South Africa’s poverty, disability to be debated at a Johannesburg seminar

South Africa’s poverty, disability to be debated at a Johannesburg seminar

South Africa might be Africa’s richest nation and second-biggest economic powerhouse behind Nigeria, but at least 45% of its population is poor, and struggling to make ends meet.

The country also boasts quite a number of disabled people who seem to be marginalised, and denied of work and business opportunities that could have improved their lives, thus forcing them to live on the fringes of society.

The University of Johannesburg (UJ)’s Centre for Social Development in Africa (CSDA) is hosting a seminar in Johannesburg on 23 July 2014 to debate poverty and disability.

The event will take place at 2pm at the UJ’s School of Tourism and Hospitality in Bunting Road in Auckland Park.

The CSDA said this week that it has undertaken a study on poverty and disability in South Africa in response to a call by members of the disability’s rights movement.

The study, it said, addresses issues of income, employment, access to basic services, health, education, quality of life and social capital.

Get there on July 23 to find out more about the relation between poverty and disability.

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