Introduction and Background

Tembisa Self Help Association of the Disabled (T-SHAD) has a motto “Nothing about us without us” in recognition of the needs for disabled people to directly promote the human rights and development of all South-Africans with disabilities.

Socially integrated people with disabilities who are economically active and financially self-independent.

To identify and enhance socio-economic livelihood opportunities for people with disabilities and to actively engage those activities through creation of viable and sustainable income generating projects; utilising and linking with existing resources; and promoting and linking with programmes which promote social integration and mainstreaming of people with disabilities.