What would Heritage Day be without a braai? Even amidst a pandemic, we can still feel the South African vibe with a braai. This can be a bit of a challenge for those of us in wheelchairs. So, here are a few tips to having a great braai day! Still […]
For the second year, QASA held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually on the Zoom platform. On Saturday, 18 September 2021, QASA staff, members and regional associations signed in to get an update on the organisation’s activities, finances and management. During the event, QASA treasurer Richard Barron broke down the […]
The SA Spring Open is currently taking place at the Ellis Park Tennis Courts in Johannesburg. The event, which ends on Sunday, 26 September 2021, is hosted by Tennis South Africa and Vision View Productions. The International Tennis Federation has made prize money of US$ 25 000 (R355 709) available for the […]
Tennis South Africa (TSA) and Vision View Productions are just a week away from hosting the second instalment of the South Africa Spring Open at the Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, the ‘grand old lady of South African tennis’. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) prize-money combined event, which encompasses both able-bodied […]
To commemorate Father’s Day on Sunday, 20 June 2021, QASA held a lucky draw. The winner was awarded a R1 500 Checkers voucher (also redeemable at Shoprite). To enter, the children of father’s with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) had to post a photo to social media with a short description...
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dan Kekana, who served as provincial chairperson for Disabled People South Africa (DPSA) for several years. He was a disability rights activist and will be sorely missed by the disability community. Our condolences to his friends and family. We...
With so much of daily life over the past 18 months having changed to virtual interactions, opportunity abounds for faster and more convenient contact between patients and healthcare providers as well. This may be particularly true for those with mobility challenges, such as people with spinal cord injuries. For World […]
South African umpire Patrick Selepe is the first person with a disability to serve as an official at a Paralympic wheelchair tennis event. It is the latest milestone in a journey that has seen him advance the sport from its very arrival in South Africa, having dedicated himself to wheelchair […]
Mechanical engineer and C5/6 quadriplegic Riël Haupt has designed a reacher that not only makes picking up or reaching objects a lot easier, but is also affordable. He has made the product available through his business, Q-Adapt. It is only the start of his journey to empowering quadriplegics. “I started […]
Travellers with disabilities have to overcome many barriers when planning, booking, and venturing on a trip, whether for business or pleasure. Some of these are minor inconveniences, but others can make travel extremely difficult, or even impossible, without help. My Trip PA has partnered with Fability and Able2Travel to create […]