Adaptive surfers get their wave on

The Triggerfish Animation South African Adaptive Surfing Championships were held at New Pier, Durban, on August 5. The event was hosted and organised by non-profit organisations Made for More and Surfing South Africa. There were a total of 27 competitors, of whom 22 were South Africans and five were international […]

Space drive training now available through QASA

Cape Mobility recently donated a drive-from-wheelchair vehicle to the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) for its Driving Ambitions driver training project. The vehicle, a Renault Kangoo, is fitted with the Paravan Space Drive system, which uses a mini steering wheel and zero-effort brake and accelerator to control the vehicle. […]

When disability is uninspiring

Kenneth Muluadzi, founder of NGO Changing Disabilities, shares the intimate, unseen parts of disability that make many people feel uncomfortable. “I have witnessed how sharing the most intimate parts of my story has made some people uncomfortable, especially those features of my disability that aren’t considered ‘inspirational’ – such as […]

Disabilism: what it means for South African children

Dignity is a basic human right and everyone should attempt to protect the right to dignity of themselves and others. However, according to the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), protecting the dignity of South African children with disabilities is not very high on the national agenda. […]

Power wheelchair users race for the title of fastest quad

The Sabat Power Wheelchair Race returned to Zwartkops Raceway in Centurion on August 5. Sabat Batteries hosted the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) and 22 quadriplegic power wheelchair users. Just after 13h00, contestants gathered on the Karting Track for the race. On the green light the racers set off. […]

More wheelchair-accessible travel options!

For wheelchair users who don’t own a wheelchair-accessible vehicle, there are several other ways of getting around. However, public transport is not always reliable or accessible. Power wheelchair users, for example, might not be able to make use of UberASSIST, as their chairs might not fit into the Uber vehicle. […]

Joey Evans is at it again

Participating in the Dakar Rally was not enough for Joey Evans! Now, he plans to act as navigator for Terence Marsh at the upcoming South African Cross-Country Series (SACCS) Atlas Copco 400 in Bronkhorstspruit.  The duo will drive the Red-Lined Motoring Adventure Nissan Navara on August 4, 2018, in the […]

Montjane heads to her fourth US Open Grand Slam

Legendary South African women’s wheelchair tennis player Kgothatso Montjane has qualified for her fourth US Open, making it her twelfth appearance in a Grand Slam tournament. Currently ranked sixth in the world, Montjane will join the top seven women for the 2018 US Open Wheelchair Tennis Tournament in New York […]