Highlights from SASAPD National Championships

On Saturday, 19 March 2022, the 6oth instalment of the SASAPD National Championships kicked off. The four-day even was hosted by the Gauteng province with sporting codes competing at several locations including the Germiston stadium, Germiston Recreational Hall, Kaizen Judo Club and Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg. It included Para Athletics, […]

Paralympic Games kick off with a big week for sport

On Tuesday, 24 August 2021, the Paralympic Games officially started with the opening ceremony. Although spectators aren’t allowed into the arenas due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the opening ceremonies for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games as lively and vibrant. TeamSA, consisting of 34 athletes, was led into the ceremony by […]

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 […]

Boosting: Risking lives to stroke egos

The practice of self-induced Autonomic Dysreflexia or Boosting is illegal, but also extremely dangerous. GEORGE LOUW investigates Since the beginning of time there have been those who put their lives on the line. Some do it for a cause; like soldiers. When the cause is good, we call them heroes. […]

Rising stars set their sights on the Toyota SASAPD Nationals

The 2021 Toyota South African Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (SASAPD) National Championships showcases outstanding athletes – such as Mpumelelo “Mpumi” Mhlongo, Puseletso Mabote and Simoné Kruger … Mpumelelo “Mpumi” Mhlongo, Puseletso Mabote and Simoné Kruger all have to things in common: resilience and determination. Mpumi was never expected […]

South African para athletes showcase talents

From March 17 to 21, para athletes gathered at the Coetzenburg Stadium in Stellenbosch for the South Africa Sport Association for People with Disabilities (SASAPD) National Championships sponsored by Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM). The event features eight Paralympic sporting codes that are in line with the International Paralympic Committee […]

Para athletes show their prowess

The South Africa Sports Association for Physically Disabled (SASAPD) and Visually Impaired hosted its National Championship from March 28 to April 3. About 790 para athletes, along with their caregivers, coaches, friends, family and volunteers flooded to Bloemfontein for the event. Seven sporting codes were represented, including para cycling, boccia, […]