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SA guide dogs world sight gala dinner


S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind hosted their second Gala Dinner in recognition of World Sight Day on Saturday, 15 October at Kelvin Grove. The founders of World Sight Day, Lions International joined forces with the Association as one of the headline sponsors together with 476 Charitable Trust. Premier Helen Zille wore a blindfold […]

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GDA Cape Town was very pleased with the results from the Madiba Day campaign that was held in eight shopping malls on Saturday, 16 July namely, Bayside Mall, Helderberg Mall, Kenilworth Centre, Longbeach Mall, Mountain Mill Shopping Mall, Somerset Mall, Tygervalley Shopping Centre and Willowbridge Mall. We set off with a target of selling 67 […]

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CAPE TOWN NEWS – #UberPaws comes to Cape Town

ubercptsa On Wednesday, 15 June 2016, S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (GDA) partnered with Uber and had Cape Town humming with excitement when they were able to request a visit from a puppy in training. The cost of a visit was R100 which was donated to GDA. Uber app users were able to request [...]
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Uber introduces UberPaws, in parternship with the SA Guide Dogs Association


Uber, has partnered with The South African Guide Dogs Association (GDA) to bring Joburgers guide dogs in training on demand, to raise money and awareness for guide dogs. On 3 June, at the tap of a button, Uber will send out Guide Dogs in training and their raisers to the people of Johannesburg for only […]

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Two Oceans Marathon


2016 was a landmark year for Two Oceans Marathon and S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (GDA).  Two Oceans changed their entry system, as well as their online applications process. GDA was chosen as a beneficiary of the race. This meant that we could not have any charity entries in the race but we […]

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Getaway Show


This year’s Getaway Show was the biggest and best to date with over nineteen thousand people visiting the show which is held annually at Lourensford in Somerset West. Pride of place on the S A Guide-Dogs Association (GDA) stand was Leo our mascot and the car which can be won in our annual raffle. The […]

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Cape Town CycleTour


The Cape Town Cycle Tour took place on 6 March 2016 and the weather was perfect for cycling. Thank you to our cyclists who came from around the country and as far as Britain to participate in the world’s biggest timed cycling event. Salome Benedetti and Ruth Evans Fern van der Pol one of our […]

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Cape Peninsula Marathon


The Cape Peninsula Marathon is an annual event of Celtic Harriers running club and organised by Top Events.  On Sunday 21 February 2016, over 6,000 runners once again took to the streets of Cape Town from Green Point to Simonstown. S  A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (GDA) is a nominated beneficiary of the Cape […]

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Boland Nomads


During 2015 the Boland Nomads chose S A Guide Dogs for the Blind as their charity to benefit from all funds raised. With these funds they pledged a Platinum sponsorship for at least one dog. At their prize giving during December 2015 they handed over R160,000 – sponsorship for two dogs. On 14 April 2016 […]

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Blind computer scientist capped


Tammy Petersen, News24 Willem Venter (Stefan Els, Supplied to News24) Cape Town – After dreaming as a child of making a career of problem solving and analysis, Stellenbosch University (SU) graduate Willem Venter was on Monday officially given the tools to make this dream a reality. The blind student was awarded his degree in computer […]

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