A passion for Deaf education.


A mission to empower families.


A commitment to changing lives.


Welcome to DeafNET

DeafNET Centre of Knowledge (DeafNET) is a network of knowledge and expertise in the interest of people in Africa who experience hearing loss and related communication barriers.

Its main objectives are the particularising, exchange and dissemination of knowledge and expertise on issues relating to persons with hearing loss to achieve their full potential.

These objectives are achieved among others by facilitating and promoting education, development, training, social services, and spiritual and mental well-being to such persons as well as the promotion of Sign Language and other preferred means of communication of persons with hearing loss, including appropriate utilisation of assistive devices.

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Latest DeafNET News

2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour – Entries Available

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DeafNET is one of the registered charities of the prestigious 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour. You can support us in three ways: Sign up to join our charity group and ride for DeafNET – we still have entries available. Please email Riaan on fundraising@deafnet.org or mobile 0825709079 Donate…

Cape Town water crisis

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The Cape Town water crisis is a drought that began in 2015 and is resulting in a severe water shortage in the Western Cape region of South Africa, most notably affecting the city of Cape Town. Let’s all do our bit to reduce consumption and…

ALERT: Tropical Cyclone Berguitta heading to Mauritius and Reunion

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ALERT: Tropical Cyclone Berguitta heading to Mauritius and Reunion. Irani Jankee, DeafNET representative in the Indian Ocean region compiled this info and safety video. More info on http://bit.ly/2rekcVW

DeafNET December 2017 Newsletter

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Click here to read our December newsletter  

DeafNET’s 5th Annual General Meeting – 19 August 2017

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DeafNET’s 5th annual general meeting took place on 19 August 2017 with the theme: “Deafness is our business”. The welcoming address was done by Councillor Joyce Mei from Breede Valley Municipality. The keynote speaker was Mr Keenan Bergins, General Manager from Golden Valley Casino. This…

94.7 MTB Fundraiser in support of Deaf Education

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Pledging is open! We need your pledge before 10 Nov thereby helping our MTB riders raise R 30 000 towards a scholarship for a Deaf Child. Please also share this appeal in your network. https://www.givengain.com/cc/ride4deafeducation/

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