The elephant in the bedroom

Depending on the level of their injury and whether it is complete or not, men who have suffered a spinal cord injury might experience erectile dysfunction – but all is not lost. There are numerous interventions available to treat erectile dysfunction after a spinal cord injury, depending on the level...

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Disability rebates: ticking all the boxes

Although people with disabilities are entitled to certain rebates from SARS, claiming them is not simple. Disability tax specialist Jaco Kruger provides some insight. Creating awareness among the various disability organisations and groups in South Africa is of the utmost importance. I am a parent of a 26-year-old with a...

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Toyota’s face for the Paralympic Games

Ntando Mahlangu was recently appointed ambassador for Toyota South Africa Motors as part of Toyota’s plans to support the disability community in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. In 2015, Toyota became the first worldwide mobility partner of the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee with...

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Medical aid help at hand

With the South African public healthcare system in disarray and most South Africans struggling to save, medical aid schemes ensure patients get the necessary treatment on time. MARISKA MORRIS reports The South African public healthcare system is synonymous with poor service, long queues and a lack of both resources and...

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Living your best life after an SCI

Sandra Khumalo is an impeccable example of how rich life can be post-SCI. She conquers the world as mother, motivational speaker, champion rower, and sales representative for GentleCath Glide intermittent catheters by ConvaTec After 13 years in a wheelchair, Sandra Khumalo is no stranger to the challenges facing wheelchair users....

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Learning to walk again!

Three patients with paraplegia participating in a clinical study in Switzerland regained muscle movement that they lost many years ago. Could their first steps towards uninhibited mobility result in a cure for spinal cord injuries? Losing your ability to walk is one of the most difficult things to accept and...

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Limpopo to Wimbledon – An unforgettable journey

From humble beginnings in Limpopo to rubbing shoulders with royalty at Wimbledon, wheelchair tennis superstar Kgothatso Montjane’s sporting career has taken her to incredible heights. And she’s only getting started! The sun beats down on the green tennis courts in Pretoria, but wheelchair tennis superstar Kgothatso “KG” Montjane seems undeterred....

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