Learners with disabilities: the lost story

  Under the South African Constitution, every child, without exception, has the right to an equal and inclusive education. Sadly this is not the case for most children with disabilities who are discriminated against by not having transport to school, structural accessibility to classrooms or toilets, or access to adequate […]

Employment highlighted at Disability Summit

What started out as the Hope-Mandeville Career Expo held at the Hope School has grown into a two-day event attended by various industries within the disability sector, as well as students and other people with disabilities. The 2019 Disability Summit and Career Expo, sponsored by the SABC, was held at […]

Wheelchair Rugby’s first league for 2019

  The 2019 South Africa Wheelchair Rugby (SA WCR) League will be hosted mainly in Pretoria, with 2018’s champions, Mustangs Wheelchair Rugby, hosting Round 3 of the SA WCR 2019 calendar in Bloemfontein. Wheelchair rugby is a sport played by both men and women with disabilities such as quadriplegia, cerebral palsy, […]

Sustainable wheelchairs for rough terrain

The Product Development Technology Station (PDTS) at the Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein has developed a sustainable wheelchair that incorporates a clip-on handcycle or freewheel to help improve the mobility and reliability of wheelchairs on rough terrain in rural areas and during long-distance travelling. This wheelchair is a three-in-one […]

My fight against MS

  Leanne Lockhart shares her personal journey and some of the challenges she faced after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in January 2015 and spent a lot of time researching what treatments are out there besides having to take disease-modifying drugs, which do […]