Injustice must stop

When any kind of injustice occurs, we need to fight for our rights. Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were done wrong, but the other party made the situation seem like they were the victim? Twelve months ago, I bought a used car online from J&J...

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School outings: dos and don’ts

There is nothing more fun for a child than an adventure, but it helps to be prepared – especially when taking children with disabilities on an outing. All children love going on school outings and we, as teachers, need to make sure that children with physical disabilities are fully accommodated....

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Disability = asexuality? Wrong!

Many wheelchair users wonder if they’ll be able to have sex after a spinal cord injury – and there’s a belief that people with disabilities are asexual. This notion couldn’t be more wrong. It appears that within our society there is a misconception that any form of disability is synonymous...

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Disability can benefit your company

Many companies mistakenly believe that hiring people with disabilities is inconvenient, but there are benefits. From qualifying for tax allowances to ducking hefty penalties, here are some of the perks. Disability employment is sometimes regarded as cumbersome for an employer. However, it is no different than the complicated processes that...

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Commonwealth Games, here we come

The South African Para athletes finished 2017 with a bang and are now looking to conquer 2018. First up is the Commonwealth Games. Happy 2018! May this year bring all the best to our Para athletes as they begin their quest in earnest for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The...

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Dealing with shoulder pain

Most people with an SCI will experience shoulder pain at some point, but it’s very important to prevent serious injury. Here are a few ways to reduce or avoid injury. Shoulder pain is common in people with a spinal cord injury (SCI) as well as people who have suffered a...

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2018 is going to be my year!

A new year means new beginnings and for newly-wed amputee Marcelle Jacobs, 2018 has much in store, including new prosthetic legs. There is something refreshing and inspiring about a new year. January brings with it a chance to turn over a new leaf and drives an amazing sense of motivation...

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Reinventing purpose

When a spouse loses physical mobility through a spinal cord injury (SCI), it is a life-shattering experience for both partners. It takes great purpose to rebuild. I recently heard of a man who tragically lost his wife in a car accident. His life was shattered. However, he tells of how...

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And not a drop to drink…

As the water crisis deepens, people with disabilities can only hope that the City of Cape Town will make special arrangements for them at the “secured collection points”. Cape Town is flanked on both sides by the ocean. It is the Mother city; it has been a safe harbour and...

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