South Africa commemorates National Disability Rights Awareness Month annually between 3 November and 3 December.
3 December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and is also commemorated as National Disability Rights Awareness Day.
This year's theme is: “Persons with disabilities – Equal participants in shaping a sustainable future.”
Disability is the consequence of an impairment that may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of these. A disability may be present from birth, or occur during a person's lifetime.