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South Africa's National Disability Policy (2015)

South African Ministry of Social Development Country Resources disability, Disability Policies South Africa December 2015 Policy document policy

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This policy has been developed to provide strategic guidelines in the delivery of social services that are compliant to departmental mandates and legislation within the social development context. Broad reference is made to the policy and legislative framework on disability. The policy is intended to guide and inform the department on the mainstreaming and integration of disability within social development practices and aims to facilitate the transformation shifts in line with the current policy framework to promote inclusion for People with Disabilities. It outlines a broad agenda for the department to follow in addressing disability issues. It is an overarching policy that has been developed to ensure that all People with Disabilities, who are poor, vulnerable and marginalised receive adequate economic and social protection, attain access to social welfare programs which will promote development and enhance their social functioning. It encompasses, in its context, an integrated system that supports a broader effort by People with Disabilities themselves and a comprehensive system of social services, developed to promote social development, social justice and the social functioning of People with Disabilities, to bring about sustainable improvements in their well-being and that of their families and communities.


National Disability Policy
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