SALB Blog

SALB Commemorates Blindness Awareness Month

19 May 2022

We celebrated Blind Awareness Month and Africa Month in Ezibeleni, Queenstown, with our members 18 May 2022.

SALB training - Babirwa MiniLibrary

22 April 2022

Lethabo Dikgale, the Limpopo Coordinator conducted training at Babirwa MiniLibrary on 21 April 2022 in celebration of World Book and Copyright day.

SALB conducts door to door reading campaign in Kimberley

22 April 2022

Bongile Matini from SALB took part in a door to door reading campaign as part of the World Book Day initiative in the Northern Cape.

SALB donates books to Retlamelang Special School in Kimberley

22 April 2022

As part of the World book and Copyright day celebrations SALB donated braille books to the Retlameleng Special School in Kimberley.

SALB celebrates World Book and Copyright Day

20 April 2022

As a build up of World Book and Copyright Day celebrations a creative writer's workshop in Northern Cape is taking place today, a collaboration between Northern Cape Department of Sport Arts and Culture, National Library of South Africa and SALB.

We would like to introduce you to a new companion, the Envoy Connect!

20 April 2022

The South African Library for the Blind, has started rolling out the Envoy Connect players to our members.

SALB commemorates World book Day in Mpumalanga

25 March 2022

Our Mpumalanga Coordinator Ms Shobi Mudaka recently organized an event at Klarinet Library to commemorate World Book.

SALB 191st Board Meeting

25 March 2022

The 191st Meeting of the Board of the South African Library for the Blind took place on Friday, 25th March 2022 at 09h00 in Port Elizabeth

SALB speaks on the Postal Services challenges

24 March 2022

It has come to our attention that the Postal Services is experiencing transport challenges and that is affecting the outgoing and incoming of books.

SALB commemorates Human Rights Day

22 March 2022

Yesterday as part of Human Rights Day the President, Cyril Ramaphosa, opened a new library in Koster, the library has a Mini- Library inside and SALB representative attended and explained the services and the type of devices that we have that are used by members.

SALB commemorates Library Week 14-20 March in Bizana

21 March 2022

SALB had a programme for school learners at Zamokuhle School for the Blind in Bizana

The South African Library for the Blind is celebrating Library Week with LIASA and the NLSA

15 March 2022

The South African Library for the Blind is celebrating Library Week with LIASA and the NLSA. 14 - 20 March 2022

Pressreader is offered for all members! Free of Charge!

04 February 2022

Members now have access to Pressreader which offers access to thousands of titles

Mr Xolisa Yekani is welcomed as the Chair of the SALB Board

04 February 2022

Mr Xolisa Yekani has officially been appointed as the Chairperson of the SALB Board, effective until September 2022.

Opening Message from the CEO - January 2022

13 January 2022

Message from the CEO

Message from Acting Board Chairperson Xolisa Yekani

13 December 2021

Message from Acting Board Chairperson Xolisa Yekani

A Festive Season MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

13 December 2021

A Festive Season MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

Service Interruption 4 and 5 November

02 November 2021

Electricity supply will be cut off at the Library during Thursday the 4th and Friday the 5th of November to allow the contractor who is doing on-going renovations at SALB to move the genset and complete all the required electrical connections relating to these changes.

SALB is looking for volunteers for the Mdantsane Studio

11 October 2021

SALB is looking for people who are fluent in isiXhosa who can narrate books into audio for members at the Mdantsane studio in East London.