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2017 SA Guide-Dogs Car Raffle Competition Winner Announced

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GAUTENG NEWS – SPARK IN THE DARK GALA DINNER

Guide Dog Assosiation-175 S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (GDA) hosted their Spark in the Dark Gala Dinner in recognition of World Sight Day on Saturday 14 October in the Ballroom at Montecasino.   Montecasino partnered with GDA as the venue sponsor for the eleventh consecutive year. Tarryn Louch set off the evening by walking through the guests [...]
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Bogeys and Birdies at S A Guide-Dogs’ second annual Golf Day

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The prestigious Glendower Golf Club once again played host to S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind’s second annual charity Golf Day on Friday, 29 September 2017.     Golfers were met with ideal weather conditions as they made their way along the pristine golf course to tee off.  The somewhat ?? four balls battled […]

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GAUTENG NEWS – Music in aid of Guide-Dogs!

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It is said that music has the ability to change the world and bring together people from different walks of life.  This certainly rang true for our second annual Acoustic Music Festival which was held on Saturday, 30 September 2017.  The event aimed at providing a platform to bring together members of the community and […]

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Zone 1 Legacy Project: Lions Sensory Garden

Untitled-1 Great excitement as the Lions Sensory Garden was opened at the beautiful Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens on Saturday 2 September.  60 Lions from the clubs in Zone 1 here on the West Rand attended the opening together with members from the Botanical Gardens and Pieter van Niekerk and his beautiful guide dog O’Reilly from the [...]
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GAUTENG NEWS – SPRING WORKING DOG GRADUATION

image3 Please meet five of our working dog partnerships who completed their training during a graduation ceremony held at S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (GDA) on 17 September 2017. Hannelie Strydom from Horizon View, Roodepoort, with Guide Dog Arial, a black female Labrador; Chante Steadman from Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, with Guide Dog Bonnie, a [...]
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International Guide Dog Week

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GAUTENG NEWS – ROBOTIC MOBILITY AID

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On Tuesday, 8 August, GDA staff was involved in evaluating a prototype aid with a difference – a robotic mobility aid designed and built by Edrich Engelbrecht from Pretoria. Edrich is a grade 10 learner at Waterkloof High, and has a passion for science – therefore he’s once again entered the National Eskom Science Expo […]

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GAUTENG NEWS – READING SPECTACLES

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On invitation of Low Vision Centre and Orcam, Pieter van Niekerk and Willemien Kleijn attended a demonstration of the new Israeli Orcam device earlier this month, and were astonished with the possible uses thereof! It is a camera which mounts onto your spectacles to give you the following feedback in OCR format: Reading of magazines […]

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GAUTENG NEWS – Dog-O-Pedic orthopaedic mattresses

image1 Dog-O-Pedic orthopaedic mattresses are being used by S A Guide-Dogs as cushioning for our special dogs who have had operations and require strict crate rest for periods up to six weeks and in some cases longer.  These have proven durable, almost unbreakable and waterproof which allows the dogs to chew Kongs, ice treats and their [...]
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