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Catching-up with Endro

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

In the second edition of our series of feedback stories following the Empowering Africa’s Child Amputees event earlier this year (May 28th – June 1st 2018), we caught up with Endro Paulo Cossa from Mozambique. Endro qualified as Associate Prosthetist/Orthotist from the Maputo Health Science Institute in 2013 and has worked at Maputo Central Hospital […]

Jumping Kids excel at Youth Games

Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Two Jumping Kids ambassadors, Emile Burgers (14) and Tebogo Mofokeng (18), returned triumphant from the 2018 International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Youth World Games that took place in Athlone, Ireland last week. The duo formed part of the Is Ability Sports Club that represented South Africa. The event hosted 165 athletes from 16 […]

Empowering Africa’s child amputees

Monday, May 28th, 2018

1 June 2018 – Three local organisations, active in the realm of prosthetic technology and sport rehabilitation, joined forces this week to host a pilot training program at Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital in Ga-Rankuwa. The event, hosted from May 28th to June 1st, is geared to help SADC countries increase their level of support […]

Epic race awaits

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

With the help of Avis South Africa, our ambassador Reuben van Niekerk and his ‘Team Driepoot’ partner Kevin Benkenstein is again taking on the Absa Cape Epic (18 – 25 March) to raise Jumping Kids awareness. Reuben, who is going for his fifth consecutive Cape Epic finish, is himself an amputee having lost his leg […]

Ready to represent at Nationals

Friday, March 31st, 2017

It is that time of year again when junior and senior para-athletes from across Southern Africa head for the SASAPD National Championships to make their mark in Paralympic sport. The 2017 event, that also marks 26 years of Nedbank’s long standing support of the National Champs for the Physically Disabled, takes place in Port Elizabeth […]

Every leg has a story

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Exactly one week ago, Ntando Mahlangu sprinted his way into the hearts of every South African after winning silver, at the age of fourteen, in the 200m T42 final at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This accomplishment is nothing less than extraordinary. But let’s not forget, he is still just a […]

Ninth medal for South Africa

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Another medal was added for Team South Africa on the track yesterday when reigning world champion and silver medalist in London 2012, Anrune Liebenberg crossed the finish line in 58.88 seconds to win another silver at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Brazil. Looking strong down the 100 meter straight, Liebenberg seemed set for gold […]

Four more medals in Rio

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Sunday (11 September) track action produced four more medals for the South African team competing at the 2016 Summer Paralympics taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (7-18 September). In the 100 meter T37 final, world and Paralympic record holder, Charl du Toit dashed to gold in 11.45 seconds followed by Egypt’s Mostafa Mohamed (11.54s) […]

Chatting with Coach Cathy

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Sixty year old Cathy Landsberg is a mother, grandmother, horse-riding enthusiast, and qualified physiotherapist with a special interest in sports injuries and rehabilitation. She is also coach to Ntando Mahlangu, who is making his Paralympic debut in the T42 track events at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Landsberg started coaching Ntando […]

Second gold for South Africa

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

Day three (10 September) of the 2016 Paralympic Games saw some world-class performances from Team South Africa’s track stars. In long jump, 33 year old T12 athlete, Hilton Langenhoven added South Africa’s second gold of the Games with a 7.07 meter leap for top spot. After a disappointing 400 meter heat yesterday, when the three […]