Issue Contents - 2014 Nov/Dec


Reader Profile - Paralysed & Extreme

True to his nature, Dries took up archery and also joined the Twisters Wheelchair Basketball team after his accident.

Reader Profile - Charity Hlatshwayo’s matric celebration a bittersweet occasion

When young Charity Hlatshwayo was in a serious car accident on December 29, 2013, her life was hanging on a thread.

News & Views: Dear Oscar - here’s how you can still make a difference

People with disabilities in South Africa - and the formal disability agencies and associations representing this constituency - have been trying, desperately, to be recognized in the ...

News & Views - The right to die

In 2006, Prof Davison travelled to New Zealand to be with his terminally ill mother. There he helped her to take a morphine overdose, which killed her.

Book Review - Discover the joy of preparing African dishes

The book published by Aitken Makgopa, contains nearly 100 easy to follow step-by-step recipes.

Entreperneurship - ‘Motswako’ with Sebenzile Matsebula

Sebenzile is an entrepreneur and a businesswoman. She is also an activist for social justice.

Disability Desk - Putting disability rights at the centre of radical transformation

Disability Rights Awareness Month, from 3 November to 3 December this year, will emphasize the need to give expression to the rights of people with disabilities.

Hotspot News - Able Families

Tasneem Abrahams, an Occupational Therapist (OT) living in South Africa, created able Families in March 2011.

HotSpot News - Geberit Monolith Plus

Whether it’s used in a guest bathroom or family bathroom, an effective odour extraction unit provides a welcome dose of freshness and promotes a feeling of well-being.

Cover Story - Tuks roll over Bullfrogs

The league final weekend provided development athletes an opportunity to compete in a tournament for the first time.

Rolling Sport - Mission Rio 2016

Emily Grar is extremely focused and dedicated to her preparation for the Rio Paralympics.

Rolling Sport - Celebrating Ability for all at Big Five Sports Day

Various sporting codes such as wheelchair basketball, indoor soccer, duster hockey, and balloon volleyball were on offer.

Rolling Sport - Fun was the big winner

The Aim of the Sports Day was to prove that people with Disabilities can live a normal life regardless of their disabilities.

Rolling Sport - Conquering the Big Apple

Over the years Bob turned the race into one of the best paying wheelchair marathons in the world, with the best fields.

Rolling Sport - North West Province cash in on second success

North Gauteng banked on the nearly three-decades’ experience of player-coach Willie Mulder.

QASA News - AGM to remember

Thabiso Molopo, an amputee, joined our Driving Ambitions program to achieve his goal of getting his drivers license and thereby gaining some more independence.

QASA News - Long live Quads 4 Quads

Quads 4 Quads, the idea of quad bikes on this epic adventure for quadriplegics, was born.


Good design for all

If design works well for people with disabilities, it works better for everyone.

Gang up on gangsterism

After the latest crime statistics released recently, I was particularly interested in the amount of gunshot victims and young people that are murdered in the never-ending gang war.

Doctor's Corner - Infertility in women with a focus on mobility impaired females

Women therefore have the same issues when it comes to causes and probably treatment of infertility.

Medically Speaking - Syringomyelia

Syringomyelia is a chronic and progressive disease of the spinal cord and is found not only in persons who have suffered a spinal cord injury.

Ida's Corner - Ag shame, you poor thing…doesn’t cut it

When we look at one another we tend to compare the other person to ourselves.

Accessible Environments - The foolishness of copying

Durban is being branded by our Tourism department as ‘The warmest place to be’

Rolling Kids - 100 ways to eat a chocolate

This month we interview a teacher, lecturer and mom who has a physical disability and is passionate about inclusive education.

Road Test - BMW 320i

Zain Bulbulia has always had a passion for sports cars. Before he was shot he ran a business importing and selling exotic cars and he owned a Lamborghini and a Mitsubishi twin turbo GTO.

Product Review - Gadget Mounts for Wheelchairs

However holding these gadgets while using them can be a problem - dropped your phone and found it skidding away?

Travel Tips - The 2nd Lilizela Tourism Awards 2014

Lilizela Tourism Awards Ceremony had an award for Universal Accessibility under the Sustainable Development section.

Sexuality - Spinal Cord Injury, Sex and Real Men

Anyone who has ever so much as sprained a thumb can testify to the fact that we take our physical abilities for granted on a daily basis.

Amputee Corner - ISPO SA “Africa Unite” Congress 2014

Delegates from 14 countries descended on Cape Town for the three-day event and two international exhibitors joined 28 South African companies to promote their products.

Amputee Corner - Brave, Braver, Bravest

Part of initial amputee consultation always include the question what was the cause?

Back Chat - The emotional muscle of Gratitude

What is this gratitude that we all talk about and are encouraged to do so regularly?

Rental accommodation

Kenton-On-Sea is a holiday village situated between the Bushmans and Kariega rivers on the Eastern Cape Coastline midway between Port Elizabeth and East London.