Another virtual AGM for QASA

For the second year, QASA held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually on the Zoom platform. On Saturday, 18 September 2021, QASA staff, members and regional associations signed in to get an update on the organisation’s activities, finances and management. During the event, QASA treasurer Richard Barron broke down the […]

Rising stars into second round of SA Spring Open

The SA Spring Open is currently taking place at the Ellis Park Tennis Courts in Johannesburg. The event, which ends on Sunday, 26 September 2021, is hosted by Tennis South Africa and Vision View Productions. The International Tennis Federation has made prize money of US$ 25 000 (R355 709) available for the […]

Gearing up for South African Spring Open

Tennis South Africa (TSA) and Vision View Productions are just a week away from hosting the second instalment of the South Africa Spring Open at the Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, the ‘grand old lady of South African tennis’. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) prize-money combined event, which encompasses both able-bodied […]

Celebrating Fathers with SCIs

To commemorate Father’s Day on Sunday, 20 June 2021, QASA held a lucky draw. The winner was awarded a R1 500 Checkers voucher (also redeemable at Shoprite). To enter, the children of father’s with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) had to post a photo to social media with a short description...

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Dan Kekana Passes

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dan Kekana, who served as provincial chairperson for Disabled People South Africa (DPSA) for several years. He was a disability rights activist and will be sorely missed by the disability community. Our condolences to his friends and family. We...

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Affordable access to telemedicine important for people with mobility issues

With so much of daily life over the past 18 months having changed to virtual interactions, opportunity abounds for faster and more convenient contact between patients and healthcare providers as well. This may be particularly true for those with mobility challenges, such as people with spinal cord injuries. For World […]

Official with a disability makes history

South African umpire Patrick Selepe is the first person with a disability to serve as an official at a Paralympic wheelchair tennis event. It is the latest milestone in a journey that has seen him advance the sport from its very arrival in South Africa, having dedicated himself to wheelchair […]

Travel without limits

Travellers with disabilities have to overcome many barriers when planning, booking, and venturing on a trip, whether for business or pleasure. Some of these are minor inconveniences, but others can make travel extremely difficult, or even impossible, without help. My Trip PA has partnered with Fability and Able2Travel to create […]