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A sneak peek at future education

Assistive technologies are developing rapidly and as they filter into classrooms, visually impaired students can look forward to a much more engaging time at school. SANCB’s former...
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The sky’s the limit for Colette

15-year-old Colette Roos has got gumption! When her parents couldn’t afford to send her to a Space Camp in the USA, this plucky teenager took it upon herself to obtain a scholarship to cover...
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“We know there’s life after blindness.”

Durban parents Ansie and Jacques didn’t hesitate when faced with the choice between saving their newborn’s life or her eyesight. “It was more important to save our baby’s...
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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...

A sneak peek at future education

The sky’s the limit for Colette

“We know there’s life after blindness.”

Study at Optima College

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Knowing what price tag to put on your product is a tricky business – and unfortunately, incorrect pricing can sink the best efforts of our visually impaired entrepreneurs. But thanks to...

Making 67 minutes count

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We’re grateful to each and every person who supported visually impaired South Africans as part of their 67 Minutes for Madiba on 18 July last year. SANCB staff and a team of volunteers from...

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A group of visually impaired patients had an eye-opening experience at Job Shimankana Tabane Hospital in Rustenburg last year, when our medical team performed an impressive 40 cataract operations in...

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