Click here to go to the COVID-19 Corona Virus South African Resource Portal

Foreword From the Chairman

Foreword From
the Chairman

Read More
Office Closure

Office Closure

Please note that our office will be closed from 18th December 2020 and open again on 11th January 2021.
On behalf of everyone at St Dunstan's we wish you a healthy, safe and happy holiday season.

Project Guideline uses AI to help partially sighted runners navigate

Project Guideline uses AI to
help partially sighted runners navigate

Google, with collaboration with nonprofit organization Guiding Eyes for the Blind, has piloted an AI system called Project Guideline,
designed to help blind and partially sighted people run races independently.According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2015…

Read More
10 ways to deal with feeling overwhelmed

10 ways to deal with
feeling overwhelmed

Keeping up with work. Paying rent. Feeding yourself. Dealing with family issues. Maintaining
relationships. Dealing with the 24-hour news cycle. These are just a few of the things that might be swirling …

Read More

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.

Join In