6th AfriNEAD conference


The way forwards


“Disability unplugged – Beyond conventions and charters: “what really matters to persons with disabilities in Africa.”

1st  – 3rd  December 2020

‘The decision taken by the 6th AfriNEAD planning committee, after requesting feed back from our friends,  is that we shall now hold a virtual conference for 2 days – the 1st and 2nd of December as well as participating in the celebrations of International day of People with Disabilities on the 3rd December.’
More information shall be posted at the beginning of August – so watch this space.



We are very excited that the University of Stellenbosch has really assisted us, by declaring 2020 the year of People with Disabilities, which they announced to the first year students this year. They have also awarded a Honouree degree to Rachel Kachaje, a disability activist, past member of the Malawian Government and a loyal and staunch supporter of AfriNEAD.

Like so many things in the world today events are having to either be cancelled or postponed due to the Covid-19. So to with be the capping of Rachel Kachaje for her honoree doctorate in April, as all gathering have be cancelled.  So it is hoped that capping ceremony  as well has her lecture will be rescheduled for December this year.

Throughout the year there will be, lecture by people with disabilities as well as on disability related topics and also articles in the media and other media forms.

The African Network for Evidence -to- Action in Disability (AfriNEAD) will be 13 years in November of 2020 since its inauguration in 2007.   Each conference assist the network members to meet and address some areas of concern on disability research evidence, which through direct dialogue further strengthen the work of the network.

You may have been connected with us somewhere along our journey. So now that are having our conference in Cape Town we hope that you will register with us. Please go to


As part of the years celebration, article by people with disabilities who either work for Stellenbosch University or who have graduated from SU will be sharing their stories which will be published every month on the Today at Stellenbosch University facebook page;


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Should you have any other questions please email us on afrinead@sun.ac.za and we look forward  to seeing you at the 6th Afrinead conference in Cape Town in November 2020.