From tragedy to triumph: a para-athlete speaks about getting back on the saddle

2019-01-31 15:48

Journalist Palesa Manaleng was 27 years old when a cycling accident left her paralysed from the waist down. She thought she’d never play sports again.

Disabled students dropping out of varsity due to lack of special assistance

2019-01-08 07:58

Many disabled students from rural communities find it difficult to adapt at tertiary institutions as they have to first learn how to use assistive devices.

"TB put me in a wheelchair but I love myself and my body even more now"

2018-11-05 15:24

Makgosi Letimile, 35, was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 2016 and lost the use of her legs. Now cured of TB, she reflects on her journey as lives with a disability.

Don't leave people with disabilities behind

2018-09-06 13:22

"You can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable citizens." This quote has been credited to a variety of prominent historic figures such as Aristotle and Mahatma Ghandi, writes Bongani Mapumulo.


2018-05-17 14:00

NTOMBIKAYISE Ntshiza from Mawele Village near Ixopo, in southern KZN desperately needs help to get her disability grant.

Here's how the Tenacious crew proves that where there's a will, there's a way on the high seas

2018-04-09 07:26

The world's largest operating wooden hulled tall ship, Tenacious, which has docked in Cape Town, was purpose built for sailors with disabilities.

Fierce vaccination debate could sway Italy's general elections next week

2018-02-26 12:39

Despite a major measles outbreak in Italy last year, infecting some 5000 and causing the deaths of 4, anti-vaxxers are up in arms about the Democrats' proposed new law to make vaccinations compulsory in Italy. So much so, that it could swing the vote in the country's general elections next week.

Mom fights to get cruel tweet of her disabled daughter removed

2018-02-15 16:26

“We have to deal with so many challenges, but because of her my life is better."

When you have a child living with disability

2018-02-07 10:38

It is important to remember that your child can still have a happy and fulfilled life!

Watch what happens when this little girl sings to her brother who has Down syndrome

2018-01-26 12:57

A mom caught this heartwarming moment on camera and it shows just how powerful music can be. Parent24 spoke to a registered music therapist, Caley Garden, to find out how and why this form of therapy is so beneficial for people with cognitive difficulties.


Wheelchair-using brides celebrate this bridal boutique for its heartwarming inclusivity

2019-01-15 11:48

“Our thoughts of having one of them in a wheelchair was ‘why not?’ We didn’t think too much about it.”

Dating someone with a disability

2018-11-22 12:33

What you should consider if you’re interested in someone who is living with a disability

SA tennis champion Kgothatso Montjane on beating the odds and going to Wimbledon

2018-10-11 12:55

Growing up she was shunned by other children. No one wanted to play with her because she was different – a disabled kid.

Why you may not be insured for a major financial risk

2018-08-21 21:38

You are nine times more likely to have a temporary disability than to have your car stolen or hijacked in South Africa – but most people don't believe they are at risk and are under-insured, a survey has found.


2018-05-17 12:25

ALL Lucky Shange wanted to be while growing up was to become a soccer star.

What happened to Asperger’s syndrome?

2018-03-14 12:39

In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association stopped using the clinical term "Asperger’s syndrome", grouping the condition with other forms of autism under the term "Autism Spectrum Disorder" (ASD). Here an expert explains why the change was made and how it will impact families.

When is the best time for you to have a baby? Well, your body says before 35

2018-02-21 15:28

While you might have planned out exactly when you'd like to settle down, get pregnant and expand your family, your body might have alternate plans.

STEAM not STEM: Why our future scientists need arts training

2018-02-07 11:47

From biotech to climate change, advances in technology raise significant moral questions. To engage responsibly, our next generation of scientists need training in the arts AND ethics.

Why there needs to be more autistic characters in children’s books

2018-02-02 10:26

Autistic characters in children’s books are few and far between. But it's important that children read about characters who are different or maybe even more like them than they initially thought.

Does my child have autism or is this ‘normal’ behaviour?

2018-01-10 13:31

For many parents, sorting the “normal” quirkiness of childhood behaviour from the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be anxiety provoking.

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