Issue Contents - 2009 Sep/Oct


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At a Restaurant Near You

International guests for SAOPA Congress 2009

"O&P Healthcare in Africa" is the theme for this year's SAOPA Congress

Overcoming Disability Barriers

The rural Eastern Cape (Transkei) is one of the most under-serviced, poorest and forgotten parts of South Africa.

Blades Soar over Eagles in 71-57 Victory

An ecstatic Marius Papenfus captained his amazing Altech Autopage Bladerunners to an action packed 71-57 victory over the Discovery ...


Wheels@Work are endorsed by the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA), and were established in December 2008 in order to ...

Video CVs - Be Seen!

There is a new player in the staffing market with a very different approach to job hunting, First Interview

Care-Workers: Oldest Profession?

Archaeologists in northern Vietnam have uncovered ancient remains ...

Food Dye may Treat SCI

Tests in rats show that Brilliant Blue G (BBG), a food dye, may help with spinal cord injury

An End to Surgery?

Surgeons at the Spire Hospital, Southampton are using a stem cell treatment instead of artificial hip replacement surgery.

2010 Calendars and Diaries

For more than fifty years the Association of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists (AMFPA) have supported artists with disabilities.

Delicious Dishes

The muscular dystrophy Foundation of South Africa supports people

SADA Unites at the Union Buildings

Members of the South African Disability Alliance (SADA) congregated at the Union Buildings in Pretoria in July to meet with the new ...

Working on a New Life

A Better Life for all People with Disabilities

"I am in government now, not as a person with a disability, but there will be pressure to deliver on accessibility because I am a ...

Stem Cell, Hard Sell

This is the first in a series of articles written by Professor MS Pepper of the University of Pretoria.

Iris Cunningham

Our heads are still reeling from the news that Iris Cunningham, has resigned her post.

SABAT Wheelchair Race

Calling all power wheelchair rollers! Mark Saturday, 17 October in your diary

Walk the Talk

The Discover Eagles were amongst the many celebrities strutting their stuff at the Discovery 702 Walk the Talk in Emmarentia this year.

Mitchells Plain Wheelchair Race

The first Mitchells Plain Wheelchair Race takes place on 7 November 2009.

SA Women Rank Eighth in the World

The South African Women's wheelchair tennis team are now ranked number eight in the world

Albie Sachs Award

When OTASA asked me if they could award a prize in my name I said "Yes!"

Extend the Pleasure

If you are over 40 you are at risk! 30 minutes of exercise, five times a week, can help with some of the symptoms

Whether you think you can, or think you ...

Abre Steyn contracted polio 64 years ago when he was only two years old

QASA Supports Wheeling Payphone Operators

During March 2009, QASA and Vodacom launched the "wheeling pay phones" project.

Quads 4 Quads 2009

Quad 4 Quads

QASA Employment Project Success

Qasa Project of Employment is a success !

Computer Centre Provides Employment

On 25 June 2009 the Gauteng North Community Computer Access Centre, in Pretoria, was opened.


Is there Brrrrrrrr for us in BRT?

Johannesburg recently launched the first route of their new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.

Included vs Integrated

The last few months I have made several presentations. All were on Universal Design.

The Sport of Gentlemen?

Sikhosnke Mani is only 21 years old.

Your new job starts here!

Welcome to our first article about employment and people with disabilities.

Specialised Switches pt 2

The Self-Calibrating Auditory Tone Infrared (SCATIR) Switch (above) is a momentary-contact optical switch with auditory feedback

Fine Physiques

Exercise is important for everyone � particularly with our sedentary lifestyles!


They looked long and hard to find the perfect vehicle that was the right height for Stephanie to get into and out of, had enough ...

Consumer Rights

How does the new Consumer Act protect consumers from unethical business practices and unscrupulous business rip-offs

300 Days and Counting

Over the next few issues we are going to focus on the nine 2010 host cities and their facilities for persons with disabilities.

Rising to the Occasion

Please help me to make better sex

Just a Swimmer in a Rock n Roll Band!

I sit with a simple grin on my face and recall my heady days of what was then top flight swimming and ponder what my results may ...