Five Rand Aid residents have art on the heart. A diverse community of people live in the four retirement villages run by the 114-year-old NPO. What was not known until recently, however, is that among the residents are five artists whose work can be found across the world. Continue reading Rand Aid’s great artists
A highly dangerous yet relatively cheap drug has reportedly reared its ugly head in South Africa. Continue reading Beware of flakka, the ‘zombie drug’
Pie in the sky. That is what the architects and engineers thought when approached about the possibility of constructing a viewing elevator down the Graskop Gorge cliff face, which has a sheer drop equivalent to around 16 storeys. Continue reading Unique-to-Africa tourism development required innovating engineering
Tourism is one of the largest industries globally and a driver of economic growth. Continue reading EMPOWERMENT: Glass elevator gives Mpumalanga a lift!
The completion of Wedge Garden’s obstacle course, a project initiated and completed by the occupational therapy (OT) department, has seen yet another dimension being added to the Rand Aid substance abuse treatment centre’s already diverse treatment programme. Continue reading Wedge Gardens triumphs over obstacles
A highly anticipated event for garden lovers with green fingers, Gardens of the Golden City, will be hosted by Quondam Retirement Village on 4 and 5 November 2017. Continue reading Gardens of the Golden City at Quondam Village
Rand Aid’s Wedge Gardens substance abuse treatment centre recently teamed up with New Hope, a secondary care halfway house in Illiondale, to arm Vryburger High School students against addiction. Continue reading Don’t open the addiction door, says social worker
Wedge Gardens’ Kendra Neethling has begun the journey to becoming a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher through the University of Massachusetts. Continue reading Wedge Gardens harnesses mindfulness
Addiction and the notion that individuals need alcohol or drugs to cope in life creates negative feedback from society, believes Karen Griessel, a social worker at Rand Aid’s Wedge Gardens substance abuse treatment centre. Continue reading Stigma, addiction and misunderstanding!