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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 […]

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 […]

Pillay adds lucky number seven for SA

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Durban strong-man, Tyrone Pillay added a seventh medal for South Africa last night when he heaved an incredible 13.91 meters with his last attempt in shot put (F42) on the fifth day (12 September) of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. The distance, also a national and African record, won Pillay the bronze. Gold went to […]