An ecstatic Anderton Naidoo, an MBA student at private higher education institution MANCOSA handed a copy of his Masters dissertation in braille to Professor Magnate Ntombela, principal of MANCOSA in commemoration of blindness awareness month in October which aims promote greater understanding of the realities of living without sight.
Naidoo titled his dissertation “An Exploration into the Medical Doctors’ perceptions of the need for Business Management Skills in managing their Private Practice in Phoenix, Durban”.
Although Naidoo is not blind but completely deaf in his right ear and has only 25% natural hearing in his left ear, his dissertation in braille provides a platform to encourage people to make more information accessible to people with disabilities. His book “Aim Higher” has been distributed among students from 22 schools for the blind in South Africa.
Naidoo who is a life coach and motivational speaker also assists people with disabilities to find employment and learnerships. He has also completed three Comrades Marathons. His advice to people with disabilities is to be positive and have the right attitude to make a difference in society. He has also done a great deal of charity work for the KwaZulu-Natal Blind & Deaf Society.