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Say yes to training

Say yes to training

Zakariya Moola was born without sight. But this didn’t stop him from matriculating . . . obtaining a degree . . . and starting a business. “My first long-term job was selling paper. Then I opened Zak’s Stationers in Durban in May 2009. By God’s grace it worked. It’s...

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Our business lifts us up

Our business lifts us up

A bare piece of land has been transformed into a thriving hydroponic garden by the Chaneng Association for the Blind. The self- help group produces vegetables and honey all year around, but their business was hamstrung by a tiny local market. Then Royal Bafokeng...

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We miss our library

We miss our library

For many years, the SANCB’s library in Pretoria was a hive of activity. It was extremely well stocked and served students from Optima College and universities. Unfortunately, it closed in 2014 due to financial challenges. It was a major blow to our efforts to give...

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A stage for the blind in Heritage Week

A stage for the blind in Heritage Week

The blindness sector is blessed with a rich pool of artists, singers, crafters, theatre performers and poets. Despite their enormous talents, they often experience stigma and discrimination. What these artists really need is a common platform to showcase their talents...

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End the book famine

End the book famine

We’re calling on all our SANCB friends to join a worldwide campaign to ratify and implement the Marrakesh Treaty. The Treaty is a game changer for blind people and authorised bodies who want to produce or import/export copyright works in accessible formats, like...

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Thank you for putting the bounce in our steps!

Thank you for putting the bounce in our steps!

Christmas wouldn’t be the same without warm acts of kindness, festive cheer and hope. And that’s what our donors gave, when they responded to our December appeal to assist visually impaired children. If you’re one of the wonderful people who contributed, thank you!...

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DISABILITY RIGHTS AWARENESS MONTH 2019

DISABILITY RIGHTS AWARENESS MONTH 2019

DISABILITY RIGHTS AWARENESS MONTH 2019 03 November to 03 December 2019   South Africa commemorates National Disability Rights Awareness Month annually between 3 November and 3 December. 3rd December is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and is...

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