PROGRAMMES

  Deafness often often has a marked and negative impact on the daily lives of Deaf people living within a
  "hearing world".  The majority of this marginalised community have been isolated from society at large and
  continue to be discriminated against
   
  The programmes implemented by the Association tom integrate the Deaf community into mainstream
  society, capacitate them to function at an optimal level and meet the needs expressed by the Deaf
  community
   
  All programmes targeting the Deaf community are conducted in sign language
   
 

STATISTICS OF HEARING DISABLED IN KWAZULU NATAL

 

(Per Census 2001 Disability Results)

 
RACE MALE FEMALE TOTAL
BLACK 26,665 32,873 59,538
WHITE 1,821 1,916 3,737
COLOURED 237 290 527
INDIAN 1,491 1,711 3,202
TOTAL 30,214 36,790 67,004
   
 

STATISTICS OF HEARING DISABLED IN SOUTH AFRICA

 

(Per Census 2001 Disability Results)

 
PROVINCE TOTAL
KWAZULU NATAL 67,004
EASTERN CAPE 51,499
LIMPOPO 44,544
GAUTENG 39,319
MPUMALANGA 27,925
WESTERN CAPE 26,491
FREE STATE 26,270
NORTH WEST 25,175
NORTHERN CAPE 5,356
TOTAL 313,583