Braving the COVID-19 Storm and beyond

  People with disabilities run the risk of being left behind amid the COVID-19 pandemic with a lack of adequate healthcare. Raven Benny calls on people with disabilities to be brave On May 6, at the launch of the Policy Brief on Persons with Disabilities and COVID-19, the United Nations...

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Life in lockdown

Everyone took their own unique approach to fending off boredom and loneliness during the national lockdown from trying new things to reconnecting with family From make-shift home offices and new hobbies to trying to exercise in a tiny apartment, the nationwide lockdown has resulted in great changes for South Africans....

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COVID-19 facts

From washing your hands and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces to correctly wearing your mask, there are some basic COVID-19 facts that everyone should know to stay safe As South Africa creeps even closer to its third month in lockdown, the number of people infected with COVID-19 increases. It is, arguably,...

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Sector calls for more inclusion amid lockdown

In March, the disability sector called on government to ensure people with disabilities received the required support during the lockdown and are included in post-lockdown recovery plans. But has this been in vain? It is no secret that people with disabilities are among the most marginalised groups. They have less...

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I lost my leg, please treat me properly (Part 2)

In the second part of the series, Heinrich Grimsehl investigates the ideal socket fitment protocol Please be informed that this article is a follow up from my article in the previous edition of ROLLING INSPIRATION. The same disclaimer applies. This is simply my opinion. Also, this article should only be...

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Home offices the future of work?

As South Africans retreated to their homes amid the lockdown, businesses had to adapt to a new world of work with home offices as the place of business While there are few silver linings amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, remote work is definitely one. The nationwide lockdown forced many businesses...

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Supporting business owners with disabilities

While no business went unscathed by the national lockdown, small businesses felt the brunt of it. Fortunately, one organisation stepped up to help some businesses owned by quadriplegics and paraplegics As South Africans were asked to stay home, many businesses were forced to close. For small or new businesses, a...

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Disability employment amid COVID-19

Rustim Ariefdien takes a look at how the global COVID-19 pandemic and the national lockdown has impacted disability employment COVID-19 is having an adverse effect on our health, food security and economic wellbeing on a global scale, let alone in South Africa. The health implications are keeping us in lockdown...

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