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Response to the 2018 Budget Speech

Photo caption: Pravin Gordhan's 2018 Budget Speech (photo credit: www.gosouth.co.za) Government's shifting and restated emphasis, as listed below, MUST include Persons with Disability (PWD): 1. Dignity and equality. 2. Analogue to digital TV. 3. Economic growth in the...

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A Child’s Human Right to Education

South Africa celebrated Human Rights Day on 21 March 2018. Although we have come a long way as a country, some fundamental rights as stipulated in our constitution have not yet been fulfilled. Of an estimated 18 750 000 children in South Africa, it is estimated that...

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A long road to diagnosis

Eleven-year-old Anthony has struggled with vision difficulties his whole life. As an infant, he was diagnosed with Nystagmus, an involuntary movement of the eyes. In 2012, he was finally diagnosed with Ocular Albinism, meaning he has almost no melanin in his eyes to...

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The Helen Keller Society

The Helen Keller Society was originally established in 1958 having been inspired by the great Helen Keller herself. Over the years the Society has evolved from being a home for single blind ladies to a retirement facility for the sighted and visually impaired...

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Some FUNdraising ideas

Would you like to raise funds for Council and have fun at the same time? Why not invite a few friends for a dinner, tea or coffee, and charge your guests an attendance fee? You can deposit the money you raised into our account, using your donor number as a reference....

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A final nod

Council is always deeply honoured when we hear that a friend has left us a bequest in their Will. It shows that they believe in our work – and have faith that Council will make good use of their gift. If you’d also like to help us improve the lives of visually...

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