Project Gemini

Project Gemini

After months of preparation, lengthy planning, meetings and much anticipation the week arrived.
The South African St Dunstaner’s descended on Lagoon Beach Hotel at lunchtime for the week-long event.
Our friends from across the pond arrived thereafter. Everyone settled in and the group gathered a...

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Long Cane Rally 2018

Long Cane Rally

On a windy and sunny day in October the Annual St Dunstan’s and John and Esther Ellerman Long Cane Rally was held at the Muizenberg Pavilion.
This year’s event, the 100th year of service for St Dunstan’s was special...

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Fighting PTSD

Fighting PTSD

There are a lot of different elements that induce fear after trauma and while living with PTSD. Off the top of my head I think of:...

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Paralympian victorius in equality court case against cape town wine farm

Paralympian victorius in equality
court case against cape town wine farm

A visually impaired Paralympian swimmer has emerged victorious from a three-year discrimination battle with Cape Town wine farm Durbanville Hills.
The wine farm agreed to issue a public apology admitting to discriminating against Hendri Herbst, who was refused entry to...

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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