Thursday, February 12, 2015

Annual Disability Employment Summit to increase economic opportunities

Oscar Thomas
12 February 2015

The Western Cape Department of Economic Opportunities will on Friday host the Annual Disability Employment Summit. 

High on the agenda will be the topic of increasing economic opportunities for people with disabilities.

A Census report last year revealed that 7.5 % of the population lives with some form of a disability and only 50 % of them will be covered by the national budget. 

Ministerial Spokesperson Bronwynne Jooste said the Summit will bring together people with disabilities, government and the private sector to ensure that the economic inclusion of people with disabilities.

“National and provincial government officials along with associations who represent people with disabilities and major businesses will be there to discuss the issue” Jooste added.

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