Disability Week (15-19 May 2017)

15 May 2017 @ 15:00 - 20:00


May 15, 2017
03:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Rhodes University
Event Type:
Public Lecture


Office of Equity and Institutional Culture
046 603 7515

Reminder to the university community that this week is Disability Week(15-19 May). Since its inception in 2015, this is the third time that Rhodes University will be observing this week. The following activities will take place during the week:

Steve Biko Building Official Lift Opening:

Date: 16 May 2017

Venue: Steve Biko Building

Time: 15:00pm


Sisonke “all together” people with disabilities waterweed mass-rearing programme

Date: 17 May 2017

Venue: Eden Grove Blue

Time: 18:00pm

Chaired by: Prof Martin Hill


Dr  Grant Martin

Mr Siya Mtamo

Mr Lulama Poni

Mr  Landile Booi

Mr  Vuyani Ntyinkala

Mr Mlamli Mbangi

Mr Lunga Ngeju

Mr Vusumzi Sukula

Mr  Odwa Rala

Mr  Thembelani Kari

Mr  Simon Nortjie


Me Before You (Movie Screening and discussion: to highlight how the media perpetuates gender-based stereotypes about physically disabled people)

Date: 19 May 2017

Venue: Barrat 2

Time: 18:00pm


Decolonising Disability Politics Matters

As part of the Disability Week, Desire Chiwandire (PhD Candidate at the Department of Political and International Studies) will make his lectures for the 2nd years Politics course: Decolonising Disability Politics Matters open to everyone as a way of raising awareness around disability issues to the whole Rhodes University community. During the lectures , Rhodes university students with disabilities have been invited to come and share their lived experiences of living with a disability in an open dialogue form particularly in relation to how they are faring in the university environment from both an academic and social inclusion standpoint.

The lectures will be taking place in Barrat 1 Lecture Theatre on:

Wednesday(17 May 2017) at 14:15-15:00 (Period 7)

Thursday(18 May 2017) at 15:10-15:55 (Period 8)

 Friday(19 May 2017) at 12:20-13:05 (Period 6).


We will also be running a competition where you can stand a chance to win a voucher to Saint’s Bistro , all you need to do is spot Rhodie, the Rhodes mascot, take a picture with him and  tag us on our Transformation Summit Disability facebook page with a comment, question or suggestion  relating to Transformation matters relating to Disability matters at Rhodes. 

The link to the page : https://www.facebook.com/groups/581881362007935/

For further details contact Babalwa Gusha at: b.gusha@ru.ac.za or Visit: https://www.ru.ac.za/equityandinstitutionalculture/


All invited to attend.


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