Posts by Blind SA

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…


Kaya 959 Interview

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


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…



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…


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


Blind SA Partners with inABLE to Advance Digital Accessibility in Africa

Eight disability organizations across Africa unite to present the Inclusive Africa Conference September 30, 2021– -Blind SA will join Kenya NGO inABLE as a supporting partner for the second Inclusiv Africa Conference, happening virtually on September 30th from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm East African Time – 10 am until 3 PM SA time The…


Tokyo Paralympics 24 August to 5 September 2021

Blind SA would like to congratulate Team South Africa, for their amazing achievements at the Tokyo Paralympic Games 2021.  Four Gold, one silver and two bronze medals, we are so proud of you!   We would like to thank SASCOC, the Paralympic Committee for making this possible and especially the athletes and cyclist for their…


Copyright Act #6

Former Constitutional Court Justice Zak Yacoob believes copyright reform is urgent @BlindSA_NGO & SECTION27 are going to court on 21 Sept 2021 to #EndTheBookFamine for people who are blind so that we can all have access to libraries of books in formats that are accessible to us.