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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...

Thanks for giving kids a clear start!

Thanks for giving kids a clear start!

Regular eye exams in childhood are so important. Vision problems can hurt a child's ability to do well at school; and early diagnosis is key to treating many conditions. But thanks to our brilliant donors, many of whom responded to our fundraising drive in November,...

LOOKING BACK TO THE FUTURE

LOOKING BACK TO THE FUTURE

Read about our Advocacy & Empowerment Articles series for more information. LOOKING BACK TO THE FUTURE By Dr Siva Moodley Member of the Optima College Board 19 June 2020 "We live in the present, we dream of the future, and we learn eternal truths from the past"...