Issue Contents - 2007 Jul/Aug

Articles

HOTspot News - Skyjacks celebrates 15 years

At a recent function in their Boksburg factory, Ronnie and Victor Panaino, directors of Skyjacks Tailifts, celebrated 15 years in ...

HOTspot News - Be ready to laugh, be ready ...

Struck by an unknown virus and paralyzed in his youth. Cy Edmondson's poignant personal story provides a powerful example of the ...

HOTspot News - Chaeli Campaign wins Award

"On 24 May, my mom and I went to Jhb for the Proudly South African Home-grown Awards, where where we were finalists in the ...

Disability Rights - UN Convention protects ...

The South African Government expressed its pleasure that after five years of negotiations, the Eight Ad Hoc Committee on a ...

Reader Profile - Maureen's MISSION

She's lived with disability since the age of two, but Maureen van Staden has never let life pass her by. She's on a mission

Staying with swimming success

Scott Field competed in his final paralympics in Athens in 2004 before settling down to working as a computer programmer in Cape ...

Product Review - Transporting Wheelchairs

Transporting a wheelchair can be frustrating, expensive, and time-consuming. There are many solutions on the market, just as there ...

Rolling Leisure - Trout ignore fly-fishers

Thirty Curamus Association members took part in a Nedbank sponsored fly-fishing tournament at the picturesque Oxbow.

Reader Profile - Riding for your life

For most of us, losing a limb would be traumatic enough, never mind then riding a motorbike. However, for Jakes and Dave, both left ...

Road Test - Nissan's Tidy Tiida 1.6A

For some reason, press test versions of affordable automatic sedans are rather scarce. McCarthy Sandton Nissan let me play with a ...

Reader Profile - Teaching through living

Fabia Gabadise, a receptionist working in Rosebank, Johannesburg, Gauteng takes the bus to and from work every day.

Baker's donates Bats

For many years Baker's Biscuits has been involved in the promotion of cricket development in South Africa

QASA News - Career Opportunity

QASA is looking for a black quadriplegic or paraplegic to qualify as an owner/manager of a QASA Family Pick n Pay Franchise.

QASA News - Disabled Travel Website

This website was designed for the discerning traveller with special needs regarding facilities and accommodation for people with ...

QASA News - Disability Summit

The OSDP (Office for the Status of Disabled Persons) has been mandated by the Minister in the Presidency Dr. E. Pahad to convene a ...

QASA News - Sasol sponsors National WB team

South African Wheelchair Basketball has celebrated a double triumph with the announcement of a strong national squad and a ...

QASA News - Hermanus Wheels & Runners ...

On the 5th of May, an integrated relay race for wheelchair users, hand-cycle riders and able-bodied and disabled runners was held ...

QASA News - Inspiration on the Radio

Making A Difference with Doug Anderson, is a show that highlights those individuals, organizations and companies that are in some ...

Columnists

Is low-cost housing accessible?

Researching for a workshop last month on my subject of accessible low-cost housing, I was surprised at my findings. Officially the ...

Skin care in bed

Two issues ago I discussed ways of practicing pressure care while sitting in a wheel chair. In this issue I explore effective ...

Switched on Living

Shane Louw is nineteen years old and has severe physical disabilities. This is his story on how assistive technology has changed ...

The National Credit Act & Consumer Rights

Disabled People are a vulnerable group and we should celebrate any piece of legislation that protects them, and consumers ...

The state of the game

Despite having made seemingly huge strides in imposing wheelchair basketball as a popular and well-followed sport in South Africa, ...

Two Lovers With Disabilities Need Help

Q: I've fallen in love with another disabled person, and both of us rely on attendant assistance for getting into bed. How can we ...

Travel Insurance

When travelling overseas, you always need to have sufficient travel insurance in case of a medical or other emergency.

Kicked around, but winning!

We are thrilled to tell readers the South African Rugby Union has formally agreed to implement a prevention and wellness programme ...