Issue Contents - 2008 Jan/Feb

Articles

HOTSpot News - Umsobomvu New campaign

The Umsobomvu Youth Fund, launched by government in 2001, recently announced its new campaign to "Invite a Person with a Disability ...

HOTSpot News - RI A-Z Guide 2008

Rolling Inspiration's new 2008 A-Z Guide is out

HOTSpot News - Moeketsi Bio launched

"My Right to Write and be Read", Mokutu Moeketsi's autobiography

Reader Profile - Fostering Jessica

Caring for a foster child simply requires love and understanding. Sometimes the rewards are beyond measure.

Human Rights - Commission wants to help

The South African Human Rights Commission is a national institution dedicated to protecting, promoting and monitoring the human ...

News & Views - Integration of people with ...

I wish to focus on the integration into the wider community of people with disabilities and the development of integration during ...

Guest House gets thumbs up

Francolinhof guest house in Hermanus is the first establishment in South Africa to receive a Universal Accessibility rating in the ...

Protea assists Grading Council

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa is training 20 volunteers to be Universal Accessibility assessors. Once qualified, they ...

The Power of Self-belief

The tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals

Proud sports ambassador

For Tadhg Slattery, Beijing 2008 will be his 5th and last Paralympics. A veteran of this prestigious event, Slattery is probably ...

Reader Profile - Sigi's two loves

Losing a leg in a car accident set Sigi Koehler on an unexpected new course in her life. The destination is possibly Beijing 2008

Back Chat - The Wizardry of OZ

Anyone who hasn't heard of Oscar "Oz" Pistorius must be living on another planet. The young South African athlete has confounded ...

Rolling Sport - WC Rugby Behind the Scenes

In 2006 the IWRF Classification president asked if I would be the head classifier at the Oceania Zonal Championships in Sydney in ...

Reader Profile - WINNING the numbers game

I know I am very independent because I want to be. Everyone is different in what they want to accomplish. What ever it is, do it ...

Road Test - And all that JAZZ!

Honda's nippy little Jazz is bursting with amazing features and has oodles of space. It's well made and lots of fun to drive too.

QASA News - Momentum Invests in People

QASA held another workshop in Johannesburg, to develop good facilitators

QASA News - QASA Gear Up Strategy

QASA has launched a strategy to build a long-term relationship with the Steel Wings Motorcycle Club and the biking fraternity in ...

QASA News - Sandown Motors Drives Disabled ...

Sandown Motors donated two brand-new Mercedes-Benz Vito's valued at R400 000.00 each to a very worthy cause

News & Views - ISCOS 2008 Durban

From 30 August to 4 September SASCA (Southern African Spinal Cord Association) will host the ISCOS (International Spinal Cord ...

News & Views - Nedbank and Lottery honoured

At an awards ceremony in January, the South African Sports Association for Physically Disabled (SASAPD) acknowledged the support ...

News & Views - Bridging Conference

A conference covering Communication, Literacy and Language Development for Children with Complex Communication Needs will take ...

Columnists

ATM's A pain in the knee?

I have been doing a survey of ATMs and their accessibility to disabled people. This arises from a request from a banks head office, ...

Dyslexia and Technology

I wish my readers a very prosperous 2008. Since I am never sure if anyone is reading this column, I would love to hear your views ...

Who KNOWS the most, LIVES the longest

Elliot Joslin, one of the father's of modern diabetes care, once said that the diabetic who knows the most lives the longest! ...

Disability Protection. Does it Work?

We are governed by laws, statutes and regulations; our behaviour is regulated, our conduct shaped by norms and standards. All our ...

Off The Wall

Happy New Year to you all! May 2008 bring something very special, and may it be hugely prosperous for all South Africans in every ...

Tricycles

Selecting an appropriate tricycle for a child with disability.

The Grieving Partner

Gary Karp is a T12 paraplegic and is a writer, editor, keynote speaker and advocate for disability issues. He lives near San ...

THE GAUTRAIN RAPID RAIL LINK

With the Soccer World Cup only 18 months away, Gautengers are wondering whether the fabled Gautrain will be ready, and will it be ...

Gold and Progress in 2008?

I drove 2500km this holiday across KZN, Gauteng and Mpumulanga, braving the traffic and admiring our wonderful country.