Grabbing life by the horns

Dlamini Qaphelani has spinal bifida and is currently an educator at KwaZamokuhle Special School in Ephangweni, KwaZulu-Natal. He shares some of the challenges he has faced and his achievements, showing that anything is possible with a little hard work and motivation. As a person with spina bifida, it was especially […]

Dissecting Wobbles: a memoir about life and disability

Andrew Marshall was diagnosed with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) – a rare, inherited disease that affects the nervous system and inhibits movement – when he was a teen. More than a decade after his diagnosis, Andrew shares his journey with FA, life and relationships in his memoir Dissecting Wobbles. While Andrew’s […]

Holidaying accessibly in style with Disabled Travel

The festive season has arrived and offers the perfect opportunity for a beach breakaway. Karin Coetzee, occupational therapist and content creator for the travel website Disabled Travel, reviews two stylish and accessible accommodations by the sea. Noordhoek Beach Views House Scott Raines, an American travel writer, consultant and advocate for […]

Walking a marathon for SCI

After his own near-permanent spinal cord injury, Julian Paterson decided to participate in the 2018 Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (KAEM) to support the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) and raise awareness around SCIs. He shares his story… I’ve always been an active person and, from a very young age, […]

Andrew Marshall shares a long journey

Andrew Marshall suffers from Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) – a rare genetic disorder where the body produces antibodies that limit the production of frataxin, a protein vital for nerve and muscle health. A lack of frataxin leads to muscle depletion and other symptoms. He also recently published his memoirs and shares […]

Wheelchair tennis relaunched in Western Cape

Wheelchair Tennis South Africa (WTSA) relaunched its development centres in the Western Cape with renewed vigour following a successful camp on Saturday, November 3. The Province now boasts three development hubs – Khayelitsha, Delft and Astra. Players from Khayelitsha and Delft enjoyed a full day of tennis at Three Anchor […]

Wheelchair user bags Sport Journalist of the Year Award – again

eHowzit sports editor Quintin van Jaarsveld was named Vodacom Sports Journalist of the Year for the KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga region at the Hilton Hotel in Durban on Friday, November 2. Last year, Quintin was joint winner. Read our 2017 interview with him here. This year, the Vodacom Journalist of the […]

Toyota making strides in mobility for Japan

As a worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Toyota Motor Corporation is supporting para sports and contributing towards the creation of a more inclusive society at the grassroots level. It is doing so through cooperation with the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020 […]