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Sighted Guide Workshop

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Would you like to be able to help a person who is visually impaired? Learn how to become a sighted guide by learning basic guiding techniques. Training includes opening doors, navigating narrow spaces, ascending/descending stairs and getting in and out of cars. Where: College of Orientation and Mobility S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind, […]

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Puppy Raising Visit to Sage

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On Wednesday, 17 February 2016, the 3 ½ month old pups from the ‘XYZ’ litter, their Puppy Raisers and GDA staff visited the Sage HR and Payroll offices in Gallo Manor. This was part of a socialisation walk for the puppies, organised by S A Guide-Dogs supporter and Sage employee Shelly Joseph-Dixon. The goal was […]

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Atomic Gaming and ACE Suppliers Cheque Handover

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On Friday, 19 February 2016, Atomic Gaming and ACE Suppliers visited S A Guide-Dogs to hand over cheques to the value of R13 200 and R9 000 respectively. In an effort to give back, the companies had partnered on an initiative to turn their corporate Christmas gifts to clients into a charitable event. S A Guide-Dogs was […]

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St Dunstan’s College

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St Dunstan’s College Preparatory School’s support for S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind was reconfirmed during a recent visit to the senior and junior school assemblies, by Pieter, O’Reilly and Hennie. As one of our valuable supporting schools in Gauteng, St Dunstan’s raised money for two Bronze Guide Dog Sponsorships in 2015. Guide-Dogs  assist […]

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Team Guide-Dogs in the Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge

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On Sunday, 15 November 2015, after months of training, Team Guide-Dogs was primed and ready for what was to be a very challenging race through Johannesburg, faced with strong winds and a heat wave. Yet the cyclists, donning their turquoise Team Guide-Dogs cycle jerseys, triumphed. S A Guide-Dogs had a post-race hospitality stand at the […]

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Johns Hopkins Awards Honorary Masters Degree To Guide Dog Who Sat Through All Of Owners Classes

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2015 Car Raffle Winner

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The 2015 Car Raffle draw was held at S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind’s premises in Paulshof on Wednesday, 25 November. This year, we decided to use a Zorb Ball to mix all the tickets, which GDA staff had great fun tossing around. Congratulations to our lucky winner, Mr Andries de Lange, who goes […]

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Golf Day held at Ebotse Golf & Country Estate

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On Friday, 13 November 2015, S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind held its Golf Day at the pristine Ebotse Golf & Country Estate in Benoni. The Golf Day kicked off with a two-tee start from 11h00, as 72 avid players battled it off against each other. The format for the day was a ‘mystery […]

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Hytec Visit

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Hytec visited S A Guide-Dogs Association on Monday, 23 November 2015, to hand over a cheque for R10 000. We were nominated by Steven Fielding from ELB as one of the charity beneficiaries in the 2015 Hytec Charity Golf Day. Thank you for your support!

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House of Brigadoon

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The latest event was on Sunday 22 November 2015 when founder Wilma Coetzee handed Frikkie Loots a cheque of R3 000. It is the thirtieth year that Brigadoon has supported GDA. I have attached scanned copies of some documents I received from Wilma. The beautiful German Shepherd on the one document is her dog Yentl. […]

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