SLICE OF LIFE: Don’t ‘dis’ my ability

SLICE OF LIFE: Don’t ‘dis’ my ability

Kayla De Jesus Freitas speaks on her personal experiences being deaf, the struggles she has faced and her views on the way forward in society. I remember with such clarity sitting alone in an audiologist’s office in 2014. My unimpressed stare masked the sheer terror I...
Christina: Beacon of hope

Christina: Beacon of hope

Christina Mlambo is a partially blind student who is hard of hearing in her left ear. She refuses to be defined or confined by her disability. She recalls how in primary school, she was taught that “you are not going to get noticed because of your disability, but by...
Blind NSFAS student spared homelessness

Blind NSFAS student spared homelessness

Sisanda Msekele, an anthropology masters student, faced homelessness and debt of nearly R100 000 a week ago. But following an article in the Wits Vuvuzela about her plight, she has received financial assistance from Wits University and the Department of Higher...

Am I Really

Physical theatre – usually considered the preserve of fit, able-bodied actors – will give disabled actors the chance to show Witsies “how they view themselves and interpret other people’s view of them”, during March. Pictures by: Thule Zwane and Emelia...