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If you think blind people do not fall in love and are not exposed to sexually transmitted diseases or gender-based violence, then you better think again.


February is globally recognized as the “month of love” with the 10th to the 16th recognized as the STI/condom week, a health awareness week held to highlight the importance of condom usage and inform people about the transmission of sexually transmitted infections.


In the recent past, the country has been experiencing an increased level of reported cases of gender-based violence (GBV) especially due to the COVID 19 lockdown, sadly, blind and visually impaired people are amongst the most vulnerable.


In light of the above, Blind SA is hosting an exciting event for both men and women who are blind and partially sighted as follows:

Date:  24 February 2022

Time:  10h00 – 13h00

Venue:  On Zoom

Topic:  I Am Who I Am Because I Am Myself.


A host of prestigious speakers will be leading this conversation, including Ms Magwaza from the national office of FAMSA, Ms Maheya from the Gauteng Department of Health.  Our main speaker will be the well-known Relationships and Intimacy Specialist from Totally Me, Ms Tracy Jacobs who will be speaking on the “power of Touch” which directly speaks to blind people as they use touch as a way of exploring and understanding their environment.

Come join us on this day, blind or not.  What will be shared on affects all of us.

For more information on this peculiar event, please, contact Mrs Thandile Butana, Development Officer at Blind SA at:


Mobile:   068 229 0259;

Or Mrs Mpini Letlhage, Chairperson of the Women’s Portfolio Committee at Blind SA at:


Mobile:  083 774 5359


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 846 8408 7466

Passcode: 446782




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