According to statistics gathered in the 2001 census,
the majority of persons with disabilities living in
Johannesburg live in Soweto and its surrounds. To
compound this, there are very few supporting facilities
for persons with disabilities and the available public
transport facilities don’t accommodate the disabled.
In addition, the poverty and unemployment levels are
higher in Regions 6 and 10 (Soweto), which accordingly
affect those who are disabled (Whitehead 2004:21).
The Kunenes decided to be part of the solution: Leah
trained as a stimulation therapist and with the assistance
of friends she and her husband established the Mthimkhulu
Stimulation Centre for Disabled Children.
Whitehead, M. (June 2004) PERSONS WITH DISABILITY:
Study Commissioned by the Corporate Planning Unit
of the City of Joburg as a Component of the Human