DTV-Feedback

Submitting Feedback to DTV

DTV loves hearing from viewers, whether it be feedback in the form of a compliment or a complaint, a request for information, or ideas for episode inserts. Viewer feedback is especially important because it lets us know what you like and don’t like, and we can then act on the feedback to constantly improve the show. Ideas for inserts from our viewers are also necessary because it is impossible for the DTV team to know all the great things that are happening in South Africa, and within the Deaf community.

We have made it easier for viewers to communicate with us since the relaunch of the DTV website in 2014. Viewers are able to communicate with us via:

  • SMS to a dedicated number (082 343 6321)
  • Email to
  • Email via a handy web form, without the need for an email account

However, many viewers still communicate directly with Candice Morgan, which is not ideal. While Candice loves hearing from viewers, it is impossible for her to respond to all communications sent directly to her. Aside from being the principle presenter on DTV, Candice is also the Executive Producer, a director, and she also edits the footage filmed. This leaves her with very little time during work hours to respond to any communication.

We therefore encourage all viewers to communicate with DTV via our official channels, either

  • Email to
  • Email via our web form

Communications sent this way are received, and read, by 3 people:

  • Our Producer
  • Our Production Assistant, and
  • Our Digital Communications specialist

This ensures that your valuable communication to DTV will be shared with the entire DTV team, and that you will receive a response where necessary.

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South African Sign Language Lessons – National Anthem 3

Over the next few South African Sign Language lessons, Thabo Ntatlo will be teaching you how to sign the South African national anthem, perfectly timed for anyone attending the rugby matches being played between SA Deaf Rugby and Wales Deaf Rugby in August 2015. Thabo Ntatlo has already introduced the first two verses of the South African national anthem, and this week he moves on to the third verse.

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Biddulphs

Biddulphs

DTV has recently featured several organisations and businesses that employ deaf people. In this week’s episode we feature a removal company that packs and transports household goods nationally and internationally. Watch to learn more about how they have adapted the workplace to be accessible, and more inclusive.

Self-Defence

Sometimes the simplest item can be used as a weapond to defend yourself. This week DTV and the Elite Defence Academy show you how to defend yourself using a pen. 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

In August 2015 the South African Deaf Rugby squad will be playing two games against the Welsh Deaf Rugby team in Pretoria. If you are going to be supporting them by attending these games, you are going to want to know how to sign the South African national anthem.

In this week’s South African Sign Language Lesson, Thabo Ntatlo teaches you the final verse of the South African national anthem. If you missed the first three verses you can visit our website on Wednesday when you will be able to watch the third verse lesson in full. The lessons covering the first and second verses are already available on our website.

Kickboxing

Kickboxing is not only a contact sport; it is also practiced for general fitness, and as a form of self-defense. This week DTV meets a 6th dan black belt, who discusses this unique martial art, and how it is attracting many female participlants.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 01 August 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 02 August 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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South African Sign Language Lessons – National Anthem 2

Over the next few South African Sign Language lessons, Thabo Ntatlo will be teaching you how to sign the South African national anthem, perfectly timed for anyone attending the rugby matches being played between SA Deaf Rugby and Wales Deaf Rugby in August 2015. Last week Thabo Ntatlo introduced the first verse of the South African national anthem, and this week he moves on to the second verse.

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SA Taxi Foundation Art Awards

SA Taxi Foundation Art Award

The winners of the inaugral SA Taxi Foundation Art Award were announced in April 2015. This innovative competition aims to bridge the divide between high art, contemporary culture and the large number of South Africans using public transport on a daily basis. The winning artwork of the five finalists, and the overall winner, will be turned into decals that will decorate 60 taxi’s across South Africa.

Candic Morgan meets the organisers, one of the judges, and Hiten Mohanlal Bawa: a deaf artist whose entry saw him selected as one of the finalists.

Self-Defence

This week DTV and the Elite Defence Academy take the self-defence lessons up a notch by showing you how to react when someone confronts you with a gun or knife. 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

In August 2015 the South African Deaf Rugby squad will be playing two games against the Welsh Deaf Rugby team in Pretoria. If you are going to be supporting them by attending these games, you are going to want to know how to sign the South African national anthem.

In this week’s South African Sign Language Lesson, Thabo Ntatlo teaches you the third verse of the South African national anthem. If you missed the first two verses you can visit our website on Wednesday when you will be able to watch the second verse lesson in full. The lesson covering the first verse is already available on our website.

Lego Smart

Earlier this year the DTV team visited the Art of the Brick exhibition, and showed you some of the incredible work that can be created using simple Lego bricks. This week the team meet with a local group creating their own unique Lego masterpieces, before looking at some of the benefits of working with Lego.

It isn’t “just a toy”.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 25 July 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 26 July 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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SA Deaf Rugby Team

SA Deaf Rugby will be playing the current Deaf Rugby World Champions, Wales, in a two-Test series in Pretoria this August. The South African players you can expect to see include:

  1. Dennis Conroy
  2. Corne Botha
  3. Marius Badenhorst
  4. Pieter Ebersohn (Vice Captain)
  5. Steyn Legoane
  6. Lucien Barker
  7. Patrick Molotshwa
  8. Alvin Claassen
  9. Leon Willemans
  10. Reinhardt Limbach
  11. Andre Daniel Du Toit
  12. Betheul Kekana
  13. Sam Motapo
  14. Nkhumbuleni Nkhumeleni (Captain)
  15. Romeel Alvaro Jaftha
  16. Wayne Swanepoel
  17. Herbert Trollip
  18. Brandin Austin
  19. Christo de Beer
  20. Christiaan Jansen Van Rensburg
  21. Waldo Moolman
  22. Amos Thamaga
  23. Paul van Rooyen
  24. Mark Barnard
  25. Ivan Piek
  26. Quinten Erasmus

The rest of the SADRU team who made this all possible are:

Head Coach: Danie Engelbrecht
Assistant Coaches: Michael Oosthuyzen and Raymond Jonker (both are Deaf)

Interpreters: Rachelle Venter and Jackie Oosthuyzen

Team Psychologist: Prof Leon van Niekerk

President of SADRU: Tim Stones

Vice President and PRO of SADRU: Dean Almeida

Match Details

Date & Time: 8 & 12 August 2015, starting at 15h00
Venue: Hoerskool Waterkloof, Boeing Street & Solomon Mahlangu dr, Erasmuskloof, Pretoria
Entry Fee: Free

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South African Sign Language Lessons – National Anthem 1

Since 1997, South Africa’s national anthem has combined portions of Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika with Die Stem van Suid-Afrika. Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika (God Bless Africa) is a Xhosa hymn that was composed by Enoch Sontonga in 1897, while the version used in South Africa’s national anthem uses Xhosa, Zulu and Sesotho. When combined with Die Stem van Suid-Afrika, the national anthem includes five of South Africa’s eleven offical languages (Afrikaans and English are used in the third and final stanza).

Over the next few South African Sign Language lessons, Thabo Ntatlo will be teaching you how to sign the South African national anthem, and if you attend any of the rugby matches being played between SA Deaf Rugby and Wales Deaf Rugby in August 2015, you will have the perfect opportunity to try out what you learn in these lessons.

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SA Deaf Rugby vs Wales Deaf Rugby

SA Deaf Rugby and Wales Deaf Rugby will be going head to head in two rugby matches on 8 & 12 August 2015 – and everyone is encouraged to show their support. Entry for both games is absolutely free, and they start at 3pm on both dates at Hoerskool Waterkloof in Pretoria.

The Transoranje Deaf Choir will be signing the South African national anthem, with two students from Hoerskool Waterkloof singing the anthem. In addition to going up against each other, members of both rugby squads will also be participating in a community outreach initiative at Transoranje School for the Deaf on 11 August 2015.

Show your national pride, and support for Deaf Rugby by attending one (or both!) of these games. The names of the SA Deaf Rugby squad and administrators will be published here on Thursday, 16 July 2015.

Date & Time: 8 & 12 August 2015, starting at 15h00
Venue: Hoerskool Waterkloof, Boeing Street & Solomon Mahlangu dr, Erasmuskloof, Pretoria
Entry Fee: Free

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Izak Fourie

Izak Fourie

Izak Fourie is a talented young artist from Bloemfontein. Creative from a very early age, Izak has always tested his own limits, and a few years ago began a new series of pixel art. These large pieces of art saw him switching materials, using recycled colddrink cans painstakingly cut into 1cm squares and then glued into place.

Candice Morgan sits down with Izak Fourie this week to learn more about him and his pixel art.

Self-Defence

This week DTV and the Elite Defence Academy show you how to defend yourself if an attacker grabs you by your wrists or arms. 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

In August 2015 the South African Deaf Rugby squad will be playing two games against the Welsh Deaf Rugby team in Pretoria. If you are going to be supporting them by attending these games, you are going to want to know how to sign the South African national anthem.

In thhis week’s South African Sign Language Lesson, Thabo Ntatlo teaches you the second verse of the South African national anthem. If you missed last week’s lesson, in which he went over the first verse, visit our website again on Wednesday when you will be able to watch that lesson in full.

Lemförder SA

DTV visits a local manufacturing plant that supplies BMW SA, among other clients. They have recently started to employ, and train, deaf technicians, and DTV meets with these technicians, and also looks at how the manufacturing plant has been adapted to ensure a safe working environment for the deaf.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 18 July 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 19 July 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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South African Sign Language Lessons – Revision 4

This week it is once again time to revisit the vocabulary you were introduced in the most recent episodes to see how well you remember each of the signs. Thabo Ntatlo will be checking on the following:

  • Scared
  • Meat
  • Birthday
  • Party
  • Matric Dance

so why not test yourself before watching the South African Sign Language lesson video?