A long walk for Madiba

The centenary celebrations for former president and “father of the nation” Nelson Mandela will wrap up in Pretoria, Tshwane on Sunday, December 9, 2018, with the annual Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run. Hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, together with the province of Gauteng, the 2018 Walk will begin and […]

Robotics creating jobs for people with disabilities

Robots are well on the way to becoming ubiquitous in manufacturing, where they are having an impact on the work environment and on jobs themselves. Although some people have reservations about their use (because they can be seen to be replacing humans in the workplace), they can be greatly beneficial; […]

Thumbs up for GentleCath

After introducing its GentleCath Glide low-friction hydrophilic-intermittent catheter earlier this year, ConvaTec had 16 catheter users test it and complete an online survey to share their thoughts. The majority of the participants were men, 94 percent had suffered a spinal cord injury and 88 percent had reduced or greatly reduced […]

Have your meds delivered to your door

Chronic illnesses come with their own challenges, one of them being the need to repeatedly renew a prescription, which can be tedious. Some people might even experience dangerous interruptions in their treatment simply because they are unable to pick up their medication in time. Having medication delivered via courier should […]

Stand a chance to win a Smergos hamper!

Smergos is the first proudly South African company to specialise in designing, manufacturing and selling accessories for wheelchair users. Co-founders Nick Smit and Nicole Vergos are dedicated to creating a range of wheelchair accessories that are both functional and fun. Both Nick and Nicole have dealt with their own disabilities […]

Desmond goes mobile

Desmond Monyamane is one of the most recent successful candidates from the Driving Ambitions programme run by QASA. He is currently employed as a quality administrative contractor and his main goal in joining the programme was to increase his personal mobility and ability to travel at any time. Equipped with […]

QASA addresses employment

QASA recently hosted an employment workshop that addressed the integration of persons with disabilities in the workplace. The event was attended by a select group of employers who showed interest in forming a relationship with QASA to assist with the employment of its members. Strategies for bridging the employment gap […]

Wheels of Change celebrates SCI Day

The Wheels of Change organisation celebrated International Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Day on September 5 with a physical awareness campaign at the Vosloorus stadium, Johannesburg. The event included a wheelchair marathon and basketball. The organisation was established in 2016 following a wheelchair race where people without mobility impairments, using wheelchairs, […]