Team in training

The QASA management board attended a two-day presentation and communication training workshop in Durban on October 20 and 21. The training was conducted by Neil Minnaar and Jason Sandler of Keep Talking. They gave insight into presenting skills and communication skills, and the outcome for many delegates was confidence-building. QASA […]

Cannonball Run

This initiative, a project of Roundtable Sandown 150 organised by Ross Crichton, arrived in Bloemfontein in August to hand over two power wheelchairs and two commodes to recipients at the Jean Webber Home. QASA is the beneficiary of the Cannonball Run, which provides resources for its projects and services. Ari […]

World Spinal Cord Injury Day

Members of the QuadPara Association of the Western Cape created awareness about the prevention of spinal cord injury at the Cape Town Waterfront on Monday September 5, which was World Spinal Cord Injury Day. Tourists and shoppers had an opportunity to understand the benefits of wearing a seatbelt in the […]

SABAT Race Day

The South African Festival of Motoring, which took place recently at the revamped Kyalami Grand Prix circuit in Midrand, provided a vibrant and thrilling backdrop for the much-anticipated SABAT QuadPara Race Day, which celebrates the relationship between SABAT Batteries and QASA. The Festival provided something for everyone – from car […]

Quads 4 Quads

This off-road motorbike event is coming up in September and October. About 600 quad-bike and two-wheel motorcycle riders, including several quadriplegic and paraplegic riders on adapted quads, will take part for the 13th time in the event which has made a remarkable difference to the lives of quadriplegics and paraplegics […]

Employment project

QASA understands that skills development and employment are key issues for persons with disabilities. We believe that it is essential for these people to gain the necessary skills so as to have the opportunity to gain meaningful employment, which in turn leads to independence, sustainability, social integration and dignity. QASA […]

Driving Ambitions does it again

In June, Nic Bac, a quadriplegic and former pilot, obtained his driver’s licence with the help of instructor Shaun Kanayee. Thomas Rikhotso, who was new to driving when he joined Driving Ambitions, was a natural behind the wheel and after only five lessons with Des Harmse, passed his driving test […]

The gift of education

QASA is very proud to have introduced Sandile Mkhize to Atmosphere Communications, an award-winning public relations consultancy, with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Atmosphere Communications is covering Sandile’s tuition fees (worth R30 000) for the 2016 academic year. Sandile’s story really inspired them, so they decided to help him […]