Issue Contents - 2008 May/Jun

Articles

Reader Profile - Emilie Olifant - My Story

Have you ever wondered what it would be like not having the use of your legs?

HOTSpot News - Tour de Kaap 2008

After months of training and preparation, the very first Toer de Kaap handcycle tour is over! Eight intrepid handcyclists have had

HOTSpot News Logo - HERMANUS WHEELS & ...

The annual Hermanus wheels and runners race was a huge success this year with 325 entries in comparison to the 170 entries of the ...

Reader Profile - A dance of inspiration ...

"This is my first time in a dance company." 26-year-old Candice Hartogh smiles as she enthusiastically continues, "Malcolm asked me ...

News & Views - Agents Required

Sheer Mobility has experienced significant growth in the market with the success of our mission to make quality assistive devices.

Book Review: The Art of Asking + 60 more ...

Terry Murray, one of South Africa's leading and most experienced fundraisers, has been writing a column in DMI's quarterly

News & Views - Evans races with children ...

Sean Evans took up a challenge to raise awareness for the Carpe Diem School in George that cares for children with mental and ...

Heading for Gold

South Africa's swimming talent is coming to the fore on the eve of the Paralympics in Beijing with young swimmers rising through ...

Aspiring for Beijing

In 2005 Sibusiso Mogale made headlines when he was awarded the courage award at the Telkom Midmar Mile race after swimming the 1.6 ...

Road Test - Daihatsu Sirion Recommended as

The Sirion's name was one of the first to be mentioned when I asked a couple of the companies who do hand control conversions which ...

HOTSpot News - Team Announcement For ...

Hot on the wheels of the Nedbank National Championships for the Physically Disabled, the names of the Beijing Paralympians have ...

Set your Soul Free

With the various reactions to physical disability I've heard, most people say the worst is the loss of independence. We can get ...

QASA News - A New Resource

QASA recognises the many challenges facing persons with disabilities and their skills development and finding employment is a ...

QASA News - Quads 4 Quads 2008

September 2008 will mark the fifth Quads 4 Quads off-road motorcycle event from Johannesburg to Durban and back, 1000 km of ...

QASA News - QASA Gets New Wheels

SA Breweries recently donated a Toyota Bus worth R250 000 to QASA. At the presentation QASA was thanked by

Columnists

It is not our feet that move us along, it is our minds

Each of the Municipalities has slightly different interpretations of the National Building Regulations. There are sections of the ...

Bridging the gap in communication

We recently held a conference "Bridging the Gap in Communication, Literacy and Language Development for children with Complex ...

Spasticity - a cramp by any other name?

Spasticity is one of those problems that seems to come back to haunt people with various types of disability because of spinal cord ...

The Transport System Fails Persons with Disabilities

It is hard to imagine the difficulties and hardships that Persons with Disabilities, especially those with mobility impairment, ...

A Man you can bank on

GARY BORUCHOWITZ discovered the rags to riches story of ANDY SCOTT, an abandoned child with polio, who refused to go away, climbing ...

Why Would Anyone Have Sex With Me?

Q: I have a recent disability from an accident, and have lost some sexual function. Why would anyone ever choose

SANParks Update 2008 Part 2

In the last issue we spoke to Chris Patton of SANParks and he gave us a list on the newer accessible inititatives within SANParks, ...

Let's go for

The acronym PEPUDA has such powerful implications for us as people with disabilities in South Africa. Does everyone know what it ...

A catheter is a catheter .....!

Are they really all the same? What is the true difference between catheters?