QASA annual general meeting

The QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) will have its annual general meeting on Saturday, September 14, and everyone is welcome. For more information, keep an eye on our social media sites or visit the QASA website at

Ready for the corporate world?

  The QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) has launched its Work Readiness Programme to address the high unemployment rate among people with disabilities – specifically wheelchair users. The programme was developed after research by the non-profit found that prospective employers felt wheelchair users were not ready for the corporate […]

Walking a marathon for SCI

After his own near-permanent spinal cord injury, Julian Paterson decided to participate in the 2018 Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (KAEM) to support the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) and raise awareness around SCIs. He shares his story… I’ve always been an active person and, from a very young age, […]

Running the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon for QASA

In 2017, Julian Paterson, a 52-year old commercial diver in the oil and gas sector, shattered his L1 vertebra in a bad fall. He embarked on a long journey of recovery and rehabilitation that involved multiple surgeries. During this time, he became aware of the number of people who remain […]

Space drive training now available through QASA

Cape Mobility recently donated a drive-from-wheelchair vehicle to the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) for its Driving Ambitions driver training project. The vehicle, a Renault Kangoo, is fitted with the Paravan Space Drive system, which uses a mini steering wheel and zero-effort brake and accelerator to control the vehicle. […]

Power wheelchair users race for the title of fastest quad

The Sabat Power Wheelchair Race returned to Zwartkops Raceway in Centurion on August 5. Sabat Batteries hosted the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) and 22 quadriplegic power wheelchair users. Just after 13h00, contestants gathered on the Karting Track for the race. On the green light the racers set off. […]

Freedom regained with Driving Ambitions

Carol Khoza, from Mpumalanga, was involved in a life-changing car accident two years ago that left her a paraplegic and unemployed. She faced many challenges, of which the toughest was just to get around. She was very disappointed by the treatment she received whenever she used public transport. Carol then […]

Get tech-savvy at QASA Digital Village

Since 2012, the QuadPara Association of the Western Cape (QAWC) has been running the QASA Digital Village, which offers free computer training to quadriplegics and paraplegics in Cape Town and surrounding areas. More than 500 members, from regions including Somerset West, Paarl, Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain, have joined the programme. […]