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Study at Optima College

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...
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Prevention of blindness

In our 85 years, we have established the Bureau for the Prevention of Blindness which is our flagship eye-care division. So for over 60 years, we have been travelling around the country to rural...
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Our Enterprise Shop

How does a blind person tell the time or make notes? They use gadgets from our Enterprise Shop. We produce and print Braille and stock a wide range of assistive devices and technology to assist...
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A final nod

Council is always deeply honoured when we hear that a friend has left us a bequest in their Will. It shows that they believe in our work – and have faith that Council will make good use of...

Study at Optima College

Prevention of blindness

Our Enterprise Shop

A final nod

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