Cape Town Society for the Blind (CTSB)

was founded in 1929 by a group of women from Cape Town who identified the need to provide training and employment opportunities for Blind and Visually Impaired Persons within a secure and supportive environment.

The Society has remained true to its mission and vision for over 90 years and has become a beacon of hope to individuals who need to navigate the complex world without sight.

The overall aim of the CTSB is to uplift Blind and Visually Impaired Persons through education, access to assistive resources and career development programmes in an honest, ethical, and caring environment.

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Cape Town Society for the Blind (CTSB)

was founded in 1929 by a group of women from Cape Town who identified the need to provide training and employment opportunities for Blind and Visually Impaired Persons within a secure and supportive environment.

The Society has remained true to its mission and vision for over 90 years and has become a beacon of hope to individuals who need to navigate the complex world without sight.

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The overall aim of the CTSB is to uplift Blind and Visually Impaired Persons through education, access to assistive resources and career development programmes in an honest, ethical, and caring environment.

Frankcheska Nicole WitbooiTo date, she is most proud of her woven cane trays.
Lynette van Niekerk, CTSB cane mentor and facilitator,
says that Frankcheska has come a long way but has finally
mastered her tray weaving skills.
Frankcheska proudly stated that “Coming to the Society was
the best decision I ever made as I know I can live my best
life and just be myself without being judged.
This (CTSB) makes me feel at home, I truly love being here.”
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Avril DavidsAvril Davids is one of our most valuable facilitators. She
facilitates Braille and re-caning to the students amongst many
other things. Avril was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa at
the age of 25.
Avril is thankful to CTSB for making the process easy
and always having her best interest at heart.
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Cole ClaassenCole Jade Claassen is a 20-year-old cane weaving prodigy
at Cape Town Society for the Blind. Cole is a young, dynamic
individual who started his training at CTSB on 6th April 2021
under the watchful eye of his mentor and teacher.
Cole says, “I love weaving and creating items that are sturdy
and tightly woven. It is important that the correct cane pattern
is used and that everything I make just looks beautiful.
I am proud of myself.”
>> Read more
Frankcheska Nicole WitbooiTo date, she is most proud of her
woven cane trays. Lynette van Niekerk,
CTSB cane mentor and facilitator, says
that Frankcheska has come a long way
but has finally mastered her
tray weaving skills.
Frankcheska proudly stated that
“Coming to the Society was the best
decision I ever made as I know I can
live my best life and just be myself
without being judged. This (CTSB)
makes me feelat home, I truly
love being here.”
>> Read more
Avril DavidsAvril Davids is one of our most
valuable facilitators. She facilitates
Braille and re-caning to the students
amongst many other things. Avril was
diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa
at the age of 25.
Avril is thankful to CTSB for making
the process easy and always having
her best interest at heart.
>> Read more
Cole ClaassenCole Jade Claassen is a 20-year-old
cane weaving prodigy at Cape Town
Society for the Blind. Cole is a young,
dynamic individual who started his
training at CTSB on 6th April 2021
under the watchful eye of his mentor
and teacher.
Cole says, “I love weaving and
creating items that are sturdy and
tightly woven. It is important that the
correct cane pattern is used and that
everything I make just looks beautiful.
I am proud of myself.”
>> Read more
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