Low Vision and Blindness Aids in South Africa

There are 32 million populations in South Africa and the estimated of blindness is 0.75% (240,000). Up to 75% of all blindness is avoidable. Only about 50% of childhood blindness is avoidable. If you have any questions about eyes, you can contact the professional eye care organizations in South African or contact us for more information.

The South African National Council for the Blind

Council's Vision is to facilitate a network of organisations who collaborate towards the prevention of blindness and securing the full participation and inclusion of blind and partially sighted people in all aspects of a diverse South African society.

Add: 514 White Street, Bailey's Muckleneuk, Pretoria, South Africa 0181

Tel: +27 12 452 3811


The KwaZulu-Natal Society for the Blind

The KwaZulu-Natal Society for the Blind was formed in 1919 and is situated near the city center in Durban. For 95 years the Society has offered rehabilitation services to blind and partially sighted children and adults in KwaZulu-Natal. The Society has evolved into a dynamic, multifaceted organization with its focus today on improving rehabilitation, education, habilitation and employment opportunities for the blind community we serve.

Add: 194 Umbilo Road, Durban, 4001

Tel: (031) 202 7277


Cape Town Society for the Blind

CTSB was founded in 1929 by a group of Cape Town women. Their objective was to provide much needed training and employment opportunities for Blind and VIP's within a secure and supportive environment.

Add: Number 45 Salt River Road Salt River 7925

Tel: +27 21 448 4302


The Society for the Blind, Free State

The Society for the Blind, Free State is a registered welfare organization (NPO) delivering services to blind and partially sighted persons in Bloemfontein and surrounding towns. The Society was established in 1929 and is situated in Bloemfontein city center. The aim of the services is to better the quality of life of the blind and the partially sighted people and to enable them to function as independent as possible.

Add: Sunday School Building, Room 203, 154 Maitland Street, Bloemfontein, 9300, Free State, South Africa

Tel: 051 447 6934 051 447 6904


Johannesburg Society for the Blind

The Organization was founded in 1926 after the Second World War, to help civilians who got blinded during the war, by providing them with employment and accommodation.

Add: 159 North Road, Roseacre, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Tel: (011) 613 8241


Institute for the blind

As a program of Badisa, the Institute is registered as a non-profit organization (NPO number: 011-891), as well as a Public Benefit organization (number: 930 006 348).

Add: 132 Church Street, Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa, 6850

Tel: +27 23 347 2745


Helen Keller Society

We provide a comprehensive service for the blind & sight impaired, both in residence and the community.

Our Retirement Centre provides comprehensive services for all retired persons.

Add: Links Drive, Pinelands, Cape Town.

Tel: 021-531 5358


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