Meet the Road to Independence founders, Fanie du Toit, from NCPD, and the late Francis Slabber
Fanie du Toit
Fanie is an Adult Education Practitioner and for more than two decades, presenter of the programme, “Leefwêreld van die Gestremde” on RSG, as well as on many Community Radio Stations in SA. He is the senior specialist in hearing impairment & deaf affairs at the National Council of & for Persons with Disabilities.
Francis qualified her as a Speech & Language Therapist and Audiologist in 1992 at the University of Pretroia. Although dually qualified, she soon realized that audiology was where her heart and passion was. She relocated to Cape Town in 1999 when she started working at The Hearing Clinic. She later became a partner there and eventually owned the practice until her untimely death in November 2021.
NCPD Casual Day
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Prevalence of hearing loss in SA
What all stake holders in SA should know:
12 million people in South Africa may be affected by hearing loss, as hearing loss affects 20% of the Global Population.
The Stigmatism of Hearing Loss
The over-emphasis on the size and discreet positioning of hearing aids may contribute to the stigmatisation of hearing loss.
It is worrying that many people with hearing loss are suffering unnecessarily due to the stigma attached to hearing loss.
Access to Primary Health Care Facilities for Persons with Hearing Loss
Here are some guidelines and background information that can be kept in mind by hearing impaired or deaf persons, as well as health professionals at primary healthcare facilities, in times of screening, testing and possible hospitalization…
Proud Partnership between the Ida Institute and the NCPD
I am so privileged to be part of the “partnership” between Ida Institute South Africa Chapter and National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities This a career highlight after 37 years in the sector of and for Persons with Disabilities. I so wish it could have happened 20 years ago.
Fanie du Toit
Adult Basic Education Practitioner – Unisa 1994