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Tip your hat to us

Tip your hat to us

If you love the work we do and would like to leave a legacy to visually impaired persons in your Will, please get in touch. We have a handy Wills guide we’d love to send you. Contact (012) 452-3811 or email frm@sancb.org.za

Cheques are out

Cheques are out

Cheques will not be accepted in South Africa from 1 January 2021. We’re sorry to see them go! There was something special about the ritual of giving by cheque – and of receiving a cheque in the post. If you send your donations by cheque, please contact us on (012) 452...

Small, smart and in stock

Small, smart and in stock

Our famous Assistive Technology Centre celebrated a milestone on 7 September: its 30th birthday! The centre strives to keep up with the times and has great new products in stock, including the Google Home Mini Smart Speaker. This smart speaker responds to voice...

Big opportunity with ‘Be My Eyes’

Big opportunity with ‘Be My Eyes’

SANCB has formed an exciting partnership with Be My Eyes, to make assistive services in South Africa more accessible. Be My Eyes is a video calling app that allows sighted volunteers to ‘see’ and provide information to vision impaired users. South African users will...

Save on tax

Save on tax

If you’d like to make an additional donation – and qualify for a tax deduction – please remember to send your gift before 28 February in order to qualify. Click here to make your tax saving donation now.

A hero’s welcome

A hero’s welcome

SANCB teams received a hero’s welcome when they arrived at community engagements last year. Our gifts of assistive devices and personal protective equipment were received with delight by beneficiaries at Pfukani Bakery, Siloe Workshop for the Blind, Arthur Blaxall...

Jobs, jobs, jobs!

Jobs, jobs, jobs!

The SANCB Eastern Cape took part in an uplifting career expo at Khanyisa Special School for the Blind in September. The event was championed by blind staff and was the first of its kind at the school. SANCB provincial chairperson Xolisa Yekani inspired learners with...

Hope trumps fear

Hope trumps fear

In June, 27 cataract patients had to decide if they were more afraid of being exposed to Covid or of being blind. They decided that being blind was harder to bear and went ahead with cataract operations at Ganyesa Hospital. The Bureau performed the procedures and the...

Meet Lewis

Meet Lewis

Lewis Nzimande, the SANCB’s new National Executive Director, took up his post on 1 August 2020. Lewis holds a Bachelor of Education Honours from University of KwaZulu-Natal and has dedicated his career to the emancipation of people with disabilities. Lewis has 20...

Blind educators lead the way

Blind educators lead the way

Four blind educators are overjoyed to have landed their first temporary jobs in Port Elizabeth. When Covid left Khanyisa Special School for the Blind with vacancies, the SANCB suggested that they employ blind educators. Fruitful discussions followed and the educators...