OUR PEOPLE

NID serves persons with hearing loss from all across South Africa and Africa. Our beneficiaries are unique individuals with varying cultural and social backgrounds.

Persons with hearing loss are a diverse group with the following distinct groups:

  • Pre-lingual (before acquisition of language: These persons see themselves mainly as a linguistic and cultural minority group. They use the capital letter D to indicate Deaf, referring to persons whose primary communication medium is Sign Language and who feel at home in a Deaf culture.
  • Post-lingual (after acquisition of language): Persons who experience different degrees of hearing loss later in life.Deaf-blind: Persons with both sight disability and hearing loss. Deaf-blindness is seen as a disability separate form deafness and blindness.

They are served by an exceptional team of specialised training, care and operational staff members. These people have a passion for helping each of the beneficiaries unlock their full potential and live a life of abundance.

NID MANAGEMENT

Mr Deon de Villiers

Executive Director

Mr Natale Roelofse

Deputy Executive Director

Mrs Karin Snyman

Head of Finance

Mrs Coreen Hickman

Resource Manager

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

H Van der Merwe

H Van der Merwe

Executive Committee Member

JHC Erasmus

JHC Erasmus

Board Member

M Smith

M Smith

Board Member

AH Minnaar

AH Minnaar

Executive Committee Member

F Krige

F Krige

Board Member

N Venter

N Venter

Board Member

CV Schroeder

CV Schroeder

Executive Committee Member

G Mji

G Mji

Board Member

PA Cook

PA Cook

Board Member

PJ Prins

PJ Prins

Board Member

NID is a non-profit company (NPC) and a Level 1 BBBEE contributor. Donations to NID (including donations in kind) can be reciprocated with an 18A tax certificate.