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Harold Hlope

Harold Hlope

Thabo Ntatlo visits the offices of Britehouse in Johannesburg, where the staff coffee shop employs a deaf barista, Harold Hlope. Ciro Beverage Solutions has been working with St Vincents School for the Deaf for the past 5-years, and has placed more than 60 candidates already, all of whom were successfully trained as baristas.

Bernd Wilhelm

Mauritius is home to many talented craftsmen, and during their recent trip to the island for Zwakala Africa workshops, the DTV team visited some of them. This week Candice Morgan introduces us to Bernd Wilhelm, an expert German goldsmith who has made Mauritius his home.

Born into a family of goldsmiths, Bernd has perfected his craft over more than 30-years, ensuring that each piece he designs is unique, and crafted with a desire for quality, not quantity.

South African Sign Language Lessons

Having a new baby is both an exciting, and stressful time for any married couple, but it can be so much worse with an interfering mother-in-law.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson Karabo advises a new mother on how to deal with an interfering mother-in-law, with the support of her husband.

Make-Up Tips

In our new series, we speak with Busi Makgato from Face to Face Beauty & Make-Up Design School. Each week she will discuss and demonstrate basic make-up tips.

This week Busi demonstrates how to shape and fill eyebrows.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 04 June 2016 at 12:00pm (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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South African Sign Language Lessons – New Workplace

One of the most stressful events in anyone’s life is moving – either to a new home, or a new city. There’s the stress of the move itself – finding a place to stay, packing and unpacking – and then having to settle in – finding the most convenient route to work, where to shop, and building up a new circle of friends. But it becomes even more stressful if you are also starting a new job, in a new workplace.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson Karabo tries to settle the anxiety of a young woman facing such an event. And she does this in her own unique manner, as always.

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Make-Up Tips – Foundation Types

In our new series, we speak with Busi Makgato from Face to Face Beauty & Make-Up Design School. Each week she will discuss and demonstrate basic make-up tips.

Following on her previous advice on choosing the correct foundation colour, Busi returns this week to discuss the different types of foundation, and how they can be applied.

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DJ Tappy

DJ Tappy

The DTV team visits a nightclub in Yeoville to meet Tapson Tshabalala (DJ Tappy), an up-and-coming deaf DJ. DJ Tappy started out DJ’ing part-time, while working, until he decided to pursue his dream full-time.

What has helped DJ Tappy is that he was always willing to listen to feedback from his audience, and seek out help in improving his skill.

Pride of the Island

Mauritius is home to many talented craftsmen, and during their recent trip to the island for Zwakala Africa workshops, the DTV team visited some of them. This week you get to learn more about the model ships produced by the craftsmen of Pride of the Island.

All of the finely detailed models produced in the workshop are crafted by hand over many hours, using only the finest wood, and based on the original plans of famous ships from various countries.

South African Sign Language Lessons

Being the only deaf person in your family can leave you feeling isolated and alone, especially if nobody in your family knows Sign Language.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson Karabo advises a young man to start teaching his family Sign Language. Not only will this be a great activity to bring the family together, but it will help him feel more included in future family get-togethers.

Make-Up Tips

In our new series, we speak with Busi Makgato from Face to Face Beauty & Make-Up Design School. Each week she will discuss and demonstrate basic make-up tips.

This week Busi talks about how, and when, to apply face-powder.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 28 May 2016 at 12:00pm (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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Make-Up Tips – Foundation Colour

In our new series, we speak with Busi Makgato from Face to Face Beauty & Make-Up Design School. Each week she will discuss and demonstrate basic make-up tips.

Her first tip covers foundation and how to select the right colour for your skin.

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South African Sign Language Lessons – Disability Grant

A legal principle based on Roman law holds that “ignorance of law excuses no one”, meaning that just because you are unaware of a law (or rule) does not mean you will be free of any liability.

In order to prevent abuse, the disability grant system in South Africa has a set of rules and guidelines that need to be followed. And with the above legal principle in mind, it is important that any beneficiary of a social grant makes themselves fully aware of what is and isn’t allowed in terms of the social grant.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson Karabo offers up advice to a young woman receiving a disability grant, but now also working part-time.

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Paulo Pinto

Paulo Pinto

Troy Panaino meets up with Paulo Pinto, an architectural draughtsman changing the face of Troyeville, Johannesburg.

Deaf as a result of childhood meningitis, Paulo Pinto was born in Maputo, but grew up in Johannesburg. He has been an architectural draughtsman for 13-years, and has drawn house plans for more than 300 clients, but his passion at the moment is helping to revitalise Troyeville by transforming old, dilapidated buildings into vibrant new business spaces.

Floreal Knitwear

During DTVs visit to Mauritius, Candice Morgan had the opportunity to visit Floreal Knitwear, a knitwear factory that has been in operation for more than 40-years. They now have offices in the UK, South Africa, Hong Kong and China, but produce knitwear for clients from across the world.

South African Sign Language Lessons

Starting a new job is always an overwhelming experience, from worrying about how well you will perform in your new role, to wondering whether you new colleagues will be welcoming, or hostile.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson Karabo offers up advice to a young woman starting a new job, after also moving. It’s a double-whammy, but Karabo is never phased by new challenges.

Make-Up Tips

In our new series, we speak with Busi Makgato from Face to Face Beauty & Make-Up Design School. Each week she will discuss and demonstrate basic make-up tips.

Following on her previous advice on choosing the correct foundation colour, Busi returns this week to discuss the different types of foundation, and how they can be applied.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 21 May 2016 at 12:00pm (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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South African Sign Language Lessons – Relationship Respect

Romantic relationships depend on mutual honesty and respect, meaning that both you and your partner need to be honest with each other, and treat each other with respect. Innocent flirting with other people is generally fine, unless it comes at the expense of one of the partners. And being ignored or belittled is never okay.

There is an expression worth keeping in mind:

In the end, it’s not about you, and it’s not about me. It’s about us.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson Karabo gives rather frank advice to a young lady who finds herself dating someone who doesn’t show her much respect. Because life is too precious, and too short, to waste on someone who does not appreciate you.

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Escale Créole

Père Jacques-Désiré Laval

The DTV team visited the shrine of Père Jacques-Désiré Laval during their recent trip to Mauritius. Père Jacques-Désiré Laval was a French Catholic priest who is credited with converting 67,000 people to Christianity during his 23 years in Mauritius. He died in 1864 and was beatified in 1979 during a visit by Pope John Paul II.

Escale Créole

No visit to Mauritius is complete without experiencing authentic Mauritian Creole cuisine. The team visited Escale Créole, a top-rated restaurant specialising in traditional Creole meals. Owner Marie-Christine also played host to the team, taking time to explain each component of the delicious meal she served to them.

South African Sign Language Lessons

In order to prevent abuse, the disability grant system in South Africa has a set of rules and guidelines that need to be followed. This is important to remember when there are any changes in your life.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson Karabo offers up advice to a young woman receiving a disability grant, but now also working part-time.

Make-Up Tips

In our new series, we speak with Busi Makgato from Face to Face Beauty & Make-Up Design School. Each week she will discuss and demonstrate basic make-up tips.

Her first tip covers foundation and how to select the right colour for your skin.

DTV Broadcast Time
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 14 May 2016 at 12:00pm (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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South African Sign Language Lessons – Job Hunting

Finding a job, or applying for a new one, has become an increasingly complex task over the years, but the first step has always been to draw up a concise, but powerful, curriculum vitae (CV), which allows recruiters to quickly learn more about your experience, skills, and career goals.

It helps to think of a CV as a sales tool; a mini advertisement of who you are, what you have done in the past, and what you offer to the recruiting company. Companies use CVs to compile a short-list of candidates who may be called in for an interview, and if your CV fails to impress them, or your skills don’t match up with what they are looking for, you won’t be called in.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson Karabo gives advice on how to go about compiling a CV.