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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International Guide Dog Week

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GAUTENG NEWS – ROBOTIC MOBILITY AID

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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 […]

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KWAZULU-NATAL NEWS – WEDDING EXPO

image1 Labradors, Buddy and Frankie, assisted with public interaction at the S A Guide-Dogs stand during the recent the Wedding expo, stealing hearts and kisses whilst raising funds for the Association This past weekend the Durban Exhibition Centre was transformed into a wedding wonderland with exhibitors pulling out all the stops to assist brides create the [...]
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GAUTENG NEWS – READING SPECTACLES

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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 […]

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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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Gauteng News – Graduation – 9 April 2017

image (4) Please allow me to introduce our GDA supporters to six of our Guide Dog partnerships who completed their training during a graduation ceremony held at S A Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind (GDA) on 9 April 2017. We wish the Guide Dogs and their new owners many, many happy kilometers of travelling together. Amanda Bester [...]
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