Zanele Situ overcame various challenges to become the first black South African athlete to win a Paralympic gold medal. CLAIRE RENCKEN looks at her record Born in Matatiele in the Eastern Cape in 1971, Situ became paralysed in 1982 after contracting a TB infection, which affected her spinal cord. While […]
The Southern African Spinal Cord Association (SASCA) and the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) are partnering in the build-up and also the activities, to celebrate and create awareness about the first World Spinal Cord Injury Day that will be held on September 5. World Spinal Cord Injury Day aims […]
The services provided in the Specialised Services unit at Netcare Rehabilitation Hospital include: Gait Lab, including Lokomat and Biodex Aquatherapy Seating clinic Upper limb clinic THE GAIT LAB The ability to walk is fundamental to a person’s quality of life, yet a substantial portion of the population has difficulty walking. […]
Boulders Beach in Table Mountain National Park combines access, nature and fun Table Mountain National Park merges into and beyond the city of Cape Town, is a world heritage site and has been voted as one of the 7 New Natural Wonders of the World. There are many attractions that […]
London has just seen the introduction of UberWAV, vehicles that allow users with wheelchairs to travel in style and ease In May this year Uber UK launched its newest service, UberWAV, into the Greater London area. This service was developed together with the support of the UK charities Scope, Whizz-Kidz...
As August is the month when we celebrate National Women’s Day, now seems to be the perfect time to reflect on the remarkable things that women with disabilities have done. CLAIRE RENCKEN reports Veronica Baloyi (37) from Soshanguve has overcome many challenges. In spite of her traumatic past, after being […]
Henno Ellis’s eyes light up as he describes his love for an active lifestyle and tackling the great outdoors. He tells GAVIN MYERS why the Ford Ranger is the ideal vehicle for him Ellis has always led an active life. Originally a commercial diver, his job took him to the […]
In this first part of two features, MANDY LATIMORE brings you the latest information on all aspects of transport for both everyday living and leisure pursuits CAR HIRE The different car hire companies require different lead times to make the specific vehicle available for rental, so you need to make...
The Hyundai Tucson has been a favourite SUV for 12 years. Now the third generation has landed on local shores – and it looks like a great option for people with mobility impairments SUVs have grown in prominence among South African consumers due to their soft-road ability; versatility and practicality; […]
Me Before You has attracted controversy the world over. Now it has debuted in South Africa, meaning that the debate surrounding assisted suicide for people with disabilities has taken on a local flavour. CHARLEEN CLARKE discovers that, while opinion is mixed, it’s uniformly vehement … The ending of Me Before […]