the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Discrimination Act 4 of 2000 (PEPUDA). The legislative developments were based on South Africa's ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), an international treaty intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities, and its Optional Protocol, in 2007.