Issue Contents - 2009 Jan/Feb


Road Test - VW Transporter

"I cannot find words enough to describe the elation and joy of being independent again!"

Amendments to Part S of the Building ...

The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has split

Wanted: MS Candidates

Wanted: MS Candidates for an International Clinical Trial

OTASA Congress

The 2009 Biennial Congress of the Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa (OTASA) will be held in Port Elizabeth

Photo Competition Winners

We were almost overwhelmed by the response to last year's photographic collaboration with Canon and the College of Digital Photography

What's Your Number?

Western numerology is based on the precepts of the great mathematician, astronomer and musician, Pythagoras.

ArcelorMittal South Africa supports ...

Speaking at the annual International Disability Lifestyle Expo, of which the ArcelorMittal South Africa is one of the main sponsors

Beating the Unbeatables

Funky Dube is a man with a passion: coaching soccer to the local neighbourhood children.

The Rude Awakening's Xmas Wishlist

December is a time of giving. It is also a time when grown men try to surreptitiously wipe their eyes

PACSEN Parents are Doing it for Themselves

PACSEN (Parents for Children with Special Education Needs) held a huge Xmas party at Jo'burg Zoo in December.

An Easier Ride

Inventor and innovator, Louis Nortje, of Easy Rider Hand Controls has not had any easy ride himself.

Hip, Hot & Happening Hermanus

The community of Hermanus cares about people with disabilities and is inviting all Vaalie rollers to visit the town this summer

Jodi Bieber Captures Real Beauty

World renowned photographer, Jodi Bieber, presented a provocative solo exhibition at the Goodman Gallery, Rosebank

Running for Hope

The Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon is a 250km self-sufficiency run through the Kalahari.

Wheels Start to Turn for George's Annual ...

Fanie Lombard, winner of 12 medals in four Paralympics - eight of them gold - puts his weight behind the Outeniqua Wheelchair ...

QASA News - Update on the KwaZulu-Natal ...

The KwaZulu-Natal Digital Village was launched on the 30th of May 2008

QASA News - QASA Intern - Dorothy Anne ...

QASA, in partnership with EDTP SETA, have employed 6 interns for 2008/9

QASA News - greenOFFICE committed to doing ...

In 2002 ex-Springbok rugby player, and greenOFFICE director, Wayne Fyvie got greenOFFICE involved with the Chris Burger Petro ...

Love is in the air

February is the month of love but, in today's high-pressure world, not all of us are lucky in love.

Swimmers Step up to the Plate

Welcome to the first in a series of articles, written by South African Champions.

Book Review

"Shoooooes!" The Story of Leonard Gregory by Dr Peter Rule


Old ideas given new life

Between 2001 and 2004 I worked on a fully accessible Indoor Sports Centre for Durban

Stand up for Disability

Leadership in the disability sector is alive and kicking!

A Time to Reflect

Every year we sit down and say its time to reflect.

Traxsys Joystick Plus & Rollerball Plus

Following on from the last two issues, we are continuing with our theme of input devices.

Finding a Partner

I feel like I’m at such a disadvantage finding sexual partners because of my disability.

Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT)

With the 2010 World Cup looming ever nearer, people are wondering whether the country is going to be ready to handle the tourists

Let’s Take the Mickey out of our Organisations

Last year was like the one described by Charles Dickens in the classic novel, A tale of Two cities:


A good mattress conforms to the spine's natural curves and keeps the spine in alignment when sleeping, thus preventing back and ...