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NSG launches training courses for persons with disabilities in South Africa

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The National School of Government launched an accredited five-day Basic Project Management course for employees with disabilities in the public sector. 

The course, which is being run as part of Disability Rights Month (DRAM), aims to enable participants to align project planning components and integrate these into a single, overall project management plan.

The course will be delivered online via the NSG eLearning portal. This delivery model is significant now as the country is still grappling with the effects of the pandemic.

The course will run from November 23 – 27 2020. The period from November 3 to December 3, to marks Disability Rights Awareness Month.

The public is reminded that persons with disabilities continue to experience unacceptable levels of exclusion, marginalisation, and discrimination and access to public services, during the month.

The Policy on Reasonable Accommodation and Assistive Devices for Employees with Disabilities in the public service makes provision for employers to ensure that employees with a disability fully participate in the department’s activities.

“Through this year’s theme, ‘Together Building Communities Inclusive of Disability Rights,’ we are all called to play our part in ensuring that people with disabilities can access the same opportunities as all citizens of the country.

“The public service, in addition to ensuring that people with disabilities have access to services, is also responsible for the empowerment of public service employees to ensure they progress in their professional and personal lives,” said Prof Busani Ngcaweni, Principal of the National School of Government.

For more information, contact angela.montana@thensg.gov.za.

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