SA Spring Open title winners

South African wheelchair tennis aces Lucas Sithole (above) and Kgothatso Montjane won singles titles in their respective categories on the last day of the 2019 South African Spring Open to give the home fans plenty to celebrate in Johannesburg. The two-time Grand Slam champion Sithole defeated compatriot Donald Ramphadi to […]

Pro-disability policy is pro-business

Businesses have a legal and moral obligation to hire people with disabilities. However, pro-disability policies can also enhance business with tax breaks and government incentives, according to Roxanne Da Mata Gonçalves, transformation specialist and director of Strata-g Labour Solutions. “Employers cannot keep hiding behind the so-called ‘high costs’ of hiring […]

Young golfers tested at interschool tournament

The fourth annual First Swing Programme (FSP) Inter Schools KwaZulu-Natal Festival took place at Mount Edgecombe Country Club on September 3, with young golfers with disabilities from Mason Lincoln Special School, Open Air School and RP Moodley School enthusiastically competing in the event. The tournament was staged in a five-hole, […]

Wheelchair Wednesday hits 1 000

The SPAR Wheelchair Wednesday campaign achieved one of its primary objectives when the 1 000th wheelchair was handed over to a deserving recipient on September 19. It was a day of landmarks at the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth, where SPAR Eastern Cape and the Association for Persons with […]

First SA Spring Open under way

The debut South African Spring Open tennis tournament is currently under way at the Ellis Park Tennis Stadium in Johannesburg. The biggest tennis talent in South Africa as well as several international tennis players have assembled for the week-long tournament, which ends on September 29. The inaugural SA Spring Open […]

Nappy Run returns

The annual five-kilometre Nappy Run fun run returns to Johannesburg Zoo on National Children’s Day (Saturday, November 2). The campaign focuses on raising awareness of the conditions children with disabilities live under, the challenges they face and their rights that are violated. It also serves to raise funds to buy […]

True independent living with Cheshire Homes

New independent-living cottages currently under development at the Ann Harding Cheshire Home in Northwold, Johannesburg, offer people with disabilities a unique housing opportunity. Several options are available, starting from two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottages costing R1,79 million each. The design can accommodate family members or provide more privacy for caregivers. While these […]