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The Acting Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, Fikile Masiko, calls on all South Africans to move to a higher level of acceptance of people with disabilities, as the world celebrates the International Day of Disabled Persons.

“As 3 December 2021 is the International Day of Disabled Persons, the committee is calling on all South Africans to have a new and improved conscience on acceptance of people with disabilities. Let us all ensure that access is widely opened for them to all the aspects of life and ensure that there is nothing about them without them,” added Masiko.

The International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The observance of the day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

The committee sends its good wishes to all those who are planning celebrations to raise awareness and promote the rights and perspectives of persons with disabilities. “Let us all ensure that the rights of our brothers and sisters with disabilities are protected and promoted where they are,” emphasised Masiko.


Mzukona Mantshontsho is the founder of Nyakaza Media Solutions. Nyakaza Media Solutions is an organisation that was established to help community organisations, business entities, and schools to research, write, document, report, analyse, edit, publish newsletters or bulletins in hard-copy, on-line and maintain websites with the relevant content as per the editorial policy of that organisation, school or entity. Nyakaza Media Solutions has a vision to promote and bring dialogue to communities, businesses and schools about issues that affect them. Nyakaza Media Solutions is on a mission to develop and encourage communities, businesses and learners to celebrate the good, applaud excellence, welcome growth, strive to be better individuals, businesses and communities, want more knowledge, discourage bad and counter-productive behaviour as well as communities, businesses and learners that want to be great SOUTH AFRICANS. Nyakaza Media Solutions is making use of Yo School Magazine as a platform that learners in all schools to make use of to write their stories.

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