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November 16, 2018 / Newsblog

Barriers to Learning Are Not Limited to Disability

Senzo's Story - A barrier is not only defined by disability “A barrier to learning is anything that stands in...
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November 13, 2018 / Newsblog

Inclusive Education South Africa Celebrates #GivingTuesdaySA

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organisations to encourage philanthropy...
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September 25, 2018 / Newsblog

IESA Celebrates Heritage Day 2018

Today, IESA Gauteng and Western Cape branches celebrated heritage day 2018. Staff members were asked to come dressed in traditional...
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July 24, 2018 / Newsblog

Should We Teach Race and Culture in Early Childhood Development

On the 17th July we had the opportunity to discuss teaching race and culture in the early stages of childhood...
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July 18, 2018 / Newsblog

“If they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love.”

I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and...
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June 1, 2018 / Advocacy, Newsblog

Our children are not safe in school!

As we come to the end of child protection week, the daily headlines remind us of our education system’s responsibility...
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May 30, 2018 / Newsblog

Emily’s Story – “I am able, but different”

My name is Emily Zawe and I have type 2 Osteogenisis Imperfecta (brittle bones disease). To date, I have had...
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May 15, 2018 / Newsblog

A MOTHERS STORY: EMILY ZAWE – UNBREAKABLE SPIRIT!

Today we have the privilege of sharing a story from a mothers heart. Her trials, her triumphs, her strengths and...
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March 15, 2018 / Advocacy, Newsblog

Lend children with disabilities a hand

When President Cyril Ramaphosa presented his first State of the Nation address in Parliament on February 16, he called up...
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February 19, 2018 / Newsblog

Sparking a Revolution of change for “Unfit Dads”

Today we have the last in our series of interviews with the Unfit Dads.  We have the privilege of introducing...
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February 12, 2018 / Newsblog

More than an Overcomer!

This week we introduce our second "unfit dad" Nigel Williams.  Nigel's passion for his community and children is rooted in...
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February 12, 2018 / downloadableResources, Newsblog

IESA Factsheet: Reasonable Accommodation in Education

With respect to the right to education, reasonable accommodation means ensuring the specific support needs of learners with disabilities are...
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February 9, 2018 / Newsblog

HOW INCLUSIVE IS YOUR WORKPLACE?

Our vision is a fully inclusive society in which all people can participate to their fullest potential and where diversity...
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February 9, 2018 / Newsblog

Inclusive Education South Africa says farewell to Caroline Taylor

Caroline Taylor was one of the founding members of Inclusive Education South Africa. Over the years, she has made a...
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February 5, 2018 / Newsblog

IESA partners with Three Unfit Dads!!

Eric Watlington, Andrew Van Der Walt and Nigel Williams are three "unfit dads" from Cape Town, who were caught up...
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January 30, 2018 / downloadableResources, Newsblog

IESA Factsheet: The Role and Function of the School Based Support Team

The School Based support team is one of the most important structures within the schooling system when we look at...
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October 2, 2017 / Newsblog, Teacherscampaign

A heart of Gold and Wings like an Angel

Our first story celebrating teachers day is from Berdien Tenten, who pays tribute to her daughters teacher, Madri Steyn. "Our...
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September 20, 2017 / Newsblog

More on transitions – “He really struggled to settle in”

 "With the spotlight being on literacy this month, we realise that for many children, and their caregivers, this can be...
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September 14, 2017 / Newsblog

“I Don’t Want to go to School”

Making transitions easier: Leatitia Brummer Despite the teacher’s attempts to console her, Robyn has been crying bitterly since her mother...
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September 6, 2017 / Newsblog

How do you Prepare a Child for a new schooling Environment?

In the light of applications being given in and most parents having heard back from schools, parents of first-time school-goers...
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August 2, 2017 / Newsblog

Inclusive Schools Projects Kicks off!

The Inclusive Schools project in the Motheo District in the Free State has kicked off today!  IESA's Robyn Beere and...
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June 29, 2017 / Newsblog

THE ODDS: GRADE 1 (2017) – MATRIC (2029)?

As long as we continue to teach all children using a one-size-fits-all approach, without addressing learner diversity, 60% of our learners who start Grade 1 now, will not be part of the matric passes in 2029.
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June 29, 2017 / Newsblog

OUT OF SCHOOL BUT NOT “DOWN AND OUT”

Eleven years old and never been in school. We meet the phenomenal parents of Shaakirah, who share their journey of trying to access the schooling system.
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June 29, 2017 / Newsblog

The Value of Parent-Teacher Partnerships

ECD Trainer, Cindy Olivier, highlights the important role parents play in the parent-teacher partnership.
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Press Release :


March 15, 2018 / Press Releases

GENEVA – ABILITY ACTIVISTS TELL UN COMMITTEE ABOUT CRISIS IN EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Today, five members of the Right to Education for Children with Disabilities Alliance (R2ECWD) took our fight for access to...
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June 29, 2017 / Press Releases

Report on 2016 performance of Deaf learners in schools for the Deaf in South Africa

A report has just been released on the performance of Deaf learners in schools based on the 2016 Matric Results...
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May 30, 2017 / Press Releases

IESA / R2ECWD RESPONSE TO DBE PRESENTATION, ON PROGRESS IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION, TO THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON BASIC EDUCATION SCHEDULED FOR 30 MAY 2017

Cape Town, 30 May 2017 In its March 2016 report to the Portfolio Committee, the Department of Basic Education acknowledged...
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March 21, 2017 / Press Releases

Children with Disabilities In Dire Straights

Cape Town, 21 March 2017. Over 597 000 South African children with disabilities did not attend school in 2015, almost double...
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March 20, 2017 / Press Releases

UNCRPD Report 2017

The following report was prepared by a range of high-level advocacy groups in the South African inclusive education and disability rights arena,...
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