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Smartcane ™ Device Workshop


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


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


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!


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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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


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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Team Guide-Dogs take on the 20th 947 Cycle Challenge


On Sunday 20 November 2016, a record-breaking 145 cyclists took up the challenge to ride for a purpose and participated as part of Team Guide-Dogs in the 20th 947 Cycle Challenge. Months of training, hard work and dedication came down to a gruelling 94.7 kilometre route which kicked off at the Riversands Commercial Park and […]

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The College of Orientation and Mobility has just finished a month long training course for six fieldworkers who are employed by the Mpumalanga Department of Health. Their primary job is to provide basic training to visually impaired clients in the community. As there are not enough qualified Orientation and Mobility Practitioners, these workers assist by […]

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Employee of the Month – October


Mmalomile Mokoena was voted by the staff as the Employee of the Month – October. Mmalomile was recognised for her willingness to go above and beyond her job to assist the College of Orientation and Mobility (COM) students and her colleagues at COM. Well done Mmalomile! Congratulations to Maria the runner-up. A special mention to […]

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On 13 September 2016, Ford After Sales Department from Silverton Ford in Pretoria, rolled up their sleeves at S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind.  This was part of Ford Do It Day which is a Ford Global Initiative enabling the staff at Ford to give back to the community. What a fabulous day! FCSD […]

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