Zealous Zanele

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 […]

Heels on wheels

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 […]


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; […]

Is suicide the solution?

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 […]