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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

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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Equal Education WILL DBE CARE NOW IN THE COVID19 PERIOD?

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.…

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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. If you would like to read the papers you can access them here: Centre for Child Law // Minister of Education  – volume 1(1): https://we.tl/t-8U0UXTCavN…

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Blindness Advocacy and Coordination Agenda

Blind SA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Please find the attached Programme for the event  Topic: Blindness Advocacy and Coordination Meeting 21 July 2020 10;00 Time: Jul 21, 2020 10:00 AM Harare, Pretoria Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86310882175?pwd=MWlNb0hwbTRSYVhUNkdidWVGQWxGdz09 Meeting ID: 863 1088 2175 Password: 406673 One tap mobile +19292056099,,86310882175#,,,,0#,,406673# US (New York) +12532158782,,86310882175#,,,,0#,,406673#…

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

Article taken from https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2020-07-12-parliament-can-uphold-the-constitution-by-passing-the-copyright-amendment-bill-again/ 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…

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