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The year of growth and opportunity

The year of growth and opportunity

2020 began like any other year, travelling, meetings, deadlines, socials, and the usual busyness of life.  But three months into the year everything changed dramatically in ways none of us could have ever imagined. We were faced with a global health and economic...

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Danile’s Story

International Day of Persons with Disabilities: Danile’s Story

The International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly and aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to...

We Can Run: Disability Awareness Initiative

We Can Run: Disability Awareness Initiative

As part of their commitment to raise awareness of disability rights and ensuring an inclusive society for all, Marisa Nel & Associates and Current Consulting founded an awareness mechanism in 2017.The We Can Run event has invited people with physical disabilities...

We Can Run

We Can Run

The year 2020 began like any otherImminent hopes and dreamsFireworks lighting up the sky with colour But something unexpected happened along the wayA viral pandemic decided to stayFor a while we managed, united as oneNothing could knock South Africa’s crownBut weeks...

Annette’s Journey

Annette’s Journey

Dear Marissa and the team I wanted to write to you to say thank you so much for everything you have done for me, for your love and compassion and caring. I am absolutely blown away by your kindness. I have been a diabetic for several years now. I was cruising along...

Welding Skills Training in Mozambique

Welding Skills Training in Mozambique

As part of our Mozambique Mobile Prosthetic clinic in 2019 where we visited victims of mine injuries, we embarked on a skills training programme to improve the quality of life of people with disability in the area. Beneficiaries were selected from the patients we...

Changing lives through team spirit

Changing lives through team spirit

Marissa Nel & Associates conducted home visits to patients in dire need during the COVID high risk period. We visited Khayelihle William Mcitwa (known as William) at his home in Elubhacweni Location just outside Mount Frere.During our visit and assessing William’s...

Honouring Our Core Values During Challenging Times

Honouring Our Core Values During Challenging Times

Due to our pensioner patients being categorized as high risk during COVID 19, all our mobile clinics had been rescheduled for a later date as a precautionary measure to avoid the pensioners having to use public transport to reach the clinics, as this would expose them...

Lwandise Receives the Gift of Mobility

Lwandise Receives the Gift of Mobility

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. – Napoleon Hill Lwandise is a delightful and playful 6-year-old boy from a rural community in Qumbu near Mthatha, who lost both his legs above the knees. He was...