Copy the Look – Candice (Feb/Mar 2015)

It is once again time to take a look at some of the great outfits Candice can be seen wearing in upcoming episodes of DTV. All items shown are available from your local Big Blue store, or from their online store, so why not copy her look?



  1. Mesh Vest in Ocean by New Vintage – R250.00
  2. Triangle Dress Yo Yo in Black by OlkaPolka – R590.00
  3. Busty Top in Turquois by Gottalotaluv – R390.00
  4. Jiggy Top 3/4 in Charcoal by New Vintage – R350.00
  5. Side Rouge Top in Plum by New Vintage – R350.00
  6. Button Flower Top in Airforce by New Vintage – R190.00
  7. Pull Over Top in Orange by OlkaPolka – R290.00
  8. Kath Tie Top in Black by New Vintage – R350.00

All items were available at time of publication.


South African Sign Language Lessons – Revision Time

This week’s South African Sign Language lesson sees us doing revision once again, as Thabo goes over the vocabulary covered in recent lessons allowing you to see how much of it you remember. Remember this is not a test, but rather a way for you to assess your own progress and ability to retain the information you have learnt.

Thabo will spell out the word, and you need to respond with the corresponding sign. Are you ready?

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Jolene Huntley

In Connect

This week’s DTV features a special profile on Jolene Huntley, a deaf mother to five children. We take a fly-on-the-wall look at a typical day in the Huntley household, before treating Jolene to a day of pampering and relaxation at a day-spa.

Please note that due to the length of this insert, this week’s episode of DTV does not include a South African Sign Language lesson. Additonally, you are reminded that due to the Cricket World Cup, DTV will NOT broadcast on the weekend of 28 February and 14 March.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 21 February 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.

South African Sign Language Lessons – Fruit

Eating a banana can help soothe heartburn.

That is just one of many fun facts associated with fruits, which help illustrate how beneficial they are in our daily diet. Today’s South African Sign Language lesson is all about fruit, and with a little bit of help from Thabo next time you have heartburn you can ask for a banana instead of Gaviscon.

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Tuelo Nguyuza

In Connect

Thabo and the DTV team recently spent some time getting to know Tuelo Nguyuza, a young Pretoria based fashion designer wtih a very bright future ahead of him.

In this week’s episode of DTV we profile this young man, and show you some of his incredible design.

In South African Sign Language Lessons

It is time for you to watch some of our older South African Sing Language lessons again as you prepare for this week’s episode, which is all revision based.

In Candice @

Candice spent a lot of time travelling in 2014, and this week she takes us on a swift tour of Zambia, and its vibrant capital Lusaka, ahead of the Zwakala Africa finals.

In Crazy Colin

Colin is back to delight us with his magic.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 14 February 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 15 February 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.

Schedule Changes – Cricket World Cup

The 2015 Cricket World Cup begins on 14 February 2015, through to 29 March 2015. This will result in occassional disruptions to the regular SABC 3 schedule, and we have already been informed that DTV will NOT be broadcast on Saturday, 28 February 2015 and Saturday, 14 March 2015.

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South African Sign Language Lessons – Vegetables

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with vegetables: we love some vegetables, while there will always be one or two vegetables we can’t stomach. Even if you happen to be someone who dislikes all vegetables, you’ll still find yourself having to talk about them occassionally.

Which is why they are the topic of today’s South African Sign Language lesson, with Thabo introducing you to a few basic signs relating to vegetables, and presenting a few alternatives for some of the signs at the end of the lesson.

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A Brief Introduction to Drones

The term drones covers a very broad category of unmanned aerial vehicls (UAVS) that can be used for anything from military or commercial purposes, to personal entertainment. In popular culture, when people talk about drones they are frequently referring to any of a range of quadcopters that have become trendy over the last two years.

Unlike regular helicopters, quadcopters have two sets of propellers, making them easier to maneuvre both indoors and outdoors. Further aiding ease of use, modern quadcopters have begun incorporating a range of new technolgoy, including electronic sensors that stabilise them, with some models even controllable via a smartphone app instead of bulky controllers. Some models can even be programmed to fly set paths or patterns.

And what would a drone be without a small camera attached to give you that birds-eye view of your surroundings?

These advancements have not only seen drones becoming popular amongst even the most casual of hobbyists, but also in commercial endeavours. Large companies such as Facebook, Google and Amazon have already invested heavily in research related to drones, and even smaller companies such as florists, pizza restaurants (and even real-estate agencies) have started to invetigate how drones can be used in their industry. More recently news agencies have begun to look at using drones when covering certain news stories, and Hollywood has already started using drones during the production of movies and TV shows.

Unfortunately most companies are held back from fully implementing their use of drones by regulations. Or rather the lack of regulations. As with many new technologies (or old technologies used in new ways), most countries don’t have clear regulations controlling the use of drones. And there are many valid concerns around the use of drones, including:

  • Privacy concerns
  • Drones being used as weapons (outside of the military)
  • Risk to regular aircraft

The last point is a particularly important concern with an increase in reported near-collisions involving commercial aircraft and drones seen at airports around the world. Although drones are relatively small, striking another plane’s propeller (or being sucked into a jet engine) could trigger a larger accident.

You can read more about clever uses of drone technology here, and tune in to DTV this Saturday, when the DTV team take a look at drones as a recreational activity in South Africa.



In Connect

Technology has advanced so much in the last few years that we are now able to attach a small camera to a remote-controlled quadcopter (or drone), easily giving us a bird’s-eye view of the world.

Thabo spends time with a local drone expert to learn more about this increasingly popular activity, and the technology behind it.

In South African Sign Language Lessons

Last week Thabo shared some vocabulary associated with vegetables, and this week he helps you explore the rest of the fresh produce market by introducing terms associated with fruit.

In Candice @

During the DTV teams recent trip to Malawi Candice visited the Mua School for the Deaf in Malawi to meet a group of learners who are participating in Zwakala Africa for the very first time.

In Crazy Colin

Colin continues to surprise us with his magic.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 07 February 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 08 February 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.

Simba Mhere

The DTV team was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Simba Mhere on Saturday, 31 January 2015. Simba was a Top Billing presenter, and had previously featured in a DTV insert.

Simba became a household name after winning the Top Billing Presenter Search in 2010, and had recently been announced as a judge for the current Presenter Search. He was an incredibly talented young man, but more than that, he was an inspiring and honest person.

Our thoughts are with his colleagues at Top Billing, his family and friends, and everyone else affected by Saturday’s accident.

Image source: Sunday Times