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Appreciation of Support

Greetings of the festive season.   We as Re bone Kganya Organisation for blinds would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Blind SA for the immeasurable contribution that you have bestowed upon us. We are thankful for the belief you have shown in us, it has given us the courage to never lose hope […]

Blind SA and SECTION27

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Blind SA and SECTION27 are deeply concerned by the National Assembly’s postponement of its deliberation, and ultimately, its vote, on the Copyright Amendment Bill. At this rate, Parliament’s obligation to remedy the unconstitutional Copyright Act 98 of 1978 by September 2024, as ordered by the Constitutional Court in September 2022, may not be fulfilled in […]

Minister Dlamini Zuma Kick Starts DRAM 2023

Minister Dlamini Zuma Kick Starts DRAM 2023

Issued by the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities Attention: Journalists and News Editors Pretoria, 2 November 2023 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….. MINISTER DLAMINI ZUMA KICK STARTS DISABILITY RIGHTS AWARENESS MONTH CAMPAIGN.   Pretoria: South Africa joins the global community to commemorate Disability Rights Awareness Month (DRAM) from 3 November to 3 December. Disability is an […]

Braille Services Division Seventieth Anniversary

Photograph of the Braille Services Staff 2023. Johannes Sefularo, Thandeka Buqwana, Nomazizi Buqwana , Elvis Mudau, Yull de Bruin, Shimmy Radise, Jo-Lize Bronkhorst, Kim Jacobs, Zanele Zwane, Jaydene Volmink, Linah Ndlovu, Annah Mohale, Tersia Boshoff, Varinia Harris, Ntungu Muguru, Lindelwa Latha. Merriam Nevondo, Carol Swart, Johannes Dube, Ofentse Manyane, Philip Jordaan, Joyce Radebe Michelle Louw.

Braille Services Division Seventieth Anniversary Blind SA is funded by: Foreword by Blind SA CEO On 26 October 2023, Founders Day, Blind SA celebrates the 77th commemoration of its establishment in 1946. On the same day, Braille Services, a division of Blind SA, will celebrate the seventieth year of its existence. Originally known as the […]

Blind SA is to launch the Isizulu Text To Speech for blind users

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Blind SA is to launch the Isizulu Text To Speech for blind users at the 77th Founder’s Day Commemoration and 70th Anniversary of Braille Services on 26 October 2023 at Blind SA House, Alberton Blind SA is excited to announce that it will be celebrating its 77th Founder’s Day Commemoration and the 70th anniversary of […]

Breaking Barriers To Amplify The Voices Of Visually Impaired Youth

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History unfolded when Blind SA commenced with the first-ever National Youth Parliament on 23 September 2023.  The 14 schools from 7 provinces came together to robustly debate on issues that affect their lives, socially, politically, academically, and otherwise. Despite the fact that most of the parliamentarians came very late on 22 Friday, the issue of […]

SAHRC Applicants-Nominees Motivation

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Dear Colleagues RE: Motivation Ntshavheni Netshituni Ntshavheni Netshituni is on the short list of 103 candidates identified to fill the vacant post as commissioner for the SA Human Rights Commission. Please find below a brief motivation to support his nomination. Should you be inclined to support his nomination, please send your email to Mr V […]

Media Release

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BLIND SA NATIONAL YOUTH PARLIAMENT:  23-24 SEPTEMBER 2023 ‘BREAKING BARRIERS TO AMPLIFY THE VOICES OF VISUALLY IMPAIRED YOUTH’ This slogan will be used on the 23rd and 24th of September when 14 schools for the blind in South Africa will robustly discuss issues affecting their social and academic well-being. The first of its kind, Blind […]

Braille Calendar 2024

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Blind SA is happy to announce that the 2024/25 braille calendar is now available! We again produced pocket- and standard-sized versions, and they will be distributed free of charge to our braille magazines subscribers, schools for the blind and interested individuals. You are also welcome to contact Ofentse Manyane, Head of Department: Braille Printing, to […]

Isizulu TTS BETA Testing

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Blind SA initiated the development of local South African language TTS for screen readers. The first project commenced with Isizulu TTS and the second project will be Setswana TTS. The Isizulu TTS is in collaboration with software developers from Sweden and Wits University. The project is at Version 3.0  in development and is ready for […]