Year: 2022


Team Beastie (Chaeli, Chantal, Daleen, Gerhard)finish Comrades 2022 in 11:10:57 Comrades 2022 by Nikki Kemp August 2022 Chaeli is not afraid to challenge perceptions and go against the perceived norm; she is also no stranger to finding herself in the history books. In 2016, she became the first wheelchair athlete to finish the Comrades and[…]

Turning a setback into a comeback

Team Beastie: Pacific, Chantal, Chaelihaving fun at 2022 Cape Town Festival of Running Pacific Mbela by Nikki Kemp July 2022 Mandela Day is a day sanctioned by the United Nations and is commemorated on the 18th of July each year on former President Nelson Mandela’s birthday to honour him by making a difference by inspiring[…]

taking a tumble …

taking a tumble … June 2022 Follow on Instagram: @zeldagroblermycroft Follow on Twitter: @MadMomZelda Rwanda, country of a thousand hills, is beautiful. Chaeli was invited to speak at the 2022 Commonwealth Youth Summit (ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting) in Kigali. The first takeaway is how wonderfully hospitable Rwandans are and the second[…]

Welcome to the family!

The Chaeli Campaign Staff ‘Family’ : 2021 Building Relationships and Growing Community by Rosemary Luger May 2022 The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that 15 May of every year shall be observed as the International Day of Families. The day reflects the importance that the international community attaches to families as basic units of society[…]

Pursuing Happiness

Top: Boeta & Tina taking a moment at the finishBottom: Team Boeta tackling Suikerbossie Top: Team Leigh cruising through MuizenbergBottom: Leigh celebrating a birthday at Chaeli Cottage Pursuing Happiness by Shelly Stedman April 2022 Most people don’t know it but 20 March is International Day of Happiness. The day was established in June 2012 after[…]

Follow the science

Rosemary Luger, supervising Occupational Therapist from The Chaeli Campaign Framing possibility and supporting change by Zelda Mycroft February 2022 On 11 February the world celebrated International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Only 33% of researchers are women and, according to  “women account for just 22% of professionals working in artificial intelligence and[…]

little feet and wheelchair footrests …

little feet and wheelchair footrests … February 2022 Follow on Instagram: @zeldagroblermycroft Follow on Twitter: @MadMomZelda Becoming a mom is the second best thing that’s happened in my life … becoming a grandmother has to rank top of the pops! All the joy of welcoming a bright little life into this world without the discomfort[…]

Inclusive Arts Collective

Follow on Instagram: @ct_inclusive_arts Follow on Facebook: @iacsouthafrica New beginnings for the Inclusive Arts Collective by Kirsten Steenkamp January 2022 Art is the rich colouring of the diverse spaces we inhabit: the walls of art galleries and studios, theatres and performance schools, sprayed across buildings and painted on street corners the world over. However, most[…]

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