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You help us cope in a time of Covid-19

You help us cope in a time of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic is a threat to the health and economic wellbeing of us all. But persons with visual impairments are particularly vulnerable. People who can’t see are already the most unlikely to find work in SA – and the lockdown has only made things tougher for...

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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"...

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Advocacy and Empowerment Article Series

Advocacy and Empowerment Article Series

As part of the SANCB's active and ongoing advocacy and empowerment programmes, a series of articles would be included on our website as a valuable repository of useful and informative information on blindness. We hope you will read these articles, which, aside from...

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RATIFY THE MARRAKESH TREATY NOW!

RATIFY THE MARRAKESH TREATY NOW!

Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled". The goal of the Treaty is to help to end the book famine faced by people who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled....

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Advanced Level 3 Lockdown

Advanced Level 3 Lockdown

ADVANCED LEVEL 3 LOCKDOWN President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that South Africa will move to an ‘advanced’ level 3 lockdown, with a number of business sectors reopened to the public. Speaking in a national address on Wednesday evening (17 June), Ramaphosa said...

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Congratulations Bawinile Mdunyelwa

Congratulations Bawinile Mdunyelwa

CONGRATULATIONS Bawinile Mdunyelwa Mrs. Bawinile Mdunyelwa former chairperson of KZN SA Blind Women in Action has completed her Masters in Socialwork and is among the top students. This comes at a time when she has just started with her social work private practice...

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Say yes to training

Say yes to training

Zakariya Moola was born without sight. But this didn’t stop him from matriculating . . . obtaining a degree . . . and starting a business. “My first long-term job was selling paper. Then I opened Zak’s Stationers in Durban in May 2009. By God’s grace it worked. It’s...

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Our business lifts us up

Our business lifts us up

A bare piece of land has been transformed into a thriving hydroponic garden by the Chaneng Association for the Blind. The self- help group produces vegetables and honey all year around, but their business was hamstrung by a tiny local market. Then Royal Bafokeng...

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We miss our library

We miss our library

For many years, the SANCB’s library in Pretoria was a hive of activity. It was extremely well stocked and served students from Optima College and universities. Unfortunately, it closed in 2014 due to financial challenges. It was a major blow to our efforts to give...

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A stage for the blind in Heritage Week

A stage for the blind in Heritage Week

The blindness sector is blessed with a rich pool of artists, singers, crafters, theatre performers and poets. Despite their enormous talents, they often experience stigma and discrimination. What these artists really need is a common platform to showcase their talents...

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End the book famine

End the book famine

We’re calling on all our SANCB friends to join a worldwide campaign to ratify and implement the Marrakesh Treaty. The Treaty is a game changer for blind people and authorised bodies who want to produce or import/export copyright works in accessible formats, like...

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