The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is facing a serious shortage of cash, which has led to it failing to pay out settlements that were agreed to or settled in court. Adriaan Kruger from Moneyweb reports Both the chairman and the chief executive officer of the Road Accident Fund (RAF) admitted...
Depending on the level of their injury and whether it is complete or not, men who have suffered a spinal cord injury might experience erectile dysfunction – but all is not lost. There are numerous interventions available to treat erectile dysfunction after a spinal cord injury, depending on the level […]
Although people with disabilities are entitled to certain rebates from SARS, claiming them is not simple. Disability tax specialist Jaco Kruger provides some insight. Creating awareness among the various disability organisations and groups in South Africa is of the utmost importance. I am a parent of a 26-year-old with a […]
Wheelchair users – in particular those who have suffered a spinal cord injury – often have little disposable income. However, investing is not out of the question. The expenses associated with SCIs can make it difficult to invest. Consider the cost of replacing or repairing a wheelchair, which isn’t fully […]
Participating in sport is a great way to exercise, stay healthy and socialise or meet new people. MARISKA MORRIS takes a look at some of the adaptive sports people with disabilities can play. There really is every kind of sport for every kind of person. If you are competitive and […]
Many adaptive sports for wheelchair users will require some form of equipment – first and foremost, a sporting wheelchair and special cushions. Here are some of the products on the market to get you started. Bear in mind that these are just some of the suppliers and the products they […]
After an accident in 1998, Wanda Boshoff’s life changed dramatically. Here she proudly shares her experiences as a mother with a disability. Until Sunday morning, December 13, 1998, I was a regular wife, a mother of a seven-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son. I was an occupational therapist with a […]
Ntando Mahlangu was recently appointed ambassador for Toyota South Africa Motors as part of Toyota’s plans to support the disability community in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. In 2015, Toyota became the first worldwide mobility partner of the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee with […]
Paraplegics and quadriplegics with no feeling below the level of injury often tend to contract wounds, including burns. MARISKA MORRIS reports Many people who have suffered a spinal cord injury remain unaware of their high risk for wounds owing to a lack of sensation below the level of injury. Most...
With the South African public healthcare system in disarray and most South Africans struggling to save, medical aid schemes ensure patients get the necessary treatment on time. MARISKA MORRIS reports The South African public healthcare system is synonymous with poor service, long queues and a lack of both resources and...