RMA establishes an OHS Programme

“Prevention is better than cure” is how the adage goes, and so Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) is embarking on an OHS Programme which it believes will help to better equip its clients to effectively reduce injury, illness and fatalities in their work environments. Taking the prevention of injuries and diseases...

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Putting ability back into rehabilitation

Picking the right rehabilitation centre for post-SCI therapy can be daunting. Here are a few important things to consider. After a spinal cord injury (SCI), surgery and often a lengthy hospital stay, SCI patients need proper training to become an able, independent wheelchair user. The right rehabilitation centre with the...

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Sweat-free summer skin

Wheelchair users are more prone to develop skin conditions, such as pressure sores. Here are a few ways they can take care of their skin this summer. One of the most important aspects of skincare is to ensure that the skin is dry. This can be an exceptional challenge during...

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A loo diary

Many wheelchair users require an intermittent catheter, which also means they need a bladder-emptying schedule. Here are a few tips on scheduling your bathroom breaks. Every spinal cord injury (SCI) and its after-effects are different. However, a SCI above the T12 level, upper back, could allow a wheelchair user to...

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Ins and outs of advanced manual wheelchairs

Advanced manual wheelchairs offer more options are often light and easy to manoeuvre. CANDICE BRUNSDEN from CE Mobility explains what to look for when you’re going shopping… There are many factors to consider when selecting an advanced manual wheelchair and it can be downright confusing trying to navigate through the...

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Rolling on the runway

A few months after being crowned Miss Wheelchair World First Princess, Lebohang Monyatsi chats to WILLIAM GEORGE about her journey and plans for the future. Lebohang rolls into to the living room, waves at me and says, “Hi” with a smile. She moves swiftly from her wheelchair to a seat...

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Small business gets a big win thanks to the SAB Foundation

The SAB Foundation awarded over R9 million to 24 small businesses for their work in social innovations or empowering people with disabilities. These were the winners. The 24 winners of the SAB Foundation Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards 2017 were announced in Johannesburg on Monday evening, October 23. The...

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Tackling Table Mountain on Tyres

Mountains are often inaccessible for persons with mobility impairments but that’s not the case with South Africa’s own Wonder of Nature. In 2007 a global initiative to identify seven new wonders of nature chosen by a global poll was conceptualised. By the time voting was completed in 2011, 100 million...

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