Being diagnosed with a rare disease can be overwhelming and lonely. For this reason, Rare Diseases South Africa decided to give its members a little comfort through crochet bears. The organisation started its Rare Bear Project. As it states: “We wanted bears that were RARE for our rare warriors so...
It is with great sadness that we inform you that Tina Monteiro, former publisher of Rolling Inspiration, has passed away. Her business partner, Charleen Clarke, recalls that she first met Tina about three decades ago while working for the same publisher. “When I met Tina, I was absolutely blown away […]
Ari Seirlis reviews Load, Aim … Fire by Duncan Mattushek. Duncan writes an incredible story about a tragic incident he faced while serving in the army as a national serviceman. A life-changing incident that cost the lives of some of his dear friends and comrades. After a long recovery and...
At the end of February, the increases for the disability and other social grants were announced for 2021/22. The announcement was met with backlash as the trade union federation, Cosatu, pointed out that the increases were less than inflation. The government was unapologetic about their approach. Disability grants were […]
In January, Rolling Inspiration hosted its second webinar. The aim of the event was to promote Issue 4 of 2020, provide readers with even more information, and offer an opportunity for the audience to directly engage with the contributors and advertisers in the magazine. The free-to-attend, full-day webinar boasted 10 […]
On Friday, 23 October, Rolling Inspiration hosted its first webinar during which readers could engage with the Rolling Inspiration team of disability experts who write for the publication. With topics ranging from health and beauty to employment and travel, the full-day webinar consisted of ten session with 15-minute breaks in […]
QASA established its Work Readiness Programme to assist members in finding employment. Thus far, the programme has been very successful. One such example of success is graduate Dumisani Langa, who was introduced to the programme while attending a capacity building session at QASA in February 2019. “Through the QASA Work […]
This was no average women’s month. Aside from the lockdown, which kept most South Africans home, the traditional well wishes for women on social media were overshadowed and replaced with call for justice. Domestic abuse and the murder of women and girls (dubbed femicide) in South Africa are always highlighted […]
Organisers of the Ball for All are now set on breaking the world record for Combi Wheelchair Dance on April 18, 2020. With approval from Queen to use the hit “Don’t Stop Me Now”, the organisers aim to have 500 concurrent dancers on the dance floor. The Foschini Group has […]
There is nothing like a great inspirational book to get the year started. A couple of books have been published recently by people with disabilities that can help fire you up to chase those dreams and goals! 31 Years to Peel a Banana The memoirs of Phyllis Woolf, published by […]