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Winter School dates for 2022

Winter School dates for 2022

The SANCB’s Winter School has been running since 2011. It aims to catapult visually impaired matrics to higher quality passes, to help them land better seats at tertiary institutions. Since 2011, the programme has supported about 13 high schools for visually impaired...

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Planning in a pandemic

Planning in a pandemic

Living through Covid-19 has been eye-opening. We’ve learned that life can turn on a dime. So it’s important to get our affairs in order. This could mean reuniting with estranged friends or family, cleaning out your cupboards – or getting your Will up to date! While...

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The Braille Cup lives on

The Braille Cup lives on

Covid-19 has sunk our SA Braille Cup Competition for two years. It’s not going to spoil our fun this year! We’re planning to hold it on 29-30 September. The competition runs across three divisions: Grade 6 to 7 (Primary School); Grade 8 to 9 (Junior High School) and...

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Giving Vodacom some love!

Giving Vodacom some love!

For 13 years, the Vodacom Foundation has been an incredible partner to the SANCB’s Bureau for the Prevention of Blindness. The relationship started in 2008, when the foundation donated an Iveco truck along with equipment and consumables to eye care services. Between...

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Lions have hearts of gold

Lions have hearts of gold

The School Screening Project in Tshwane received a major boost in August 2021, with a generous grant from the Lions Club International Foundation. This was made possible by the generous support of the Harrow and Pinner Lions Clubs, in Middlesex, who wanted this...

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Tales from a blind traveller

Tales from a blind traveller

Travelling to unfamiliar places without the benefit of sight is not for the faint hearted! Hanif Kruger, who is blind, is the manager of SANCB’s Assistive Technology Centre. He recently wrote about travelling alone with his guide dog from Tshwane to Cape Town. From...

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Blind in a pandemic

Blind in a pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown up challenges for us all. However, people with visual impairments must navigate unique day-to-day challenges. Their social world is limited to what they can hear. That range becomes smaller when people are social distancing. Many...

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Thanks for your 3D gifts

Thanks for your 3D gifts

Thanks to all our donors who sent a Christmas gift towards our 3D printing campaign.  Your gifts will be used to purchase 3D printers; and to print 3D education models and toys for schools and early childhood development centres. Thank you for helping visually...

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Thank you for shining a light on schooling

Thank you for shining a light on schooling

Schooling for learners with visual impairments is in a sorry state. There’s much work to be done. Yet there are good news stories too – and we often have our donors to thank! One of these positive stories is from Rivoni School for the Blind in Elim, Limpopo. Rivoni...

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