01 June 2021 - NW1167
Ngcobo, Mr S to ask the Minister in The Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities
(a) What (i) did the research on impact of COVID-19 on persons with disabilities which was done in partnership with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights entail and (ii) were the outcomes of the research and (b) what is the breakdown of the spending of the R340 000 budget allocation for the research
(a) (i) The research entails details findings on experience of persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown regulations. Furthermore, the research report entails how South African government has performed in ensuring promotion, safety and inclusion of persons with disabilities in all measures introduced during the COVID-19 state of national disaster.
(ii) The outcomes of the research are available in the form of recommendations which outlines interventions and measures which must be put in place by government spheres to mitigate challenges faced by persons with disabilities during and for future state of national disasters.
- The research project was entirely funded by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, no financial contributions from DWYPD and below is the breakdown of expenditure:
Consultancy fee: R139 200 Transport fees: R67 200
Incentives: respondents / participants: R114 000 Airtime & data: R6 000
Equipments (Tape recorder): R600
Sign Language Interpreters: R10 000 Braille printing: R1000
Incidental costs: R2000
- TOTAL: R340 000
Ms M Nkoana-Mashabane, MP Minister
Date: 28 May 2021