Disability Imbizo

Our Disability Imbizo, drawing together key stakeholders to critically discuss issues in the disability field in South Africa, was successfully hosted on 8-9 November 2012 at the Johannesburg Civic Theatre in Braamfontein. The programme is provided below. Please click on each speaker’s name to download his/her presentation.

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DAY ONE-8 NOVEMBER 2012

08h00-08h50: Registration and Refreshments
08h50-09h00: Welcome and Introduction by the Programme Director: Ms Peggy Pillay
09h00-10h30: 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 South African workplace
Adv Hassan Cassim, Senior Labour Law Specialist-The Renaissance Network
10h30-11h00: Mid-morning refreshment break
11h00-12h00: Rational drug therapy for the effective management of disabilities: getting more out of pharmaceutical services
Dr Layla Cassim, Founder and Managing Director-Layla Cassim ERS Consultants CC
12h00-12h45: Promoting a comprehensive training and awareness-raising education campaign in the workplace to enhance all employees’ understanding of disability-related issues and the effective management thereof
Mr Muzi Nkosi, Chief Executive Officer-ParaQua Dynamics
12h45-13h00: A reflective and open forum discussion
13h00-14h00: A networking luncheon
 

14h00-15h00

A Joint Presentation: Key issues that need to be addressed to reasonably accommodate persons with a disability in the working environment-Perspectives shared by a person with a disability and an Employment Equity and Disability Specialist
Ms Bernadette Rigley, Executive Assistant and
Ms Aurie Kwatsha; Assistant Director-EE, Diversity and Disability-City of Joburg
15h00-16h00: A DVD screening on Diversity in the Workplace, followed by discussion in plenary
  A Facilitated Discussion: Identifying key challenges facing people with disabilities in the workplace and exploring some strategies to effectively address these

DAY TWO-9 NOVEMBER 2012

08h30-09h00: Early morning refreshments
09h00-10h00: Keynote Address: Going beyond legal compliance in implementing the Employment Equity Act, 55 of 1998 : Showcasing an organisational commitment to the appointment, development and advancement of People with Disabilities in the workplace
Ms Mapuleng Lesoro, Senior Manager-Talent Management: Land Bank
10h00-11h00: A Joint Presentation: From a Corporate Perspective: Identifying key challenges facing workplaces in the field of effective disability management and exploring some strategies to effectively address these
Mr Moses Mochine, Head: Transformation and
Ms Nosipiwo Ngxabazi: Transformation Manager-Standard Bank
11h00-11h15: Mid-morning refreshment break
11h15-12h30: Dispelling the myths and misconceptions that exists about disability
Ms Sandy Heyman, Director-People for Awareness on Disability Issues (PADI)
12h30-13h00: A reflective and open forum discussion
13h00-14h00: A networking luncheon
 

14h00-15h00:

The professional development of the PWD through a planned and structured approach to the career management odyssey
Dr Layla Cassim, Founder and Managing Director-Layla Cassim ERS Consultants CC
15h00-15h15: Wrap-up, closure and vote of thanks