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Photograph of Dr. Praveena Sukhraj-Ely Dr. Sukhraj-Ely receives top honor
Our former Deputy Chairperson and NEC member, Dr Praveena Sukhraj-Ely was also nominated by Lord Colin Low as one of five Principal Officers of the...
Photo of Dr. van Deventer Local blind minister of religion receives Calvary Empowerment Award
Written by Emmerentia du Plessis A local minister of religion, Dr. Wilhelm van Deventer, was honoured for his outstanding contribution to community...
Photo of two people using white mobility canes Using a white cane to regain life
Many of us take simple acts like walking across a room for granted – but when sudden blindness strikes, we quickly realise that basic mobility...
Photo of students in class at Optima College Helping Sameer...
...as he follows his heart Sameer Jacobs* was a premature baby, blinded at birth by excessive oxygen intake. But Sameer has never felt excluded...
Photo of Cisca reading on her SmartView 360 Putting the right tools in Cisca’s hands
Nine-year-old Cisca was born with Congenital Nystagmus and Macular dystrophy, a condition which prevents her retinas from developing fully....
Photo of Francois and Kevin Council’s Ironman shows his mettle
An inspirational volunteer recently joined Council: blind endurance athlete Francois Jacobs. Francois agreed to compete in the 2012 Spec-Savers...
Photo of Sibusiso Mdlalose A gift for a go-getter
We were recently thrilled to hand over a liquid level indicator, white cane and talking watch donated by a wonderful donor to Sibusiso Mdlalose, a 34...
A photo of Lazarus Taking positive steps towards a fulfilling life
We often meet inspirational people at Optima College – people who face great personal challenges with enormous courage. One such person is 45-...
A photo of Colette Roos and her mother, Nicky, with the Braille Note Colette and her Braille Note
Young Collette Roos, aged 12, is a bubbly young girl who is very interested in music. She is a recipient of a Braille Note Classic from the recent...
Picture of Thembi and Department of Health and Lions Club representatives Blind Family Receives Help Line
Thembi Hlabangane was the lucky recipient of a house that was sponsored by the Nelspruit Lions Club and the Department of Health. Thembi was...