Precious cargo

Whether you are driving a child, family member or friend, the safety and comfort of passengers with disabilities are very important. These accessories can help Parents or family members may need to take on the responsibility of transporting their loved ones with disabilities if these individuals are unable to drive....

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Perfect fit with Angelo Kater

With decades of expertise and an emphasis on quality, vehicle conversion service provider Angelo Kater makes adapting a vehicle an easy process Established in 1965, Angelo Kater has a team with years of experience in fitting equipment to commercial and passenger vehicles to enhance their clients’ mobility. Whether it is...

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Take back the wheel

Driving is not something you have to give up because of a disability. MARISKA MORRIS speaks to experts about the requirements to allow people with adequate mobility to drive For many people with an SCI or a mobility impairment, it is still possible to drive. The main criterion is adequate...

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Powerhouse in a small package

Size can be deceiving, as MARISKA MORRIS learnt at the South Africa Sports Association for People with Disabilities (SASAPD) National Championships, which was sponsored by Toyota The gymnasium at the Coetzenburg Athletics Stadium in Stellenbosch is packed with male powerlifters ready to showcase their strength in the bench press powerlifting...

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Visually impaired but a world-class athlete

She moves with confidence and purpose, and when on the track, she’s lightning fast. Louzanne Coetzee is rapidly becoming a household name, with a clutch of records in her trophy cabinet and clearly more to come Twenty-six-year-old T11 (visually impaired) competitor Louzanne Coetzee lost her sight to a genetic disorder...

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Wheelchair tennis smashes it

The wheelchair tennis team excelled at the BNP Paribas World Team Cup in IsraEl and is now in a good position to qualify for the 2020 Paralympic Games. Our para swimming team has not been resting on its laurels either… The South African wheelchair tennis team attended the World Team...

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Accessibility at home

With the right modifications and mobility aids, a house can become a home – an accessible home at that! WANITA WALLACE looks at accessories and automation solutions that give people with disabilities more freedom in the home Even if you find technology daunting, automation can be your best friend. Examples...

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Rise above

After surviving a devastating car crash, Alwyn Uys turned tragedy into opportunity. Keiran Legg from Men’s Health reports His legs felt cold. His back was a firebrand of pain that exploded around his neck. He felt the man tap him on his shoulder, he tried to stand – but there...

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Another successful Disability Summit

The Disability Summit and Career Expo returned with a new location, more exhibitors and very excited students. MARISKA MORRIS reports The 2019 Disability Summit and Career Expo, sponsored by SABC, was held for the first time at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg across two days, April 11 and 12....

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