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Polio survivor lauded for dedication
Dorothy-Anne Howitson being honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Impact Award of the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), handed over to her by David Matlakala of the NCPD.Photos: Supplied
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Dorothy-Anne Howitson of Kimberley received a Lifetime Achievement Impact Award of the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) on 2 September.

This award was presented to her for her selfless, outstanding work and impact in the field of human rights of persons with disabilities. According to the NCPD, she served on many levels, most notably as vice-chairperson for many years.

Howitson is a polio survivor with quadriplegia and has spent endless amounts of time raising awareness of and lobbying for the #eradicationofpolio in South Africa.

She recently announced her retirement from all organisations and responsibilities.

“While we will miss her at our meetings and events, we thank her for the years of dedicated and loyal service to the NCPD, with all that she has accomplished to further the interests of persons with disabilities,” the NCPD stated.

Howitson is a registered counsellor and was involved in the disability sector since 1993.

She is the recipient of various humanitarian awards.

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