Case studies

Sight restored in Northern Cape

Black Mountain Mining (BMM) has helped restore the eyesight of 197 people in De Aar, Calvinia, Aggeneys, Upington and Kuruman from the end of January to mid-March 2017.

Black Mountain Mining (BMM) has helped restore the eyesight of 197 people in De Aar, Calvinia, Aggeneys, Upington and Kuruman from the end of January to mid-March 2017.

In partnership with the Northern Cape Department of Health and the South African National Council for the Blind, BMM ensures that eye surgeons specialising in cataract removal continue to reach these remote communities.

Last year, the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy recognised this life-changing initiative by presenting BMM with a Health and Wellness Award.

The project, now in its sixth year and set to continue for a further four, also provides glasses at a nominal fee of R50 to people with poor vision.

 
BMM helps eradicate preventable and curable blindness through free cataract surgery

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BMM helps eradicate preventable and curable blindness through free cataract surgery
Local people have had their vision restored through the project's efforts [photo]
Local people have had their vision restored through the project's efforts
Through Black Mountain Cataract Surgery Project the aged and destitute in and around Namaqua and ZF Mgcawu districts are able to see again, sometimes for the first time in many years  [photo]
Through Black Mountain Cataract Surgery Project the aged and destitute in and around Namaqua and ZF Mgcawu districts are able to see again, sometimes for the first time in many years