QASA funds wheelchair racers

The 2017 George Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge (OCC), which took place in February, is held exclusively for athletes with disabilities. They participate in racing wheelchairs, adapted bicycles, hand cycles, basketball chairs and ordinary wheelchairs. QASA’s Sport Fund enabled 101 wheelchair users to attend the event. “A most memorable and enjoyable time […]

QASA launches innovative Eish campaign

QASA has launched its “Eish” Campaign 2017. The campaign focuses on key issues faced by people with physical disabilities such as transport challenges, limited access to buildings, a lack of accessible parking and restricted access to the justice system. “The campaign uses a wheelchair Lego man in various environments to […]

APPLICATIONS FOR SAB FOUNDATION’S SOCIAL INNOVATION AND DISABILITY EMPOWERMENT AWARDS ARE NOW OPEN

The South African Breweries (SAB) Foundation is calling on local innovators and social entrepreneurs, who solve social problems facing disadvantaged South Africans, to apply for its seventh annual Social Innovation, and second annual Disability Empowerment, Awards. Online applications for the Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards opened on May 3...

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QASA shows appreciation to airport services

Mandy Latimore, representing QASA, handed out certificates of appreciation at the Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) Feather Awards held at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg in December 2016. In the same month, QASA CEO Ari Seirlis presented certificates of appreciation to Swissport and BidAir at King Shaka International airport […]

Dive-A-Thon to defy gravity

Strap on your flippers, fill up your oxygen tanks and dive in the Handicapped Scuba Association South Africa (HSASA) 50 hour Dive-A-Thon! The HSASA is an established non-profit company that operates independently from any dive school. With their first project they are challenging people with disabilities, as well as divers […]

The bed that makes itself

For most people with disabilities or mobility impairments, the first obstacle after waking up in the morning is making the bed. Thanks to a Canadian inventor, doing so is now effortless. After seeing how her uncle, a wheelchair user, struggled to make his bed, Tina Cayouette wanted to create something […]