News & Events

Library Closed

Library Closed

22 June 2020

The Library will be temporarily closed for decontamination due to a staff member testing positive for COVID-19. Read more

The Impact of Covid-19 on Blind People

The Impact of Covid-19 on Blind People

16 April 2020

Blind SA wishes to advise blind persons and those individuals who are a sighted guide for a blind person to avoid sneezing in the crook of the elbow as advised by the authorities since blind people hold onto the sighted guide by holding on their elbow. Read more

Covid-19 SA Lockdown Extension Affects SALB

12 April 2020

An extension of the South African Lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak was announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa until 30 April 2020. Read more

Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the Workplace

16 March 2020

Coronaviruses can cause mild (e.g. similar to common cold) to more severe disease (e.g. MERS – Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and SARS – Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). Read more

SALB Celebrates Heritage Day 2017

SALB Celebrates Heritage Day 2017

02 October 2017

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

SALB at the Book Fair

SALB at the Book Fair

12 September 2017

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. Read more

SALB at the International Federation of Library Associations Conference 2017

SALB at the International Federation of Library Associations Conference 2017

04 September 2017

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. Read more

Mandela Day Cleanup

Mandela Day Cleanup

21 July 2017

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. View more

Library Week Celebrations at Prinshof School for the Blind

Library Week Celebrations at Prinshof School for the Blind

10 February 2016

Prinshof School for the Blind grades 11 and 12 celebrated the South African Library week in fun and laughter on Monday 14 March 2016. View more