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Crisis at our 22 special schools

The ' Left in the Dark' report tells the story of neglect and denial of visually impaired children’s rights to basic education and equality – which amounts to a fundamental...
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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...

Crisis at our 22 special schools

Study at Optima College

Prevention of blindness

Our Enterprise Shop

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'All, Here and Now

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“My journey in the blind community, commenced 32 years ago. In 1984, I contracted an eye disease, namely Libers Optic atrophy, which left me with no central vision, only limited peripheral vision....

The RW Bowen Award 2016 goe

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The South African National Council for the Blind is pleased to announce that Mr Phillip Bam, former Executive Director and current Vice President of the League of Friends of the Blind (LOFOB) is the...

Inaugural lecture by Prof.

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Titled "Walking down the road of academia: an account of a visually impaired person," the inaugural lecture by Professor Mbulaheni Obert Maguvhe  focuses on the road he traversed...

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