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Posts by Lebohang

BLIND SA AND SECTION27 TO TACKLE ‘UNCONSTITUTIONAL’ COPYRIGHT ACT AT CONSTITUTIONAL COURT ON 12 MAY 2022

On World Book/Copyright Day, activists urge Constitutional Court to confirm that Copyright Act is unconstitutional for limiting access to books in accessible formats for persons with visual disabilities. 20 April 2022, Johannesburg – BLIND SA and SECTION27 use World Book/Copyright Day as an opportunity to highlight the unconstitutionality of the Copyright Act of 1978 for…

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World Optometry Day

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, Alberton, Gauteng. Blind SA acknowledges and celebrates World Optometry day, a day set aside to celebrate every optometrist and eye care professional worldwide. On this very day in 1986, the International Optometric and Optical league decided to celebrate the growing profession of Optometry in the world. Today we join in to…

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Braille Lego Bricks Project.

For immediate release Friday, 25 February 2022, Braille Lego bricks project. Blind SA has collaborated with the Lego Foundation of Denmark, to produce the first-ever Braille Lego Bricks in South Africa, these bricks are created specifically for blind and partially sighted children and are fully compatible with existing Lego toys, but are molded with studs…

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I AM WHO I AM BECAUSE I AM MYSELF

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…

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PARENTS’ NETWORK LETTER

Editor:  RETHA STASSEN Contact details:  E-mail:  retha.work@gmail.com   Cell no/SMS/WhatsApp:      082-442-0467   Dear parents, teachers, and other interested persons I trust 2022 has started with a bang and that the rest of the year will bring you joy and fulfilment. May our efforts to guide our learners and adults with visual impairments to reach their…

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Copyright Amendment Bill Submissions Jan 2022

DEAR PARLIAMENT, COPYRIGHT LAW MUST NOT LIMIT HUMAN RIGHTS – PASS THE COPYRIGHT AMENDMENT BILL URGENTLY! 1 February 2022, Johannesburg — BLIND SA and SECTION27 have made joint submissions to the Portfolio Committee on Trade, Industry and Competition on the Copyright Amendment Bill (CAB) following another call for public comments on the CAB made in November…

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World Braille Day

In November 2018, the United Nations General Assembly made a proclamation to mark the 4th of January, the day on which the iconic creator of braille, Louis Braille was born as World Braille day. On this day, the world comes together in celebrations to elevate the awareness of the importance of braille as a means…

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High Court Judgement in the matter between Blind SA and The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA GAUTENG DIVISION, PRETORIA CASE NO: 14996/21 In the matter between: BLIND SA Applicant and MINISTER OF TRADE, INDUSRTY AND COMPETITION First Respondent MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND Second Respondent COOPERATION SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Third Respondent CHAIRPERSON OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF Fourth Respondent PROVINCES PRESIDENT OF…

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National dialogue on preventive measures to combat GBV

We have come this far, the end of the internationally recognized 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women. Events had been organized, words have been said, both by the government and the civil society. Activists have spoken, stressing their frustration on the slow implementation of the strategies to fight against this scourge.  …

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Media Statement for release 3 December 2021

BLIND SA and SECTION27 call on Minister Patel to urgently publish regulations to improve access to accessibly formatted books for persons who are blind and visually impaired     3 December 2021, Johannesburg — Today, 3 December, we celebrate International Day for Persons with Disabilities, a day dedicated to raising public awareness around the rights…

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