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The Director of the South African Library for the Blind attended the annual conference of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Conference in Wroclaw, Poland during August 2017. The conference was attended by more than 3,000 delegates from 122 countries. The SALB is a member of the IFLA Section for Libraries Serving People with […]

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The South African library for the blind’s staff dressed up to celebrate Heritage day on Friday the 29th of September 2017.

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South African Library for the Blind (SALB) was one of more than 50 exhibitors during the South African Book Fair which took place during the 8th to the 10th of September in Johannesburg over the weekend. It was an exciting end to the National Book Week events that took place in all 9 Provinces the […]

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  South African Library for the Blind did their bit for Mandela Day this year by doing some community work. 18 Volunteers collected 50 bags of litter by cleaning up the area surrounding the GHT railway station.  

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South African Library for the Blind’s Outreach Programme   On March 23rd, Patricia Magabie and Vuyokazi Mandongana for the South African Library for the Blind (SALB) visited the Tshimologo Community Learning Centre in, Thaba Nchu, Free State. This formed part of the ongoing outreach programme run by the SALB to assist centre’s for the blind […]

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In January and February most of the mini-library project activities were on the distribution and training of registered members in using the Daisy players. In Mbombela 14 library members received their Daisy players. In Volksrust Public library 7 members received their Daisy players and the librarian invited their local newspaper. The newly registered members of […]

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George Library was a buzz of excitement last week when George became the first Mini-Library Service for Visually Impaired Persons to be activated in the pilot phase and was officially launched. Members from Access Eden, an organisation that strives to get accessibility for people with disabilities and BATS (Blind and Trouble Sighted Society) members attended […]

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A SALB Volunteer Appreciation Award ceremony was held on the 31 August 2016 at the premises of the South African Library for the Blind, Grahamstown. The event was planned by the Audio Production section of SALB to say thanks and to hand over awards to all the volunteers who so unselfishly volunteered their time and […]

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Prinshof School for the Blind grades 11 and 12 celebrated the South African Library week in fun and laughter on Monday 14 March 2016. Patricia Magabie and Vuyo Mandongana from the South African Library for the Blind (SALB) facilitated the Library Week programme where they made learners play braille games and reading competition. This was […]

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