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Old 12-24-2009, 09:07 AM   #1
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Request for information about Cape town's accessibility

Hello everyone !

I'm a french person in a wheelchair of 23 years old who wants to move in Capetown with a friend for a year. I have a lot of questions about Cape town's accessibility and I would appreciate a lot if you could help me..

My first concern is the financial helps : I'd like to know if I can have some benefits (for instance, a grant for disabled people) and the different criteria that are requested to have those benefits.

My friend and i plan to stay in a hostel or a youth hostel while we'll do the researches to find a place to live for a long term (house, apartment, house sharing, ...). My friend will have more or less R 7 500 per month and i'll have more or less R 10 300 per month. Both of us have also saved money. Do you think our incomes are enough to find accessible hostels or youth hostels and an accommodation for a long term ?

Is Capetown globally accessible for an †electric wheelchair ? (are their steps in front of the shops or bars for example) ?

I heard that buses are not accessible. Is it true ? Do you know if †some taxis for disabled people exist ? If you do, are they expensive ?

If Cape town isn't accessible enough, do you know a better city to settle in ?

How does the health insurance work in South Africa ? How expensive is it ?

I would understand if you couldn't answer to all of my questions, but if you know at least some websites or associations where i can find my answers, it would be very helpful to me.

Kind regards,†

RaphaŽl.

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