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South African Sign Language Lessons – Revision 6

Can you believe there have already been five new SASL lessons since Thabo Ntatlo last did a bit of revision? Our most recent South African Sign Language lessons have touched on subjects including:

  • Weather
  • Pets
  • Playgrounds
  • Plants
  • Picnics

so it is time to check how well you have retained what was shared in those lessons.

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DeafSA Fashion Show

DeafSA Fashion Show

September is International Month for Deaf People, and one of many events that took place during the month was a fashion show organised by DeafSA. The fashion show served to not only raise funds for DeafSA, but to also promote deaf awareness.

South African Sign Language Lessons

Can you believe there have already been five new SASL lessons since Thabo Ntatlo last did a bit of revision? That means it is once again time to do a bit of revision, so brush up on your SASL skills by watching our most recent lessons ahead of this weekend’s episode.

Njeleti’s Household Tips

Some rooms in your home can be cleaned using an all-purpose cleaner, and maybe some furniture polish, but others need something tougher – disinfectant. This week Njeleti shares with you a simple recipe for making your own disinfectant to use when cleaning your kitchen or bathroom.

Terry-Ann Adams

Candice Morgan spent some time with Terry-Ann Adams, a talented young poet, DJ and disability rights activist. She is also a motivational speaker, and was a Casual Day Ambassador for 2015, but you’ll have to watch this week’s episode to learn more.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 19 December 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 20 December 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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Miss Deaf South Africa (Part 2)

Miss Deaf South Africa 2015 – Part 2

DTVs coverage of the Miss Deaf South Africa 2015 pageant continues this week, showing the gala evening, and revealing this year’s winner.

Please note that this episode does not include any SASL lessons, or household tips.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 12 December 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 13 December 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
SASL-Weather

South African Sign Language Lessons – Weather

The state of the weather is something we all find easy to discuss, both with people we are familiar with, and perfect strangers. And right now the weather is an even more common topic of discussion, given the extremely hot and dry conditions currently in South Africa, precipitated by El Niño, and the climate change summit happening in Paris.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Thabo Ntatlo introduces various signs relating to weather, ensuring that you never miss out on an opportunity to share your thoughts on the weather.

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Miss Deaf South Africa 2015 (Part 1)

Miss Deaf South Africa 2015 – Part 1

The Miss Deaf South Africa pageant has transformed significantly since the very first event in 1997, and this year’s pageant saw some of the biggest changes yet. This resulted in the DTV team spending a full week with all the finalists, leading up to the gala evening, and this week DTV brings you the first of two full episodes dedicated just to Miss Deaf South Africa 2015.

Please note that this episode does not include any SASL lessons, or household tips.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 05 December 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 06 December 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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Njeleti’s Household Tips – Shoe Polish

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South African Sign Language Lessons – Pets (2)

There is a lot of historical evidence showing cats being kept as pets in ancient Egypt, but more recent discoveries suggest that cats were domesticated as far back as 5,300 years ago. Dogs as pets date back even further, perhaps as far as 12,000 years ago. The initial role for cats was primarily for pest control, with them helping to control rat populations, while dogs would have helped with hunting, herding, and even protection.

Both cats and dogs are still able to perform these roles, but many people keep them as pets for different reasons nowadays. Most pets offer a form of emotional benefit, while dogs, and some other animals, can also be trained to provide physical benefits to people with disabilities and certain disorders. Not forgetting the benefit of exercise when taking your dog for a walk, which is what Thabo Ntatlo talks about in this week’s South African Sign Language lesson.

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16 Days of Activism

Wrestling

Wrestling is one of the oldest forms of combat, with cave drawings dating back 15,000 years depicting wrestling scenes. Over centuries it has transformed into a sport, though many of the holds used in the modern-day sport also date back to ancient times.

The DTV team visited a local wrestling club to learn more about the sport from champion wrestlers.

South African Sign Language Lessons

A common ice-breaker (if you’ll pardon the phrase) when meeting someone for the first time, is to talk about the weather. We find common ground in being able to praise the weather if it is favourable, and to complain about it if it is unpleasant.

And that is exactly what Thabo Ntatlo does in this week’s South African Sign Language lesson.

Household Tips

To toddlers and young children, any blank surface is as good as an empty canvas, and with the right tools, they’ll gladly turn it into an art-piece. Of course, it is entirely up to you whether you frame their masterpiece, or follow Njeleti’s tips to return it to its original state.

16 Days of Activism

16 Days of Activism began as a global campaign against gender violence in 1991, and in many nations, including South Africa, the campaign has been adapted to cover violence against women and children. The campaign runs every year from 25 November through to 10 December, encompassing both the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and International Human Rights Day.

This year, DTV visited a local school to allow children to share their thoughts on violence against women and children

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 28 November 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 29 November 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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South African Sign Language Lessons – Playgrounds

The terms playground and park have always been largely synonymous in South Africa, because most public parks, even small ones, include a playground.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson Thabo Ntatlo talks about spending time in a park, along with some of the required activities for any adults accompanying children to the park. Just remember, playgrounds are built for children, adults should only supervise – even if the swings look ever so tempting.