3rd Disability Imbizo
Our 3rd National Disability Imbizo was successfully held on 24-25 June 2013 at the Joburg Theatre. This Imbizo drew together delegates and speakers from a variety of organisations, including local and national government and academic institutions. All delegates received a free copy of the Postgraduate Toolkit on CD.
DAY ONE -Workshop Overview-24 June 2013
|08h00-08h50:||Registration and Refreshments|
|08h50-09h00||Welcome and Introduction by the Programme Director: Dr Layla Cassim|
|09h00-15h00||Focus of the workshop: An overview of the legislative context: The Employment Equity Act, 55 of 1998 as amended, the relevant Code of Good Practice and the Department of Labour’s Technical Assistance
Guidelines on the Employment of People with Disabilities-: A Focus on the Employment, Management and Advancement of People with Disabilities in the transforming South African workplace
1. The Employment Equity Process and Legal Compliance
2. What is Disability?
An overview of disabilities under the Employment Equity Act, 55 of 1998 and the relevant Code of Good Practice Understanding what constitutes a disability and how to relate to employees with a disability
3. Identifying Disabilities
4. Reasonable Accommodation
4. The Employment and Advancement of People with Disabilities
5. Promoting an enhanced understanding of Incapacity froma labour law perspective
|15h15-16h00:||Sharing perspectives from Organised Labour: Accelerating and advancing the appointment and advancement of PWDs in formal employment
Mr Titus Ndlangamandla, Employee Relations & Compliance Unit Head, National Union o fMineworkers
DAY TWO-25 june 2013
|08h30-09h00:||Early morning refreshments|
|09h00-09h45:||The professional development of the person with a disability through a planned and structured approach to the career management odyssey
Dr Layla Cassim, Founder and Managing Director-Layla Cassim ERS Consultants CC
|09h45-10h30:||Keynote Address: Going beyond legal compliance in effectivelymanaging disability in the workplace and sharing experiences from the perspective of a person with a disability
Ms Brenda Letlaka, Director: Employment Equity and Transformation-Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM)
MS Brenda Letlaka was unable to attend; Ms Bernadette Rigney spoke in her time slot.
|10h30-11h00:||Mid-morning refreshment break|
|11h00-12h00:||Reasonable Accommodation duties: Why? When? How?
Ms Meryl du Plessis, Lecturer: Department of Public Law, University of Cape Town (UCT) and PhD Candidate whose doctoral research is in the field of Disability Management in the workplace
|12h30-13h00:||A reflective and open forumdiscussion facilitated by Adv Hassan Cassim:
A Facilitated Discussion: Identifying key challenges facing people with disabilities in the workplace and exploring some strategies to effectively address these
|13h00-14h00:||A networking luncheon|
|14h00-15h30:||An Industrial Theatre Production performed by African Tree Productions|
|15h30-16h00:||Wrap-up, closure and vote of thanks|