Dare to dream

Nine years ago, Joey Evans broke his back in a motorbike race. Now he is preparing to race against able-bodied riders in the Dakar Rally in January. CLAIRE RENCKEN met this indomitable character. On October 13, 2007, Joey lined up at the start of the Heidelberg Harescramble with about 20 […]

Zealous Zanele

Zanele Situ overcame various challenges to become the first black South African athlete to win a Paralympic gold medal. CLAIRE RENCKEN looks at her record Born in Matatiele in the Eastern Cape in 1971, Situ became paralysed in 1982 after contracting a TB infection, which affected her spinal cord. While […]

Heels on wheels

As August is the month when we celebrate National Women’s Day, now seems to be the perfect time to reflect on the remarkable things that women with disabilities have done. CLAIRE RENCKEN reports Veronica Baloyi (37) from Soshanguve has overcome many challenges. In spite of her traumatic past, after being […]

Keep swinging

The 2016 Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open took place recently. CLAIRE RENCKEN brings you some of the highlights. The South African Disabled Golf Association (SADGA) believes that golf builds character, which is an asset – whether or not you have a disability. The association is about being a golfer – […]

Let the Games begin

Despite pressure to postpone the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics due to the Zika epidemic, the Games are set to go ahead. CLAIRE RENCKEN reports. In an open letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) 150 health experts called for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro to be postponed or moved...

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A step at a time

Becoming depressed is not a sign of weakness – there are sound reasons for depression. CLAIRE RENCKEN looks at ways to combat it. Various approaches exist to overcoming depression, which is a condition that many of us suffer from. The key to recovery, however, according to the HelpGuide.org website, is […]

Advice for first-time homebuyers

If you’ve just decided to buy your first home, you’ll need guidance through this exciting venture. CLAIRE RENCKEN investigates. Purchasing a new home is one of the biggest financial investments you’ll ever make, and no doubt you’ll have many questions regarding the process. Figures state that over 90 percent of […]