Posts by Blind SA

E-filing Presentation To Members Of Blind SA

INTRODUCTION In support of the President’s call to the Covid-19 pandemic, that Social Distancing be observed at all times and that we should at most stay indoors and limit movement, SARS is responding by rapidly enhancing its efforts to further simplify the tax return filing requirements for individual taxpayers and removing the need to travel…


BlindSA Women’s Month Launch

Speech for Professor Hlengiwe Mkhize, Deputy Minister in the Presidency: Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities BlindSA Women’s Month Launch 05 August 2020 “Gender Based Violence: Resources available to blind and partially sighted women affected by GBVF” By Deputy Minister Prof Hlengiwe Mkhize of the Department of Women Youth and Persons with Disabilities in the…


Nomalanga Malekane

I’m Nomalanga Malekane, a 44 year old woman from Johannesburg I’m visually impaired. I was mugged and stabbed on my way to work so it wasn’t easy to accept that I was totally blind. I got married to my childhood sweetheart that’s when I experienced all the abuse you can think of, at first I…


Irene Azwifaneli Mashele

My name is Irene Mashele, a 32 year-old woman born in Bela Bela Limpopo Province’ I was born with a Chronic condition known as Rheumatoid Arthritis resulting in my eyesight been badly affected and developing cataracts which ophthalmologist tried operating on, but they keep on re-appearing.  I then decided to accept myself as I am,…


2021 NSFAS Applications

Please be advised that 2021 NSFAS Applications is opening on the 1st August 2020. This is your document to guide you on the processes of assisting young people when applying for NSFAS funding.  Click here to download the application form


Blind SA Press Conference

Blind SA is to host a Zoom Press Conference as listed below Date: 5th August 2020 Time:  10 am Venue: Zoom Meeting. Please find the zoom link below. Topic: Blind SA The Plea from blind and visually impaired people Education Crisis for blind and visually impaired learners due to COVID-19 pandemic #EducateMe Blind SA has…


The Plea From Blind And Visually Impaired People

Blind SA, a National Disable People’s Organisation focuses on the three major challenges impacting upon blind and visually impaired people and possible action to be taken. Education Crisis for blind and visually impaired learners due to COVID-19 pandemic #EducateMe Blind SA has been negotiating with the Department of Basic Education from before the National Lock…


ICEVI Webinar

ICEVI Africa invited African countries to the first of a series of webinars on the education of learners with visual impairment. The 1st Online Session titled “COVID-19 And The Education of Learners with Visual Impairment in Africa” was taking place on Friday 10th July 2020. The Session Panellists were: 1.      Mrs. Gertrude Oforiwa Fefoame: President,…


Press Release | Young, Femme and Black

24 July 2020 I am Irene Azwifaneli Mashele a 32-year old black woman from Bela Bela in Limpopo Province and current secretary of Blind SA’s Youth Committee and also secretary of Blind SA’s Gender Based Violence and Femicide Committee. I am working with the Nayanaya Trust, a Johannesburg based NGO who are doing a web…