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PSASA Cape Chapter President – A New Role

Monday was the first meeting of the new Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa year, and my first as President of the Cape Chapter. After years of volunteer leadership through Toastmasters International you’d think I’d be immune to the anxiety of leading a new team through our first event, but somehow that anxiety never goes …

How Will You Celebrate Diversity with Persons with Disabilities on Casual Day – 1 September 2017?

I’m taking a break from writing about my recent trip to Ghana to share a few updates on other exciting experiences– but don’t fret, I still have more to share on Ghana! Did you know that Friday, 1 September is Casual Day? The day when South Africans unite to support persons with disabilities? And that …

I’m Neither a Politician Nor an Academic – So What Value Can I add to the Disability Conversation?

As you may recall, the reason I was in Ghana in the first place was to speak at the 5th annual AFRINEAD conference on disability. Sitting in the conference centre at the KWAMA Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana, listening to a Star-studded group of dignitaries address the challenges inherent in developing …