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Para-athletes off to World Games

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

A team of 17 Para-athletes depart today, (29 November), to compete at the International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) World Games taking place in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal from November 30th to December 6th. This year marks the 7th edition of the Games which was established to provide international sporting opportunities for […]

New face of anti-bullying

Friday, June 9th, 2017

It was announced this week that Paralympian, Ntando Mahlangu, is teaming up with Cartoon Network to launch the 2017 CN Buddy Network campaign in Africa. CN Buddy Network is a global anti-bullying campaign first rolled out on the continent in 2016 in partnership with Olympic sprinter, Wayde van Niekerk, who was bullied as a child. […]

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 […]

Epic adventure for Jumping Kids

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

The ABSA Cape Epic, regarded as one of the most gruelling multi-stage mountain bike races, is less than one month away and Jumping Kids ambassador, Reuben van Niekerk, flanked by partner Kevin Benkenstein for a second consecutive year, is aiming for another “Team Driepoot” finish. Van Niekerk, a below-knee amputee that cycles with a customized […]

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 […]