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


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

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Smartcane ™ Device Workshop


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


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


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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Give the gift of braille for World Braille Day


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 […]

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St. Dunstan’s does it again!


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, […]

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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.

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Range Day starts with a bang


The excitement was tangible at the start of the first S A Guide-Dogs Association Range Day at the Broadway Shooting Club. Guide Dog owner, Kalai Chetty and Guide Dog, Edwin were guests of honour. The day was a test of skill and speed as shooters battled it out for top honours over four different stages. […]

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Employee of the Month – November


Permit was voted as the Employee of the Month – November by the staff. Permit was recognised for this dedication to GDA and his passion for improving the lives of people who are visually impaired. Well done Permit! Permit will use his voucher to buy gifts for the children at Sibonile School for the Blind. […]

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