Issue Contents - 2004 Aug/Oct

Articles

Creating beautiful opportunities

A champion of the disabled from an early age, Masingita Masunga, a winner of the 2004 Shoprite Checkers/ SABC 2 Women of the Year ...

Creating a lifestyle through giving back

"The concept of managing by project is well suited for a non-profit industry as it allows you to use your limited resources with ...

Contributing by following her dream

Sandy Heyman is a free spirit. She has parasailed. She did an 80 kilometre walk in a wheelchair just before she turned 21 in 1963. ...

Inspired Product - Personal hygiene made ...

With the Waterloo toilet-bidet in one there's a whole new approach to personal hygiene, a revolution in the bathroom.

Inspired Product - Aquaquading. A new ...

Aquaquad launched its range of Rigid Inflatable Watercraft in 2003 at the Durban Boat Show, and now recognise a niche for selling ...

The medal count

The South African Paralympic team did themselves proud, bringing home 15 Gold Medals, 13 Silver medals and seven Bronze Medals. ...

Getting into the swim with 11 medals

All in all the South African swimming team was a strong one, winning a total of 11 medals. Apart from Natalie du Toit (five gold, ...

A perfect 10

"I've swum my best times here, what more could I ask for?"

Top prize for brave Zanele

Zanele Situ was looking forward to defending her world record at the Athens Paralympics games.

Winning for friendship

For Malcolm Pringle winning the gold in the 400m was not just about beating the present world record-holder, Tim Sullivan of Australia

Oscar's phenomenal sprint

The gun went off and Oscar Pistorius fell forward onto his knees and hands. It was the qualifier for the 200m for amputees. ...

Proudly South African

Teboho Mokgalagadi set a new world record when he won gold in the 100m (13,05 sec). Mokgalagadi, who is cerebral palsied, took ...

Two silvers and a bronze for Ernst

Ernst van Dyk won silver in the 800m wheelchair adding to his tally of silver in the 1 500m wheelchair and bronze in the 5 000m ...

Fanie's golden moments

Fanie Lombaard threw a golden world record in the shot put for amputees at the opening of the track and field events at the ...

Qasa News - Bags of Hope give help where ...

One of the most innovative projects in the QASA stable is the Bags of Hope project. Every person discharged from hospital in South ...

Qasa News - Quadriplegic arts on show

The Quadriplegic Association of South Africa hosted the magnificent artworks of quadriplegic artists at Media Park in Johannesburg ...

Columnists

I'm OK , You're OK!

Universal design embraces principles, which are dedicated to being inclusive and not exclusive. Universal design means it's OK for ...

Listen to me write

In the last issue, we looked specifically at pointing devices - from the usual to the unusual - to overcome the barriers created by ...

The stem cell question

Regeneration therapies do offer hope but NOT YET! They do not yet work in rats, let alone humans, and they are still very dangerous.

Know your rights

No one may discriminate on the grounds of disability

Changing mindsets to win

gives us an inside view of the Paralympic Games in Athens and agrees that the Athenians did an outstanding job.

Bath and shower aids

It happens every day: it's bath time. However, unless you get the infrastructures right the aids around you which are vital for ...

It's a girl thing...

Sexual changes in women after spinal cord injury

Planning = pleasant

Travel can be stressful, but with a bit of careful planning you can take a lot of the stress and potential problems out of it, ...

Stay busy!

If we don't have lots to do, we've got a problem!