Tebogo Msimanga |
Blind SA held its 74th General Assembly in Durban from 29 until 31 October 2020. Ntshavheni Netshituni was elected the first black President of Blind SA since its establishment on 26 October 1946.
Blind SA CEO Jace Nair said Netshituni who is employed at UNISA ,served as the Vice President of Blind SA for the past twelve years. He is the Vice President of SA Disability Alliance, President of SA Braille Authority and represents South Africa on the International Council on English Braille.
“Blind SA In 1992, initiated transformation with opening membership to all races in South Africa to SA Blind Workers Organisation which changed its name in 2005 as Blind SA.”
Cathy Donaldson, the immediate Past President for the last sixteen years served the Blind SA for over fifty years in various capacity. Ms Donaldson was appointed Patron and Hon. Life President of Blind SA in recognition of the work she had undertaken over many years. Ms Donaldson takes over the position of Patron and Hon. Life President from Connie Aucamp who passed away on 31 August 2020.