Reflecting on the year with COVID-19

A year into the global COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown, RAVEN BENNY reflects on what the year has taught South Africans Now, a year into living with the COVID-19 pandemic, I think back on the time gone by; about the challenges faced and overcame, the innovations, creativity and hope. Yes,...

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Writing to heal and inspire

The ambitious and motivated Goodman Moyane published his autobiography, but it was no easy feat. MARISKA MORRIS reports Writing can be very therapeutic. Putting pen to paper can make it easier to work through trauma, to clearly express thoughts or emotions. It is exactly these benefits that motivated Goodman Moyane to...

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Sporting handicaps to level the playing field

Handicaps in the sporting world makes for more fair competition. However, the system can easily be manipulated. GEORGE LOUW takes a look at the abuse of these handicaps on and off the field In 2010 and again in 2011 Hideki Matsuyama won the Asia Pacific Amateur Golf Championships. In 2021,...

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Accessible accommodation a click away

MANDY LATIMORE takes a look at the accessible accommodation listed on the Disabled Travel website As a travel columnist, readers contact me regularly to ask for accessible accommodation in various areas that they wish to visit. I have a list of places that I have personally visited and can recommend....

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New records by SA’s best para athletes

The SASAPD National Championship gave the best among South African para athletes the opportunity break personal, provincial, national and global records The 2021 Toyota SASAPD National Championships took place from 23 to 26 April in Gqeberha, Eastern Cape. The event was an opportunity for South African para athletes to compete...

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Success for para surfing champs

In May, Made for More hosted the Tyre Life Solutions South Africa Para Surfing Championships so that South African para surfers can showcase their talent Para surfers gathered at the Durban New Pier for the South African Para Surfing Championships on Saturday, 29 May, and Sunday, 30 May. The event...

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BBBEE in socio economic development

Non-profit organisations (NPOs) and businesses can benefit from the socio- economic development (SED) element in the BBBEE Scorecard. RUSTIM ARIEFDIEN explains The socio economic development element is for the benefit of NPOs that, ideally, provides services to more than 75 percent black beneficiaries with disabilities. Businesses can obtain five points...

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From strength to strength

Every so often, someone completely inspiring crosses our path. HEINRICH GRIMSEHL shares the story of one patient who continues to amaze Meet Louisa Brown: Wife, mother of twins, Christian counsellor, fitness fanatic, professional photographer, Rottweiler breeder, and … oh yes, I almost forgot, transfemoral (above-the-knee) amputee. In 2002, Louisa lost...

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Priority vaccination plea to save lives

With the rate of infections ever climbing and new variants always posing a risk, QASA is fighting to ensure its members are kept safe Risk of death rather than mortality rates should be the criteria that secures priority vaccination argues the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA). The organisation has...

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Spinal injury to inspirational coffee

With a little help from the Chris Burger Petro Jackson Player’s Fund, Ollie Terblanche had the courage to find and pursue new passions, which lead to the inspirational Rise Coffee brand Heinrich “Ollie” Terblanche was a determined rugby player with high hopes for a career in the sport he loved....

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