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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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  Title:   Ayinamhlabelo Author:  B.P. Maphumulo Format:  Coming Soon In Both Audio and BRAILLE   Review: Ayinamhlabelo, yinoveli edlulisa umyalezo wokuthi ubudedengu buyisimo esibanga izingozi emgwaqeni, futhi asibekezeleki. UNcamisile usebe yisisulu sokuhlukumezeka okubangelwa nguye luqobo noSihluthu abangayiqikeleli imithetho nezimpawu zomgwaqo. Ugcina esefunde okuningi ngamaphutha akhe nawalo mlisa. Ngenxa yokuzimisela nokuzinikela kwakhe ugidlabezwa isikhundla esiphakeme njengesikhulu […]

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Title: Imtiaz Sooliman and the Gift of the Givers: A Mercy to All Author: Shafiq Morton Format: Coming soon in Audio Review: The award winning  photo-journalist and radio presenter gives us an inside look at the man behind South Africa’s largest disaster organization Gift of the Givers that has helped many people worldwide. Imtiaz Sooliman […]

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DID YOU KNOW?… The number of people with GLAUCOMA is expected to increase to 76.0 million in 2020! March 12 – 18 2017 is World Glaucoma Week. Glaucoma is a potentially blinding eye disease that can suddenly steal your vision. It develops when the intraocular fluid that is naturally produced by the eye is not […]

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