Smergos shines at SAB Awards

The SAB Foundation hosted its annual Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards in October. There were 24 deserving winners, and more than R9 million in prize money was awarded. The Disability Empowerment Awards honoured companies that empower people with disabilities. Smergos, a wheelchair bag and accessories manufacturing company, was awarded joint […]

Disability activist raises awareness about accessible parking at Thorn Tree Mall Plaza

Disability activist and wheelchair user Veronica Baloyi noticed a driver misusing an accessible parking bay at the Thorn Tree Mall Plaza in Soshanguve in June. She confronted the driver and was met with arrogance. “As a wheelchair user, this situation omits my freedom of doing my own shopping. Before I […]

Four wheelchair users get a home revamp

After rehabilitation, on returning home, many quadriplegics and paraplegics find their homes inaccessible. Bathrooms and toilet facilities are especially inaccessible, particularly in rural areas. The QuadPara Association of Gauteng North (QAGN) selected four members, who struggled with this very issue, to be the recipients of the British Airways (operated by […]

Zonke donates IT equipment and software to QASA

In order to deliver effective service to its members, QASA needs appropriate equipment. Because its equipment was dated and no longer functioning correctly, QASA requested funding from Zonke Monitoring Systems, which kindly donated funding for IT equipment, software, audiovisual equipment, peripherals as well as assistance with payments to third-party service […]

Interview tips on world SCI day

Recruitment agency Bradshaw Le Roux marked world Spinal Cord Injury day on September 5 with a workshop for quadriplegics and paraplegics. The workshop focused on preparing for an interview. Delegates learned it is important to allow more than enough travel time to the interview just in case there is a […]

Atlas Copco implements learnership programme for disabled learners

Atlas Copco South Africa – a company that sells compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems – is offering learnership programmes to people with disabilities. In its most recent initiative, Atlas Copco is hosting 12 learners with disabilities from the Skills Development Corporation […]