Recommendations to employers on accommodating blind and visually impaired employees

Recommendations to employers on accommodating blind and visually impaired employees By Hanif Kruger – mail@hanif.co Last updated on Wednesday 12 August 2020 The outbreak of Covid-19 has wrought disruption on a massive scale, with organisations across the country scrambling to keep their businesses operational while ensuring the safety of their staff. It is clear thatContinue reading Recommendations to employers on accommodating blind and visually impaired employees

Court challenge to government’s ‘peanut butter sandwich ban’

A free peanut butter sandwich was the sole daily meal for hundreds of Krugersdorp West residents, many of them children. But in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, some charities were stopped from distributing any food. Cradle of Hope (COH) is now challenging this in an urgent application in the Pretoria High Court, set downContinue reading Court challenge to government’s ‘peanut butter sandwich ban’

How to build children’s resilience, and your own, amid coronavirus unknowns

A family go for a hand-in-hand walk along a street of the old city, in Pamplona, northern Spain, April 27, 2020, as some social distancing rules are relaxing after weeks of quarantine. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos) Carolyn FitzGerald, Wilfrid Laurier University The world is upside down right now due to coronavirus. Although there are early signsContinue reading How to build children’s resilience, and your own, amid coronavirus unknowns

Community based workers can help disabled people access services during COVID-19

Health workers go door-to-door to screen for COVID-19 in Pretoria, South Africa. Alet Pretorius/Gallo Images via Getty Images Theresa Lorenzo, University of Cape Town; Anthea Hansen, University of Cape Town; Harsha Dayal, University of Johannesburg, and Sumaya Gabriels, University of Cape Town People with disabilities face stigma because of their impairments. They are often marginalised,Continue reading Community based workers can help disabled people access services during COVID-19

Coronavirus could revolutionize work opportunities for people with disabilities

Working from home is an accommodation long sought by many people with disabilities. Maskot/Getty Images Lisa Schur, Rutgers University and Douglas L. Kruse, Rutgers University Working from home has become the “new normal” for many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic. While this clearly has its downsides, one group in particular may benefit a greatContinue reading Coronavirus could revolutionize work opportunities for people with disabilities

South Africa’s R350 coronavirus grants are now open – here’s how to apply

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) have opened the process for applications of the R350 Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant for unemployed people. The amount will be paid to qualifying applications from May – October 2020. “With regards to the Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant, we have gone back, re-lookedContinue reading South Africa’s R350 coronavirus grants are now open – here’s how to apply

Coronavirus Myths Debunked

Wearing a mask offers protection from the coronavirus Fact: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has cautioned that face masks should only be worn by health-care professionals or individuals taking care of patients diagnosed with Covid-19. This ensures the protection of a health-care provider by preventing the spread of the virus should the patient sneeze orContinue reading Coronavirus Myths Debunked

Resources for South Africans on the #CoronaVirus

This is the personal website of Hanif Kruger from Pretoria, South Africa. In my eforts in assisting with awareness and advocacy around the #Covid-19 #CoronaVirus, I am dedicating the few resources I have to realise this goal. This page contains resources for South Africans on the CoronaVirus.Please feel free to contact me if you haveContinue reading Resources for South Africans on the #CoronaVirus