ARTICLES RELATING TO DISABILITY

Landisa: My wife and I lost both our legs in a car accident in Knysna: How we found purpose again

2019-10-31 07:43

We have realised, and very maturely accepted the fact that our legs will not grow back, ever. Life is all about choices, and we had to make the right choice for our community, our children, but most importantly, for ourselves.

Mom who was told disabled newborn baby would die is reunited with him after 16 years

2019-10-11 14:30

"Doctors told me the boy won't survive."

Beauty queen empowers fellow women with disabilities

2019-08-16 14:20

Many women with disabilities in rural areas have limited opportunities. But not if beauty queen, Lufuno Khakhu, has her way.

'I struggled to fit in and I faced a lot of stigma at school': This Zimbabwean breakdancer is changing the way we see childhood disability

2019-07-09 13:59

"If you want something, you've got to go for it and you have to keep believing."

Group disability insurance about much more than the premium price, expert warns

2019-05-04 13:02

Group disability insurance in South Africa is highly commoditised. As such, purchasing decisions are often largely driven by price, says an expert.

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.

BLIND - BUT MASTER OF MY OWN DESTINY!

2018-05-17 12:25

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

 

The project that’s generating an income for people with disabilities

2019-10-15 15:26

People living with disabilities are often isolated from the society, have difficulties being incorporated in mainstream economy, and accessing education. One centre is trying to change that.

'The cashier asked why I'm making a big deal about this' - Mom heads to Equality Court after son in wheelchair denied access to superette

2019-08-26 09:53

"The manager told me, 'Now you know for next time not to bring your child to the shop'. I didn't know where to go or what to do, but I knew Connor's human rights had been violated. He should be allowed to go where everyone else can go." Cape Town-based mom Liezel Haskin is seeking courtroom justice for her otherly-abled son.

Cape Town girl born without bones in her legs won’t let anything stop her

2019-07-29 15:03

Because of her condition, Zayaan is unable to walk and move around like a normal kid.

Meet the disabled Instagrammer who's makeup skills got her 200K followers

2019-06-27 13:17

A disabled fashion and beauty influencer, who has mastered turning negatives into positives, has become an Instagram sensation, with 200,000 followers.

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.

I NEED A DISABILITY GRANT

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.

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