Medical aids crucial to treating mental disorders

As with most medical conditions, there are numerous treatment options available to someone who has been diagnosed with a mental disorder. However, most people don’t understand how medical aids can help. This is especially true for schizophrenia – a complex disorder that affects a person’s ability to think clearly, form […]

Greater risk of abuse for children with disabilities

Among the range of rights violations that children with disabilities have to endure, abuse ranks as the vilest. Their physical and emotional abuse and neglect, alongside sexual exploitation, including rape, should be of prime concern for all South Africans. In fact, children with disabilities are three times more likely to […]

Barrier-less bus for Paralympians

Bridgestone Corporation, the official tyre partner for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, was able to produce a new solution that will ensure barrier-less bus access at the newly constructed athlete village for the Games. Leveraging its knowledge of commercial bus tyres and rubber, Bridgestone worked with a collaborative […]

Consistency crucial to investments

David Case, chartered accountant and director at Magwitch Securities, explains the importance of remaining consistent when investing. Prudential Investment Managers use the slogan “consistency is the only currency that matters”, by which they are trying to say that doing the right thing over and over again will give you the […]

Internet: threat or sanctuary for children with disabilities?

  In celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3), the Council of Europe released a new report that focuses on children with disabilities in the digital environment. It found that the internet can be an equalising factor in accessing information and yet puts these children at greater […]

“I’m no different,” says wheelchair basketball ace

  It’s a measure of South African wheelchair basketball star Shane Williams’s character when he describes the amputation of his legs at the age of two as “a decision that’s probably every parent’s nightmare, but maybe a blessing for me”. Described by his teammates as the player who always lifts […]

Racing to recovery

Only five months after 30-year-old Colin Mitchell injured his spine in a motorcycle accident, he courageously completed the 35-km Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic using a specially designed hand-propelled cycle. While talking about his accident remains difficult, Mitchell enthusiastically describes competing in the road race and the endurance it required. […]

Inaugural Road Heroes Award

The Road Ethics Project (REP), in partnership with the Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa, announced that former QASA CEO Ari Seirlis is its inaugural Road Heroes Award winner. This award celebrates an individual dedicated to improving road safety. “While we had many worthy nominees, Seirlis was head and shoulders […]