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Is government doing enough to further the education rights of disabled children in South Africa?
Section 29 in the Bill of Rights of the South African Constitution provides for the right to education. The government is obliged to ensure that this right is realised by all in the Republic. Experts in disability issues are of the view that currently legislative provisions and policies are not well implemented inorder to fully address the situation of children with disabilities in South Africa. For instance, disabled children are excluded from Early Childhood Development.
Is there more that policy makers can do to ensure that children with disabilities are given ample opportunities to realise their full potential in the education system so that they may develop skills that can be beneficial to both them and the economy?