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BLIND SA LAUNCHES ‘SENSITISATION WORKSHOPS’ FOR POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS

With just under 400 unemployed blind and partially sighted candidates currently on our database, we have to be both practical and innovative if we’re to see these folk successfully employed. Says BlindSA’s Employment Officer Parishna Ramluckan: “It’s not enough to have bright and brilliant potential employees who’ve been screened, completed some fairly intense job readiness…

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BLIND SA PRESENTS 5 BRAILLE COPIES OF SCHOOL SETWORK

Five braille copies of the award winning Sesotho language drama Lejwe la Kgopiso were recently presented to the Bartimea School in Thaba Nchu. An essential Grade 12 setwork, the work was produced in two volumes by our Braille Services, and handed over to the school’s Acting Principal Mrs Mothibe in November last year. Presentation of…

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Gauteng Province Premiers Award Of Excellence – Women With Disability Award

Cathy Donaldson received the Gauteng Province Premiers award of excellence – Women with Disability Award in Pretoria on the 8th of March 2018. This award honours and recognises the outstanding achievement of women with a disability who has broken the barrier of her disability and achieved success in her area. Cathy Donaldson President of Blind…

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SAHRC releases its Final Investigative Report

SAHRC releases its Final Investigative Report into a fire that claimed the lives of three learners at North West School for the Deaf, North West Province 7 February 2018 The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or ‘the Commission’) has finalised its investigation into a fire that killed three learners at the North West…

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WBU Survey

Dear WBU members, As you know, the WBU has been working for a number of years to improve access to audio description services for film, television and live theatre for the benefit of blind and partially sighted persons. While audio description services have improved significantly in some parts of the world, they are not available…

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Young Leaders for Children Programme Application

The YOUNG LEADERS FOR CHILDREN programme is a national year-long leadership programme. The aim is to empower emerging non-profit leaders in order to provide sustainable services to children in South Africa. We believe in the power of young people to bring about change.   The programme consists of two blocks of one week each. The…

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Press Release Nal’ibali World Read Aloud Day

JOIN NAL’IBALI IN SHARING A SINGLE STORY WITH 1 MILLION CHILDREN!   Nal’ibali’s World Read Aloud Day celebration is fast becoming one of the biggest literacy drives in South Africa; reaching thousands of children and adults every year in its bid to raise awareness of the importance of reading aloud in children’s literacy development and…

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MOM BORN BLIND. HER BABY DAUGHTER BORN SIGHTED

MOM BORN BLIND. HER BABY DAUGHTER BORN SIGHTED. NOW BRAILLE IS PART OF THEIR MAGICAL BOND…   Susan van Wyk’s story, in her own words The day I discovered that I was going to have a baby, I started to wonder: “How am I going to help her if she can see?” I was born…

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