Disability Rights Awareness Month 2021

Blind SA invites you to a virtual panel discussion as part of Economic empowerment of young persons, women and persons with disabilities to realizing their freedom. The focus of the discussion is on Economic Empowerment Opportunities for People with Disabilities and Reasonable Accommodation. Topics will include; business and employment opportunities, accessibility of these opportunities for people with disabilities, personal experience of running a business as a virtually impaired person and reasonable accommodation.

Speakers at the event includes representatives from Department of Employment and Labour, Gauteng Enterprise Propeller which is division of Gauteng Department of Economic Development, Jeremy Opperman & Associates and Kopanong Centre.


Date: 18th November 2021
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm
Platform: Zoom

Please click on the following link to join the discussions: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85317503262?pwd=SnBMQ0I5ckVqOWhZRzM3bXFUb2Y5dz09


Please note programme is subject to change.
For more information please contact: Teboho Lehasa, email address eeo@blindsa.org.za Mobile number 065 978 2560.


Economic Development Opportunities for People with Disabilities and Reasonable Accommodation




10:00 – 10:05  Opening and Welcome by Jace Nair, CEO of Blind SA


10:05 – 10:10  Introductions by Teboho Lehasa


10:10 – 10:15  Purpose of the event by Susan van Wyk


10:15 – 10:30  Employment, related services and accessibility for people with blindness by Mrs Lizelle Fick of Dept. of Employment and Labour


10:30 – 10:45 SEDA Programmes and their Accessibility for disability sector by Kate Masopha


10:45 – 11:00  Programmes of Gauteng Enterprise Propeller and Accessibility for people with disabilities by Matseko Sekete


11:05 – 11:20  Questions and Answers Session


11:20 – 11:35  Experience and Lesson of running a business as a visually impaired person by Senzo from Kopanong Centre


11:35 – 11:55  Reasonable Accommodation by Jeremy Opperman from Jeremy Opperman and Associates


11:55 – 12:10  Questions and Answers Session


12:10 – 12:20  Summary and Closing by Mr. Tommie Lehmkuhl, Blind SA Economic

Empowerment Committee Chairperson

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