Blind dad raises the roof at his graduation ceremony

Blind dad raises the roof
at his graduation ceremony

Cape Town – All Ornette Danse can remember about his walk across the Cape Peninsula University of Technology's (CPUT) auditorium
stage to receive his diploma in public management is the loud and extended applause he received.

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2017 AGM Guest Speaker and Ian Fraser Bursary Recipient Bonita Blankenberg

Farewell to Riette Malherbe

After 24 years and 3 months as Orientation and Mobility Instructor it is time to say goodbye
to Pioneer School and all the learners who were part of my life during this period.

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Rubik’s Cube for blind people!

Rubik’s Cube for blind people!

‘I had my best friend in mind (she’s not blind, she just loves playing with these things),
so I thought I would make it tactile and blindfold her to have her try it out!’

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The Talking Microwave

The Talking Microwave

The oven speaks when the door is opened or closed and
speaks confirmation of functions selected and cooking time...

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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

Project Gemini in October 2018

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John and Esther Ellerman Long Cane Rally

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