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Disability Month Launch

By Maanda Mulaudzi

MEC for Social Development , Mrs HJ Mashamba launched 2015 Disability Month on 3rd November 2015. The Launch was made at Helena Frantz School in Blouberg Municipality, Capricorn District. November is observed as National Disability Month.

Limpopo has planned to mobilise persons with disabilities around the province with the aim of  protecting, promoting, and upholding the rights of persons with disabilities,

Speaking on behalf of Premier Chupu Mathabatha, MEC Mashamba said that all human and socio-economic rights should be equally enjoyed by persons with disabilities, irrespective of race, gender, age, culture, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, education qualification level, religion or nationality.

She launched  disability month under the theme which says that “Celebrating 60 years of Freedom Charter South Africa-a free and just society inclusive of all persons with disabilities as equal citizens”

MEC  further indicated that during this Disability Month, the provincial government will do introspection and reconfirm its confidence in the ability of its citizens and the state machinery to work together in addressing the common challenges facing persons with disabilities and society in general.