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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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Go samagana le seemo sa bogole se se tlisitsweng ke tshotlakako mo kgolaganong kgotsa nyalong le Mme Miranda Lephoko

Gender based Violence has been an on-going scourge in the world and in our country South Africa as well. For many many moons while ago women have been subjected to the worst in the face of humanity, limited to female reffered to or regarded work such as house hold chores whilst men worked in any kind of field they desired, and were subjected to little to no rights over their bodies as well. Men for many moons saw themselves as having authority over the female’s bodies.
Luckily in the advent of the 21st century and the evolving of the world, turning into one global village and all adapting to one universal culture, women have been afforded same or equal rights as men, the opportunity to compete and thrive in all industries as well. Unfortunately the issue of entitlement over female’s bodies is a somewhat pandemic still tormenting the phase of humanity so worse to an extend that women end up dying a the hands of men or getting permanently disabled at the hands of men.
The very same scenario above resonates well with Mrs Miranda Lephoko. A 45 years old paraplegic from Rondebult in Germiston suffered severe abuse at the hands of her then husband. Mrs Lephoko was shot cold blooded by her husband who after turned the gun on himself, killing himself at once.
Ms Lephoko has been wheelchair bound for the past 14 years. She was able to braven up and face the situation from the earliest onset, she even manage to go to an extend of founding an organization that advocates for disability rights, called Bring Change In Me.

Lerato la go dira le go thusana le batho ba tshelang ka bogole gotswa Mr Mzwakhe Mofolo - The Love Of God Dissability Fo

Challenges and hardships are what we have all grown to accept and learn to live with on a daily basis, we all know people who are directly affected with various hardships and try by all means to pursue their lives to the greatest fullest regardless of their hardships, and we all know those who are indirectly affected, living close-by with someone directly affected.
Of all the hardest hardships we know and encounter with on a daily basis, the hardest is ones that change your life completely, even go to an extend of changing your ability to live your life or pursue your dreams, like dissability. Dissability conditions affect many in various ways, and to our disbelief there are still those out there still not very familiar with dissability life, still prejudice disabled people and to a certain extend belittles and not render the necessary support to them.
Well luckily because this world is forever filled with good Samaritans, there are those who always see the need to go an extra mile in helping others, including disabled people, like Mr Mzwakhe Mofolo. The 27 years old has been working with disabled people on a daily basis for the past five years with an organization named The Love Of God Dissability Foundation, which was founded five years ago by her mother in Ivory Park. The need for the organization was formed after her mother having realised that there was a growing number of neglected disabled people in and around their area.

Dikgwetlho tsa seemo sa bogole mo mokgweng wa go tshela wa borre le Rre Bongani Ntuli - Paraplegic

After all the many years humanity has been in existence, one lesson that has never been left out but always handed from one generation to the other is that problems or challenges should not define one or how they should live their life, but their response to the said problems or challenges is what should stand out and give people a defining character of who they really are, their possessed skills and overall abilities.
Challenges are what has come to be accepted as our daily challenges or struggles in life. Challenges form a phenomenal part of our lives so much that without them, there seems to be less growth or development as it has been repeatedly said that growth happens in the greatest times of discomfort.
While we have faced our various times of discomfort, others emerged victorious and conquered the challenges whilst others sadly did not. For Mr Bongani Ntuli, a Vereeniging born and bred young men the greatest time of discomfort emerged when he learned that his Polio condition had worsened, leading to him being permanently wheel-chair bound. For someone strong spirited as he is, this was no end of his life and shuttering of his dreams, but a mere challenge he had to come up with ways and means of overcoming it.

Rre Ntutu John Mogodiri – Multiple Sclerosis Survivor ka dikgwetlho tsa seemo sa bogole

Challenges are what we have come to accept as part of our daily lives, they come out as a major part of our daily growth in life. Without challenges life would seem as to not be progressing and not offering any potential or opportunity for growth anyhow. Through challenges and other hardships it’s when one grows and acquires experience.
There are many various obstacles that may bear challenges in our daily lives; it’s up to us as humans on how do we view the challenges and push them to work on our side or our favour. Hard as the challenges might be, they always re do-able and easy to triumph over, like having to face a daunting challenge of succeeding in life in a surrounding or environment fully favouring the fully abled ones.
35 years old Mr Ntutu John Mogodiri grew up with a very rare disorder that was hardly known by many, Multiple Sclerosis. The condition affected both his arms and limited his free use of the arms/hands. Like many young ambitious men always up for challenges, he took the challenge on ad did not let it to define his way of living or even his destiny as a whole. Mr Mogodiri has been living his life to the fullest and has went all out to archieve his dreams as well.

Botlhokwa ba tshegetso go batho ba tshelang ka bogole le Mrs Lita Jabane – Mosawathuto People Living With Disability

In life we all do need support in all our various ventures we constantly pursue and in life in general. Support is good in a sense that it encourages one to come to face with their worst fears and pursue what may seem as undoable or impossible.
Of the various tough challenges we encounter in life, support from nearest next of kins and loved ones always means a lot and it ensures that we do make it. Like after having lived your life freely and to the best of your abilities, then suddenly you have to cope living with a certain type of a disability condition.
47 years old Mrs Lita Jabane from Meadowlands lived half of her life as a freely and fully abled person until fate decided to have its unfortunate way which led to her being paraplegic, a condition which she has since been pursuing her life in. knowing the importance of support and encouraging one another to do better in life, leading to her starting Mosawathuto people living with disability organization.

Bogole le itekanelo ya tlhaloganyo

In today’s world mental health challenges has lately turned into a more common issue for many resulting in various socio-economic challenges of today’s life, though there are many who still don’t acknowledge that such exists especially amongst the youth and young adults, mostly because of cultural beliefs and myths.
Many people might currently be finding themselves in not so good mental health states after what they have all been through, and have thus triggered a variety of mental disorders which comprise a broad range of problems, with different symptoms. However, they are generally characterized by some combination of abnormal thoughts, emotions, behaviour, previous traumatic experiences and relationships with others.
One of the life changing challenges that may contribute hugely to one’s mental health is a situation whereby one encounters and has to accept their dissability condition. This can be extremely hard for those who had half or all their previous lifes fully abled and had no reliance non-so ever on any assistive methods to dissability conditions.
The phase of having to come to terms with the new condition, accepting themselves as they are and exploring a new way of live and living with a dissability condition can be twice as hard and mentally straining, thus inviting various forms of mental conditions.

Go amogela phetogo e e tlisiwang ke seemo sa bogole mo botshelong le Rre Arthur Snyman – Paraplegic

Changes in our lives are always said to be embraced as they bring in a certain kind of new leaf to be pursued, to be embraced and let allowed to bring in a positive change in our lives. Though others may be tough and hard, not easy to accept and live by, but eventually as time does heal all the wounds, it heals the wounds of change to allowing for peaceful acceptance of the occurred change.
A change of new condition of life-time disability in a life previously lived fully abled can be very hard to accept and adapt to, as it might be posing as brining in a lifestyle of somehow dependency on certain resources for disabled people. All this can be devastating for one who used to live a free easy to get by live, now facing up with the tough challenges of disability.
The same kind of change was facing Mr Arthur Snyman. The 42 years old man from Ntswelengwe village in Kuruman who was a mine-construction worker came across an unfortunate car accident a little less than 8 years ago which left him wheelchair bound, rendering him incapable of perfoming his construction work duties. Mr Snyman was brave enough to embrace the unfortunate daunting change he was faced up with, pursuing other avenues of his capabilities. Mr Snyman has been making a living with self-designed hand-made shoes.
Upon realizing how his fellow disabled community members were struggling to get by and make something of themselves, Mr Snyman founded Kopano Dissability Organization which aims to get disabled people to work together to better their living conditions.

Calvin Mogajane o eleng mokwadi wa dibuka mme a na le bogole jwa pono.

Re buisana le Calvin Mogajane yo eleng mokwadi wa dibuka tse di ka nnang tse tharo go fitlha ga jaana. Dibuka tsa gagwe di akaretsa Mpepumpepu, Sebatakgomo ga mmogo le Strong woman. Fa o tsalwa o nale bogole bo bo rileng, seo ga se reye gore o tlile go palelwa ke go tsweletsa ditoro tsa gago. Calvin ke mokwadi wa dibuka ntswa a nale bogole jwa pono. Mo leetong la gagwe o setse a
kgonne go kwala ga mmogo le go nna mokaedi wa metshameko ya mo seraleng.

Go tshela ka seemo se sa tlwaelegang sa bogole (Muscular Dystrophy) le Regomoditswe Mmolayeng

Many people have got various reasons why they strive to get on with their lives on a daily basis. It may be either to better their conditions, reach their dreams or live their desired dream lives to the fullest. These are good enough reasons to motivate one to strive hard to soldier on reaching for their full potentials.
Well the unfortunate part is that there are obstacles in life that always do produce hindrances obstructing one from reaching to their desired stage of life. Some are man-made obstacles whilst some are unavoidable fate brought challenges, like illnesses resulting in disabilities.
Be that as it may be, there are some who have managed to manouver right around all the obstacles to reach to their own desired stages or levels of life.
Today we intend to learn from our guest of the week Miss Regomoditswe Mmolayeng, a 21 years old young lady who has long been struggling with Muscular Dystrophy.

Go atlegisa ditoro tsa gago go sa kgathalatsege seemo sa gago sa bogole le Tshepang Masibi – Paraplegic

Though many can whine day in and day out, day after day that life is not fair, life is tough and very cruel, life itself is not only about that but has its fair share of ample greatness and wonderful greener opportunities to be seized. Regardless of the challenges we encounter, there are ample opportunities for one to turn their life around and make something great of themselves.
Challenges are always there, some tend to get in the way of dreams whilst some tend to get in the way of life in general. Challenges such as encountering a disability condition can also emerge as worrisome factors standing in the way of life itself or dreams, that’s where one will have to work extra hard in getting to themselves to their dream or where they want to be.
Like many others, Mr Tshepang Masibi from Boitekong in Rusternburg was once a young child running around with excessive energy and had all around him expecting a lot from him. Unfortunately he encountered a motho accident at an early age of 8 which left him permanently paraplegic. The now 30 years old has not let his disability getting in any way of him showing off his abilities and has since been working extra hard fulfilling his passion and making something out of his life.

Dikgwetlho tsa seemo sa bogole mo botshelong jwa mosadi le Mme Magdeline Ndodana Sepele – Paraplegia

Just as the lockdown restrictions have been slightly and gradually lifted, many are so happily looking forward to living freely without any restrictions, going on about with their lives enjoying what they could not earlier on because of the imposed lockdown. Just many of us are looking forward to moving freely and getting up to God knows what, it is important to note and check whether if all of us are looking forward to the free mode movement and whether if we all would do or not.
For many within the dissability community it might not be the exact glory glory that all are into, mobility may be an issue due to lack of dissability friendly facilities and all many other things associated or related to it. One of the many challenges associated with dissability.
Today in aim of learning many other challenges imposed by dissability on human life and how they plan to move on with life after the long imposed lockdown, we have with us Magdeline Ndodana Sepele. The 48 years old mother of one became paraplegic due to a long term battle with TB which affected her spinal cord.

Go tshela botshelo jwa gago ka phutologo jaaka mosadi wa mosha go sa kgathalatsege seemo sa bogole le Lebo Mokitlane

For the past 31 days women in the country have been praised, encouraged, honoured and celebrated for all the archievements the country has as a result of the archievements the country has due to their contributions, just as the month is popularly known as women’s month.
Women have been celebrated as stone ladies, women of worth because of their courage and strength during hard times, and how they always turn the sour things into the sweetest. But one can wonder how do they react when encountered with unexpected life challenges like chronic illnesses and dissability conditions.
Today on our dissability feature we learn more about life as a young woman with a long term dissability condition. Our guest is a 21 years old young Catherine Mokitlane from Klerksdorp. The young energetic and ambitious mother of 1 was amputated her left leg at the tender age of 12 due to a battle with cancer. Life has been hard but she has managed to make sweetest lemonade out of lemons

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