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Employee of the Month – September

wom Anny Khumalo was voted by the staff as the Employee of the Month – September. Anny was recognised for her professionalism and willingness to help. Anny is always willing to assist volunteers, staff and the general public and she ensures that all problems are solved timeously. Anny has a positive energy and she treats everyone [...]
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Wine and Dine Party, Montecasino, 10 September 2016

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The guests of the Wine and Dine Party enjoyed a spectacular evening of great entertainment and superb food at the S A Guide-Dogs Wine and Dine Party of the Year, hosted at Montecasino on 10 September 2016. Hot 91.9FM our partner, added to the vibe and glamour of the event. The incomparable Simon Parkinson was […]

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It’s not all work and no play for Guide Dogs

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O’Reilly, resident PR dog and Guide Dog to Head Marketing Pieter van Niekerk, recently celebrated his 9th birthday. While the Golden Retriever is a reliable and dutiful Guide Dog, he is also not one to say no to playing tug of war or fetch (or in O’Reilly’s case, “keep”) when appropriate. At the end of […]

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Volunteer O&M in South Africa

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https://www.gofundme.com/intrepidvolunteer25 Thanks so much to all my donors so far! What is O&M “Orientation and Mobility” is the teaching of independent travel skills to those who are blind or visually impaired.  I have been teaching O&M for nearly 30 years now, most of that time spent with children.  As a teacher, there is nothing better than […]

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MADIBA DAY

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GDA Cape Town was very pleased with the results from the Madiba Day campaign that was held in eight shopping malls on Saturday, 16 July namely, Bayside Mall, Helderberg Mall, Kenilworth Centre, Longbeach Mall, Mountain Mill Shopping Mall, Somerset Mall, Tygervalley Shopping Centre and Willowbridge Mall. We set off with a target of selling 67 […]

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New Bigger Universal Ballot Template Developed

Dear Guide Dog Owner New Bigger Universal Ballot Template Developed for 2016 Municipal Elections The record number of political parties and candidates contesting the 2016 Municipal Elections on 3 August has required the development of new voting aids for the visually impaired to cater for the larger ballot papers. The Electoral Commission, Blind SA and [...]
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 Puppies visit LAP

gd puppies visit On Wednesday, 13 July 2016, Puppy Raisers, together with GDA’s Puppy Raising Supervisors, travelled to Little Ashford Preschool in Bryanston as part of their regular socialisation visits. The visit included pups from the ‘C’ litter, one ‘B’ litter pup, and Qarma, currently the only German Shepherd on the scheme, who was donated to S A [...]
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SANDRA STIRNWEIS ORIENTATION and MOBILITY PRACTIONER

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Volunteer Sandra Stirnweis is currently working with our Orientation and Mobility students to teach them the skills to work with visually impaired children. She works for the Southern Arizona Association for the Visually Impaired and has over 25 years experience as an Orientation and Mobility Practitioner. Sandra learnt about our organisation when attending the International […]

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GAUTENG NEWS – Golf Day at Kyalami Country Club

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The day began with a shotgun start at 11h00 in the morning. As the siren rang out across the golf course, 36 teams (a total of 144 players) teed off on a crisp winter morning on the pristine greens of Kyalami Country Club’s golf course. At the end of the day, everyone – all 36 […]

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CAPE TOWN NEWS – #UberPaws comes to Cape Town

ubercptsa On Wednesday, 15 June 2016, S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (GDA) partnered with Uber and had Cape Town humming with excitement when they were able to request a visit from a puppy in training. The cost of a visit was R100 which was donated to GDA. Uber app users were able to request [...]
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