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A vigil for lost vision

A vigil for lost vision

A candlelight vigil was held in October 2018 by SANCB and the North West Department of Health to mark World Sight Day – and to remember those who lost their vision because there was no one to help when they needed it. The vigil succeeded in making the business...
Quadrennial 2019

Quadrennial 2019

The 43rd Conference of the South African National Council for the Blind takes place in Cape Town, from 07 to 13 October 2019 at the Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard. The theme of the Conference is “Changing the Face of Being Blind” and the Order Paper will...
Long Fight for text books

Long Fight for text books

The SANCB and Section 27 have put a mammoth effort into the fight to get the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to provide blind and partially sighted learners with accessible learning materials. Even though the DBE agreed in April 2018 to provide braille text books...
We’ve got right of way

We’ve got right of way

We celebrated International White Cane Safety Day with events in Welkom on 12 October and in Rustenburg on 26 October. These were fun and rewarding experiences for all participants – with visually impaired participants walking with white canes and sighted participants...