Be inspired to start your impossible

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Don’t miss the SASAPD National Championships and learn more about our inspiring local superheroes here!

Do you have a dream you’ve always meant to achieve, but don’t know how to reach it? It’s all about making a start. These athletes who followed their dreams, despite their physical disabilities will warm your heart and hopefully inspire you to reach greater heights.

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) promotes mobility for all through its Start your Impossible campaign and philosophy – hailed as an impassioned call to action designed to create a more inclusive and sustainable society where everybody is encouraged to reach for and attain their personal best.

Aiming to be more than just a beloved automobile, Toyota wants to work towards being a mobility company. They are well on their way to achieving this, as the worldwide official mobility partner of the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee.

Be inspired by their three selected ambassadors who all play different roles to make a difference in society.


Tyrone Pillay

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The Global Team Toyota athlete, Para athlete, bronze medal Paralympian and mentor. He is ready to conquer the world at the Tokyo Paralympics – a true force to be reckoned with!

Ntando Mahlangu

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An inspiring young role model and an incredible athlete, Ntando is a Toyota SA ambassador deemed “the one to watch” at the Tokyo Paralympics.

Pieter Badenhorst

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Olympics and Paralympics ambassador for Toyota SA, Pieter is a South African legend and Toyota’s very own former Paralympian. He lives by three words: “No special treatment”. Pieter strives to be the best version of himself and he’s proven that by competing in the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Paralympic Games; and winning gold in ’92!

More about SASAPD

The South African Sports Association for Physically Disabled or SASAPD is a federation that promotes sport for athletes with disabilities and visual impairments from grassroots to Paralympic level.

Shining a light on our differently-abled citizens, it caters to 12 regions throughout the country – with a focus on five para-sport groups, including people with spinal-cord injuries, amputees, cerebral palsy, the visually impaired and blind – and les autres. This association sets the stage for future stars to shine bright on the international stage.

Be sure to watch our very own superheroes in action at the 2021 Paralympic Games – set to get underway on Tuesday 24 August.

Click here to download the playbook for the official SASAPD games.

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