Time to fight the pandemic fatigue

As we enter our eigth month in lockdown, still battling the coronavirus, many struggle with pandemic fatigue as they tire of safety measures. However, Raven Benny calls on his fellow South Africans to keep heart and stay safe As the world awaited the outcome of the United States presidential elections,...

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Dilemma of donations

Non-profit organisations often have the challenge of deciding when and how to give. George Louw brings the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) under the spotlight Unemployment and poverty are QASA’s initial response was to jump in with worldwide issues and very much a reality of life for large segments...

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Level 1 travel restrictions

Although international travel is open, it is by no means easier to travel. Mandy Latimore takes a look at the rules in place to protect travellers from COVID-19 With the president moving the country to Level 1 of the lockdown, there have been conflicting and confusing reports about travel into...

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Dealing with the shock of amputation

It is traumatic to lose a limb, but there is also hope. Heinrich Grimsehl speaks to a few amputees Usually, if somebody asks you what is the worst thing that could happen to you, amputation rates among the top three. The idea of giving up part of your body can...

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Scoring big with learnerships

Companies and people with disabilities can greatly benefit from learnerships as Rustim Ariefdien points out Of all the elements that comprise the BBBEE Scorecard, skills development is one of the more expensive as many companies view it as an expense rather than an investment. Businesses are required to spend 3,5...

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Emotional impact of SCI on sexuality

  The loss of sensation that often comes with a spinal cord injury (SCI) can lead to less enjoyable sex, fortunately, building an emotional connection can be the remedy Most of sexual rehabilitation often become despondent when this is the following an SCI focuses on physical changes and alternatives, especially for...

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A new normal

As South Africa starts to emerge from lockdown, the sporting world returns to a new normal. But what will this entail? Leon Fleiser reflects My last column was at the start of this horrible pandemic. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games made history by being postponed for a year....

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Equality at its core

At the centre of the Black Lives Matter movement is a call for equality, for people of all races to be treated with dignity and respect Saying that black lives matter is not saying that only black lives matter. It is critical to understand this. Black Lives Matter is an...

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COVID Light – What now?

Many people are asymptomatic or only experience light symptoms when infected by COVID-19. George Louw investigates how to deal with all things COVID-light At the time of writing this article, we find ourselves in a season of runaway COVID-19 infections. In real terms, the numbers are frightening and threaten to...

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