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Hermanus Private Primary school

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We gave a talk to the Hermanus Private Primary school Joan Smith Puppy walker – Kimble and Guide Dog Owner Cairie van der Vyver with Tia at the shoreline of Hermanus The pupils from Hermanus Private Primary – listening very carefully Carie van der Vyver with Guide Dog Tia while Joan Smith and Kimble puppy […]

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Golf Day arranged by the Firemans Arms & Auto Atlantic

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Kevin Phelan the owner of “The Fireman’s Arms” held a golf day on 14th May.  They played against “Auto Atlantic” Foreshore. They arranged lucky prices and auctions and managed to raise enough to sponsor 3 Guide Dogs. Our grateful thanks to Kevin Phelan from “The Fireman’s Arms” and Trevor Megaw, financial manager Auto Atlantic for […]

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Some Facts about S A Guide-Dogs Association

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South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (GDA) was established in 1953. GDA trains Guide Dogs for people who are visually impaired, Service Dogs for people who are physically disabled and Autism Support Dogs for Autistic Children. GDA used Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Lab x Golden Retrievers and a small percentage of German Shepherds. 4. Most […]

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Sani2C – Two wheels for Four Paws!

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Sani2c began as the dream of Farmer Glen Haw, an avid mountain bike enthusiast and co-organiser of the Imana Wild Ride. In 1998 he completed the first trial run and the following year, the route was refined with the objective of establishing a world-class route. Figure 1: Pictured (left to right) 2012 Team: Nic Shaw, […]

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Press Release: SA Guide-Dogs Association for the blind Celebrates 60 years of Independence

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SA GUIDE-DOGS ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND CELEBRATES 60 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE 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, […]

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Helga donation blankets

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Helga Fitzroy from Claremont donated over 30 handmade blankets and 3 continental pillows with spare covers. Joan Smith puppywalker to Kimble, Joanne Keet puppywalker to Keala and Helga Fitzroy

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Keala and Kimble

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See how our two pups who travelled to Cape Town to be puppy walked are growing ….. just swinging around

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Getaway Show

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Western Cape Getaway Show: 15 – 17  March 2013 Lourensford Wine Estate – Somerset West The Western Cape Getaway Show was held in the Winelands for the third time, even though the entries where down this year it was still well attended 15 524 visitors. Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West created an ideal venue […]

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Graduation day braai

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On 28th  March, we held our 1st Graduation  & Sponsors Day at our training centre in Claremont.  The three guide dog owners who had just completed their 3 week training course, as well as our special sponsors attended. Arthur Dixon guide dog owner decided to braai for Cape Town team – I must say that […]

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Sanlam Boerewors event

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*SANLAM CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT PROJECT* A huge thank you to Celeste Pieters and her team from Sanlam Distribution for the support given to SAGA. The “Boerewords Day” was not only to raise funds but also to stimulate the awareness of the South African Guide-Dogs Association within Sanlam. Almost 2500 Sanlam Employees visited the event and […]

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