South Africa commemorates National Disability Rights Awareness Month from 3 November to 3 December annually, with National Disability Rights Awareness Day celebrated on 3 December. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), disability refers to impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional or developmental and may be present from birth, or occur during a person’s lifetime. The Disability Rights Awareness Month aims to provide South Africans with an opportunity to inspire hope and confidence amongst persons with disabilities and society in general, and to reach out to the diversity within the disability sector. The Profile of persons with disabilities in South Africa report that was derived from Census 2011 indicates that the national disability prevalence rate is 7,5% in South Africa.
The educational article for this month’s issue of Mbalo Brief is based on the findings from the Community Survey 2016 report titled “An exploration of nuptiality statistics and implied measures in South Africa” (Report No. 03-01-25) that was published on 31 October 2018. Also included in this issue are our monthly articles such as the Producer price index (PPI), Wholesale trade sales and Food and beverages. We have also included a crossword puzzle and solutions for the October 2018 puzzle.
This is our last issue of Mbalo Brief for the year. To all those writing their final examinations, we wish you all the best of luck.
Download Mbalo Brief – November 2018