Recovering our psyche

Raven Benny addresses the need to look for the silver lining and start the Oslow road to recovery as some normalcy returns amid the pandemic October 10 marked World Mental Health Day. The theme, “Mental Health in an Unequal World”, got me thinking. We are not only living in an...

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Wisdom from seasoned wheelchair users

 Some lessons are only learned through experience. Veteran wheelchair users shed some light on life from a wheelchair From building endurance to learning basic manoeuvring, rehabilitation centres play a crucial role in teaching people how to use a wheelchair – especially those who have sustained spinal cord injuries or are...

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Adapting sport for children with disabilities

  With a few accommodations, children with disabilities can benefit just as much from sport as their peers. Emma McKinney takes a look Sport and activity participation is important for all children, including children with disabilities. It is important for developing self-esteem, social skills, fitness, improved co-ordination, gross and fine...

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Value of the disability grant

The pandemic has shaken the economy, leaving many destitute. But people with disabilities are perhaps more fortunate as Rustim Ariefdine points out We are living through trying times. Unemployment has hit record levels of 34,4 percent or 44,4 percent for the expanded unemployment rate. Most alarming is the rate of...

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Backing patients in fight for better funding

Healthcare workers might be reluctant to challenge funders, but their oath to P prevent harm should come first. Mariska Morris reports Patients and doctors often face the challenge of securing adequate funding for medical services. In the public sector, there is little to be done as facilities are under resourced....

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Surprise breakaway

A family holiday to Hoedspruit surprised Heinrich Grimsehl with exquisite accommodation and an unexpected owner For July, my family, along with several other couples and their children, had planned a breakaway over the school holiday. Unfortunately, the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic struck, and the resulting travel restrictions stopped...

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Finally, the Games happened!

After a long, five-year wait, Team South Africa finally made it to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. Leon Fleiser shares his experience On July 11, 2021, I landed in Tokyo, Japan, for the Olympic Games as the Deputy Chef de Mission. I was extremely emotional as it finally dawned...

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