SALB Blog

Akhona Mini submits first Tactile Book competition entry!

02 June 2021

The first Tactile Book competition entry is in!

Congratulations to our CEO!

28 May 2021

SALB CEO elected to serve on the IFLA Board

SALB Appoints Contractor for building renovations and extensions

03 May 2021

A contractor for the SALB building renovations and extensions has been appointed

The SALB CEO wishes everyone a liberal Africa Month!

01 May 2021

Message from the CEO in support of Africa Month

SALB Radio Show back on air

21 April 2021

The South African Library for the Blind's radio show THE BLIND VOICE is back on air from this Saturday 24 April 2021.

SALB Braille Production Staff undergo training

19 April 2021

Training was conducted by Mr. Deenadaylan Moodley, from Pretoria. He is a South African Training Facilitator for the Daisy Consortium based in the UK.

SALB Launches Tactile Book Competition

14 April 2021

'Create a Tactile Illustrated Book' COMPETITION

SALB announces international partnership with Typhlo and Tactus

31 March 2021

SALB and Typhlo and Tactus form partnership

South African Library for the Blind launches mobile studio in Mdantsane

20 March 2021

The department of Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture in the Eastern Cape in partnership with the South African Library for the Blind (SALB) launched audio book studios in the Mdantsane Public Library on the 19th of March 2021

SALB CEO Mandla Ntombela attends SCECSAL in Namibia

09 February 2021

Our CEO Mandla Ntombela is currently attending the Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and South African Library and information Association (SCECSAL) Countries in Namibia. SCECSAL is a regional forum for library and information associations in Africa.

Reading aloud boosts memory

05 February 2021

Join millions around the world as we celebrate the power of reading aloud with the twelfth annual World Read Aloud Day.

Feeling lonely or isolated during the Pandemic?

28 January 2021

Feeling lonely during the pandemic? Here's what you can do...

Who was Louis Braille? - Louis Braille, the man who invented braille

07 January 2021

Louis Braille was born on 4 January 1809 in Coupvray, a little town outside of Paris. At the age of three he played in his father, a harness maker’s workshop and suffered an injury to his eye and was blinded as a result of the infection that spread to both eyes. Louis Braille was educated at the Institution Royale des Jeunes Aveugles, during a time when braille had not been developed. Despite this, Louis Braille received a good education, developed his musical talents and later, became a much-loved teacher and went on to devise a reading and writing system for the blind which would be used worldwide and become available in many languages of the world, including Japanese, Russian and Greek.

SALB achieves clean audit for 2019/2020 Financial Year

01 October 2020

The South African Library for the Blind has achieved a clean audit for the 2019/2020 Financial Year