Issue Contents - 2007 Nov/Dec


HOTSpot News - Work readiness programme ...

Although South Africa has excellent legislation to support the integration of People With Disabilities (PWDs) into the workplace, ...

HOTSpot News - Joy On Beach

Presta launched a new product at the Disability Expo. The Neatech J.O.B. water hair is a lightweight collapsible wheelchair for ...

HOTSpot News - Take a Disabled person to work

The Umsobomvu Youth Fund is to launch a 'Take a Disabled person to work' week.

Reader Profile - A mother�s love

Born in Ladybrand, Nthabiseng Molongoana was nine when her family moved to Botshabelo, where she attended the Mariasdal Catholic ...

Reader Profile - When two is nicer than one

Helen is absolutely beautiful and turns heads wherever we go. She is also sharp, clever and an inspiration to everyone around her, ...

Iron Man Achmat kicks SHARK!

In 2006, Achmat Hassiem had a too-close encounter with a shark off Sunrise Beach in Muizenberg, Cape Town.

News Snippets

At the recent Telkom South African National Short-Course Championships in Pietermaritzburg, disabled swimmer Craig Groenewald set a ...

News & Views - Glider with hand controls

The Disabled Aviation Association of South Africa has recently launched an initiative to extend the joy and pleasure of sailplane ...

News & Views - GHRC Tour de Kaap

The Gauteng Handcycle Racing Club is always looking for new members. In addition, the club is organising a new handcycle Tour for ...

News & Views - Absa helps disabled ...

Physically challenged customers will soon be able to enjoy stress-free banking as Absa is making available 100 wheelchairs.

Rolling Sport - Wheelchair Bowls

Wheelchair bowls is an extremely popular sport in South Africa, with many local players winning awards and medals overseas.

Disability Expo - Jolly Good Show

The 2007 ACSA Nedbank Disability Expo attracted hordes of visitors on the first two days, but surprisingly, numbers declined on the ...

Quads for Quads - Quad Run Big Fun... Again

The 4th Annual QASA Quads 4 Quads run between Johannesburg and Durban was another successful opportunity to raise funds and ...

Road Test - Captivating Chevy 4x4

For drivers with the requisite budget, the Chevrolet Captiva LTX offers driving ease and comfort with vast and versatile space.

Psychology - The importance of self-image

The importance of Self-image and disability

News & Views

Looking at News and Views

QASA News - QASA Claes Huntling

Dr. Claes Hultling presented a workshop at Aurora Rehab Hospital in Port Elizabeth.

QASA News - Gear Up Campaign

On November 3rd, the Steel Wings Motorcycle Club held a fundraising

QASA News - Momentum Fund

The Momentum Fund has supported QASA's aim of delivering capacity to members through a grant to run workshops in their regions.

QASA News - Forget-Me-Not-Club turns 20

The Forget-Me-Not-Club turns 20 this year and to celebrate, it hosted a fun sports day.

QASA News - Bernie Goosen smashes Kilimanjaro

On 16 October at 4pm Bernie Goosen reached the summit of Kilimanjaro


Pesky Passages

Size does count, it seems. Whether architects design compact clusters or spacious mansions, those pesky passages persist

Switches & Software - Where to Start

In my first column regarding switches, I said, "SOFTWARE + SWITCHES = ACCESS". We have discussed access, so now let us turn our ...

Employee Empowerment Trust

The Employee Empowerment Trust is a versatile vehicle for a private company to participate in Employee empowerment.

Off the wall

How ironic that my two previous columns have focussed on both the shenanigans and the successes in South African wheelchair ...

Transporting occupied wheelchairs.

While researching last issue�s article on automotive lifts and tie downs, I realised that there are few vehicles that can ...

I've met a

Gary Karp is a T12 paraplegic and is a writer, editor, speaker and advocate for disability issues. He lives in San Francisco with ...

Pioneer Traveller

Travel has always been a great passion for Mandy; along with scuba diving. So it is always a pleasure to combine the two and go off ...

Kaleidoscope, and freedom

As we move towards the festive season, I find a kaleidoscope of thoughts in my mind; a spectrum of emotions ranging from sombre to ...