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Edcon celebrates its 3rd year as principal sponsor of Casual Day

Edcon, South Africa’s largest non-food retailer celebrated the 2015 National Casual Day with disability awareness activities at its Edgardale Headquarters in Crown Mine on Casual Day, Friday 4 September 2015.

The retailer uses its extensive retail network to sell the Casual Day stickers, which retails for R10. In 2014, Casual Day managed to raise R28 million, which was used by the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities SA (NCPPDSA) to provide support its affiliated organisations working with persons with disabilities. The organisation is involved in promoting the rights and the enhancement of the quality of life of persons with disabilities.

Elelwane Pahlana, Executive for Transformation at Edcon commented: “Edcon is proud of its association with the NCPPDSA. We have been involved through our extensive retail network with providing support to Casual Day long before we became principal sponsors in 2013. So this to us, is a really special relationship forged by deep respect and an abiding quest to make a difference to the lives of persons with disabilities.”

Casual Day Merchandise made by Persons with Disabilities, APD Nelson Mandela Bay

The Casual Day project of the National Council of Persons with Physical Disabilities procured 15 000 golf shirts and Caps from APD, Nelson Mandela Bay. The golf shirts are designed, produced and screen printed by involving persons with disabilities according to their abilities in all aspects of production line. Watch video …


Celebrating Casual Day at Parliament – by Jabulile Ngwenya

Cape Town – Pupils from from the Filia School for children with disabilities in Goodwood, Cape Town, celebrated Casual Day with a visit to Parliament on Friday.

Sixty youngsters who have different types of intellectual and physical disabilities were excited …


Casual Day Project Leader Vanessa du Plessis on SABC Morning Live

Spring has officially Sprung!! Casual Day Project Leader Vanessa du Plessis was interviewed on Morning Live – SABC News. Please […]


Taryn Zoe-Gurr

Taryn is a vivacious young woman who lives her life to the full in Johannesburg. Blessed with a determined and bubbly personality, no challenge from her cerebral palsy (or anything else for that matter) has kept her down very long …


UCT Ballet School & AHLAD Spring Into Action

Casual Day has welcomed on board The Association for Hearing Loss Accessibility and Development (AHLAD), a newly formed Cape Town organisation that promotes the interests and rights of persons with hearing loss.


Lefa Manamela

Lefa Manamela, Miss Deaf SA 2013, was born in Dikebu in the North West and now lives in Pretoria. She represented South Africa at the Miss Deaf World Pageant in July 2014 and was nominated First Princess at the Miss Deaf Africa 2015 pageant.


Junior Mavuso

Junior Mavuso, who lost his left leg below the knee in a car accident when he was three years of age. He received a prosthesis from Jumping Kids in 2010 and has since gone one to set a new SA record of 4.74 m in the F44 long jump for gold at the 2014 Nedbank National Championships.


Simba Gozo

“You have probably heard about the level headed gentleman who is polite and loves to partake in intellectually captivating activities… that’s not me,” says Simba Gozo. “I’m LOUD, brazen and fun.”


Benedictor Mokoena

Benedictor Mokoena is a law student at the University of Pretoria. As a teenager, she suffered a spinal chord injury and is now a prime example of someone living with a disability defying the odds, despite challenges she encountered as a disabled learner attending a mainstream school. During her Grade 11 year that she became involved with the Girls and Boys Education Movement – an initiative by UNICEF encouraging learners to become active social change makers in their community.

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