Purpose Statement

eDeaf offers several training courses and learnership programs to “Empower Deaf communities for business”.

You as a business owner can greatly benefit from a number of Government incentives when employing a Deaf person through eDeaf.

eDeaf is a Deaf owned BBBEE Level 2 company, established in 2007 to provide a holistic service to the employer and the Deaf employee. Our state of the art training facilities in Johannesburg, Centurion, Durban and Cape Town offer the ideal learning environments for Deaf individuals.

Several local companies have taken the brave step of employing Deaf persons with great success, proving that in some career fields the Deaf can be just as good or even better than hearing employees.

The Deaf community is one of the most marginalized groups in South Africa. Because of the fact that they cannot communicate freely with the hearing world, they are often regarded as incompetent or not intelligent, and not fit to be employed. This is far from the truth!

eDeaf unleashes the social and economic empowerment of the Deaf community, through a diversity of talents and skills, thereby adding value to the economy.

Our Story

Naz (CEO)

We are a proudly Deaf led organization. Being Deaf myself, has given me greater insight into the needs of the Deaf community. I am a tenacious person, and un-relenting in my quest for young Deaf people to Empower themselves through training and education. Seeing people thrive has always been my passion.

Various companies have taken the brave step in employing our young people, with tremendous success, and that is very satisfying.

eDeaf will soon celebrate 10 years growth, but in many ways, this is just the beginning for us. Our national footprint is extending and we continue to find fulfilment in seeing Deaf people realize their dreams.

Jesse (COO)

I was raised in of one South Africa’s largest Deaf families. My parents were both Deaf, and my mom was the first person to matriculate from De La Bat School for the Deaf in Worcester.

Access to services, coupled with incidental learning has often prevented Deaf people from being fully integrated in society.

By Employing and Empowering the Deaf community Naz and I knew we could in some way permeate the chasm between the poor academic achievement of Deaf School leavers, and standard entry level requirements for positions in mainstream society which were not being met.

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