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Press Release | Young, Femme and Black

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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 […]


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MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday, 21st of July, 2020 Equal Education WILL DBE CARE NOW IN THE COVID19 PERIOD? On the 7th of July, 2020 Blind SA wrote to the Minister of Basic Education to address challenges around education of blind and partially sighted learners during COVID-19. The letter was supported by an affidavit detailing the challenges. […]

We have launched our case!

After delays with online court systems we finally managed to issue and serve papers on Friday. A huge thank you to those of you who supported with affidavits and general encouragement. We have also written an oped that appeared in the daily maverick this morning and issued a press statement. We have had a couple […]

Parliament can uphold the Constitution by passing the Copyright Amendment Bill — again

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Article taken from Implementing the Copyright Amendment Bill could be a rare instance of the stroke of a pen having immediate and far-reaching benefits for access to knowledge in disadvantaged communities. Why, then, did President Cyril Ramaphosa bow to pressure and return it to Parliament after sitting on it for 15 months? In June […]


After a very successful Blind SA Assist held on 8 June 2020, Blind SA is to have a Zoom event at 2 PM on Monday, 22 June 2020. The magazine programme will include: Radio broadcasting by the visually impaired by Quinton Pendle UEB and UBC Unified English Braille and Unified Braille Codes in South Africa […]

When the world turns against them, true heroes stand up

You can multiply Mpini’s reach as she sets her energy to work teaching other blind and visually impaired folk how to create their own sources of income… Did you see it coming? I didn’t. Lockdown’s lasting human toll will undoubtedly be the massive loss of jobs. Worse, these hundreds of thousands (perhaps millions) of desperate […]

COVID-19 Lockdown For Visually Impaired Learners

The main objective of Blind SA is to advocate for the basic human rights and accessible, equal, and inclusive services for blind and partially sighted people. The Department of Basic Education and the Provincial Education Departments have failed to provide adequate resources, supervision, and oversight to blind and partially sighted learners during the National Lock […]

Economic Impact on blind and partially sighted entrepreneurs and workers

Economic Impact on blind and partially sighted entrepreneurs and workers at Sheltered and Protective Workshops due to National Lock Down as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic Blind SA received numerous requests from blind and partially sighted entrepreneurs and workers from Sheltered and Protective Workshops for urgent assistance during the National Lock Down. These entrepreneurs were not […]