This year, NID’s “Run for the Deaf” projects will kick off with the fourth Red vs Blue run which will take place on 14 March 2019. This 5km fun run that was held for the first time in 2016, is already highly popular and is unlike any other: The winners are not those who finish first, but are determined by whether male (Blue) or female (Red) participants finish in the majority! In 2018, the ladies were crowned as the champs…who will be the winners this year!?

On 20 April 25 athletes will take part in the Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon in support of the NID Run for the Deaf Campaign to the benefit of the Deaf and persons with hearing loss at NID. 

In April 2019 a group of 14 athletes will participate in the 9th NID marathon tour to Europe. They will be running races to raise awareness and financial support for elderly- and multiple-disabled Deaf adults at NID. 

The NID Dusk & Dawn Trail Run will take place again on 25 and 26 October 2019.

For more information on any of these projects or to make a contribution, contact:



NID se “Hardloop vir Dowes” projekte skop vanjaar weer af op ‘n hoogtepunt met die vierde Rooi vs Blou wedloop wat op 14 Maart plaasvind. Dié 5km wedloop wat in 2016 die eerste keer aangebied is is reeds baie gewild en is anders as enige ander een: Die wenner(s) is nie wie eerste is nie, maar wie van mans of vroue die meeste is wat die wedloop voltooi! Die vroue is verlede jaar gekroon as wenners…wie gaan vanjaar die trofee verower!?

Op 20 April neem 25 atlete deel aan die Old Mutual Two Oceans Half Marathon ten bate van Dowes en persone met gehoorverlies by NID.

In April neem 14 atlete ook deel aan die 9de NID Marathontoer na Europa waar hulle aan verskeie wedlope deelneem en fondse insamel ten bate van bejaarde en meervoudig-gestremde Dowes by NID. 

Nog ‘n knoop in die oor om te maak is die NID Dusk & Dawn Trail Run wat weer vanjaar plaasvind op 25 en 26 Oktober 2019.  

Vir meer inligting oor enige van hierdie projekte of om ‘n bydrae te maak, kontak


Schools Project – pledge a fundraising project of your choice in support of NID.

The NID Schools Project involves schools taking on a fundraising project of their choice in support of NID. Projects may vary from a social day, coin laying, hosting a dance or anything easy that could easily slot into the school’s annual programme.

Schools can also get involved in the NID Change for Change project. The project involves the filling of small Change 4 Change money boxes with all the small and annoying change, which fill our wallets.

This project is however not limited to school participation. Colleges, universities, service organisations or any type of group can also get involved and donate the funds collected from their project to NID as a special gift.

For more information, contact


Pledge your birthday, nominate NID as beneficiary and request your family and friends to rather give a “gift” in support of NID, in celebration of your special day and in celebration of our 137th year of helping the Deaf and people with hearing loss.

We once received a donation from a new friend of the Deaf on request of one of her friends who celebrated his birthday. He had told his family and friends that he had received enough gifts and blessings over the years, and that the money they would have spent on him for a birthday gift, should rather go to a worthy cause. Special gestures like these are one of the ways that has made it possible for NID to make a difference in the lives of the Deaf and persons with hearing loss for the last 137 years.

Please consider following this example and doing the same. Pledge your birthday, nominate NID as beneficiary and request your family and friends to give a “gift” in support of our good cause and in celebration of our 137th year of helping the Deaf and people with hearing loss.

To pledge your birthday, email


We received several requests from the Deaf community for something that they can follow and that can be enjoyed by EVERYONE!

We thought that this was a great idea!

NID Sign Superstars is now replaced with NID DIY.

Watch Deaf people make things, cook food and surprise you with many more interesting things!

For more information or any enquiries:

facebook @niddoityourself

telephone 023 342 5555