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Darts

Darts

Our first insert this week sees the DTV team travelling to Bloemfontein to meet Madelein Snyman, a young woman who is helping to dispel the myth that darts is a sport only for men, and the hearing. She has a keen eye, deadly accurate aim, and more than an armful of trophies.

Self-Defence

This week DTV and the Elite Defence Academy explain and demonstrate the Hug and Scoot technique. Knowing a few basic self-defence techniques, and then to use them, can make a big difference when you find yourself in a threatening situation.

South African Sign Language Lessons

You may want to rewatch the last few South African Sign Language lessons on our YouTube channel ahead of this week’s episode. Yes, it is once again time for revision, when Thabo Ntatlo checks to see whether you have been paying attention during each lesson, and practising between each lesson.

Junior SA Culinary Team

DTV recently spent the day with the Junior SA Culinary team as they practiced their skills in preparation for the African Culinary Cup that is taking place in Namibia in October. You won’t want to miss this if you have a love of cooking.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 04 July 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 05 July 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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Natasha Parkins-Maliko

DTV would like to congratulate Natasha Parkins-Maliko on being selected as the Africa Regional Representative for WASLI. We are sure that she will make a big difference with this challenging new role.

Part of what Natasha hopes to accomplish during her 4-year term includes:

  • Encourage the establishment of national associations of sign language interpreters in countries that do not have them.
  • Be a support network for existing national associations of sign language interpreters.
  • Share information and be a reference point for interpreting issues, using the World Wide Web and other internationally accessible ways.
  • Support the work of sign language interpreters working at international events, e.g. conferences, sporting events.
  • Work in partnership with Deaf and Deafblind associations on sign language interpreting issues.
    Encourage research.
  • Develop and promote standards for high quality training, education and assessment of sign language interpreters.
  • Host conferences and seminars.
  • Liaise with spoken language interpreter organisations and other organisations having common interests.
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South African Sign Language Lessons – Butchery

This week’s South African Sign Language lesson introduces you to the vocabulary you may use when discussing meat, or visiting your local butcher. Remember to watch through to the end of the lesson for alternative ways of signing some of the vocabulary.

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Intensive South African Sign Language workshops

Sign Language Education & Development (SLED) is once again holding 3-day intensive SASL workshops in both Johannesburg and Cape Town this July.

The three day full time workshop will give participants an intensive experience of South African Sign Language and Deaf culture. The course is suitable for people who are new to SASL, parents and family members of Deaf children, those who are in contact with Deaf clients in their work place, and those wanting to explore South African Sign Language as part of a possible future career.

This is not an accredited course. The aim is to give an opportunity to people with different time options and financial means, who find themselves unable to attend SLED’s normal weekly accredited NQF4 and NQF5 courses.

The cost of the three day intensive training is R 1750.00. The price includes VAT, as well as a learner manual and a DVD. It does NOT include transport, accommodation, meals and snacks. There are no bursaries available. Places are limited, since the intensive nature of the workshop will not allow for a large class. It will NOT be possible to attend for only some of the time.

The Cape Town workshop takes place from 13 to 15 July 2015, while the Johannesburg workshop is from 27 to 29 July 2015.

Download the booking form for more details, and if you have any queries, these can be directed to SLED  or by calling  (021) 4482520.

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So You Think You Can Sign? – 2015 Edition

For the fourth year running, in honour of Deaf Awareness Month in September, Wits Language School (WLS) is holding a South African Sign Language (SASL) song translation competition – So You Think You Can Sign? (SYTYCS) where R8500 is up for grabs!! The aim of the competition is to raise awareness of Deafness and Deaf culture, as well as to encourage Deaf and Hearing persons to work together.

The 2015 competition opens on Thursday 4 June, with the deadline for video submission being Friday 11 September. The winners will be announced on Friday 18 September.

Full details on the competition can be found on the Wits Language School website.

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Dance Umbrella 2015

Dance Umbrella 2015

This year was the 27th anniversary of the Dance Umbrella festival, which has always been a platform for new contemporary dance and choreography, featuring local and international artists. This year, in addition to special programmes for youth groups and students, the festival also focused on the work of female choreographers.

Self-Defence

This week DTV and the Elite Defence Academy explain and demonstrate the Hug and Bridge technique. Knowing a few basic self-defence techniques, and then to use them, can make a big difference when you find yourself in a threatening situation.

South African Sign Language Lessons

As with clothing, trends in hair styles come and go. No matter how well you know your hairdresser, and trust them, asking for a new hair style can be quite scary. Will the style suit you? Will the colour turn out exactly how you imagined it, and will it damage your hair and scalp?

Thabo Ntatlo and Dimakatso can’t answer those questions for you, but in this week’s South African Sign Language lesson they can help you with some of the vocabulary you may use when visiting a hair salon.

Armand du Plessis

Mr South Africa 2014, Armand du Plessis, is not interested in being a male model. Instead, he would like to be seen as a model male. This compliments the philosophy of Mr South Africa, which is to highlight Men of Honour: men who exemplify accountability, care, respect, honesty, integrity and obligation.

Candice Morgan recently spent a day with Armand to learn more about him, and his goals in life.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 27 June 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 28June 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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South African Sign Language Lessons – Bakery

Is there anything more tempting than a visit to the bakery? The smell of freshly baked bread; the display cabinets filled with decadently decorated treats; and crisp cookies at the counter inviting you to buy them.

This week’s South African Sign Language lesson introduces you to the vocabulary associated with a trip to the bakery, buying something for yourself, or someone’s birthday. Remember to watch through to the end of the lesson for alternative ways of signing some of the vocabulary.

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Youth Day

Youth Day

Although countries throughout the world use different ages to define youth, it is seen by all as a period between childhood and adulthood. The United Nations defines it as the period when someone is between 15-years and 24-years old, while many African countries see youth as extending to when someone is 35-years old.

This period is seen as an important part of an individual’s development, when they become more aware of, and are shaped by, personal experiences, cultural norms and cultural traditions. It is also a period when they usually become less dependant (emotionally and financially) on their family.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, is Youth Day in South Africa, and although it commemorates a protest from 1976, it also highlights the important role the youth play in shaping our, and their own, future. Ahead of this, DTV spent some time with a group of young learner’s who spoke about the meaning of Youth Day.

Self-Defence

Knowing how to defend yourself in a threatening situation is an important life-skill that many of us aren’t properly exposed to. Over the next eight episodes, DTV and the Elite Defence Academy are going to show you the basics of a practical self-defence system that is also easy to learn.

South African Sign Language Lessons

The butcher has evolved from being a small shop where you asked for what you wanted, to now being largely self-service: you visit your favourite supermarket chain, and select what you want, all already packaged.

However, there are still plenty of situations in life where you will have to talk about meat and different types of meat cuts. In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Thabo Ntatlo and Nhlanhla will take you through the vocabulary that could help you in these situations.

Piet & Sonika de Wit

This week DTV also visits the recently married Piet and Sonika de Wit, an inspiring couple from the Remme-Los Self Help Centre for Quads & Paraplegics.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 20 June 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 21 June 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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More on Tutankhamun

This week’s episode of DTV includes a feature on the Tutankhamun exhibition that was in Johannesburg earlier this year, and has now moved to Cape Town.

Tutankhamun’s life was of historical significance even before the discovery of his tomb in 1922, but the fact that his tomb was also the most intact royal tomb ever discovered has meant that interest in him has only intensified over the years. In 2007 his mummified body was removed from its sarcophagus and placed on display in a specially constructed glass box, allowing tourists to get an even more intimate look. The DTV team found video’s of this, which you can watch below. Some portions of the video’s are captioned, but you can also turn on YouTube’s auto-captioning when watching the video’s.

Hint: You can activate YouTube’s auto-captioning by clicking on the CC icon in the video toolbar

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There were also, for many years, rumours of a curse attached to Tutankhamun’s tomb, and below we have linked to an hour long documentary that explores this in more detail.

Be sure to watch DTV this Saturday to learn even more about Tutankhamun and the many treasures found in his tomb.

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South African Sign Language Lessons – Matric Dance

There are three things that occupy the thoughts of most matric learners in their final school year: doing well in the final exam, being accepted at the university of their choice, and looking good at the matric dance.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Katlego helps Thabo Ntatlo co-ordinate his outfit with that of his girlfriend, for the matric dance. Remember to watch through to the end for alternative ways of signing some of the vocabulary covered in this lesson.