Running for those who can’t

On Sunday May 6, South Africans gathered at the SuperSport cricket stadium in Centurion under the blazing sun for the Wings for Life World Run. People from all over the world set off at exactly the same time (13:00 local time) to run for people with a spinal cord injury […]

Freedom regained with Driving Ambitions

Carol Khoza, from Mpumalanga, was involved in a life-changing car accident two years ago that left her a paraplegic and unemployed. She faced many challenges, of which the toughest was just to get around. She was very disappointed by the treatment she received whenever she used public transport. Carol then […]

Hope-Mandeville teams up with SABC

The seventh annual Hope-Mandeville Disabilities Career Expo was this year hosted by the SABC Foundation. The 2018 SABC Disability Summit was held on April 18 at the SABC head offices in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. Various organisations offering learnerships and career opportunities for students with disabilities as well as organisations owned […]

One man’s luxury is another’s necessity

For most people, owning their own vehicle is a luxury. Yet, when public transport is inaccessible and your assistive devices don’t fit in a friend’s car, owning your own, adapted vehicle becomes a necessity. At least this is true for Jonathan “2J Harmonix” Groenewald, who has muscular dystrophy (MD), which […]

Para athletes show their prowess

The South Africa Sports Association for Physically Disabled (SASAPD) and Visually Impaired hosted its National Championship from March 28 to April 3. About 790 para athletes, along with their caregivers, coaches, friends, family and volunteers flooded to Bloemfontein for the event. Seven sporting codes were represented, including para cycling, boccia, […]

Old-timer Christo de Jager returns to SA Disabled Golf Open

Christo de Jager, a veteran of South African disabled golf, will share the field with local and international golfers with disabilities at the 2018 Canon South Africa Disabled Golf Open. The 20th edition of the tournament will take place at the Magalies Park Golf Club from May 13 to 18. […]