Eye Can Walk Launch 

Eye Can Walk Launch 

Blind Comrades runner, Richard Monisi, was tragically killed in a hit-an-run accident in June earlier this year. He’d been walking to the local shopping centre with a friend when a car veered out of control and hit them both. This was one incident, of many, highlighting the urgent need for motorists to be more aware of Blind pedestrians.   

On Wednesday 13 September, the KZN Blind and Deaf Society hosted a breakfast event to launch their inaugural “Eye Can Walk” campaign to the media and other VIP guests. With October being Eye Care Awareness month, this “walk with a difference” event will take place on Sunday 15 October, to coincide with International White Cane Day, commemorated annually. The start is at Berea Rovers, and the participants will proceed towards Blue Lagoon via the beachfront, finally returning to Rovers. During the 5km event the participants will be encouraged to walk in pairs, with one person being partially blindfolded and led by the other person (with a reversal of roles half way into the walk).  

Justice Zak Yacoob, President of the KZNBDS, welcomed the guests and explained what the society has to offer its Blind and Deaf clients, and went on to explain why there is a need to raise awareness among the sighted community.  

Guests were entertained by Bonginkosi Zindela who played the keyboard and sang, and Siyabonga Vilakazi who shared an honest, and at times amusing, story of his life “as a white cane user” after the loss of his sight more than ten years ago.  

Stated by Shamila Surjoo, Director of the KZNBDS, “We could have chosen the promenade for the walk, but that would have lost the impact of the message we are trying to convey to motorists: that they need to be careful and aware of Blind pedestrians and athletes.” 

The Orientation and Mobility team asked two guests to volunteer to be blindfolded and guided through the venue to demonstrate the correct way of leading a Blind person. 

Entries are now open for “Eye Can Walk” at only R50pp including one blindfold per pair. Food stalls and entertainment will be on offer on the day! Visit www.eventtiming.info/eyecanwalk to enter or visit www.facebook.com/eyecanwalk for more info or email director@kznbds.org.za

The KZNBDS would like to thank the following sponsors for their support: The Pavilion Hotel, Pop Up Coffee, Remax Panache (Charmaine Lingard), Dr Kavi Naidu, Martie Willemse, The Laser Studio, JMV Textiles, SAWF, Verulam Athletics, The Holiday Express, The A-List and Aquelle.


Get It Magazine (Ballito/Umhlanga) April 2018

View magazine

April spoil

…feel the vibe!


WIN a SKIN by Aldytha skincare system

We have a personalised SKIN by Aldytha skincare system worth R3500 to giveaway to one lucky Get It Magazine (Ballito/Umhlanga) reader. The hamper will comprise of up to six products especially selected to suit your everyday skincare needs and concerns.


WIN a copy of The Guinea Fowl’s Spots

What better way to learn about our beautiful African birdlife than through a collection of short, unique folktales? Passionate about sharing the tales of Africa, North Coast author Dianne Stewart has collected and retold these stories in a way that is easy to understand accessible to all audiences in her new book The Guinea Fowl’s Spots (and other African bird tales).


Getting gourmet at home

Let’s face it, budgets are tight and eating out has become somewhat of a treat. But we’ve found the perfect solution… restaurant food at home! 


WIN designer wine

If you love Carrol Boyes’ gifting and homeware, and you love good wine, then you’re definitely going to love the all-new Carrol Boyes Wines range. 


Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Easter hamper

Who doesn’t love Peter Rabbit? Who doesn’t love Cadbury?


March spoil

We know you aren’t a snob…but we definitely think you would look good in a pair!

is a national brand of premium free magazines available in centres across the country.

Click here

to see other Get It magazines in the network.