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Marisa Smit

Marisa Smit

Marisa Smit was diagnosed as deaf at the age of 14-months, but her mother was determined that this would never affect her daughter’s ability to realise her dreams. Marisa’s mother resigned from her job as a music teacher, and began learning South African Sign Language, and everything she could about audiology, so that she could help her daughter succeed.

By the age of 4-years, Marisa had her first hearing aid, and had started dancing lessons, which allowed her to express her emotions through movement. At the age of 17, Marisa received a cochlear implant, and soon after, was selected to train at the Joffrey Ballet School in New York, one of the top dance schools in the world.

Watch as Marisa and her mother revisit the memories of their extraordinary journey, which is far from over.

South African Sign Language Lessons

Are you or partner a terrible cook? Is every mealtime like an episode of Kitchen Nightmares?

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo presents a wonderful solution to a young man whose wife is not quite at home in the kitchen.

SARS

Income Tax is not the only tax payable to SARS, but it is the one that most people know about.

DTV got some SARS executives to answer your burning questions relating to tax in South Africa.

Rosebank Sunday Market

The Rosebank Sunday Market has, for many years, been a wonderful way for locals and tourists to be exposed to the diverse culture, craft and food of South Africa. But behind-the-scenes changes meant it almost disappeared completely.

DTV spent a day exploring all the market has to offer, and finding out why it almost disappeared, and how it was saved.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 09 April 2016 at 12:00pm (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 10 April 2016 at 2:30am (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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South African Sign Language Lessons – Personal Hygiene

Our teenage years are difficult ones, as our bodies change, hormones influence our behaviour, and we also try to establish our own identity. The changes to our bodies usually mean having to pay greater attention to our general hygiene, but trying to cement our own identity also means we sometimes rebel against what is expected.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo offers some good advice to a young woman whose brother appears to be lazy, and this is now affecting his personal hygiene.

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SARS Burning Questions #1

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SADES Driving School

SADES Driving School

Learning to drive a car can be quite challenging, even more so if you’re deaf and your instructor isn’t able to properly communicate with you.

Candice Morgan visits SADES Driving School, where some of the 18,000 people they have taught to drive were deaf. She spends some time learning about the specially fitted car they use for lessons, asking about the challenges they sometimes face, and then watching how they interact with two deaf drivers.

South African Sign Language Lessons

Divorce is never an easy decision to make, especially when there are children involved.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo offers some words of support to a young woman whose parents are divorcing.

SARS

What is “tax season”, and what are you allowed to list as deductibles on your tax filing?

DTV got some SARS executive’s to answer your burning questions relating to tax in South Africa.

Must Love Dogs

In 2015 DTV visited a unique cat hotel, but man’s best friend is definitely not forgotten about when it comes to luxury “holiday” accommodation.

Must Love Dogs is a Johannesburg based dog hotel where the guests are treated like royalty. Everything from the rooms, through to playtime, and treats are designed to help the dogs completely relax while separated from their family.

It helps that the owners, and all the staff, truly love dogs.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 02 April 2016 at 12:00pm (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 03 April 2016 at 2:30am (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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South African Sign Language Lessons – Same Sex Love

We don’t choose who we fall in love with, and this can be complicated when the person you develop feelings for is unlikely to feel the same.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson Karabo advises a young woman who has fallen in love with her best friend, and the vocabulary used includes words like gay, lesbian, straight, in love, supportive and overwhelmed.

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Nyeleti’s Household Tips – Toilet Bowl Cleaner

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Deaf Social Club

Deaf Social Club

The Deaf social club in Johannesburg has been around for a few years, but they recently learned that they will have to find a new venue. Troy Panaino attended the last get-together in the old venue, when the club had two special guests visiting from the UK.

Aimèe Cockle and Kathrene Borland entertained everyone with their own unique brand of comedy, ensuring that the audience had some great memories of the social club to hold them over until the club finds a new home.

South African Sign Language Lessons

Our teenage years are difficult ones, and in this week’s South African Sign Language lesson Karabo advises a young woman whose teenage brother is allowing his laziness to affect his personal hygiene.

SARS

Do you know whether you have to pay income tax? Do you know why you pay income tax?

DTV got some SARS executive’s to answer your burning questions relating to tax in South Africa.

Ultimate Frisbee

You’re probably familiar with frisbee’s, little plastic discs that can be thrown through the air. Initially introduced just before World War II as a recreational item, this simple ‘toy’ has proved to be incredibly versatile, eventually making its way into a form of dog sport, and more recently, the highly competitive Ultimate Frisbee.

Ultimate Frisbee is a non-contact sport involving two teams of 5-7 players playing on 100m fields, and the DTV team attended a recent tournament in Pretoria. Watch this week’s episode of DTV to see just how Ultimate Frisbee differs from the simple game you sometimes play on the beach.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 19 March 2016 at 12:00pm (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 20 March 2016 at 2:30am (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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South African Sign Language Lessons – Baby Advice

Having a baby together is a bigger responsibility than many people realise, and is something that should never be considered carelessly or in haste. Aside from the cost of having and raising a child, there’s the emotional stress to consider too. If your relationship with your partner is already unstable, having a child will do little to improve it.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo helps out a young woman who is considering having a baby for all the wrong reasons. In a forthright manner, Karabo helps her realise the foolishness of this plan, and suggests other options that could bring her and her boyfriend closer.

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Nyeleti’s Household Tips – Removing Stickers

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Gareth Reeves at Askari Lodge

Gareth Reeves

Candice Morgan and Thomas Lenauer visit Gareth Reeves at the Askari Lodge to learn more about the lodge, and what Gareth does there. His primary role there is as Food & Beverages Supervisor, but he also manages the bush braai whenever the lodge has guests who want to experience a braai in the middle of the wild’s of nature.

While there, Candice and Thomas are also treated to a game drive, and explore the lodge’s incredible collection of ox-wagons, carts and animal drawn vehicles.

South African Sign Language Lessons

We don’t choose who we fall in love with, and this can be complicated when the person you develop feelings for is unlikely to feel the same.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson Karabo advises a young woman who has fallen in love with her best friend.

Household Tips

There are many commercial products available for keeping your toilet bowl clean, but they are made up of extremely harsh chemicals, and they can be quite expensive.

Luckily, Nyeleti has a less harsh solution that is just as effective, and won’t cost a fortune.

Hilton Abrahamse

Last week we showed you a man who builds and collects model trains, and sticking with the collector’s theme, this week we meet Hilton Abrahamse and his collection of sewing machines. This is no casual hobby, and Hilton has ben collecting sewing machines for 25-years already; from a Singer sewing machine dating back to 1874, through to a machine that belonged to CJ Langenhoven’s wife.

Hilton could be considered a serial collector, because Candice soon discovers he also has a large collection of beer stein’s, and a fully stocked wine cellar.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 12 March 2016 at 12:00pm (CAT), and repeated on Sunday, 13 March 2016 at 2:30am (CAT). Only on SABC 3.