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Higher and Further Education Disability Services Association (HEDSA) is an advocacy and rights-based non-profit organisation representing disability services in Higher and Further Education Institutions in South Africa, and is recognised and endorsed by the Department of Higher Education and Training, as well as being accepted as a community of practice by Universities South Africa.

HEDSA Infographic that outlines the 8 key objectives. 1.	Stimulate dialogue and facilitate critical reflection 2.	Promote Rights equity, diversity, and inclusivity 3.	Network and cooperate with national bodies 4.	Facilitate inclusivity & collaboration at national level 5.	Support advocacy & disability-related change management 6.	Identify needs and current issues for students with disabilities 7.	Undertake projects that are affordable, achievable and appropriate 8.	Encourage collaboration research and development of HE institutions
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Call for Papers: National Disability Awareness Conference, 22 – 24 March 2023 in Pretoria, Tshwane
Postgraduate Diploma in Disability Studies in 2023

Ms Martie Miranda

Chairperson, UFS

Mr Nevil Balakrishna

Vice-Chairperson, UKZN

Mr Sam Van Musschenbroek

Secretary, UFH

Ms Anneline Taljaard

Treasurer, Boland College

Dr Maria Ramaahlo

Publicity and Communications

Mrs Nosiphiwo Delubom

Co-opted member, NMU

Luiga Nicholas

SAUS Representative

 Lungisa Siboza

SATVETSA Representative


As the HEDSA community we make use of a list serve to share best practices, ask questions, advise, guide learn from others and just share knowledge and information.  If you would like to be added to the list serve, please make contact with Dr Maria Ramaahlo (HEDSA Publicity and Communication) or Mr Sam Van Musschenbroek (HEDSA Secretariat),  at, or

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