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Disability Framework for Local Government 2009 - 2014

Department of Provincial and Local Government (DPLG), Republic of South Africa Country Resources disability, Disability Strategies and Plans South Africa 1 January 2009 Policy document social development

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Despite legislative imperatives, barriers such as widespread ignorance, fear and stereotypes have resulted in people with disabilities being unfairly discriminated against in society and in employment. The implementation of policies has had a marginal impact on the lives of the majority of people with disabilities in South Africa.

The Disability Framework for Local Government was developed with the aim of supporting and enabling local government to implement the Integrated National Disability Strategy (INDS) and other government policies on disability as an integral part of the local government mandate.

The primary objective of this framework is to support and facilitate the mainstreaming of disability issues into all policies, plans, programmes and activities of local government, thus significantly helping to enhance the quality of life and foster the full participation and empowerment of men, women, youth, the elderly and children with disabilities in all spheres of life.


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