At the end of February, the increases for the disability and other social grants were announced for 2021/22. The announcement was met with backlash as the trade union federation, Cosatu, pointed out that the increases were less than inflation. The government was unapologetic about their approach. Disability grants were […]
In January, Rolling Inspiration hosted its second webinar. The aim of the event was to promote Issue 4 of 2020, provide readers with even more information, and offer an opportunity for the audience to directly engage with the contributors and advertisers in the magazine. The free-to-attend, full-day webinar boasted 10...
On Friday, 23 October, Rolling Inspiration hosted its first webinar during which readers could engage with the Rolling Inspiration team of disability experts who write for the publication. With topics ranging from health and beauty to employment and travel, the full-day webinar consisted of ten session with 15-minute breaks in...
QASA established its Work Readiness Programme to assist members in finding employment. Thus far, the programme has been very successful. One such example of success is graduate Dumisani Langa, who was introduced to the programme while attending a capacity building session at QASA in February 2019. “Through the QASA Work […]
This was no average women’s month. Aside from the lockdown, which kept most South Africans home, the traditional well wishes for women on social media were overshadowed and replaced with call for justice. Domestic abuse and the murder of women and girls (dubbed femicide) in South Africa are always highlighted […]
Organisers of the Ball for All are now set on breaking the world record for Combi Wheelchair Dance on April 18, 2020. With approval from Queen to use the hit “Don’t Stop Me Now”, the organisers aim to have 500 concurrent dancers on the dance floor. The Foschini Group has […]
There is nothing like a great inspirational book to get the year started. A couple of books have been published recently by people with disabilities that can help fire you up to chase those dreams and goals! 31 Years to Peel a Banana The memoirs of Phyllis Woolf, published by […]
The Road Ethics Project (REP), in partnership with the Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa, announced that former QASA CEO Ari Seirlis is its inaugural Road Heroes Award winner. This award celebrates an individual dedicated to improving road safety. “While we had many worthy nominees, Seirlis was head and shoulders […]
Patricia Taylor, owner of Life Retreat, shares some advice on managing neck pain and the benefits of CBD oil in pain management: There is mounting evidence suggesting that cannabis oil helps alleviate symptoms of muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, autism, insomnia and depression among others. Made from the calming cannabidiol (CBD) […]
The annual five-kilometre Nappy Run fun run returns to Johannesburg Zoo on National Children’s Day (Saturday, November 2). The campaign focuses on raising awareness of the conditions children with disabilities live under, the challenges they face and their rights that are violated. It also serves to raise funds to buy […]