Posts by Blind SA

Blind SA Copyright matter to be heard in Constitutional Court

Less than half a percentage of published works are available in accessible formats for blind and partially sighted individuals, this has led to a so-called “Book Famine” across South Africa. In an effort to address this problem, BLIND SA, represented by SECTION27, took (amongst others) the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition to court in…


Blind SA reflects on International Human Rights Day on Copyright exceptions and limitations

Last year on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2020, hundreds of blind and partially sighted people together with copyright activists, entertainers, performers, musicians, academics and other intellectual property practitioners marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria and handed a Memorandum to the National Assembly and President Ramaphosa on the violation of the basic human…


Disability Rights Awareness Month 2021

Blind SA invites you to a virtual panel discussion as part of Economic empowerment of young persons, women and persons with disabilities to realizing their freedom. The focus of the discussion is on Economic Empowerment Opportunities for People with Disabilities and Reasonable Accommodation. Topics will include; business and employment opportunities, accessibility of these opportunities for…


Blind SA Assists in Local Government Elections 2021

Alberton, 29 October 2021. As part of their mandate to champion the cause of blind people, Blind SA will be assisting in the 2021 Local Government Elections, ensuring that the rights of the blind are recognized during these elections.   As part of their assistance, Blind SA will be sending delegates to different voting stations…


Cancer Awareness Day, Blind SA (28 October 2021)

October month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The department of Health in general, and other relevant stakeholders are educating women on breast cancer, symptoms and possible prevention.   Blind SA is taking serious strides to empower blind and partially sighted women as they are mothers in families and leaders in communities.  It is our responsibility…


Voter Education

Blind SA is again engaging on doing voter education on the Local Government Elections.   Please note that on Umhlobo Wenene FM, national radio broadcasting in isiXhosa, tomorrow morning from 05h50 to 06h300, an interview on the use of the UBT and independently use a preferred sighted person without having the Presiding Officers and party…


IEC Civic and Democracy Education

Click the links below to download   IEC-Voting-Station-Safety-Protocols-Factsheet IEC Voter Management Device Factsheet IEC Municipal Elections Special Votes Factsheet IEC Municipal Elections Factsheet IEC Free and Fair Elections Factsheet IEC Electoral Code of Conduct Factsheet


IEC Civic and Democracy Education audio materials

Blind SA circulates herewith the hyperlinks for the audio files for the Local Government Elections – IEC Civic and Democracy Education audio materials:   What is the IEC Voting in Municipal Elections Covid-19 Safety Protocols Voter Management Devices (VMD) Electoral Code of Conduct Digital Disinformation Free and Fair Elections Electoral Fraud and Offense Electoral Fraud…