Education

I don't mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All I want is education. And I'm affraid of no one.In earlier years when many persons with disabilities grew up, it was a challenge to get accepted into tertiary institutions – even if they had good grades and qualified to attend colleges and universities. The main barriers were that the building and facilities were not accessible, awareness and focus on disabled persons were much less than what it is today and there were fewer bursaries available and internships were non-existent.

Educational institutions have made strides to include persons with disabilities in their education policies. Most educational institutions have Disability Units that champion the inclusion and reasonable accommodation of students with disabilities.

Disability Units of Universities Contact List

 

University
Contact person
 
Contact Info
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Dr Anlia Pretorius
 
Tel: +27 11 717 9151
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University of Cape Town
Reinette Popplestone
Sibu Zulu
 
Tel: +27 21 650 2427
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University of Stellenbosch
Marcia Lyner-Cleophas
 
Tel: +27 21 808 4707
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University of the Western Cape
Office for Students with Disabilities
 
Tel: +27 21 959 3586
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Dr Nina du Toit
 
Tel: +27 21 959 6964
Fax: +27 21 959 6231
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Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Manager: Disability Services Unit
 
Tel: +27 41 504 2562
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University of Limpopo
Director: DSU
 
Tel: +27 15 268 2464
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University of the Free State
Ass Director: Hetsie Veitch
 
Tel: +27 51 401 3713
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University of Pretoria
Disability Unit
 
Tel: +27 12 420 2064
Fax No : +27 086 568 1754
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Bursaries for 2015

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world


Here are links to bursaries:


All Faculties bursaries

SA-Bursaries have numerous bursaries – no matter what field you want to study in. Apply in 2014 to study in 2015.

NQF and Career Advice Services


Department of Social Development

Social Work bursaries

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