Stepping into the future

Netcare has implemented an electronic medical record system, CareOn, which has enabled staff to have a truly patient-centric approach to treatment. Heinrich Grimsehl explains In 2018, Netcare embarked on a journey to digitise clinical records. This would provide patients with the best and safest care. Only a year later, by...

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Caring with Pizzazz

Caregiver Zodwa Mabuza’s gentle, intuitive approach to caregiving moved George Louw to investigate and learn more about her journey Pizzazz meaning an attractive combination of vitality and glamour. Synonyms include stylishness, elegance, gracefulness, poise, sophistication, chic or finesse. I first met Zodwa Mabuza when she became a carer to my...

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Tips to travel by road safety

Between lockdown restrictions and civil unrest, travelling safely can be challenging. Mandy Latimore provides tips for remaining safe on the road The civil unrest in June and August, as well as travel restrictions, has made me reconsider the safety measures that we need to put in place to travel safely...

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Fingers and toes

Manicures provide many more health benefits than simply looking polished. Joy Duffiled elaborates Manicure and pedicure are treatments for both men and woman! Regular manicures and pedicures (every four to six weeks) provide great benefits for your overall health. Let’s have a look at what these treatments entail. A professional...

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Accessiblity: Body Corporate’s Responsibility

Are individuals or the body corporate responsible for ensuring buildings are wheelchair accessible? Cilna Steyn provides some clarity  Sectional title ownership (owning a flat or property in a complex) and residence comes with its challenges but is very often the most convenient way to live. There is one important question...

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Disability empowerment

There are limited employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Fortunately, with some skills and knowledge, they can be more attractive to potential employers. Rustim Ariefdien explains People with disabilities remain a marginalised group in South Africa when it comes to economic empowerment. Only 1,1 percent of those included in the...

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Parenting wit a disability

Parents, in general, often receive criticisms and judgements, but parents with disabilities face even more. Emma McKinney shares some personal experiences  My husband, Vic, has level C3 – C5 quadriplegia, I am hearing impaired and we have two energetic young boys. Vic acquired his disability in 1987 – long before...

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Myths about female sexuality

It can be difficult for women who have suffered a spinal cord injury (SCI) to Afind information on sexuality. Danie Breedt debunks some of the myths According to a study by Ferreiro-Velasco and colleagues (2005), 69 percent of women with SCIs are satisfied with their current sexual activity. This could...

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