SOUTH Africa is falling behind in the integration of disabled people into the workplace‚ as its private and public institutions have failed to ensure – as the Employment Equity Act demands – that at least 2% of their workforce is disabled.
To address this‚ the Disability Workshop Development Enterprise (DWDE)‚ a non- governmental organisation based in the Western Cape‚ launched its 2% Employment Campaign in Sandton yesterday. It aims to place 1200 people with disabilities into entry-level employment positions – some for the first time in their lives.
Undere Deglon‚ chief executive of the DWDE‚ said the campaign was a partnership with the Jobs Fund‚ administered by the Development Bank of Southern Africa and the United Nations' Special Rapporteur on Disability. – BDlive