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GeekFest

GeekFest

GeekFest is an annual festival in Johannesburg, celebrating the many subcultures of Geekdom. From gaming, through to all aspects of science fiction, fantasy and technology, GeekFest appeals to a broad audience and remains a safe and fun outing for the entire family.

The DTV team went to this year’s festival to get a better understanding of Cosplay, and to see the incredible costumes cosplayers create in honour of their favourite characters from a variety of genres. Watch this insert if you’re a fan of Cosplay, or want to learn more about it.

South African Sign Language Lessons

Thabo Ntatlo is back with another SASL lesson, this time using vocabulary related to the bathroom.

Household Tips

Njeleti has some more clever household cleaning tips for us this week. Any ‘recipes’ discussed in previous episodes will be available on our website later this week, with new ‘recipes’ being added after each episode in future.

Tea & Coffee

Tea Cups & Coffee Mugs

To remove coffee and tea stains from cups and mugs simply apply some vinegar to a clean sponge and wipe the cup or mug. Rinse, and enjoy your new clean mug or cup.

Kettles and Coffee Makers

Add 2 cups of water and ¼ cup of vinegar to your empty kettle or coffee maker. Turn on and bring water to boiling point. Allow the water to cool before draining it. Wipe appliance with a clean cloth, and then rinse it thoroughly before using again.

Rusoord, Cape Town

During their recent trip to Cape Town, the DTV team spent a day with the elderly residents of Rusoord vir Dowes, starting at the retirement centre, before moving to an art centre where everyone got to explore their creative side by contributing a panel to a large artwork.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 03 October 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 04 October 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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South African Sign Language Lesson – The Bedroom

Unless you live in a studio apartment, your home has at least one bedroom: a sanctuary of sorts, where you escape to for some privacy, and also to sleep.

Join Thabo Ntatlo and Dimakatso for our latest SASL lesson, where they introduce some basic vocabulary associated with bedrooms, and revisit some vocabulary introduced in last week’s lesson.

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Episode Feedback – Balalaika Hotel

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Deaf Rugby

This week is Deaf Awareness Week, Heritage Day (also known as National Braai Day), and it is also the first full week of the Rugby World Cup (we won’t talk about Saturday’s game against Japan!). So it is especially fitting that this week’s episode of DTV features coverage of South Africa Deaf Rugby’s international game against Wales Deaf Rugby.

This is not only an opportunity to relive this historical moment, but also to meet some of the people who made it all possible.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 26 September 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 27 September 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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South African Sign Language Lessons – Living Room

The living room, or lounge, is where we traditionally do most of our relaxing and socialising at home. It is the room where we entertain guests, or sit quietly reading a book. In many homes it is the room where the family gathers to watch TV together, or play games, and it is the room covered in this week’s SASL lesson.

Join Thabo Ntatlo and Katlego as they introduce you to the vocabulary of the living room.

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Balalaika Hotel

Balalaika Hotel

Earlier this year Thabo Ntatlo met with Deaf trainees at the Balalaika Hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. Nancy Gaylard is the hotel’s Training Manager, and one of the programmes she oversees is the training and development of the Deaf in various aspects of hotel administration.

The success of the programme stems from the fact that it is not a short-term intervention. Tune in to this week’s episode to learn more.

South African Sign Language Lessons

While some of us have a tendency of falling asleep in front of the TV, most people associate the bedroom with sleep. In this week’s SASL lesson, Thabo Ntatlo and Dimakatso go over vocabulary associated with the bedroom.

Household Tips

Eager to find out what clever household cleaning tips Njeleti has for you this week? So are we.

Cleaning a Chopping Block/Board

Directions

For general cleaning, rub a slice of lemon across the board. This will disinfect the board, and remove light stains. For tougher stains, squeeze lemon juice directly onto the stains and allow to stand for 10-minutes. Wipe clean, and rinse.

Umcijo Performing Arts

Candice Morgan visits an organisation that is using the performing arts to develop the talents of the youth, and keep them off the streets, and away from negative influences and activities.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 19 September 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 20 September 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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Episode Feedback – Hand Up @ DeafSA

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South African Sign Language Lessons – Kitchens

Thabo Ntatlo is finally back with new South African Sign Language lessons. The new season of SASL lessons have a slightly different look, and they will cover familiar topics in ways that further expand your vocabulary and ability to use Sign Language in different situations.

In the first episode of our new SASL lessons, Thabo Ntatlo and Dimakatso have a conversation about kitchens, and some of the objects and activities common to kitchens.

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Episode Feedback – Prince Twala

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This survey is now closed. You can still help us by completing the survey on our latest episode.

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Hand Up @ DeafSA

Hand Up @ DeafSA

Freddie Pretorius is a retired engineer who has begun empowering deaf entrepreneurs. In conjunction with DeafSA, Freddie hosts workshops where he teaches participants how to make small products that they can sell.

Freddie Pretorius can be contacted via his website, handupsa.com, or via .

South African Sign Language Lessons

Thabo Ntatlo has another new South African Sign Language lesson lined up, and this week he and Katlego will be using vocabulary associated with a living room.

Household Tips

Can we get any love for carpet stains?

Probably not; they’re a nightmare to clean without the proper solution, but luckily Njeleti has one that is tough on stains, but not you, your wallet, or the environment.

Homemade Carpet Stain Remover

Directions

Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in a clean spray bottle. Spray the mixture directly onto the stain and wait for 10-minutes. Clean the treated stain using a brush or sponge, and warm soapy water.

Ikageng Initiative

There is something inherently more precious about items that are handmade with love, and DTV recently spent time with the women behind Ikageng (Building Ouselves). Five previously unemployed women have, over the past 13-years, created unique felt toys and narrative panels, with some of their embroidered artworks even exhibited at a show at ABSA.

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