[LISTEN] 'Language surrounding albinism is still a problem'

More needs to be done to elevate awareness around albinism.

That's from the Chairperson at the Albinism Society of South Africa, Nomasonto Mazibuko.

Mazibuko says there are many unreported cases of killing and kidnappings of people with albinism.

Sharing the challenges that continue to be faced, Mazibuko says the language surrounding people with albinism in South Africa is one of the many things that need to change.

We don't live with albinism, we have albinism,. we are born with it, we don't acquire it after we are born. Language is still a problem. Many people who have conditions or diseases are not called by it.

Nomasonto Mazibuko, Chairperson at Albinism Society of South Africa

The hate speech, we are still working on the bill. If people call you albinos, it is upsetting and derogatory. We still find South Africans don't want to use the K word on anybody but you still find our neighbors and communities calling us albinos.

Nomasonto Mazibuko, Chairperson at Albinism Society of South Africa

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