Tinyiko Gwambe was born with a physical disability called tetra-amelia congenital syndrome. The 23-year-old graduated with a distinction from the University of Pretoria to obtain her bachelor’s degree in social work with a dream to drive regardless of her disability. Unfortunately she was not a suitable candidate for the Driving […]
In 2016, Katleho Moeketsi was excitedly preparing to work as a qualified teacher. But instead, his journey as a C4/C5 quadriplegicstarted when he was hit by a car while waiting to cross the road. During his recovery, the economic and risk management graduate made a plan. Moekesti joined the QASA […]
Bonga Rati was born in the Eastern Cape and raised by his grandparents, who taught him discipline and managing tough situations. This inspired him to join the military as a soldier. His ability to handle challenges was put to the test in 2016, when he was involved in a car […]
The QASA head office was a hive of activity on Mandela Day, July 18, which commemorates former president Nelson Mandela’s birthday with 67 minutes of community service. QASA invited the community and companies to assist with designing a tranquil garden around its newly built Victor Daitz Training Centre. Wendy Wright, […]
The QuadPara Association of the Western Cape launched its two-month QASA Work Readiness Programme in April. On Friday, May 31, the candidates celebrated their graduation after completing the programme, which aims to provide soft employment skills for personal and professional growth to secure mainstream permanent employment for people with disabilities. […]
The first graduation ceremony for candidates who have completed the QASA Work Readiness Programme was held at the Pretoria offices of the QuadPara Association of South Africa on Friday, May 31. Graduation day is a special occasion in the life of every student and this was no different. It also […]
The unemployment rate among South Africans with disabilities, specifically wheelchair users, is extremely high. QASA took the initiative to research the reason for this. It found that prospective employers felt wheelchair users were not work-ready, as they had little or no work experience. The QASA Work Readiness Programme was established...
QASA recently hosted a Victor Daitz Capacity Building event attended by a group of dynamic and motivated individuals. The QASA CEO noticed that one of the candidates was not seated properly and knew that QASA would have to assist. The CEO immediately did some research and issued the candidate with...
Rowan Martell was involved in a freak accident in 2015. While he was standing at a robot waiting to cross the road, a glass frame fell from the 22nd storey of a building nearby and landed between his shoulder blades, severing his spinal cord. He was rushed to hospital, where […]
Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” QASA is, once again, the recipient of extremely generous funding from Bidvest Premier Lounge for the QASA Skills Development Programmes. Previous funding was used to upskill members, which has led to mainstream employment, internships and learnerships. The continuous […]