Recent News

PHD GRAD SAYS: ”I DID IT FOR MY BLIND FRIENDS!”

In 2010 Matthys Odendal enrolled for a PhD at the Department of Linguistics at the University of the Western Cape with the help of the Blind SA Bursary Fund. The newly titled Dr Matthys Odendal received his PhD in Linguistics at the University of the Western Cape at the end of last year. The motivation…

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New Stories of Independence

Blind SA recently teamed up with the Gauteng-based  Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education Training Authority  (ETDP seta) to facilitate and empower the development of skills for blind and partially sighted people. The focus was to help these folk in achieve independence. This joint project has now resulted in 35 blind folk recently completing…

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BLIND SA LAUNCHES ‘SENSITISATION WORKSHOPS’ FOR POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS

With just under 400 unemployed blind an partially sighted candidates currently on our database, we have to be both practical and innovative if we’re to see these folk successfully employed their workplaces. “We needed to offer something more to companies,” says Parishna. Creating awareness around blind and partially sighted people, and and management about being…

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BLIND SA PRESENTS 5 BRAILLE COPIES OF SCHOOL SETWORK

Five braille copies of the awardwinning Sesotho language drama Lejwe la Kgopiso were recently presented to the Bartimea School in Thaba N chu. An essential Grade 12 setwork, the work was produced in two volumes by our Braille Services, and handed over to the school’s Acting Principal Mrs Mothibe in November last year. Presentation of…

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SAHRC releases its Final Investigative Report

SAHRC releases its Final Investigative Report into a fire that claimed the lives of three learners at North West School for the Deaf, North West Province 7 February 2018 The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or ‘the Commission’) has finalised its investigation into a fire that killed three learners at the North West…

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WBU Survey

Dear WBU members, As you know, the WBU has been working for a number of years to improve access to audio description services for film, television and live theatre for the benefit of blind and partially sighted persons. While audio description services have improved significantly in some parts of the world, they are not available…

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