The Code is issued in terms of section 54(1)(a) of the Act and is based on the Constitutional principle that no one may unfairly discriminate against a person on the grounds of disability.
Key guiding principles of the Code2
||Human rights and the respect for inherent dignity;
||Independence and autonomy of individuals;
||Effective participation and inclusion in society;
||Respect for difference and diversity;
||Equality of opportunity; including equitable representation;
||Adapted from Article 3 on general principles from the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2007.