Time to fight the pandemic fatigue

As we enter our eigth month in lockdown, still battling the coronavirus, many struggle with pandemic fatigue as they tire of safety measures. However, Raven Benny calls on his fellow South Africans to keep heart and stay safe As the world awaited the outcome of the United States presidential elections,...

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Adrenaline junkies take to the sky

From flips in a powered paraglider to jumping from a plane, these wheelchair users bravely take to the sky to participate in some extreme sports For many, a spinal cord injury is devasting, mostly because of the perception that they will miss out on so much whether it is because...

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Dilemma of donations

Non-profit organisations often have the challenge of deciding when and how to give. George Louw brings the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) under the spotlight Unemployment and poverty are QASA’s initial response was to jump in with worldwide issues and very much a reality of life for large segments...

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Level 1 travel restrictions

Although international travel is open, it is by no means easier to travel. Mandy Latimore takes a look at the rules in place to protect travellers from COVID-19 With the president moving the country to Level 1 of the lockdown, there have been conflicting and confusing reports about travel into...

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Dealing with the shock of amputation

It is traumatic to lose a limb, but there is also hope. Heinrich Grimsehl speaks to a few amputees Usually, if somebody asks you what is the worst thing that could happen to you, amputation rates among the top three. The idea of giving up part of your body can...

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Searching for a cure

Many organisations are dedicated to finding a cure for spinal cord injuries. We take a look at the progress made with many projects funded by the Wings for Life Foundation Spinal cord injuries are tricky. It is very difficult to predict how the body will react, what functions will be affected...

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Scoring big with learnerships

Companies and people with disabilities can greatly benefit from learnerships as Rustim Ariefdien points out Of all the elements that comprise the BBBEE Scorecard, skills development is one of the more expensive as many companies view it as an expense rather than an investment. Businesses are required to spend 3,5...

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Write a job-securing CV

There are some important dos and don’ts when writing your CV that could be the difference between being invited for an interview or being overlooked While the interview can be the most nerve-racking  and beautifully designed CV secures interviews. Similarly, spelling errors and an incohesive layout could make an employer...

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Regaining self-confidence

With a vision to enable their members to live their lives to their full potential, QASA’s Work Readiness Programme is providing participants with knowledge, skills and the self-confidence to enter the formal world of work I had given up on a lot of things, including myself, says Nokozola Rantso about...

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