International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The Artscape Theatre hosted the Unmute Artsability Festival on Friday December 2.

The City of Cape Town’s social development and early childhood development directorate hosted an event at the Green Point Athletics Stadium on Friday December 2 to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

The day is observed annually on December 3 and promotes the inclusion of people living with disabilities in broader society.

The event included a host of activities and entertainment for both adults and children. In addition, there was health testing, a technology station displaying communication devices, mobility technologies and alternative support therapies, and a learnership and entrepreneurs display station.

Among those in attendance was Paul Steyn who just completed a
7 000 km walk across the country to raise awareness about the need for prosthetics for amputees.

“Paul, and every other person living with a disability in our country, is a true inspiration because they get up every morning and face life head-on, in spite of the adversity they face. As a society, we tend to underestimate people living with disabilities, but time after time they prove us wrong and I tip my hat to them,” said the City’s mayoral committee member for social development and early childhood development, Suzette Little.