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We are closed for the festive season

The South African National Council for the Blind’s offices close at 12:00 on 12 December 2014 and will reopen at 8:00 on 5 January 2015. From all of us here at the SA National Council for...
Colette and her mother

You help to turn ‘ordinary’ into ‘extra-ordinary’

Collette is a charming 13-year-old girl who was born blind. Collette’s mum says she’s just a “normal child whose eyes don’t work”. She loves music, squabbles with...
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International White Cane Safety Day on 15 October

What a lovely day – overcast, with the wind blowing to heighten people’s senses, and the raindrops waiting for a group of employees from Lafarge to finish their ‘white cane walk...
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Statistics on disability in South Africa

Statistics South Africa recently released an important document, outlining the profile of people with disabilities in our country. Data gained during the 2011 Census was used to draw up the report...

We are closed for the festive season

You help to turn ‘ordinary’ into ‘extra-ordinary’

International White Cane Safety Day on 15 October

Statistics on disability in South Africa

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Optima College was established in 1985 in Baileys Muckleneuk in Pretoria and is the training facility of the South African National Council for the Blind. It provides training to blind and partially...

From cold feet to a happy he

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It’s not uncommon to get cold feet before an important event – and 78-year-old Adele experienced just that shortly before her cataract operation in Hartswater Hospital. She was so...

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Optima College recently held a successful six-week training course in Basic Orientation & Mobility (O&M) Practice for seven Social Inclusion Offers. The course covered many practical...

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Posted: 12 Dec 2014
The South African National Council for the Blind’s offices close at 12:00 on 12 December 2014 and will reopen at 8:00 on 5 January 2015....
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Volunteers from Council and Mutual and Federal assisting Lerato Agricultural Project with weeding and other tasks. They enjoyed a hot but fun-filled...

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