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The Airports Company South Africa Disability Trade & Lifestyles Expo & Conference is the only expo of its kind in South Africa. It is well established and attracts both trade and a consumer audience. Through education, empowerment and networking opportunities, Disability 2012 will make a significant contribution towards enriching lives, building an inclusive society and reducing poverty. The expo is the only established event of its kind in the country to bring together people with disabilities (PWDs), their families, their caregivers and service providers. Disability 2012 is committed to improving the lives of those with developmental and physical disabilities, their families, colleagues and professionals who work with them. Download the brochure and agenda of the expo and conference.

ACSA - Calling all cupcake queens, budding bakers and everyone with a sweet tooth!

One of the many fun activities taking place at this year's expo is a series of cooking demonstrations presented by members of the South African Chefs' Association (SACA). The search is on for some daring chefs with disabilities who can create the coolest cupcake or the best biscuit. This is the first time the association is taking part in the expo.

For more infomation about the expo, or to participate in the cooking demonstration, please contact Bette McNaughton at bettemc@fairconsultants.com, or Catherine Larkin at catherine@clvc.co.za.


The position below has been filled.  Please revisit this page for any future opportunities.

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Epilepsy South Africa

EPILEPSY SOUTH AFRICA, National Office Invites applications for the post of National Office Administrator

Epilepsy South Africa is committed to providing services of quality to people with epilepsy and/or other disabilities.  This position will provide administrative and secretarial support to the National Director and National Office to ensure smooth administrative operations.

Minimum requirements


  • Matric
  • Secretarial course and/or at least 3 years experience
  • Valid unendorsed Code 08 driver’s licence
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sound computer literacy in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Managing tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in English

Key Performance Areas

  • Administrative and secretarial support to the National Director and National Office staff
  • Office management
  • Financial administration
  • Supervision of volunteers
  • Administrative support to the Epilepsy South Africa Educational Trust
  • Administration and logistics of national meetings, including minute taking

The following skills/knowledge would be advantageous:

  • Knowledge of the NPO sector and Disability sector
  • Familiarity with epilepsy as a condition
  • Knowledge of other official languages

The ideal candidate has to be a results driven team player, a strategic thinker with strong conceptual ability.  The post will be based in Cape Town, but could involve limited travel within South Africa.

The salary is negotiable and will be based on experience.

This post is earmarked for an affirmative action appointee as per our employment equity policy, but the best candidate will be considered.  However, preference will be given to persons with epilepsy.

Applications must be addressed to the National Director (nationaldirector.no@epilepsy.org.za or fax (021) 595-4901.  The closing date for applications will be 31 March 2012.

Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only.  If you do not receive feedback from us within one month of advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.