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Blind SA Copyright matter to be heard in Constitutional Court

Less than half a percentage of published works are available in accessible formats for blind and partially sighted individuals, this has led to a so-called “Book Famine” across South Africa. In an effort to address this problem, BLIND SA, represented by SECTION27, took (amongst others) the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition to court in…

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World Braille Day

In November 2018, the United Nations General Assembly made a proclamation to mark the 4th of January, the day on which the iconic creator of braille, Louis Braille was born as World Braille day. On this day, the world comes together in celebrations to elevate the awareness of the importance of braille as a means…

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Blind SA reflects on International Human Rights Day on Copyright exceptions and limitations

Last year on International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2020, hundreds of blind and partially sighted people together with copyright activists, entertainers, performers, musicians, academics and other intellectual property practitioners marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria and handed a Memorandum to the National Assembly and President Ramaphosa on the violation of the basic human…

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High Court Judgement in the matter between Blind SA and The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition

IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA GAUTENG DIVISION, PRETORIA CASE NO: 14996/21 In the matter between: BLIND SA Applicant and MINISTER OF TRADE, INDUSRTY AND COMPETITION First Respondent MINISTER OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND Second Respondent COOPERATION SPEAKER OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY Third Respondent CHAIRPERSON OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF Fourth Respondent PROVINCES PRESIDENT OF…

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National dialogue on preventive measures to combat GBV

We have come this far, the end of the internationally recognized 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women. Events had been organized, words have been said, both by the government and the civil society. Activists have spoken, stressing their frustration on the slow implementation of the strategies to fight against this scourge.  …

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Media Statement for release 3 December 2021

BLIND SA and SECTION27 call on Minister Patel to urgently publish regulations to improve access to accessibly formatted books for persons who are blind and visually impaired     3 December 2021, Johannesburg — Today, 3 December, we celebrate International Day for Persons with Disabilities, a day dedicated to raising public awareness around the rights…

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Disability Rights Awareness Month

19 November 2021   03 November to 03 December is National Disability Rights Awareness Month.  25 November to 10 December is International 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women.  Most organizations concentrate more on women and children when dealing with the issues of GBV, leaving the most important stakeholder in the matter, men,…

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