Rolling and bowling

For people with a physical disability, one of the most fun sports out there is lawn bowls. Chris Patton explains why he’s a fan In lawn bowls, you are not restricted by a need for physical strength, running ability or lightning reflexes. The sport relies on rhythm, muscle memory and...

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Keep swinging

The 2016 Nedbank SA Disabled Golf Open took place recently. CLAIRE RENCKEN brings you some of the highlights. The South African Disabled Golf Association (SADGA) believes that golf builds character, which is an asset – whether or not you have a disability. The association is about being a golfer –...

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Spinal Cord Injury in the Paediatric Community

Spinal cord injury in the paediatric community represents approximately 4% of the total overall incidences of spinal cord injuries (SCI) annually. The majority of spinal cord injuries are as a result of motor vehicle accidents, falls from heights or as a result of sporting accidents. Neurological recovery in children with...

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Going by air

Airbnb – A place to stay or an income stream? With our ever-shrinking ZAR and rising costs of living, it’s becoming harder each day to find value-for-money travel options. Well, I think I’ve found the answer. Founded in August 2008 in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace...

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Red dunes, big sky, solitude

Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park’s Kieliekrankie Camp offers access to true wilderness Regarded as one of the best wildlife and photographic locations on the planet, the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Kalahari Desert is a breath-taking destination. While there are accessible facilities in the main camps, there are also six wilderness camps,...

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Unlock your infinite abilities

Sixteen years ago, ANTHONY KAIRUZ was riding a motorbike in the Magaliesberg mountains when he hit a rock and the unthinkable happened. He shares his story with us. “I flew over the handle bars and landed with my entire body weight on the back of my head, breaking my neck....

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A step at a time

Becoming depressed is not a sign of weakness – there are sound reasons for depression. CLAIRE RENCKEN looks at ways to combat it. Various approaches exist to overcoming depression, which is a condition that many of us suffer from. The key to recovery, however, according to the HelpGuide.org website, is...

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Advice for first-time homebuyers

If you’ve just decided to buy your first home, you’ll need guidance through this exciting venture. CLAIRE RENCKEN investigates. Purchasing a new home is one of the biggest financial investments you’ll ever make, and no doubt you’ll have many questions regarding the process. Figures state that over 90 percent of...

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Medic Maze

Attempting to decipher the jargon-ridden maze of a medical aid policy is a challenge for anyone. LIANA REINERS reports. Throw in the word “disability” and it becomes somewhat akin to solving a Rubik’s cube while blindfolded and wearing boxing gloves. The good news, however, is that medical aids in South...

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