Nothing to celebrate

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 […]

Inaugural Road Heroes Award

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 […]

CBD oil for pain relief

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) […]

Nappy Run returns

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 […]

True independent living with Cheshire Homes

New independent-living cottages currently under development at the Ann Harding Cheshire Home in Northwold, Johannesburg, offer people with disabilities a unique housing opportunity. Several options are available, starting from two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottages costing R1,79 million each. The design can accommodate family members or provide more privacy for caregivers. While these […]