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Social Development: Government Information: Library Guide: Disability

A guide to finding government information for Social Development students.

Children with disabilities

Africa

African Union. Continental Plan of Action for the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2010-2019.

African Union. Continental plan of action for the African Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 1999-2009.

East African Community. EAC policy on persons with disabilities. Arusha, Tanzania : EAC Secretariat, March 2012.

Malawi. Ministry of Persons with Disability and the Elderly. National Policy on Equalisation of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, June 2006.

Tanzania. Ministry of Labour, Youth Development and Sports. National policy on disability, July 2004.

United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Division for Social Policy Development. Toolkit on disability for Africa : introducing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. [Geneva] : United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Social Policy Development.

Broadcasting

Independent Communications Authority of South Africa. Code for people with disabilities regulations. Pretoria : ICASA, 2014.

Report on the National Summit for Persons with Disabilities, Boksburg, 15-16 March 2011. Pretoria : ICASA, 2011.

 

Education

Employment

Buckup, Sebastian. The price of exclusion : the economic consequences of excluding people with disabilities from the world of work. Geneva: ILO, 2009. (Employment working paper ; no.43)

International Labour Office. Skills and Employability Department. South Africa country profile, June 2006: promoting the employability and employment of people with disabilities through effective legislation (Southern Africa). Geneva: International Labour Office, 2007. 

People with Disabilities: Pathways to Decent Work: report of Tripartite Workshop, Pretoria: South Africa, 19-21 September 2006. Organized by the ILO Skills and Employability Department. Funded by the Government of Flanders and the Government of Ireland.  

South African Human Rights Commission. Disability toolkit : a quick reference guide & monitoring framework for employers. Braamfontein : South African Human Rights Commission, [2016.]

South African Human Rights Commission. Promoting the right to work of persons with disabilities : monitoring framework. Braamfontein : South African Human Rights Commission, 2015.

South African Human Rights Commission. Promoting the right to work of persons with disabilities : toolkit for the private sector.  Braamfontein : South African Human Rights Commission, 2015.

South Africa. Dept. of Labour.    Technical assistance guidelines on the employment of people with disabilities /    Pretoria :   Department of Labour, Chief Director of Communication   2002. G 68 E.LABO.04.TECH

Department of Labour. Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No. 55 of 1998). Code of good practice : key aspects on the employment of persons with disabilities. Pretoria : Department of Labour, 2002.

FASSET. Disability toolkit.

Deller, Karen, Elmarie Koekemoer, Barbara Jones. Final research report for MERSETA OEM chamber: Empowering people with disabilities project 

Year of Disabled People 1986

South Africa. Department of National Health and Population Development. Co-ordinating Committee. Year of Disabled People 1986. Disability in the Republic of South Africa.

Volume 1, Main Report. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (1)

Volume 2, Prevention. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (2)

Volume 3, Treatment. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (3)

Volume 4, The Development of the Disabled Person in the Republic of South Africa. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (4)

Volume 5, The Care of the Disabled.  Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (5)

Volume 6, Definitions. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (6)

Volume 7, Genetic and Congenital Defects (Birth Defects) Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (7)

Volume 8, Hearing Impairment (the Deaf and Hard of Hearing). Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (8)

Volume 9, Visual Impairment. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (9)

Volume 10, Speech Impairment. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (10)

Volume 11, Physical Disability. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (11)

Volume 12, Intellectual Handicap. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (12)

Volume 13, Mental Disability. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (13)

Volume 14, Cerebral Palsy. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (14)

Volume 15, Epilepsy. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (15)

Volume 16, Autism. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (16)

Volume 17, Chronic Illness and Terminal Care. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (17)

Volume 18, Care of the Aged and Disablement. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (18)

Volume 19, Military Health. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (19)

Volume 20, Occupation Health. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (20)

Volume 21, Trauma. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (21)

Volume 22, Ethics and Disability. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (22)

Volume 23, Married and Family Life. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (23)

Volume 24, Training and Employment. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (24)

Volume 25, Housing. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (25)

Volume 26, Transport. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (26)

Volume 27, Physical Planning (Accessibility) Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (27)

Volume 28, Physical and Social Accessibility. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (28)

Volume 29, Rural Involvement. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (29)

Volume 30, The Employer. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (30)

Volume 31, Education for Black Disabled. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (31)

Volume 32, National Symposium on Disablement. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (32)

Volume 33, Financing. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (33)

Volume 34, Data Bases and Computerisation. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (34)

Volume 35, Legislation. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (35)

Volume 36, Register of Services. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (36)

Volume 37, Register of Research Reports. Shelf no. G 68 E.HEAL.87.DISA (37)

Children with disabilities

Housing

South African Human Rights Commission. Creating an enabling environment for the realisation of the rights to adequate housing for persons with special needs : expediting the special needs housing policy and programme (SHNP, 2015). Pretoria : SAHRC (Economic and Social Rights (ESR) research policy brief 2016/2017) Shelf no. G 68 E.HUMA.17.ECON

Legislative sector

Legislative Sector South Africa. A framework strategy and implementation plan for dealing with disability in the legislative sector: final report. Cape Town: Legislative sector South Africa, August 2007.

Public service

Legislative Support Programme. Framework strategy and implementation plan for dealing with disability in the legislative sector : final report, August 2007.

Policy statement on the management of the employment, development and career progression of people with disabilities in the Provincial Government Western Cape (2004)

South Africa. Department of Public Service and Administration. Policy on reasonable accommodation and assistive devices for employees with disabilities in the public service. Pretoria : Department of Public Service and Administration, [2014.]

South Africa. Public Service Commission. Branch: Investigations and Human Resource Reviews.    Assessment on disability equity in the public service /    Pretoria :   Public Service Commission ,   2008. G 68 E.PUBL.08.ASSE

South Africa. Public Service Commission.    Report on disability equity in the South African public service /    [Pretoria?] :   Public Service Commission,   2002. G 68 E.PUBL.02.DISA

 

Reports

Ian Neethling, Victoria Pillay-van Wyk, Jané Joubert, Debbie Bradshaw. SA NBD 2 and SA CRA 2: Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYS). Tygerberg, South African Medical Research Council, Burden of Disease Research Unit, May 2017.

South Africa. The Human Rights Council Resolution 26/20 on: “the rights of persons with disabilities to social protection” Special Rapporteur questionnaire to states parties : response from the Government of South Africa, May 2015.

South Africa. Department of Social Development. First periodic country report to the United Nations on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in South Africa: draft released for public comment by Cabinet on February 2015. 

South Africa. Presidency. Twenty year review : South Africa, 1994-2014. Background paper : disability. Pretoria : The Presidency, 2014.

Gender, Disability, Children and Youth Programmes Unit of the Policy Coordination and Advisory Services in The Presidency. Background report on targeted sectors for the Fifteen year review (2008)

South Africa. Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities.    Draft first country report to the United Nations on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities /    Pretoria :   Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities,   2012. G 68 E.WOME.12.DRAF

South Africa. National Office on the Status of Disabled Persons (OSDP). Disability inputs : ten-year research : impact of government policies towards people with disabilities : final report (2003)

South African Human Rights Commission. Research brief on disability and equality in South Africa, 2013-2017. Pretoria:  South African Human Rights Commission, 2017?

South African Human Rights Commission.    South African Human Rights Commission equality report :   commentaries on equality : race, gender, disability and LGBTI issues.    Braamfontein :   South African Human Rights Commission,   2012. G 68 E.HUMA.12.SOUT

South African Human Rights Commission.    Towards a barrier-free society /    Houghton, Johannesburg :   South African Human Rights Commission,   2002. G 68 E.HUMA.02.TOWA

South African Local Government Association. Disability framework for local government & reasonable accomodation : workshop report, 4-5 September 2012.

United Nations. Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 35 of the Convention Initial reports of State parties due in 2009 South Africa. 2014.

Research

Standards

South Africa. Department of Social Development, issuing body.    Minimum standards on residential facilities for persons with disabilities /    Pretoria :   Department of Social Development,   2008. G 68 E.SOCI.08.MINI

SANS 10400 Building Regulations. Facilities for disabled persons.

SANS 10400-S:2011. The application of the National Building Regulations. Part S, Facilities for persons with disabilities.

Statistics

Oranje, Mark., and Merrifield, Andrew. A Comparative Analysis of 1996 and 2001 Census Data on Vulnerable and Special Target Groups.  Pretoria: The Presidency, 2003. Shelf no. G 68 A.POPU.03.COMP

Statistics South Africa. Census 2011: profile of persons with disabilities in South Africa (Report No. 03-01-59)

Statistics South Africa. Community Survey 2016. Profiling socio economic status and living arrangement of persons with disabilities in South Africa. Pretoria : Statistics South Africa, © 2018. (Report No. 03-01-23)

Statistics South Africa. Prevalence of Disability in South Africa : Census 2001.  Pretoria: Statistics South Africa, 2005. Shelf no. G 68 A.POPU.2001.44

Statistics South Africa. General household surveys. Shelf no. G 68 A.HOUS.GENE

Studies

South Africa. Department of Social Development. Elements of the financial and economic costs of disability to households in South Africa : a pilot study. Pretoria : Department of Social Development, 2015.