First Western Cape Conference for the Disabled
By Marthe van der Wolf
19 October 2007
The first Western Cape Conference for the disabled will be held today at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The department of Transport and Public Works is hosting the conference.
“The department feels that the current public transport system is inaccessible for some groups of the society, like the disabled. That places a great burden on their integration into communities and hinders their participation in the economy,” says spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila.
Currently, the province doesn’t provide a public transport system to address the socio-economic challenges of disabled people.
At the conference, minister Fransman will propose his policy. This policy can be influenced by the decisions taken at the conference.