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White cane wonder

White cane wonder

In May, we held one of our favourite fundraising events: White Cane Week. If you supported this event, thank you! The SANCB will use your gifts to provide adults and children with assistive devices like white canes and magnifiers. This will bring light and learning...

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Principals go peer-to-peer

Principals go peer-to-peer

Principals put their heads together with their peers at the SANCB’s two-day Principal’s Forum in May. Our second forum, it gave participants the opportunity to discuss issues that matter to our schools for blind and visually impaired children. Our plan is to work in...

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Your legacy of doing good

Your legacy of doing good

The SANCB has a proven track record going back for 93 years. With your support, we can do good for another 93! So if you need to update or write your Will, please consider leaving a bequest to the SANCB. Your legacy – whether it’s money, shares, policies, property,...

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Predictable is perfect!

Predictable is perfect!

We love predictable monthly donor support! Sustained gifts ensure we can better budget and fulfil our plans each month. Regular monthly gifts place donors by our side every day: in classrooms, colleges, cataract surgeries, and so much more. As a non-profit and...

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Double hit for the elderly

Double hit for the elderly

Most people are born with good eyesight – but vision impairments like cataracts can develop and impact their ability to see. Cataracts are a clouding of the lens. It prevents light from easily passing through the lens and results in vision loss. Cataracts are most...

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First, love yourself

First, love yourself

The stage at Optima College was set alight by blind and partially sighted students on Valentine’s Day, when they confidently took to the stage in a pageant. Keynote speaker Lebogang Manyane, the Gauteng chairperson of South African Blind Women in Action, encouraged...

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New dot on the block

New dot on the block

There’s a new kid on the label-making block: the electric 6dot braille label maker. This portable device allows braille labels to be created in virtually every language using standard tape; and has an automatic cutter to effortlessly clean label cuts. This neat device...

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Back to the future!

Back to the future!

It's been two years since Optima College has held graduation ceremonies, due to COVID-19 restrictions. That all changed on 30 March, when Optima hosted 188 graduates in Pretoria and at satellite training centres in the Free State and Gqeberha. We congratulate our...

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Many changes

Many changes

The past 93 years have seen many changes. We’ve moved our head office from our birth city of Cape Town to Pretoria, and have brought over 80 member organisations into our fold. Under the steady guidance of SANCB leaders, the services we offer the blind and partially...

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We’re 93, thanks to your big heart!

We’re 93, thanks to your big heart!

'Members at the first conference in Bloemfontein to establish the SANCB in 1928.' The SANCB celebrated its 93rd birthday in March, marking a lifetime of commitment to bring a brighter future to those who dare to dream. We’re proud to have pulled through the trials of...

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