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South African Sign Language Lessons – Revision 3

After every four South African Sign Language lessons, Thabo Ntatlo revisits the topics and signs covered previously, enabling you to test your own ability to retain information.

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Gerhard & Lihane

Gerhard & Lihane

No romantic relationship is without challenges, but what happens when one partner is deaf, and the other hearing?

DTV recently spoke with Gerhard and Lihane, a deaf/hearing couple, to find out how they met, and how they overcome challenges in their relationship.

Njabulo Cindi

Young Njabulo Cindi was born with microtia, which meant the external part of both his ears was undeveloped. However, thanks to the Smile Foundation, Njabulo is undergoing complex surgery to create the external part of the ear, which will then be connected to the internal ear.

Hijack Prevention

DTV is helping to empower you with the knowledge needed to prevent being hijacked on the road, and outside your home. This week the team learn how to prevent a hijacking at a Stop sign..

Note
There is no SASL lesson in this week’s episode of DTV.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 02 May 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 03 May 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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South African Sign Language Lessons – School Subjects

Our formative years are generally spent learning; shuffling from one class to the next, complaining about the weight of our books, the amount of homework we are given, and how much we hate a certain subject. But these are our formative years; everything that happens during these years influences our lives for decades, and that includes the school subjects we love to hate.

In our latest South African Sign Language lesson, Thabo Ntatlo introduces us to vocabulary related to school subjects by discussing his favourite, and least favourite, school subjects with Katlego.

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Ziphozakhe Zokufa

Ziphozakhe Zokufa

When Rolene Strauss won Miss World 2014, Ziphozakhe Zokufa, as the 1st Runner-up of Miss South Africa 2014, immediately assumed the role of Miss South Africa for the remainder of the year.

Candice Morgan recently met up with Ziphozakhe Zokufa, before introducing her to the learners at MC Kharbai School for the Deaf.

Seychelles Deaf Education

DTV takes a look at the challenges faced by Deaf learners in the Seychelles. This insert was filmed during DTVs visit to the island ahead of Zwakala Africa 2015.

South African Sign Language Lessons

It’s revision time, and in this week’s South African Sign Language lesson Thabo Ntatlo will help you test the vocabulary you learned over the last five lessons.

Worried that you might be a bit rusty? Visit our YouTube channel to watch the most recent lessons again, and start practicing.

Hijack Prevention

Over the next few weeks DTV will help empower you with the knowledge needed to prevent being hijacked on the road, and outside your home. This week the team learn how to prevent a hijacking at a Stop sign..

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 25 April 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 26 April 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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South African Sign Language Lessons – Movies

There are roughly 22 movie genres, but these can be combined to create an even greater number of sub-genres, such as romantic-comedy, or historical drama. And anyone who enjoys movies has at least one favourite genre.

In our latest South African Sign Language lesson, Thabo Ntatlo introduces us to signed vocabulary that will make it easier for you to discuss movies with Deaf family and friends.

In between handfuls of popcorn, naturally.

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Red My Lips

Red My Lips is an international nonprofit organization based out of the U.S. that run an annual global awareness campaign during the month of April (Sexual Assault Awareness Month). The Red My Lips campaign is designed to increase awareness of sexual violence, while reducing the spread of rape myths and victim-blaming.

Rape myths and victim-blaming are closely linked to each other, with ill-informed people passing judgement against rape victims, blaming the way the victim dressed or acted, and effectively downplaying the perpetrator’s behaviour in the process. The US comedian Sarah Silverman recently tweeted a list of ‘Rape Prevention Tips’ that first appeared as a blog post in 2011. Instead of the tips addressing the behaviour of the victim (as is often the case), this list took the contrarian approach of addressing the behaviour of perpetrators. Her tweet drew a considerable amount of criticism, and unfortunately a lot of the criticism showed that there is still a need for campaigns such as Red My Lips.

Incidentally, 2011 was also the year that a Toronto police officer infamously said

“Women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.”

a rather disgusting example of victim-blaming.

Anyone can participate in Red My Lips, and help raise awareness of sexual violence and victim-blaming. For women, the most prominent manner is to either wear a vivid red lipstick, or red nail varnish, and women who do not normally wear red lipstick or nail varnish usually see the biggest response. However, if you do not wear lipstick or nail varnish at all, or are a man, you can still raise awareness by discussing the topic – among your family and friends, and online via Facebook, Twitter or your own blog. Call out people who make the mistake of victim-blaming; most of the time you will find this is unintentional, and the person doing the victim-blaming isn’t even aware that what they are doing is wrong. No action is too small, simply changing the behaviour, or raising awareness, of just one person can make a difference.

Even though the Red My Lips campaign is most active during Sexual Assault Awareness Month each year, you can still make a difference throughout the year, not just during April.

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Felicia Hinsbeeck

Felicia Hinsbeeck

Today we meet Felicia Hinsbeeck, a young woman who is passionate about fashion and on the way to realising her dreams with the guidance of the team at F Wilson Fashion in Pretoria.

Montecasino Bird Gardens

Thabo and Candice spend some time at the Montecasino Bird Gardens, which, in addition to providing great family entertainment, is also a safe haven for more than 1,200 exotic birds, mammals and reptiles.

South African Sign Language Lessons

A recent article, featured in our weekly newsletter, spoke about Deaf twins who were about to graduate from high school. As with most high school students, they spoke about their favourite, and least favourite, subjects.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Thabo and Katlego do the same as they discuss school, teachers and school subjects.

Hijack Prevention

Over the next few weeks DTV will help empower you with the knowledge needed to prevent being hijacked on the road, and outside your home. This week the team learn how to prevent a hijacking outside a non-motorised gate.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 18 April 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 19 April 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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Julius van der Wat

Julius van der Wat

DTV spends some time with Julius van der Wat, who recently won a gold medal in the South African Championships for Boccia, a precision ball sport similar to Bocce.

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This year’s Dance Umbrella included a performance by an Integrated Ability Dance Company. What is an Integrated Ability Dance Company? Watch this week’s episode of DTV to find out.

South African Sign Language Lessons

What is your favourite movie genre? Comedy? Action? Thrillers?

In this week’s South African Sign Language Lesson, Thabo and Nhlanhla introduce vocabulary related to movies. Soon you’ll be able to comfortably discuss movies in Sign Language, even if there is still a lack of subtitled movies in South Africa.

Hijack Prevention

Over the next few weeks, DTV will help empower you with the knowledge needed to prevent being hijacked on the road, and outside your home.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 11 April 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 12 April 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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South African Sign Language Lessons – The Circus

When last did you visit the circus? In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Thabo introduces signs you may use when talking about the circus, but can also be used in other situations. After all, animals, clowns and magicians are no longer only found at the circus.

Grab a bag of popcorn as Thabo helps you to expand on your SASL vocabulary.