RAF disaster: Victims could be left destitute

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...

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Parenting on wheels

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 […]

Where there is smoke…

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...

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Medical aid help at hand

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...

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