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Please be advised that the South African Library for the Blind is currently experiencing challenges with the circulation of books to Library Members due to a system malfunction. The IT Section together with Service Providers are working around the clock to resolve the matter. In the interim, to ensure a service is still being rendered […]


The National Library of South Africa (NLSA) and the South African Library for the Blind (SALB) proudly announce the launch of the MZANSI LIBRARIES ON-LINE MINI-LIBRARY PROJECT DATE:  6TH APRIL   |  VENUE: THULAMELA PUBLIC LIBRARY   |  LIMPOPO The joint project will see the provision of assistive technologies, reading material and other facilities at […]


This years theme for World Diabetes day is “Woman with Diabetes”. World Diabetes Day was launched in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), it is acknowledged on the 14th of November every year to raise global awareness for people living with diabetes. Diabetes is rapidly increasing in numbers […]


World Sight Day (WSD) is held annually on the second Thursday of October, it is an international day of awareness to focus on the global issue of avoidable visual impairment and blindness. The theme this year is “Make Vision Count”. WSD is coordinated by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). WSD became […]


Photo: SALB staff with Jabez Centre Manager Mr Goodwill Featherstone The South African Library for the Blind donated proceeds from their Mandela Day Book Sale to the Jabez Health Centre, a NPO in Grahamstown. Jabez Aids Health Centre cares for people affected/infected with HIV/AIDS, they also care and support orphans and the vulnerable and provide […]


South African Library for the Blind (SALB) will be out on the streets (High Street, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South African to be exact) doing their bit for the community for Mandela Day 2017. The SALB staff will head out at 3pm today and can be found towards the end of High Street (Railway Station side) […]


Every lunchtime from Tuesday to Thursday this coming week of Festival, you can buy great books at good prices, with proceeds used for the South African Library for the Blind (SALB’s) Mandela Day projects. The Library buys or obtains books which are transcribed into Braille, or used by their narrators to create audio books. After […]


Africa Day celebrates the day when the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), the precursor to the African Union (AU), was formed in 1963. It acknowledges the progress that we, as Africans, have made, while reflecting upon the common challenges we face in a global environment. The African Union, comprised of 53 member states, has brought […]


From self-driving scooters to bionic arms, wearable technology has the potential to drastically change the lives of disabled people for the better. And a team of engineers at VTT Technical Research Center of Finland has added another assistive device to the list — Guidesense. Guidesense is a box-shaped device designed to be worn like a heart-rate monitor by […]

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A system malfunction is resulting in challenges with the delivery of books to Members.

Please bear with us during this period. 

Unconfirmed Postal delays in certain areas seem to be escalating the circulation problem.

We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

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