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Watts Completes Resounding Irene Victory

10 May 2022

By: Craig Stirton Irene Country Club, 9 May 2022: A second-successive round of 74 propelled David Watts to an incredible 22-shot victory in the Irene Disabled Open at Irene Country Club on Monday. Weeks removed from his barnstorming 20-stroke win at the Ebotse Links Disabled Open, Watts’ latest effort leaves no doubt about his immense...

Shaw earns magnificent Metropolitan win

10 May 2022

Metropolitan Golf Club, 9 May 2022: Brandon Shaw overturned a five-shot deficit on the back-nine en route to a two-shot victory over Kean Dry in the Metropolitan Disabled Open at Metropolitan Golf Club on Monday. Shaw’s victory was the product of patience and perseverance. Trailing Dry by three overnight, a quadruple-bogey 9 at the 3rd-hole...

Heart and Stroke Foundation SA to commemorate World Hypertension Day 2022 Theme: “Measure your blood pressure Accurately , Control it and Live Longer”

10 May 2022

Since 2005, The World Hypertension League (WHL) has promoted World Hypertension Day on 17 May, annually. The primary aim of this health event is to increase the awareness of the dangers of high blood pressure (BP) or Hypertension in populations around the world. The call to action for World Hypertension Day is to promote best...

BLIND SA AND SECTION27 TO TACKLE ‘UNCONSTITUTIONAL’ COPYRIGHT ACT AT CONSTITUTIONAL COURT ON 12 MAY 2022

20 Apr 2022

On World Book/Copyright Day, activists urge Constitutional Court to confirm that Copyright Act is unconstitutional for limiting access to books in accessible formats for persons with visual disabilities. 20 April 2022, Johannesburg – BLIND SA and SECTION27 use World Book/Copyright Day as an opportunity to highlight the unconstitutionality of the Copyright Act of 1978 for...

Technology empowers disabled Lesotho youth

12 Apr 2022

from RETHABILE SELLO in Leribe, Lesotho Lesotho Bureau LERIBE, (CAJ News) – STAKEHOLDERS are making the most of the power of technology to support students with disabilities in Lesotho. The technology is rolled out to 18 schools and centres accommodative of children with disability in the Southern African nation. The devices delivered include dynamo maths software, clicker 8, board...

TECHNOLOGY GAMING Players with disabilities score in video game world

5 Apr 2022

By Daniel Hoffman San Francisco – Carlos Vasquez is a master of video fighting game “Mortal Kombat” despite being unable to see the action on screen because he is blind. The Texas resident — who relies on sound to time punches, kicks and dodges — is among a chorus of voices calling for better access to...

Ukrainians With Disabilities At Breaking Point As Russian Onslaught Bears Down

18 Mar 2022

By Gus Alexiou At moments of crisis, the decision between fight or flight is the most immediate and natural of human responses. Over the past few weeks, the western world has borne witness, albeit through the safety of rolling news coverage on television screens, of millions of Ukrainian families making this heart-breaking choice in the...

Organisations Taking Action for Inclusion

8 Mar 2022

Down Syndrome South Africa together with Autism SA, Equal Education Law Centre and Lidia Pretorius, is collaborating on a campaign during Human Rights Month (March) and Freedom Month (April), coinciding with World Down Syndrome Day (21 March) and World Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day (2 April).  The education campaign focuses on reinforcing messaging that encourages...

Disabled people in Ukraine at risk of being abandoned and forgotten

8 Mar 2022

By Palesa Manaleng JOHANNESBURG – As the war rages on between the Ukraine and Russia one wonders, as in any other war or conflict, what will happen to the people with disabilities during this time? According to the European Disability Forum, there are 2.7 million persons with disabilities registered in Ukraine. Those who cannot flee...

60th Anniversary launch for National Championships

4 Mar 2022

A press conference to launch the 60th anniversary of the National Championships for the physically disabled was held at the Birchwood hotel and conference centre in Ekurhuleni today. The first national championships for the physically disabled was held in 1962, sixty years later, the championships continue to be the cornerstone of disability sport in South...

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