Blind dad raises the roof at his graduation ceremony

Ian Fraser - New students 2018

This year we are assisting 13 new and 7 continuing students with their studies.
You can read more about the new students by following the link.

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2017 AGM Guest Speaker and Ian Fraser Bursary Recipient Bonita Blankenberg

Charles Bonnet Syndrome

Charles Bonnet Syndrome causes people who have lost vision to see things that aren’t there (hallucinate).
There appear to be two broad types of hallucination that people see Repeated simple patterns
and complicated pictures of people, animals and architecture.
The pattern like hallucinations are often seen ‘on top’ of whatever you....

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Rubik’s Cube for blind people!

Mycity services

MyCiTi is designed to ensure that all special needs passengers can use the service. This includes
the disabled, the elderly, young children, pregnant women, passengers travelling ...

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The Talking Microwave

Uber assist

UberASSIST is an extension of uberX designed to provide a more specialized service for anyone
who needs an extra hand. Driver-partners are certified by third-party organizations
on how to assist riders with different accessibility-related needs...

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Our Trusts


Your donations help to empower so many to live independent lives. Donations to the Ian Fraser Memorial Bursary Fund or the John and Esther Ellerman Memorial Trust, no matter how big or small, continue to provide the necessary funds to achieve the universal goal of a fully inclusive society for those with disabilities.

About us

"Victory Over Blindness’ is the motto of St Dunstan’s, and the victory which these men are gaining and have gained is a victory more splendidly and more dearly won than the victory which they and their comrades gained on the field of battle." - Our Founder Sir Arthur Pearson

St Dunstan’s has been supporting War Blinded Veterans since 1915, through physical and emotional support, helping to empower beneficiaries to live independent and fulfilling lives. In 1918, after World War I, an after Care Committee was established in South Africa to care for blinded servicemen returning home. In 1938 the South African organisation became completely autonomous but has continued to maintain a close working relationship with Blind Veterans UK.

The Ian Fraser Memorial Bursary Fund was founded in 1977 by St Dunstan’s, South Africa, in memory of Lord Fraser.He believed that, as he himself proved, that given the reality of blindness, with the necessary determination, support and seizing of opportunities as they present themselves, blind and Visual Impaired students can create a better life for themselves through education.

The John Reeves Ellerman Fund was founded in 1974 by Saint Dunstan’s, South Africa, to perpetuate the memory of the late Sir John Reeves Ellerman, who was a great benefactor and friend of Saint Dunstan’s and a Member of the Board.

The Long Cane Rally committee of 2016

Volunteers Needed

Volunteering at St Dunstan’s is a great way of giving back to your community, be it as a marshal at our annual Long Cane Rally or providing tutoring services for a visually impaired student, your time and effort is greatly appreciated and much needed.

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Upcoming events

30 September - 07 October 2018

13 October 2018

14 September 2018