Former QASA CEO Ari Seirlis shares his life story and some great business advice for entrepreneurs and business owners From a young age, I enjoyed fishing. I grew up in Ladysmith in the late 60s. My father befriended some of the farmers through his architectural work. Soon, I was invited […]
It’s the final straw! My medical aid is paying a prescribed minimum benefits (PMB) out of my savings, again … writes Ari Seirlis
Amid all the chaos of the global pandemic, Ari Seirlis – former QASA CEO – shares his thoughts on “black swan” or the bad things that happened to him and how it lead to opportunity. 2020 was going to be a great year for everyone. I remember reading the many […]
Ari Seirlis recently visited the Ghost Mountain Inn in KwaZulu-Natal, where he received a warm welcome. He shares his experience Rain was belting down when I arrived at the Ghost Mountain Inn in the northern part of KwaZulu-Natal. I called the reception desk, and the moment the vehicle stopped as...
The QuadPara Association of the Western Cape launched its two-month QASA Work Readiness Programme in April. On Friday, May 31, the candidates celebrated their graduation after completing the programme, which aims to provide soft employment skills for personal and professional growth to secure mainstream permanent employment for people with disabilities. […]
The first graduation ceremony for candidates who have completed the QASA Work Readiness Programme was held at the Pretoria offices of the QuadPara Association of South Africa on Friday, May 31. Graduation day is a special occasion in the life of every student and this was no different. It also […]
QASA recently hosted a Victor Daitz Capacity Building event attended by a group of dynamic and motivated individuals. The QASA CEO noticed that one of the candidates was not seated properly and knew that QASA would have to assist. The CEO immediately did some research and issued the candidate with...
The unemployment rate among South Africans with disabilities, specifically wheelchair users, is extremely high. QASA took the initiative to research the reason for this. It found that prospective employers felt wheelchair users were not work-ready, as they had little or no work experience. The QASA Work Readiness Programme was established...
Rowan Martell was involved in a freak accident in 2015. While he was standing at a robot waiting to cross the road, a glass frame fell from the 22nd storey of a building nearby and landed between his shoulder blades, severing his spinal cord. He was rushed to hospital, where […]
Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” QASA is, once again, the recipient of extremely generous funding from Bidvest Premier Lounge for the QASA Skills Development Programmes. Previous funding was used to upskill members, which has led to mainstream employment, internships and learnerships. The continuous […]