Friday, November 30, 2007

March for the disabled this Monday

By Marthe van der Wolf
30 November 2007

There will be a march in Cape Town this Monday to celebrate the International day of the disabled persons.

The march will start from the Newlands swimming pool at 9am, finishing at the Newlands Stadium.

Several officials, including Premier of the Western Cape Ebrahim Rasool and Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, will attend the event. Rasool will deliver the keynote address.

The day is an annual event started by the United Nations in 1992. The theme for this year's celebration is ‘decent work for persons with disabilities’.

“With this day, we want to promote understanding of disability issues and raise awareness on the rights of the disabled persons amongst communities,” says spokesperson for the Department of the Premier, Sampson Phkwago.

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