More independence with driver’s licence

Ari Seirlis
By Ari Seirlis
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Lifa Hlongwa recently went for a successful reassessment of his driver’s licence. A QASA representative caught up with him to discuss this achievement. This is what he had to say: “Successfully passing my driving test has really opened an old door of independence I’ve come to miss so much.

“As much as being driven around made me feel important, driving on my own terms and at a time that is convenient for me is something I really missed. Now, after months of anticipation and driving lessons from Driving Ambitions instructor Shaun Kanayee, who has been an outstanding teacher, I got my driver’s licence and more freedom.

“This is especially wonderful, since I’ll be studying at the University of Johannesburg next year. It’ll definitely make it easier to get around off campus.” QASA would like to wish Hlongwa well in his new ventures and remind everyone to Buckle Up!

Ari Seirlis is the CEO of the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) and managing editor of Rolling Inspiration. email:

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Ari Seirlis is the former CEO of the QuadPara Association of South Africa and, presently, a member of the Presidential Working Group on Disability. He is a wheelchair user and disability activist.
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