Issue Contents - 2006 May/Jun

Articles

Discovery Eagles lift patients' spirits

The stars of the Discovery Eagles wheelchair basketball team paid a visit to disabled patients at the Netcare Rehabilitation ...

Beyond barriers

Many entrepreneurs in the disabled sector started their businesses when they were faced with the challenges of their own ...

A winner for life

In 2004 the Gauteng Premier's Women Day Award took place in a marquee at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. Before the award could be ...

An emotional journey ends

After 22 000 km of driving over some of the most taxing terrain in the world, 26-year-old spinally injured explorer, Colin Javens, ...

Miracle performer

Beth Nothling of KwaZulu-Natal has been identified by the South African Sports Association for Physically Disabled as a swimmer ...

Two records for Natalie, heartbreak for Kevin

Natalie du Toit was a success at the recent Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne, Australia, when she smashed the amputee world ...

Pick 'n Pay enters the pharmacy field

Pick 'n Pay, a leading retail brand in fast moving consumer goods, has entered the retail pharmacy field with the opening of six ...

Levelling the education field

The Gauteng Department of Education has taken a major step towards making education accessible to all learners.

Africa's largest wheelchair?

Nick Green, master dog trainer in Mpumalanga, believes he rides on Africa's largest electrical wheelchair. Nick had a lower leg ...

Radical Mobility completes the range

Local power wheelchair manufacturer Radical Mobility has announced an additional wheelchair configuration to fill out their range ...

Meeting the Two Oceans challenge

Richard Whitehead recently completed the Old Mutual Two Oceans (56 km's) in a time of 6:13 minutes. The 29-year-old swimming ...

Landmark court decision in P.E.

Willie Bosch has been victorious in his battle against the government and owners of the building housing the Kabega Park Police ...

Quad Squad Day

What's happening in the disabled community.

Free computer training at Tokologo

The Tokologo Self Help Centre in Protea Glen has for some years provided an independent lifestyle for quadriplegics and ...

Columnists

It's the buildings, and the spaces between them.

Joan Seirlis continues examining her favourite topic of universal design. If it can be understood, she says, that most of the ...

Bowel management

Many people with spinal injuries, brain injury, stroke and neurological problems like multiple sclerosis tell me that the one thing ...

Andy Scott is Head of Sponsorship

Last time I put pen to paper I reported that I was ensconced as a consultant in the sponsorships division at Nedbank, well; I am ...

Motorised Scooters

A motorised scooter can bring a new level of independence to a person who has difficulty with walking or is only able to walk short ...

Know your love is real

Well, of course it is. You're feeling it, so it's real enough. When we fall in love like that, we know it and the force of it is ...

Wheelchair tennis

Wheelchair tennis is one of the only sports where disabled players are able to compete against able-bodied players on a fair and ...

Disabled-friendly Durban

I've been in and out of Durban a number of times recently and decided that I really needed to write about how Disabled Friendly the ...

Flight Escorts?

We've been quite astounded and confused by the arrogance and ineptitude of a particular local airline towards passengers who are ...