People with disabilities are one of our largest minority groups that still remain unemployed, disempowered and dependent on social grants as a means of income.
Epilepsy Disability Employment Support Services (eDESS) was launched in June to establish equal opportunities for people with disabilities with a unique framework that incorporates best practice employment models consistent with the South African legislation.
Each component of eDESS is designed to offer employers a workable methodology to create a disability friendly working environment. The methods awareness and sensitisation training, access audits, recruitment and selection and other human resources related services. eDESS is endorsed by the Cape Town Chamber of Commerce and Industries.
Epilepsy South Africa was formed in 1967 and has four branches that encourages, through various social and economic interventions, the integration and independence of people living with epilepsy.