Curiosity and family puts Zanardi on the podium

Former racing car driver and current Paralympic gold paracyclist Alessandro Zanardi’s curiosity put him back to winning ways. MARISKA MORRIS finds out more from the BMW ambassador Alessandro Zanardi steps into the boardroom. He uses crutches to walk on his two prosthetic legs, but you barely notice them. The handsome...

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HWSETA funds learnerships for persons with disabilities

Eight in ten people with disabilities are unemployed. The Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority (HWSETA) is intent on making a difference. According to the Census 2011 report (the most up-to-date information available), persons with disabilities constitute 7,5 percent of South Africa’s population. Of this figure, an estimated...

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Breath-taking Bitterpan in Kgalagadi

For those who love adventure, open spaces, true wilderness and a sense of roughing it, Bitterpan could be your nirvana Bitterpan Wilderness Camp is not fully compliant with universal access (UA) standards because of its remote location and extreme environment, but several features allow mobility-impaired guests to stay there with...

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How to deal better with paediatric cancer

HERE ARE a few ways for parents to cope with their emotions when their child has cancer. Hearing the doctor say the words, “Your child has cancer” is never easy. Parents go through several emotional stages, much like the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. However,...

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They run the world

After centuries of oppression, women are making a big noise! To celebrate Women’s Month, ROLLING INSPIRATION chats to seven golden women with disabilities to hear their tales of success AT SWANEPOEL Trained occupational therapist and seating specialist for CE Mobility, Kat Swanepoel was in her final year of studying when...

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Beautiful music born from hardship

Despite battling Guillain-Barré syndrome, Mareli du Plooy has continued to live out her passion with a new song released in December and a music video on its way Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS) causes rapid muscle weakness as the immune system damages the peripheral nervous system. Most GBS patients are able to...

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Accessible Durban is put to the test

Two hotels from the Tsogo Sun group and the Pro-Mobility accessible transport company are reviewed for their accessibility standard I made a few business trips to Durban recently and was able to experience a couple of hotels as well as “test drive” a new transfer company in the city. Clinton...

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