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Top Five Finish for SA’s Young Para Athletes

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

The Innovation Hub, 14 August 2019 – South Africa’s young track and field athletes achieved a top five overall finish, out of 35 competing nations, at the World Para Athletics Junior Championships that took place from 1-4 August in Nottwil, Switzerland. The team, consisting of some of the best U17 and U20 male and female […]

Solution for Samkelo

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

18 July 2019, The Innovation Hub  – Thanks to a donation from Avis South Africa, Jumping Kids celebrates this year’s Mandela Day by fitting Samkelo Molopo from Middelburg with his new below-knee prosthetic solution. The event, hosted by Icexpress Progressive Prosthetics at The Innovation Hub in Pretoria, provides a glimpse of the prosthetic technology and how it […]

Investing in the Future

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Kids associated with Jumping Kids Prosthetic Fund produced some excellent results at this year’s Toyota SA SASAPD National Para Athletics Championships (17-21 March 2019, Stellenbosch). Para Athletics is a valuable tool to promote participation and integration and Jumping Kids has been staging ‘Exhibition Races’ as far back as 2010 to promote access to sport for […]

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 […]