Mandy Latimore takes a look at what travel after lockdown might look like as the tourism industry takes steps to keep its customers safe You all must be feeling as trapped and hemmed in as myself. This is the most time I’ve spent in my home without a break. It...
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Employment among people with disabilities, specifically wheelchair users, is at an all-time low. Only the privileged few who have access to certain resources are integrated into mainstream employment. QASA’s vision is for all quadriplegics and paraplegics to live their lives to their full potential. To achieve this vision, QASA runs […]
The existing public transport system in South Africa is inaccessible for people with mobility impairments. With no accessible transport, wheelchair users have fewer opportunities to develop their skills, attend job interviews or advance their careers. QASA offers people with mobility impairments the chance to learn to drive. The QASA Driving […]
The Disability Summit and Career Expo returned with a new location, more exhibitors and very excited students. MARISKA MORRIS reports The 2019 Disability Summit and Career Expo, sponsored by SABC, was held for the first time at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg across two days, April 11 and 12. […]
ROLLING INSPIRATION sat down with author Irene Fischer to discuss her memoir I Am Still Here, which tells the story of her car accident in 2009 that caused extensive damage to her brain, and her journey through rehabilitation. The book recounts her feeling and thoughts about herself, human nature and […]
Quintin van Jaarsveld broke his C5 vertebra in 2000 at the age of 16 during a first-team rugby match. This year, Quintin, who is a quadriplegic and wheelchair user, was awarded joint winner of the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Sports Journalist of the Year Award at the Vodacom Journalist of the Year […]
Atlas Copco South Africa – a company that sells compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems – is offering learnership programmes to people with disabilities. In its most recent initiative, Atlas Copco is hosting 12 learners with disabilities from the Skills Development Corporation […]
When planning a holiday, you might want to visit the Disway website, which is hosted by Good Sailors. Employees with disabilities make up 80 percent of Good Sailors staff, which is situated in the Czech Republic and hosts Disway as part of its social-projects initiative. Disway is aimed at travellers […]
Jacques Lloyd, Sherwin Gerwell and Vernon Openshaw from Afrique Rehabilitation and Research Consultants NPC facilitated a five-day peer-support training event at Summit Rehab, Mediclinic Muelmed, Pretoria, in September. Ten Bold Moves members with spinal cord injuries (SCI) participated in the workshop, which covered various subjects, including peer support, communication skills […]