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Momentum Multiply puts mental wellness at the touch of a smartphone

19 May 2022

Remote health monitoring is not an entirely new concept. For years, the technology to monitor vital information such as heart rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels have been available. With the current wave of mental health issues across the world, recording and processing heart rate variability (HRV) data has been shown as a viable...

Saint Giles turns 70

10 May 2022

There are currently 22 patients using the remedial therapy centre and 75 disabled staff members employed at the work centre. FOR 70 years, non-profit organisation, Saint Giles, has uplifted the disabled community of Durban. Based in the Point area of south Durban, Saint Giles was founded by wheel-chair-user journalist, Kerry Malt on May 29, 1952....

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...

Fishing club invites disabled to ‘fin-tastic’ day out

18 Apr 2022

By Danica Hansen While the event is free of charge, registration is essential for all attendees. LOCAL fishing club, Ramcatfishing is hoping to ‘reel in’ a few more people with disabilities as they host their annual fishing day at Durban Naval Base on Saturday, April 23. The fun day of fishing will start at 08:00...

Grief and Consolation

12 Apr 2022

Written by Lesley Potgieter Grief is an emotion we all feel but seldom acknowledge. It is an emotion shrouded in darkness, living in the shadows, lingering, breathing. When a parent is told that their beautiful newborn will live a different life to the one that they had imagined, the first feeling is numbness, shock. All...

Brain injury: Impact on loved ones is extensive and emotional on many fronts

10 Apr 2022

The use of assistive devices can help to make the household more suitable and accessible. Having to face a loved one suffering a sudden, life-changing traumatic brain injury and learning to deal with the impact this may have an emotional journey for any person or family. Coping with the many adjustments that a severe head...

Woman born with cerebral palsy learnt to walk at 23 – now she’s taking on 100km challenge for charity

10 Apr 2022

By Nicole McCain A Western Cape woman with cerebral palsy will walk 100km for charity. Brittany McCormick, 25, only learnt to walk two years ago. The funds raised will go towards buying wheelchairs for those who can’t afford them. Born at 25 weeks, weighing less than a kilogram, Brittany McCormick’s doctors and family were unsure...

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