Archive | Gauteng RSS feed for this section

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 [...]
Comments Off on Zone 1 Legacy Project: Lions Sensory Garden Continue Reading →

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 [...]
Comments Off on GAUTENG NEWS – SPRING WORKING DOG GRADUATION Continue Reading →

International Guide Dog Week

20170812 Pieter and Oreilly

http://www.guidedog.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2017.08.07-South-African-Guide-Dogs-Association-for-Blind.mp3

Comments Off on International Guide Dog Week Continue Reading →

GAUTENG NEWS – ROBOTIC MOBILITY AID

Screen Shot 2017-08-16 at 10.44.54 AM

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 […]

Comments Off on GAUTENG NEWS – ROBOTIC MOBILITY AID Continue Reading →

GAUTENG NEWS – READING SPECTACLES

image5

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 […]

Comments Off on GAUTENG NEWS – READING SPECTACLES Continue Reading →

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 [...]
Comments Off on GAUTENG NEWS – Dog-O-Pedic orthopaedic mattresses Continue Reading →

GAUTENG NEWS – s67 Minutes for Madiba Day

image2 On Saturday, 15 July 2017, S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind were at four malls in Gauteng. In honour of Nelson Mandela, our goal was to sell 67 toy puppies in 67 minutes and we sold a total number of 214 toy puppies in 67 minutes. We would like to thank Brooklyn Mall, The [...]
Comments Off on GAUTENG NEWS – s67 Minutes for Madiba Day Continue Reading →

CAPE TOWN – Madiba Day

image2 To commemorate Mandela Day,  the team with the help and determination of volunteers, puppy raisers and dogs embarked on selling 67 soft toy puppies at eight shopping malls in Cape Town on Saturday, 15 July 2017.  The challenge was to sell the puppies in two hours and we are pleased with the results – 275 [...]
Comments Off on CAPE TOWN – Madiba Day Continue Reading →

GAUTENG NEWS – Visit to Probus Club

image1 10 July 2017 was a very special day, but also very sad in a way! GDA’s Pieter van Niekerk and Frank Colbert accompanied by O’Reilly visited the Probus Club, Boksburg, for their very last meeting! As the membership of the club is becoming too small to continue, they had their last meeting of friends and [...]
Comments Off on GAUTENG NEWS – Visit to Probus Club Continue Reading →

KWAZULU- NATAL NEWS – Puppies visit- a sweet treat for Illovo staff

image3 During a recent visit to the sunny city of Durban, Puppy Raiser, Jan De Waal, and Guide Dog puppy, Sellick, paid a visit to Illovo Sugar’s head office. The visit provided Sellick with valuable exposure and also raised awareness about the Association amongst Illovo staff members. “These dog are wonderful and the Guide-Dogs Association does [...]
Comments Off on KWAZULU- NATAL NEWS – Puppies visit- a sweet treat for Illovo staff Continue Reading →