A long walk for Madiba

The centenary celebrations for former president and “father of the nation” Nelson Mandela will wrap up in Pretoria, Tshwane on Sunday, December 9, 2018, with the annual Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run. Hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, together with the province of Gauteng, the 2018 Walk will begin and […]

Robotics creating jobs for people with disabilities

Robots are well on the way to becoming ubiquitous in manufacturing, where they are having an impact on the work environment and on jobs themselves. Although some people have reservations about their use (because they can be seen to be replacing humans in the workplace), they can be greatly beneficial; […]

Thumbs up for GentleCath

After introducing its GentleCath Glide low-friction hydrophilic-intermittent catheter earlier this year, ConvaTec had 16 catheter users test it and complete an online survey to share their thoughts. The majority of the participants were men, 94 percent had suffered a spinal cord injury and 88 percent had reduced or greatly reduced […]

Have your meds delivered to your door

Chronic illnesses come with their own challenges, one of them being the need to repeatedly renew a prescription, which can be tedious. Some people might even experience dangerous interruptions in their treatment simply because they are unable to pick up their medication in time. Having medication delivered via courier should […]

Stand a chance to win a Smergos hamper!

Smergos is the first proudly South African company to specialise in designing, manufacturing and selling accessories for wheelchair users. Co-founders Nick Smit and Nicole Vergos are dedicated to creating a range of wheelchair accessories that are both functional and fun. Both Nick and Nicole have dealt with their own disabilities […]

Power wheelchair users go head to head

Motorised wheelchair users took to the Zwartkops Raceway Karting Track to battle it out for the title of fastest quad. MARISKA MORRIS reports. The Sabat Power Wheelchair Race returned to Zwartkops Raceway in Centurion on August 5. Sabat Batteries hosted the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) and 22 quadriplegic...

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Dark days and light bulbs

Author and wheelchair user Tracy Todd shares some of her tips and tricks for surviving the gloomy times We’ve all been through dark days. It’s an inevitable part of having a disability. And I don’t mean the (often circumstantial) depression that befalls many of us for a period after a...

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GentleCath Glide gets the thumbs up

ConvaTec invited 16 catheter users to test its GentleCath Glide intermittent catheter. The verdict? Easy to use, with great lubrication. ConvaTec introduced its GentleCath Glide low-friction hydrophilic-intermittent catheter earlier this year. The catheter uses unique FeelClean technology that activates on wetting and helps to reduce the amount of residue left...

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