National Transport Summit hosted at TUT looks at access to transport for people with disabilities

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South Africa’s first national conference that deals with access to transport for people with disabilities, in conjunction with the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA), commenced the Tshwane University of Technology early in October.

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