Issue Contents - 2005 Feb/Mar

Articles

Living a life of colour

Mandla Mabila is an artist. A painter by training Mandla previously made a living selling his art. For the past three years, ...

NEDBANK National Championships for the ...

Two favourites from the Greek Paralympics, Natalie du Toit and Tebogo Mokgalagade, both smashed their own world records at the ...

The Midmar Mile: creating heroes

"My hero is without a doubt Tadhg Slattery. He can't hear me talk, and I cannot use my hands but we talk and we understand each ...

Ready, willing & able

Doug Anderson, born with spina biffida, now presents a radio programme, Ready, Willing and Able on Radio Today every Sunday (12:00 ...

The men behind the bladed feet

Trevor Brauckmann's friend lost one of his legs during the bush war in the eighties. While his friend was fighting the battle of ...

Wheelchairs from heaven

Wheelchairs to the total value of R140 000 were donated by Dis-Chem and its suppliers at the second annual Dis-Chem Interschools ...

A leap of faith

Now Bernard Goosen (Bernie) and his "Killies" climbing team have begun training together for their big adventure, to reach the ...

Triumph over adversity for Sifiso

Sifiso Sibaya has become one of the first black paraplegics to pass his chartered accountant exams in KZN, and will be joining ...

Wicked says quadriplegic after riding the ...

Screaming all the way in exhilaration a quadriplegic recently rode his first wave in five years at a packed Muizenburg beach.

SA to host 2005

The President of the Oceania Zone World Cup Rugby, Ken Sowden, recently visited South Africa to look at possible accommodation and ...

A bed that listens

A unique therapeutic bed, which responds to voice commands to improve the quality of life of the disabled, was co-designed by a ...

Access 2004 Conference

In 2004 South Africans celebrated a decade of democracy. Access 2004, held in Cape Town from 30 November to 2 December, coincided ...

Rolling out Entrepreneurs into the market ...

In Eric Parker's book "Road Map to Business Success", he says that "Entrepreneurship requires courage, passion, commitment and a ...

Buckle up we don't want new members

Over the Easter holidays a number of quadriplegics were deployed at four garages on our national roads encouraging motorists to ...

Quad Squad Brick for Brick Challenge

The Quad Squad Brick 4 Brick challenge, which ran from 18 February to 18 March, to build self help centres for quadriplegics and ...

Columnists

Our Constitutional Court

Democracy is a way of life, which is promoted by a huge variety of peoples. Even our pre-1994 government pretended to it. But now ...

Autonomic Dysreflexia is a common problem

Common problems are so frequently over-looked and forgotten. For example, several patients I know have ended up in very tight ...

Fault base vs no fault

Proposals to reform the Road Accident Compensation legislation poses a challenge to the disability sector and we need to stand up ...

My, how you have grown

It is with a great sense of pride and passion that I watch sport for athletes with physical disabilities in South Africa finally ...

AMPUTATION -The first step to rehabilitation!

A Prosthesis is a mobility aid just like a wheelchair or crutch. The prosthetic field is enormous. Different manufactures all over ...

When injury affects your sex life

Take the pressure off and relax, give yourselves time.When someone has become a paraplegic from a recent injury

CHALLENGING those rentals

Our travel expert staunchly follows two philosophies always get-the-best-deal-possible, and retain your independence as you travel ...

Getting together

If you watch people dance, or a Grand Prix race, it's all a matter of timing, isn't it? The grace and keeping to the beat in the ...