Issue Contents - 2006 Mar/Apr

Articles

2006 Commonwealth Games, Melbourne Australia

The 2006 Commonwealth Games are hosted by Melbourne, in Australia from 15 to 26 March. At the 2002 Games in Manchester, Team South ...

From Cape to Salvador

In 2000 Russell Vollmer completed the Cape to Rio yacht race without making the cut-off date. In Rio his wife Heidi immediately ...

Dancing to a different tune

After a successful stint at the Little Theatre in Cape Town, Second Time Broken by the Remix Dance Company may be on its way to ...

EZValve Legbag drainage system

Attention Quadriplegics! Need to empty your legbag? Don't like asking for help?

Active drive for wheelchairs

A wheelchair makes it possible for a disabled person to move around and promote activity. However, even with good technical ...

HotSpot News

What is the hot news in the disabled community at the moment ?

News From Qasa

News from the Quad Para Association

Triumph through speed

At the age of 11, Jaime Vilela's life changed. Living in Angola at the time with his family, he was hit by a stray bullet and ...

An African Adventure to Aid Spinal Research

On 7 November 2005, despite paralysis from the shoulders down, 25-year-old Colin Javens embarked on a gruelling five-month passage ...

On the starting blocks to the future

Kevin Paul. While you might not have heard this name before, get ready because you are going to be hearing it a lot over the next ...

The Orange River Challenge

During December 2005 a group of blind and paraplegic adventurers took on the mighty Orange River. The purpose of this Challenge is ...

Wheelchair race is a winner

On 18 February the cheers of hundreds of spectators in George spurred on the more than 300 entrants participating in South Africa's ...

Columnists

Safety and Security for all

Safety and Security are two issues which are a constant contradiction. In many corporate, commercial, and even industrial ...

What is Pulmonary Embolus?

During the course of this summer three of my patients developed a well-known complication 'Pulmonary embolus' a condition ...

Implementation ideas for low tech alternative communication

In our last article we followed the progress of Savannah from communication boards to early low-tech devices. Thank you all for ...

Off The Wall and All

Andy Scott is Chief Operating Officer of The Sports Trust. Here he takes us on a journey along the development of sports bodies for ...

Stair and platform lifts for persons with impaired mobility

In South Africa today there is a growing trend for people to build residential houses with more than one level. This provides a new ...

Experience isn't everything

Many people with disabilities did not get opportunities to establish their sexual identities. Perhaps they spent their childhood ...

Understanding the Code of Good Practice

Most South Africans would agree that the task of overcoming discrimination and prejudice should not be confined to correcting and ...

NOW, let's make it happen

It was very fitting indeed, it warmed the soul - that one of the themes for the opening of Parliament this year focused on the ...