SABC Disability 360 - Motsweding FM

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The SABC Disability 360 Campaign aims to empower People with Disabilities by providing on-going disability related content on-air, online and on the ground (events) through SABC various platforms which will be providing the sector with information about job opportunities, training opportunities and pertinent disability content, in all 11 official languages. This Campaign will allow maximum access to information by the Disability Sector in South Africa, thus ensuring that the SABC broadcasts not only compelling content but also content that empowers its audiences. The Disability 360 Campaign further aims at creating an online “community” where people with disabilities can go and engage and access any disability related Information.

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Dikgwetlho tse di tlisiwang ke seemo sa bogole mo botshelong jwa mosha le Precious Ngoakoana Mphago

Currently just as we are struggling to get a better grasp of the direction life and our livelihood has taken as a result of the pandemic currently attacking our mother earth, the world and life itself is busy moving from one point to the other, promoting humanity to juggle all at once and thrive to make the best out of worst situation finding themselves in. It feels like it was just yesterday when the country was still learning about a certain unique virus affecting China from the media, fast forward today we are in the middle of winter, it’s June, a month commemorated as Youth month.
Much as we are affected by the ongoing pandemic we still have to pledge our support to the ongoing struggle of bettering the lives of the youth in this country, more specifically the disadvantaged ones. Unemployment continues to be a burden for most of our youth in this country, and the Dissability community is not spared from the ongoing burden.
In honest retrospect, the disability community is affected 2x by the challenges facing abled youth in our community.
To learn more about challenges caused by Dissability condition on youth lifestyle we have invited today Miss Precious Ngoakoana Mphago, a 24 years old young lady who lost complete control of her left hand as a result of suffering third degree burns when she was just a 3 months old infant.

Dikgwetlho tsa batho ba ba tshelang ka bogole le Rre Blanka Mamabolo – Reka-Dira Dissability Forum

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the country has been hard at work in not only fighting the pandemic but providing aid or assistance to many people including non-profit organizations as well hard at work improving people’s lives on a daily basis.
Whilst hard at work fighting or addressing social ills facing ordinary citizens during these hard Covid-19 times, it is important to take into consideration disabled people and the challenges they face on a daily basis, and how Covid-19 lockdown may have contributed to worsening their challenges.
Today we speak to Mr co-founder of Reka-Dira dissability forum Mr Blanka Mamabolo, a disabled father to two disabled children and a husband to a disabled wife.
Mr Mamabolo founded the dissability forum together with the late Mr Andries Keilelwang, after having realised the ampleness of challenges that were faced by the disabled people within their community and the area/municipality at large. 13 years later after founding the forum, indeed the forum has proved its need for assistance as Mr Mamabolo deals with various challenges faced by communities on a daily basis and tries hard to help them find amicable solutions.

Go itlholela ditiro ga batho ba ba tshelang ka bogole le Rre Bannie Mbola

Our country has been facing massive job losses in the previous years with no beacon of hope none-so ever. The disabled people have also been affected by the spade of job losses either as a result of retrenchment, companies closing down or medical reasons. In aim of counter-attacking massive job losses the country has been facing, the government has been trying to create a friendly environment for self-employment and has been encouraging citizens to start their own small businesses.
In aim of counter-attacking challenges and social-ills brought by unemployment, one blind man has self-entrepreneurship through the agricultural sector. 45 years old blind husband and father Mr Bannie Mbola from Lepheng-ville in Hammanskraal has embarked on an agricultural project with three other blind people in aim of fighting unemployment.
Mr Mbola who is an electrician by profession lost his sight whilst on duty doing work in neighbouring Mozambique through his electrical company, and was declared totally blind a little less than four years ago. He has since been trying his luck with self-employment through various sectors.

Dikgwetlho tsa go ka fitlhela tiro ole motho o a tshelang ka bogole le Mme Lesang Morwagae – Paraplegic

The world has been on pause with other normal daily activities we have grown up seeing or perceiving as formal, that’s because all the attention has been channelled towards fighting the invincible enemy of Covid-19 pandemic.
Lately in the past few days and coming weeks there is going to be a swift change of leading back to normal lives, though our lives as humans will never be the same again. Employees will be going to work and job hunters will be continuing with their on-going challenge of securing employment in fields they qualify for and are comfortable in.
Amidst all the on-going commotions which will be happening, it is important to consider the challenges of disabled people when coming to secure employment as well.
To learn more about their challenges, today we speak with with Miss Lesang Morwagae, a 39 years old paraplegic who has been struggling with securing long term employment for quite a while now.

Mme Kegomoditswe Mogotsi – Paraplegic Mother of 2 ka go nna motsadi o na le bogole

Yesterday was a day widely acknowledged and celebrated as Mother’s day. A day set aside to celebrate all the efforts and sacrifices made by women raising kids, either their own kids or those of their closest kins, on their own or in joint partnership with their spouses.
Parenting on its own can be safely argued to be a blessing to God’s chosen ones, but it does come with its own fair share of challenges. Parenting is not easy, one has to keep up with the needs of a child, and go out of their way to protect the child as well.
All this can propel one to wonder how exactly does disabled women manage or cope better with this life process called parenting, which in essence deserves to be titles or classified as a job on its own. Today we chat with one of the amazing women on this world, a disabled mother of 2 who has been wheel-chair bound for the past 19 years, Miss Kegomoditswe Mogotsi from Batlharos about her journey of motherhood as a disabled woman.

Rre Saul Molobi o rotloetsa batho ba ba tshelang ka bogole go se ineele mo botshelong

With the daily challenges that life throws at one, many have their various ways in which they deal the challenges, the most important thing is that at the end a solution to a challenge would have been found and addressed.
Of all the various challenges we go through daily in our lives, disabled people go through the same but at a much tighter pressure than the rest of the fully abled people. The challenges start with having to accept their situations, all the way up to having to learn to live with their conditions and being completely independent.
Accepting to live in with your condition can be extremely challenging and difficult as well, more especially for those who grew up and lived most of their lives as fully abled people, then all of the sudden coming across a chronic illness or an accident. The very same applied to Mr Saul Molobi, a Hammanskraal born activist of high note. Mr Molobi spent 7 months in hospital recovering after an accident.
Mr Molobi went on to write a book about his ordeal experience about healing after an accident, an also hopes to inspire those facing difficulties in life to be determined to succeed against all odds.

Dikgwetlho tse di lebanweng ke batho ba bogole jo bo sa bonagaleng le Ms Lucy Masuge - Spinal Cord Injury Survivor

All around and all over the world people face various challenges and have their own ways and means of dealing with and permanently addressing them. Currently the biggest challenge the world at large is facing is Coronavirus. Whilst in the amidst of dealing with all the challenges brought by the Coronavirus pandemic, it is important to also take into consideration and try by all means to assist those with invincible disabilities. To learn more about invincible disability and challenges associated with, we talk with Miss Lucy Masuge, a 37 years old mother of three who has suffered 4 fatal car accidents, which have left her with Sacrum rapture, it has led to an invincible disability condition.

Mokgwa o seemo sa bogole se amang kgololosego ka teng le Ms Keitumetse Tyobeka - Spinal Muscular Atrophy Patient

Freedom is one of the most important aspects needed in our daily lives to ensure that we do lead happy, peaceful and prosperous life. Freedom provides one the right to life, gives dignity and allows one to be all they can ever be. Be that as it may, it may somehow be safely argued that for disabled people freedom can be limited, mostly due to the nature of their disability. In order to learn how a disability condition can limit one's life, aspirations and the ability we talk to a young vibrant, energetic and ambitious Keitumetse Tyobeka. The 24 years old has been living a spinal muscular atrophy for the past 16 years.

Dikgwetlho tse di tlisiwang ke kiletso ya motsamao mo bathong ba ba tshelang ka bogole

The current National Lockdown has not been easy to many, many have perceived it in many various ways, whilst some see it as a strict limit to their normal and current lifestyles, some see it as the exact necessary measure the curb the spreading and infecting of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Whilst many are reacting differently to the current lockdown, it is somehow different to many disabled people who are used to being at home with their helpers only for most of the times. Now they have to deal with sharing the environment all day long with the rest of the family members. This can be somehow draining to others as it robs them of their inner peace.

Dikgwetlho tse di fitlhelwang ke bagolofadi ko ditikwatikweng mo dinakong tsa sephetephete le Boitumelo Jenya–Paraplegic

Today marks the fourth day of the national Lock down in aim of arresting the spread of the current pandemic which has held the whole country at ransom, Coronavirus, or Covid-19 as it is popularly known.
It is very much unfortunate that majority of South Africans are relatively poor, living on hand-to0mouth basis and constantly have to rely on the government basic necessities like health care, water and sanitation, and housing as well. This are the groups that currently do form very long ques at shopping centres trying to buy necessities, even on the fourth day of the national lock down.
Amongst the people who should really be considered at such kind of times are the disabled people, having to manage with their special needs amongst busy panicking crowds. Such kind of challenges that disabled people may face during such times is not finding packing amongst others, and having to deal with long ques of people who happen to be impatient at that times.
To learn more about challenges faced by the disabled people during such times, we talk with Miss Boitumelo Jenya, a paraplegic mother of 1 from Rusternburg.

Botlhokwa ba ditshwanelo tsa botho le Mr Malesela Vincent Rantji – Paraplegic Businessman

In the past 26 years democracy the South African government together with dedicated and highly compatriotic citizens have been hard at work ensuring that all South Africans regardles of race, ethnicity or skin colour get full access to human rights and make good use of them.
The human rights are meant or intended to help simplify lives of citizens, offer them protection and dignity for them as humans.
Indeed the hard dedicated and committed work has paid off, human rights are accessed by all, and used to the fullest. The same applies with disabled people. Malesela Vincent Rantji has been a paraplegic for the past 19 years. Throughout all his life as a paraplegic he has been able to live the exact life that the human rights afford all citizens regardless of physical causalities.

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