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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…

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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…

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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

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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…

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Major court victory for blind people

the article below was published in Bizcommunity Legal.   Court victory for blind people after 11-year battle   22 SEP 2021   The “book famine” for blind and visually impaired people in South Africa has come to an end. The Copyright Act, which bars the conversion of written material to braille, or other accessible formats…

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Kaya 959 Interview

We recently did an interview with Kaya FM. Take a listen below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PoWRzMv-nIMFyp8hh0doCMy51oAs9MMe/view

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Blind SA victory at the High Court on copyright exceptions

First of all, thank you so much for all your messages of congratulations and appreciation and your kind words. We wish to say that we did not do this to receive accolades or score points, but we did it, because we considered it to be something of vital importance, something about which all of us…

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DECLARING COPYRIGHT ACT UNCONSTITUTIONAL

BLIND SA AND SECTION 27 CELEBRATE COURT ORDER DECLARING COPYRIGHT ACT UNCONSTITUTIONAL, AND ADVANCE TO CONSTITUTIONAL COURT FOR CONFIRMATION   21 September 2021, Johannesburg – BlindSA and SECTION27 today welcome an order of the High Court of South Africa (Gauteng, Pretoria Division) declaring that the Copyright Act of 1978 is invalid for violating the rights…

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Copyright Act #7

We cannot wait any longer! We need to #EndTheBookFamine for people who are blind or visually disabled TODAY so that we can all access reading materials in accessible formats. The Copyright Act (1978) violates our human rights! @BlindSA_NGO

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