The data collected in Census 2001 indicates that there were 2 255 982 people with various forms of disability.
This number constituted 5% of the total population enumerated in this census. Of this number, 1 854 376 were African, 168 678 coloured, 41 235 Indian/Asian and 191 693 white.
The choice of a wheelchair is a decision that cannot be taken without expert help. A person's lifestyle, level of activity and also budget are all factors that play a role.
The following documents were obtained form the Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities and give an overview on the relevant issues of wheelchairs: