Living with Sight Loss

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More of the Bureau's famous blitzes

Over 1 500 people benefited from sight-restoring cataract surgery in Eye Care Awareness Month (ECAM) 2017, thanks to our famous Cataract Blitzes. Teams from the SANCB’s Bureau for the Prevention of Blindness operated at Bongani and Dihlabeng hospitals in the North West; in Mahikeng and Lehurutshe hospitals in the Free State, and at Aggeneys Mine and Tshwaragano Hospital in the Northern...
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Brilliant at Braille

The second SA Braille Cup Competition was held in September last year, and saw learners from five schools displaying their brilliant braille skills. The competition aims to promote braille literacy and the use of braille in schools, and tests five categories: reading comprehension, spelling, proofreading, reading fluency and oral presentation of an essay. Bosele School and Filadelfia...
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Glencore pulls on boxing gloves

How do you judge the success of a programme? When it comes to the SANCB’s School Screening Programme, the numbers speak for themselves. And they’re shouting ‘success’! Between August and September 2017, the SANCB partnered with Glencore Mine to take eyecare services to 18 schools in the Emalahleni, Emakhazeni and Steve Tshwete districts. Over 5 400 learners were...
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Carla is sharing your love

It’s been over a year since Carla de Coning received a Perkins Panda Early Literacy Kit from the SANCB. The gift was made possible by our generous donors, and now this bubbly three-year-old from Durban is sharing the love. The Panda kit, which is available from our Resource Centre, includes three packs of braille and tactile books. Carla loves it so much that she’s taken it to...

Success Stories

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Do you want to know how other visually impaired persons adapt to difficult circumstances? Read real life stories about blind people and how they...

Education and Training

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Do you want to build your skills to further your chances of getting employment? See the education and training options Council offers.

Low Vision Centre

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You are clearly not blind, but you can’t see clearly… Find out how we can help you to make the most of your remaining vision.

Our Enterprise Shop

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How does a blind person tell the time or make notes? They use gadgets from our Enterprise Shop.

Community based rehabilitation

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How do blind people learn to walk around their neighbourhood or to cook themselves food? See how our Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) projects work.

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Do you wonder how blind people dress themselves or how they distinguish between different bank notes? Find the answers to interesting FAQ...

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