The South African National Council for the Blind

Blindness Organizations

Empowering visually impaired people to do what they dare to dream.

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Opening hours

ClosedOpens at 07:00 tomorrow.

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  • Monday07:00 - 13:00
  • Tuesday07:00 - 13:00
  • Wednesday07:00 - 13:00
  • Thursday07:00 - 13:00
  • Friday07:00 - 13:00
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed
Languages (1)
  • English
Regions (52)
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Congo (the Democratic Republic of the)
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
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Helping the Blind Since 1929

SANCB is a registered non-profit and public benefit organisation established in 1929 with the core objectives of advocacy and promoting the rights of persons with visual impairments, prevention, inclusion and support. As a South African national representative body for the blind, it offers a supportive, rights driven function to its nearly 80 member member-organisations. The presence of its community work is felt throughout its nine provincial structures in South Africa. SANCB also lays emphasis on the prevention of blindness and in 1944 the Bureau for the Prevention of Blindness was established. Since then, SANCB has grown exponentially, adding Education and Rehabilitation to its portfolio in 1985; the Resource Centre for Assistive Devices and Technology which is now known as the Assistive Technology Centre in 1986 and Entrepreneurial Development and support in 1991.

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What can we do for you? If you have any questions relating to blindness/visual impairment in South Africa, require advise on resources or information or would like to get involved, please feel free to contact us.

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