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Title: Hit by an iceberg: coping with disability mid-career Author: Janet Freedman Format: Available in braille Review: More people suffer a disability before age 65 than die before age 65. This book shows how to manage a mid-career disabling experience – whether its your own or that of a relative, friend, client or colleague – […]

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This year South Africa will celebrate the centenary of the birth of Oliver Reginald Tambo, the theme for the centenary celebration is “Life and Legacy of OR Tambo” and is expected to run until December 2017. Oliver Tambo was born on the 27th of October 1917 in the Nkantolo village outside Mbizana in the Eastern […]

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Title: Smart medicine for your eyes: A Guide to natural, effective, and safe relief of common eye disorder. Author: DR. Jeffrey Anshel Format: Available in braille. Review: The book is designed for everyone who wants to take an active part in their eye care, Smart Medicine for Your Eyes is an A-to-Z guide to eye […]

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Title: Robben Island: a place of inspiration Author: Charlene Smith Format: Available in Audio Review: Robben Island best known as the place where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for eighteen years has been a place of harshness and brutality; its history steeped in the suffering of those banished there. Yet it has also become a universal […]

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South African Library for the Blind will be attending this trend-setting Congress! It is well–known as one of the world’s most innovative Congresses within the international flagship professional and trade events for the Library and Information Services sector. IFLA 2017 will be held in Wrocław, Poland. More than 3500 attendees will attend IFLA 2017 congress […]

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  Title: Happiness is a four-letter word   Author: Cynthia Jele   Format: Available in both Audio and Braille   Review: This book has been recently made into a movie. This book is about friendship of four beautiful ladies and the trials and tribulations that they go through. It deals with relevant   issues that women […]

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This public holiday commemorating the famous 1956 march of 20,000 women on the Union Buildings in Pretoria against the pass laws, which required “black” South African’s to apply for a travel pass just for travel within South Africa. Women of all ethnic groups were outraged and indignant about these travel restrictions as well as about […]

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Author: Manichand Beharilal Title: Thembi and Themba learn about Nelson Mandela Format: Coming soon in Audio and Braille. Summary: ‘Thembi and Themba learn about Nelson Mandela’ by Manichand Beharilal, illustrated by Melvyn Naidoo.This is a story all about one of the greatest men and heroes in modern history. Read and learn about   Nelson Mandela’s amazing […]

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An Experimental Gene Therapy Uses Viruses to Stop Age-Related Blindness

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June is celebrated as Youth Month in South Africa, with a specific focus on 16 June, which is also known as Youth Day. Youth Month pays tribute to the school pupils who lost their lives during the 16 June 1976 uprising in Soweto. Read more http://www.gov.za/speeches/youth-month-2017-16-nov-2016-0958

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