Association of & for Persons with Disabilities

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APD Mpumalanga is a provincial NPO whose main objective is to render services to persons with disabilities in the Mpumalanga province. The ultimate benefit of our service is to create a society for all where persons with disabilities have equal opportunities to achieve their full potential and enjoy active participation and involvement that will help shape an inclusive society. Our programs are based on a human rights and holistic development approach to disability.

Our Projects

Our aspiration envisions an inclusive society where individuals with disabilities are granted equal opportunities to realize their utmost potential.


The Beneficiaries also reap the rewards of APD Mpumalanga’s projects, experiencing positive transformation and empowerment.


• To ensure persons with disabilities’ full participation in society.
• Creating opportunities for self-representation of persons with disabilities

Social Services

The organization has social workers who are committed to addressing the needs and self-fulfillment of people with disabilities.

Job Placement

The organization aims at providing opportunities for people with disabilities to obtain the highest possible educational and vocational qualifications.

Empower UNLTD

The project was initiated in 2022 and is divided into two sub-projects, one being a sewing factory and the other a sewing training programme, which ran from the latter part of 2022 until the middle of 2023.

Nappy Run

Nappy run is a national campaign to create awareness of children of all ages with disabilities in South Africa and to collect nappies for them from the public and business community.

Wheelchair Services

The wheelchair project began as means of helping persons living with disabilities in and around the areas we operate, with wheelchairs. Some of them are not coping without wheelchairs and have difficulty getting around, while others have old worn out wheelchairs thus leaving them in worse off positions due to their disabilities.

Our Mission & Vision

Our vision is a society for all where persons with disabilities have equal opportunities to achieve their fullest potential and enjoy active participation and involvement that will help shape an inclusive society.


The Mpumalanga Association of & for Persons with Disabilities serves as a pro-active forum for the advancement of persons with disabilities to enable them to attain their maximum level of independence and integration into the community, and to prevent the occurrence of disablement.

A Message from our Director

The APD Mpumalanga is the Provincial Non-Profit Organization which render services to over 3,000 persons with disabilities throughout the Mpumalanga Province. We are affiliated to the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD). We have a wide network of Social Workers, Caregivers and other Medical Professionals who are our partners in our efforts to render effective services to people with disabilities.


Disability is an umbrella term covering impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions. People with Disabilities include those who have long term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments. These impairments can make it harder for them to participate in a full and equal basis with others in society. Our Social programmes are aimed at addressing the needs and self-fulfilment of people with disabilities.


People with disabilities are also people like you and me. They have similar interests, problems and talents as able bodied members of the community. Statistics showed that most people are affected by disability, regardless of whether they themselves have a disability or not. It is evident that all of us either have a relative or know of someone with impairment.


The APD is very proud about all our achievements so far. And as always, we do remain grateful to every single person, company or organization who have continued to support APD Mpumalanga in the past by way of sponsorship, donation and products, as well as other types of assistance with our various projects and programmes.


Finally, I wish to thank the Committee Members and the Staff for all their dedication towards the Association.


Thank You!
Mr. Steven Mthombeni

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Our Beneficiaries


• Dasha Stimulation Centre
• Dasha Protective Workshop
• Siyathemba

Acornhoek Satellite Office

• Amass Protective Workshop
• Amass Stimulation Centre
• Wisani Stimulation Centre

Matsulu Satellite Office

• Masibambisane Protective Workshop
• Zenzele Stimulation Centre
• Luncedo Old Age
• Cinisela Old Age

Nkomazi Satellite Office

• Vulamehlo Protective Workshop
• Vulamehlo Home-based Care
• Ciniselani Stimulation Center
• Phendukamhlaba Stimulation Centre
• Phendukamhlaba Protective Workshop
• Siyagcinwa Protective Workshop
• Sebentani Stimulation Centre
• Sebentani Protective Workshop
• Sihawukele Stimulation Centre

Mpuluzi Satellite Office

• Buhlebolwazi Protective Workshop
• Nantithuba Stimulation Centre
• Phendukani Siye-Diepdale Protective Workshop
• Zimeleni Protective Workshop
• Zimeleni Stimulation Centre
• Dundonald Disabled Centre

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