Our children and their future

Children with disabilities are at a significant disadvantage according to a UNICEF report. Raven Benny discusses With most of the school year completed and learners writing exams countrywide, I want to wish them and their loved ones well. This is a stressful time, but the rewards of their hard work will...

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Making something of myself

Letitia Kamfer is a former QASA Work Readiness Programme candidate who has achieved success after completing the programme. She thanks the organisation for the role it played in her success. “I don’t know where to start, because QASA has changed the way I look at life,” Letitia says. “I was...

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A stepping stone to success

Khuliso David Nelwalani participated in the QASA Work Readiness Programme (WRP). He shares his experience and thanks. “It has been a wonderful journey since the first day that I was introduced at QASA,” Khuliso says. “I started with the three-month WRP. It really was a stepping stone that helped me...

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Back on the road

Colland Johnathan Landman received new tyres for his power wheelchair from QASA. He thanks the organisation for their support: “I just want to thank QASA for all the support that they give. I applied for new tyres, because that’s my transport. Thanks to QASA, I can now get back on...

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Paralympic Care

George Louw looks at what it takes to prepare mindsets and pick up the pieces before and after a big event for professional athletes When watching big sport events, we cheer the modern-day gladiators for putting their bodies on the line to out-perform their competitors. When they win, we celebrate....

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Disability community wellbeing during lockdown

 Researchers surveyed the disability community to determine their financial and emotional wellbeing since the start of the global pandemic and national lockdown. Their findings call for more inclusion The COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown haven’t left a stone unturned. No one has been immune to the impact the pandemic and...

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Brief history of disability activism

With various days to commemorate disability rights in November and December, here is a short history of disability activism in South Africa To honour the national Disability Rights Awareness Month (DRAM), which was celebrated from November 3 to December 3, and the International Day for People with Disabilities (celebrated on...

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Waxed

With summer and the holidays here, many people are looking to remove unwanted hair. Joy Duffield takes a look at some of the options available Summer is here, which means it’s time to expose parts of the body that have been hiding beneath the winter woollies’ and cosy tracksuit pants....

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