Issue Contents - 2004 May/Jun

Articles

Firearms control?

As court cases drag on over liability in two separate shooting incidents, the new Firearms Control Act may go some way towards ...

Power chairs Win!

Boys (and girls) with their toys sometimes play on racetracks

Embracing life's changes

Life is full of changes. And a disability through a crime "accident" is one of the biggest changes any person can experience in ...

Following the lighthouse

Now an incomplete C5/6 quad, the gunshots had severed Barbara's spine and she was to remain in ICU for six weeks. Both children ...

Viva Amakrokokroko Athens 2004!

The Paralympic team for Athens 2004 was announced during a dinner function in Bryanston, Johannesburg in May.

Great expectations

The Athens 2004 paralympic team has the potential to surpass the 13 gold medals, 12 silver medals and 13 bronze medals brought home ...

The High Road to Athens

Alison Burchell, Manager of the High Performance Programme of Disability Sport South Africa (DISSA) has been appointed Chef de ...

Here's our swimming squad!

Tadhg Slattery set a new world 50m breaststroke record of 42,21 seconds at the recent Telkom SA Aquatics Championships in Durban

To be the best

Accomplished swimmer Scott Field will be competing in the 50m, 100m and 400m freestyle, as well as the 100m butterfly events at ...

Roving Reporter - Shangri La Business ...

On Friday 21 May QASA opened its first Business and Networking Centre for persons with disabilities in Vanderbijlpark.

Roving Reporter - Casting, tying, flying!

Some blustery gusts of wind failed to dampen the enthusiasm of around 70 enthusiastic fly fishermen (and women!) who took part in ...

Qasa News - Amasondo Update

Amasondo Esibindi New Venture Creation learnership was launched in Cape Town on 3rd May 2004 and 54 learners are now studying at ...

Qasa News - QASA art to go on show

The annual Art Exhibition hosted by QASA will be held in Johannesburg from 17 September this year.

Qasa News - Helpful hints in Bags of Hope

Bags of Hope, an initiative in partnership with Coloplast started in August 2003, supplies newly spinal cord injured with ...

Columnists

Knock, knock...

If you can't get in, what's the point of it all?

Of mice and men....

As cute as the mouse is, it may not be the best solution for all

Know the warning signs

This month I saw two patients who had a rare complication of spinal cord injury - and in both of them the problem had initially ...

Choose with care

A bad choice of lawyer will almost certainly doom your case with results that are likely to be financially and emotionally devastating

Your To Do List

I have since childhood wanted to fly in a fighter jet, chances were slim that I could conjure this one up! Now where is that to do ...

Now we're really rolling!

Until recently there was a very small choice of power wheelchairs on the South African market. When Caroline Rule of Rolling ...

Getting the facts

To help you understand your own sexuality and needs there are numerous publications and articles available. These include books, ...

SA National Parks: Local is lekker

South African National Parks, as national assets, should be accessible destinations to everyone regardless of their mental, sensory ...

More vigour!

We're still rolling forward with vigour - and greatly enjoying the ride!