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South African Sign Language Lessons – Revision 5

It is said that practice makes perfect – the more frequently you do something, the better you become at it. Learning a new language is very dependent on practice, but this can be difficult if you don’t have a learning partner – someone who is studying the language with you, or someone who already knows the language. This will help you to retain what you have learnt, while also giving you opportunities to use your new vocabulary in different settings.

This week’s South African Sign Language lesson is a revision of the vocabulary used in our most recent lessons, but why not have a fake conversation with yourself, using signs you learnt recently, before watching the lesson? It is one way of testing your knowledge, and a chance to see what signs you need to pay more attention to.

Good luck.

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Njeleti’s Household Tips – Drain Cleaner

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Episode Feedback – Hanli Rolfes

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Walk the Talk

Walk the Talk

Walk the Talk is an annual event where all participants are encouraged to walk for a personal cause, belief or charity. Doing so not only shows support, but also helps raise awareness – we all know about many of the big causes, but the smaller causes, that don’t always get the same amount of coverage, are just as important.

This year, Sello Maake Ka-Ncube was meant to walk for “Walk the Sign”, which aims to raise awareness of South African Sign Language, while also campaigning for SASL to be recognised as an official language in South Africa. Unfortunately, Sello fell ill on the weekend of the walk, but DTV still captured footage of the event, and met up with Sello afterwards to find out why this cause matters to him.

South African Sign Language Lessons

Who doesn’t love picnics? From planning the food, through to selecting the location, and deciding who to invite. It actually doesn’t matter whether your picnic is spontaneous, or carefully thought out, all that truly matters is that the weather is great, and the company even better.

Join Thabo Ntatlo as he spreads a blanket for his own South African Sign Language related picnic.

Household Tips

There are dozens of tricks and solutions to cleaning windows, but they also tend to be quite harsh on your hands, and your lungs. Njeleti has her own solution that promises to be as effective on dirty windows, while being much gentler on your hands and lungs. Not to mention the environment.

The Cat Hotel

This week Candice Morgan visits a cat hotel that the ancient Egyptians themselves would have approved of. Fragrant flowers and herbs surround the “villas”, while calming music is piped through hidden speakers – all designed to stimulate the guests, while also keeping them relaxed.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 31 October 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 01 November 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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South African Sign Language Lessons – Dining Room

Do you use your dining room every day? Or do you only dust it off and dress it up for special occassions, such as Christmas, or the occassional Sunday lunch? It doesn’t really matter whether you use the room frequently, or have forgotten you even have one, the signs associated with dining are largely the same.

In our previous SASL lesson, Thabo Ntatlo introduced dining vocabulary within a restaurant setting, and this week he expands on it by bringing the conversation into our homes. Pay special attention, because in the next lesson, Thabo Ntatlo will be doing a spot of revision on all our recent South African Sign Language lessons.

No pressure.

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Episode Feedback – Belgium Campus

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Hanli Rolfes

Hanli Rolfes

Candice Morgan recently met up with Hanli Rolfes, who some viewers may remember acting alongside Candice in the award-winning DTV drama, Eve’s Cradle.

Hanli has been very busy, both professionally and personally, since then, and can currently be seen in 7de Laan on SABC 2.

South African Sign Language Lessons

Now would be a good time to rewatch some of DTVs recent SASL lessons because it is once again time for a bit of revision. Join Thabo Ntatlo and Dimakatso this Saturday to see how well you remember all the signs shown in recent lessons.

Household Tips

Cleaning an oven is one of the worst household chores that often relies on the use of expensive cleaning aids that give off choking fumes, and damage unprotected skin. Join Njeleti this weekend to learn about less harmful ways to keeping your oven sparkling clean.

eDeaf Graduation

Fifty Deaf students recently graduated with IT Diplomas from a groundbreaking course presented by eDeaf. Thabo Ntatlo was at the graduation ceremony to meet the students, and to learn more about this course.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 24 October 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 25 October 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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South African Sign Language Lessons – Restaurant

When you visit a restaurant, do you always have a starter and a main meal, or does it depend on how hungry you are?

In this week’s SASL lesson, Thabo Ntatlo plays waiter to Katlego at the DTV restaurant. Watch and learn how to ask for a menu, before ordering a starter and main meal using South African Sign Language.

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Belgium Campus

Belgium Campus

Thabo Ntatlo visits a Private Higher Education Institution (PHEI) in Pretoria that not only offers world class IT training, but has also done outstanding work in making the courses and campus deaf accessible. Thabo Ntatlo interviews both the staff at Belgium Campus, and some of the Deaf students.

South African Sign Language Lessons

In last week’s SASL lesson, Thabo Ntatlo covered signs associated with dining in a restaurant, and this week he expands on this by looking at signs associated with dining at home.

Household Tips

This week Njeleti shows you how to make your own dishwashing soap for really tough washing up jobs. The recipe featured in each episode is added to our website every week, after the episode has been broadcast.

Dishwashing Soap

Ingredients

Liquid Soap
2-3 Tbsp Vinegar

Directions

Add vinegar to the liquid soap, and blend gently.

Janine van Wyk

Candice Morgan recently met up with a young woman who is incredibly passionate about soccer. Janine van Wyk is not only the captain for Banyana Banyana, but also player/coach for her own club, JvW Girls Football, and was just named 2015 Gauteng Sports Personality of the Year.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 17 October 2015 at 12h00 (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 18 October 2015 at 02h30 (CAT). Only on SABC 3.