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Lightning can strike the same family twice ...

When it comes to genetic eye diseases, lightning can strike the same family twice. Unfortunately, that happened to Deryen, a six- year-old boy who – like his mother, Lorraine – was...
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SA Braille Cup Competition 2017

The SA Braille Cup Competition was conceived out of the Perkins idea of improving braille literacy and awareness in Africa. The first African Braille Cup Competition was held in Ghana in 2012. The...
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Syd Askew Centre stays relevant

Over the years, Optima has been blessed with many generous donors who have made a priceless contribution to the SANCB. One such example is the family behind the Syd Askew Centre at our Optima...
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Meet a few of our Optima students

Photo caption: Top, from left to right: Bongi, Vusi and Christina; bottom, from left to right: Meagan and Thembe   My name’s Bongi Bongiwe Skota (32) lives in Pretoria with her...

Lightning can strike the same family twice ...

SA Braille Cup Competition 2017

Syd Askew Centre stays relevant

Meet a few of our Optima students

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Thank you to our very own Mr Modiri Eugene Matshwane: Acting NED & Principal of Optima College for highlighting the infinite needs and shortages at the 22 Special Schools across South Africa....

Uber launches UberASSIST

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During April 2017 Uber announced the launch of UberASSIST in Cape Town. Uber has now announced the launch of UberASSIST in Johannesburg! UberASSIST has been designed to provide additional...

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Prices have been slashed so much at the SANCB’s Resource Centre that you’ll be forgiven for thinking we’re having a sale. But it’s not a sale – it’s part of our drive to make assistive devices more...

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