Time to shine at the 13th Annual SA Guide-Dogs Association Ball

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Regarded as South Africa’s premier charity event, the annual South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (SAGA) ball, organized by Edith Venter in association with Montecasino takes place on Saturday 28 September 2013 and this year marks the 60th anniversary of this association’s dedication to improving the quality of life of people who are visually […]

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Reaching Everest Basecamp with just the basics

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It was with mixed emotions that I boarded the plane on 27 April 2017.  My destination was Everest Basecamp.  I was on my way to face the highest mountain in the world in aid of S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (GDA). Although I had done plenty of research before embarking on my adventure, […]

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VISIT TO EMMANUEL RETIREMENT HOME ON THE WEST RAND

The four-footed friends were received with huge smiles and friendliness all over! The four-footed friends were received with huge smiles and friendliness all over! O’Reilly Retriever and Ash Steen visited the Emmanuel Retirement Home on 9 May 2017, and were greeted by very friendly and smiling faces on arrival.  Accompanied by Rose Chamberlain, our faithful volunteer, we walked into a full lounge with almost all their residents [...]
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GAUTENG NEWS – CLIMBING EVEREST ON BEHALF OF S A GUIDE-DOGS

On Thursday, Doctor Michiel van der Merwe will be on his way to Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.  He will attempt to climb to basecamp in aid of S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (GDA).  It is not surprising that Doctor van der Merwe’s life motto reads: “It is not about […]

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64 YEARS OF SERVING MAN’S BEST FRIEND – CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL GUIDE DOG DAY

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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, taste, listen to music or smell something wonderful, we close our […]

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CAPE TOWN NEWS – OLD MUTUAL TWO OCEANS MARATHON

GDA6 The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon took place on 15 April 2017. We had 50 runners participating under the Team Guide Dogs banner in the half marathon where we had charity entries. Cheryl and Teagan waited with bated breath for our half marathon runners at the finish line where they welcomed them with goodie bags [...]
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GDA’s Melanie Nel – our own Iron(wo)man

120723_ironman-logo1 We would like to congratulate Melanie Nel, Marketing Administration Coordinator at our Johannesburg branch, for successfully completing her first Ironman triathlon.  If you’ve taken out a Dog Sponsorship, attended one of our Graduation ceremonies or if you are a Puppy Raiser, you’ll know that Melanie is a true GDA ambassador and is always willing to [...]
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Lekker FM 98.3

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SA Gidshondvereniging Vir Blindes | Pieter Van Niekerk En Hentie Nortjé 08 – 02 – 17

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Smartcane ™ Device Workshop

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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

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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

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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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