Issue Contents - 2014 Mar/Apr


Cover Story - Nitro Circus Wows South African Audiences

Someday he hopes to design “the most wicked” wheelchair in the world.

Stroke Hero: A video game for educating young children about stroke

Dr. Olajide Williams, Chief of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center, better known as “Hip Hop Doc,” is the founder of Hip Hop Public Health, a public health organization ...

Sport - To push or to bike? Part one

The answer is not straight forward. I have been fortunate in my career to participate at the highest level in both sports.

HotSpot News - Casual Day – Breakfast with the stars

Casual Day is the flagship project of the National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities in South Africa (NCPPDSA), which celebrates 75 years of service to the community of ...

QASA News - The toughest biker, Barr none!

David embarked on this journey in 1991, when he circumnavigated the world on his Harley Davidson alone.

Sport - Record entries and fierce competition at 2014 OCC wheelchair race

Van Dyk has competed in every single OCC race since the event was launch 12 years ago.

Dear Editor - Team Boeta makes a dream come true

Boeta was found in a storm pipe at age two and lives with spinal bifida. This has unfortunately, denied him his right to education - until he became involved with the Chaeli Campaign team.


UpFront - Make your vote count

On the one hand, it is normal for every citizen to share in this dilemma and be affected by it on an equal basis but if you are already marginalized by other factors, then any deviation ...

Doctor's Corner - Third trimester: the home straight

The third trimester is marked by the descent of the presenting part, significant discomfort as a result of the pressure on surrounding structure

Rolling Kids - The Importance of Playing

Playing is vital to a child’s development as it contributes to their cognitive, physical, social and emotional well-being.

Road test - Hyndai Elantra

Koos was phenomenal in the way that he adapted to his new lifestyle, however one of his biggest frustrations was the fact that he was unable to drive

Travel - Accessible accommodation at the beach

I am always looking for properties at the coast that actually offer you the sights and sounds of the surf pounding onto the beach.

Back Chat - May you live in interesting times…?

One story puts a damper on my good mood: the Oscar Pistorius trial.

Medically Speaking - Living with neuropathic pain

In this issue we will deal mainly with neuropathic pain.

Sexuality - To Love or to Care or BOTH?

When your lover becomes your caregiver, significantly more tasks are added to their daily activities.

Ida's Corner - Independent Living is an Oxymoron

On Heritage Day last year, I was privileged to witness one of the most poignant displays of loving interdependence imaginable.

Current Affairs - E-tolls: Civic duty or civil disobedience?

E-tolls is an emotive issue. Whilst everybody I know and have spoken to is opposed to the initiative, there is a deep divide as to how to deal with the problem.

Product Review - Driving schools overview

For the driving schools, providing a service to people with different physical disabilities, also faces a challenge.

Amputee Corner - ISPO SA Congress 2014 in Cape Town

Remember that we live in Africa. What seems to work in other first world countries might not be as effective here.

Amputee Corner - Deceptive advertising

I feel that advertising can be irresponsible, cruel and unethical in the prosthetic profession.

Amputee Corner - Defying fears at the Nelson Mandela Buoy Challenge

Rated as one of the toughest ocean competitions in the world, the Nelson Mandela Bay Bell Buoy Challenge