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Managing Disability During the Festive Season

December 15 2017 By Justene Smith

While the festive season is meant to be a period of relaxation, when enjoying time with family and friends and celebrating the end of another year are high on the agenda, many people find it particularly stressful.  Justene Smith, disability expert at Progression, says while dealing with the festive season can be stressful for the man-on-the-stre...

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Butterflies of the Month Show the Way to Success.

December 14 2017 By Progression

Progression was elated to attend the recent graduation of 3 remarkable learners who have reached every learner’s ultimate goal - moving from learner to permanent employee. Colin Gooderham, Kutlwano Molebatsi and Lebogang Lekwana are our Butterflies of the Month for December and January. These learners started their journey at Babcock fo...

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Is HIV/AIDS a Disability?

December 01 2017 By Justene Smith

For the past 28 years, the 1st of December has been commemorated as World AIDS Day, highlighting the plight of the pandemic and also celebrating the momentous strides made in combating the virus.  On its 29th anniversary, under the theme, "The Right to Health", the day's focus will be on raising awareness and educating people on the Human Immunode...

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Disability Rights Awareness Month - Overcoming the 1%

November 23 2017 By Beth Cook

Theme for Disability Rights Awareness Month 2017: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all. Disability Rights Awareness Month (DRAM) takes place annually from the 3rd of November to the 3rd of December. The 3rd of December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, also celebrated as National Disability Rights ...

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Butterfly of the Month November 2017

November 20 2017 By Progression

We would like to congratulate Fatima Kungunde as November's Butterfly of the Month. Fatima is in the process of completing her Business Administration NQF 4 learnership in the Dispatch department of Multotec (PTY) Ltd. According to Fatima, through her learnership, she has achieved many things that seemed impossible in the past. "Personally, I have ...

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Let's Talk Mental Health | Conference Breakdown

November 20 2017 By Progression

Johannesburg, November 7 2017. A vast majority of South Africans experiencing a mental illness are not afforded treatment largely due to a lack of resources in our health care system. This came out at the 6th annual Disability Conference hosted by equity solutions company, Progression in Johannesburg. Research shows that as much as 85 percent of...

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Progression partners with NPO Siyakwazi in community development initiative

November 20 2017 By Progression

October marked Social Development Month. This year it is commemorated under the theme, “Working Together to Build Caring and Sustainable Communities for All”. In celebration of Social Development Month, Progression invites organisations to give back to the community through our exciting new project. Progression has partnered with Earl...

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Boost your B-BBEE Scorecard with Progression's Disability Rights Awareness Month Promotion

October 11 2017 By Progression

In celebration of the upcoming National Disability Rights Awareness Month, Progression will be offering a free Disability Awareness Day (valued at R30 000) to clients who sign off on the below learnerships. T's&C's apply. Business Administration NQF 2 This qualification is for any individual who is, or wishes to be, involved in the administra...

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Disability Day: What Is It and Why Is It Important for My Organisation?

October 09 2017 By Progression

With many companies striving towards diversifying their workforce, people with disabilities are becoming increasingly integrated into organisations. Yet, despite these efforts, workplaces remain largely inaccessible to people with disabilities, with physical and attitudinal barriers still presenting a major challenge. Creating awareness around dis...

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Now or Never - Addressing the Skills Gap in South Africa

September 18 2017 By Tarryn Mason

The critical skills gap that exists in South Africa is a growing concern for many industries. One would assume, to combat this concerning lack of critical skills, employers would be investing more in learning and development (L&D). However, according to the annual Deloitte Human Capital Trends Report, the opposite is true. According to the rep...

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Bringing Disability Awareness to the Workplace

September 14 2017 By Progression

 "There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see the person as more." - Robert M. Hensel Progression's new film provides a valuable and cost-effective way to bring disability awareness to your organisation. Disability in the workplace, as well as in society itself, is a topic surrounded by stigma, apprehension and countless...

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Butterfly of the Month - September 2017

August 31 2017 By Progression

Progression is delighted to celebrate Tanduxolo Mxatule as our Butterfly of the Month for September. Tanduxolo is currently completing his Business Administration NQF 3 learnership with Biovac Institute. Not only has Tanduxolo performed exceptionally well throughout his learnership thus far, but we are also pleased to announce that he has been off...

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Celebrate Casual Day with Progression

August 31 2017 By Progression

  Progression encourages all South Africans to celebrate diversity with persons with disabilities this Casual Day – Friday 1 September 2017. Casual Day was launched in 1995 as an awareness and fundraising project benefiting persons with disabilities. A key goal of Casual Day is to build a society that not only embraces diversity but ac...

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Is Diabetes a Disability or Chronic Condition?

August 28 2017 By Justene Smith

The painful and tragic death of kwaito artist Anthony Motaung, popularly known as Fatty Boom Boom or Tsekeleke, has highlighted the importance of gaining a greater understanding of Diabetes and its legislative status in South Africa. Some 7% of South African adults aged between 21 and 79 (3.85 million people) have Diabetes. World statistics are j...

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Progression Launches Promotion in Celebration of Casual Day.

August 28 2017 By Progression

Casual Day aims to bring awareness to, and empower, persons with disabilities. What better way to do this than to provide a person with a disability with the opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge through a Business Administration Learnership. In celebration of Casual Day, Progression will be running a promotion on our Business Administ...

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Access@Progression Announces their 6th Annual Disability Conference.

July 26 2017 By Progression

The 2017 Disability Conference will take place on the 7th of November at the Southern Sun OR Tambo International Airport. The focus of this year’s conference is on mental health and aims to explore the dynamics of mental health in the workplace. “Mental illness is an all too often shunned and stigmatised topic,” comments Tarryn M...

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Mental Health Matters

July 24 2017 By Justene Smith

The month of July is Psychosocial Disability Awareness Month in South Africa, an important and momentous one as it highlights an all too often shunned and stigmatised topic: mental illness.  According to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), approximately one in five people will, or do, suffer from a mental illness including, bu...

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Butterfly of the Month - July 2017

July 03 2017 By Progression

This July we celebrate Ernest Thokane as our Butterfly of the Month. During his learnership, Ernest has been hosted at Progression and has become a valued member of our team. Ernest is currently completing his Business Administration NQF 3 learnership. While at Progression, he has taken on the role of Recruitment Assistant under his team leader, F...

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All About Albinism - Albinism Awareness Day

June 27 2017 By Justene Smith

On the second International Albinism Awareness Day, disability equity solutions company, Progression Transformation Enablers, calls on South Africans to embrace people with albinism, especially in a time when diversity is encouraged and inclusivity and acceptance are priorities. Albinism refers to a group of rare genetic disorders that cause a lac...

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The Youth - the Future Workforce of SA.

June 26 2017 By Tarryn Mason

June is a special month for our country as we celebrate 66% of South Africa's population, the youth. As a big part of the population, young people are at the heart of the future of South Africa. While South Africa's history was driven by young people through the Soweto Uprising in 1976, more recently young people are facing many challenges in moder...

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