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64 YEARS OF SERVING MAN’S BEST FRIEND – CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL GUIDE DOG DAY

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When we say ‘Life is beautiful’ we speak in visual terms of the world we live in. Sight plays such a major part in determining where we go, what we do, what we eat, touch and enjoy, that, when we really want to think, taste, listen to music or smell something wonderful, we close our […]

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CAPE TOWN NEWS – OLD MUTUAL TWO OCEANS MARATHON

GDA6 The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon took place on 15 April 2017. We had 50 runners participating under the Team Guide Dogs banner in the half marathon where we had charity entries. Cheryl and Teagan waited with bated breath for our half marathon runners at the finish line where they welcomed them with goodie bags [...]
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GDA’s Melanie Nel – our own Iron(wo)man

120723_ironman-logo1 We would like to congratulate Melanie Nel, Marketing Administration Coordinator at our Johannesburg branch, for successfully completing her first Ironman triathlon.  If you’ve taken out a Dog Sponsorship, attended one of our Graduation ceremonies or if you are a Puppy Raiser, you’ll know that Melanie is a true GDA ambassador and is always willing to [...]
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Lekker FM 98.3

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SA Gidshondvereniging Vir Blindes | Pieter Van Niekerk En Hentie Nortjé 08 – 02 – 17

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Smartcane ™ Device Workshop

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On Monday 27 February we were fortunate enough to host a workshop facilitated by Piyush Chanana, Senior Research Scientist from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. The workshop was to demonstrate the use of the Smartcane™, which is an electronic travel aid for persons with visual impairment. Smartcane™ uses ultrasonic sensors to detect obstacles within […]

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Guide Dog puppies take a ride on the Gautrain

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David Meyerowitz, one of the Puppy Raisers at S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind, recently arranged for some of our trainers, marketing staff and Puppy Raisers to travel on the Gautrain. Although it was a rainy day, all participants arrived at Sandton Gautrain station in high spirits.  Elsabe Human, Administrative Assistant in Communication and […]

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Com News

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Our class of 2017-2018 students who will complete the Diploma in Orientation and Mobility Practice, began their first year of study on Monday 16 January. They are all very excited to begin this new chapter in their lives while they study at the College of Orientation and Mobility. They are from left to right: Siphamandla […]

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St. Dunstan’s does it again!

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St. Dunstan’s Preparatory School has been a loyal supporter of S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (GDA) since 2002.  During 2016, the School donated an incredible three Bronze Working Dog Sponsorships.  These sponsorships will assist GDA in raising and training Working Dogs.  Teacher Sara-Jayne Cross, who is driving this project on the School’s behalf, […]

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Ecopest

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We would like to thank Ecopest for their kind donation of Rodent Bait Stations and Bait for our kennels.  The bait is not harmful to the environment or other wildlife.

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Golf Day Glendower Golf Club

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On Wednesday 23 November 2016, S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind held its Charity Golf Day at the prestigious Glendower Golf Club, home of the BMW S A Open Championship in January 2017. The Golf Day kicked off with a shotgun start at 12h00 and all 88 enthusiastic players battled it off against each […]

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