The KZN - SB was formed to facilitate the inclusion of blind and partial sighted rights at various levels in Kwazulu - Natal. Its mandate is premised on the human rights and social model of disability, which is an inclusive and comprehensive approach to disability rights where the focus is no longer just on the individual but on the environment and the interaction thereof. This is supported by various (international) instruments on disability that promote equal opportunities for persons with disabilities in society.
Recognising that blind and partially sighted people are among the most marginalised in society and considering that many institutions and systems in society have not factored in their needs, KZN-SB finds it imperative to work towards more sustainable solutions that alleviate the situations of blind and partially sighted people.
A third pillar to the work of KZN-SB is human rights – the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled. KZNB-SB was founded upon the National and Provincial response to efforts related to inclusive development and mainstreaming of disability work in all sectors.
Openness in sharing information on the programmes and in communication
KZNSB hold itself accountable at all levels and engagement; committed to be effective in our actions, open in our judgments and communication with others.
Both Internally and externally (how KZNSB treat and view its partners and how the internal relationship in the team is nurtured and articulated).
Our processes genuinely bring the community, citizens and partners on-board in the work KZNSB do
Programmes will be fair to all genders considering the unique needs of each gender and respecting them.
All blind and partially sighted people have the right to make their own decisions and control their own lives.