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Ntombifuthi’s Journey

Not just an ordinary South African township address. This here is where Retofohile meets – a self-help group of blind people. The house at 6541 Motloung belongs to Ivy. She has given them a space in her humble home to meet. Ivy herself walks using a crutch.                                                                                  We are inside now and here are Read more about Ntombifuthi’s Journey[…]

There is no such place as nowhere

Phuthaditjaba. Chances are you have never heard of it. Well, it is a town in the Eastern Free State. And it’s not that small a place either – with at least 60 000 inhabitants. It spills through the foothills of the imposing Drakensberg mountains. There are two large malls there and the town centre is Read more about There is no such place as nowhere[…]

I am a man of my meetings

I may be blind,But I am• Chairperson of the Osizweni Zone Disability Forum.• A Member of my daughter’s School Governing Body.• A Member of the Clinic Committee. Thanks to you, the reader’s support, Bheki plays an active role in his community. Please help us enable many more blind people to take their rightful places in Read more about I am a man of my meetings[…]

Practitioners’ commitment

What is part of a day’s work for our practitioners?Is it to train blind or partially sighted people?Yes and yes. And with great success! But our practitioners’ commitment to their blind clients go way beyond this also.They have helped their blind clients through the process to access their rightful government grants.And they have helped their Read more about Practitioners’ commitment[…]

LOW VISION CONFERENCE

LOW VISION CONFERENCE: 19 – 22 February, Pretoria The Orientation and Mobility Association of South Africa (OMASA) is hosting a conference with specific focus on low vision. This conference is for you, if you are an Optometrist, Occupational therapist, Mobility instructor, Teacher, Professional working in the field of low vision, Also, if you have a Read more about LOW VISION CONFERENCE[…]