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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Today, January 4th is World Braille Day, an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on the importance of Braille Literacy. Braille always has been and always will be more than just a tool for blind individuals who use it. Braille represents competency, independence, and equality. To mark this important event, HumanWare encourages everyone […]
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, […]
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.