Known as a chronic illness which mostly affects the elderly, experts have warned that Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can affect anyone regardless of their age. They have advised young people who have a genetic predisposition to RA to be aware of certain lifestyle choices.
After an injury robbed Ndumiso Phungula of a career as a soccer player, he is now determined to make it as a coach. Managing his team from the side lines in a wheelchair, the man known as Mqeqeshi to local fans is appealing for help to make him more mobile and achieve his dreams.
Despite constitutional protections and national initiatives like Disability Awareness Month, people with disabilities in rural areas say they are overlooked. They face ignorance and stigma in the workplace and in their communities.
A new comic will help learners navigate everyday life during the Covid-19 pandemic and understand critical public health messages. The comic book also emphasises the needs of children with special needs.
Businesswoman Thabitha Malinga believes that people living with disabilities should be given an opportunity to be active in their communities’ economy. With Thabie Mobile Spa and TMS Beauty Academy she created that opportunity for disabled, and ‘forgotten’ women in her community.
Thabo Ntsoeu has never been able to walk but this hasn’t stopped him from being a sportsman. Basketball is the only sport he has known and recently he has committed to reviving a team for wheelchair basketball in Botshabelo.
People living with disabilities are often isolated from society, have difficulties being incorporated in the mainstream economy, and accessing education. One centre is trying to change that.