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Guide dogs for the blind or deaf are allowed to travel free of charge in the cabin with their owner on local South African Airways, provided that they do not take up a seat and are harnessed.
Most shopping centres have wide marked disabled parking close to the entrances.
Money templates and coin selectors can be purchased from the South African National Council for the Blind .
South African banknotes are progressively larger in larger denominations.
New banknotes have raised diamond shapes in the middle of the bottom half of each note for tactile identification. A R10 note has one, a R20 note has two, a R50 rand note has three, a R100 note has four and a R200 note has 5. They also have large geometric shapes on the front for easy identification by people with partial sight. The R10 note has a diamond, the R20 a square, the R50 a circle, the R100 a hexagon and the R200 a honeycomb hexagon.
Be aware that a lot of older notes without these features are still in circulation
These tour operators specialize in providing tours specifically designed for the disabled.