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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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Title: Not without a fight Author: Zille Helen Format: Coming soon in Braille and Audio Summary: Zille takes the reader back to her humble family origins, her struggle with anorexia as a young woman, her early career as a journalist for the Rand Daily Mail, and her involvement with the End Conscription Campaign and the […]

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Title: Eye of love Author: Margery Sharp Format: Braille Summary: Margery Sharp, author of many successful novels, had an unerring eye for character and THE EYE OF LOVE proves her a great storyteller. This light-hearted, witty tale tells of the slightly ridiculous relationship between Miss Dolores Diver and Harry Gibson. They met at the Chelsea […]

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We were blessed with the successful and well received launches of 7 new Mini-Libraries, 10 awareness events and 9 training events in the Eastern Cape, in which fifty four Library staff and 2 Community services officials were trained on the Mini-Library services and JAWS, as well as 10 blind and partially sighted champions. South African Library for […]

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Louis Braille (1809-1852) “Live without seeing, but be what you are” Louis Braille, at the age of 12, changed the world of reading and writing forever. Six dots and six bumps arranged in various patterns on the page connected the blind to a world they had never known before. Louis was born 4 January 1809, […]

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