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South African Sign Language Lessons – Workplace Bullying

Bullying is not limited to the schoolyard, and it is unfortunate that some of us can expect to encounter bullying in the workplace. Sometimes disguised as workplace teasing, the effects of this are the same as that found at school – it impacts on self-esteem, and can result in once vibrant colleagues becoming withdrawn, and even resigning from a career they love. Some bullying is accompanied by the threats of violence, but some comes without any intimidation: excessive criticism of someone’s appearance, or ability, can be seen as bullying too.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson Karabo advises a young woman who is being bullied at work, and made to take on some of her colleagues tasks and workload.

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Make-Up Tips – Lipstick

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 Makgato demonstrates how to apply lipstick.

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Coreza Buys

Coreza Buys

Earlier this year the DTV team joined Coreza Buys at an informal settlement on the West Rand. Coreza led a charitable initiative which saw her and a team of volunteers distribute various items to those less fortunate, while also treating the young children in the informal settlement to a visit from the Easter Bunny, who distributed cupcakes and hugs.

Coreza Buys hopes to continue doing similar projects at least once a year, and if you would like to get involved, look her up on Facebook.

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Office parties are a great way to network, and to connect with leaders in your organisation that you don’t normally interact with. Unfortunately, it is also an opportunity to drink too much, and embarrass yourself in front of your colleagues.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson Karabo advises a young woman who thinks she drank too much at an office party, and is now embarrassed to face her colleagues again. The only recourse is to bravely face them all again, apologise, and learn to behave more responsibly in the future.

Adamas Diamond Showroom

Diamonds might not be every woman’s best friend, but they do last forever.

During the DTV team’s recent visit to Mauritius, Candice Morgan visited a diamond showroom to learn more about the qualities found in high-quality diamonds, and a few other interesting facts relating to these precious gemstones.

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 Makgato talks about the importance of proper make-up removal.

Important Reminder

From this week DTV moves to SABC 2, broadcasting at 11am.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 02 July 2016 at 11:00am (CAT). Only on SABC 2.
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South African Sign Language Lessons – Interpreter

Working closely with someone can lead to some unusual experiences, the most challenging of which is developing feelings for each other. There is always the risk that the feelings aren’t mutual, or that they’re influenced by how closely you work together, and not forgetting how it could influence your work if the relationship fails.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson Karabo advises a young man who has developed feelings for his interpreter. In this case it is important that he discuss his feelings with his interpreter, and if she feels the same way, they need to establish boundaries before moving forward.

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Make-Up Tips – Blush

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 apply blush.

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Charl Strydom

Charl Strydom

While visiting Mpumalanga earlier this year, DTV met up with Charl Strydom, who has previously featured on DTV as a chef. Charl has now retired as a chef, and switched from working in a hot kitchen, to working in the hot, dark conditions found underground, as a mining electrician.

Thabo Ntatlo first met Charl at home, before travelling with him to work to see what a mining electrician does. Unfortunately for Thabo, this meant getting very wet, and very dirty, travelling deep into a mine outside Nelspruit.

South African Sign Language Lessons

Bullying is not limited to the schoolyard, and it is unfortunate that some of us can expect to encounter bullying in the workplace. Sometimes disguised as workplace teasing, the effects of this bullying are the same as that found at school – it impacts on self-esteem, and can result in once vibrant colleagues becoming withdrawn, and even resigning from a career they love.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson Karabo advises a young woman who is being bullied at work, and made to take on some of her colleagues tasks and workload.

Belnori Boutique Cheesery

DTV travels to Benoni to meet the team behind the Belnori Boutique Cheesery, Norman and Rina Belcher. Their award winning cheeses are made from goat’s milk, collected from the herd of Swiss Saanen goats they keep on their farm.

Their one-time hobby has turned into a full-time project that they are both truly passionate about, and they are both also transferring their knowledge to their team of helpers, ensuring that a younger generation are skilled in the art of cheesemaking.

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 Makgato demonstrates how to apply lipstick.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 25 June 2016 at 12:00pm (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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Christopher Nair

Christopher Nair

Candice Morgan and the DTV team recently travelled to Mpumalanga, where they met with Christopher Nair, Provincial Director for DeafSA. Candice spoke with him about some of the challenges he faces in empowering the Deaf, before also spending time with him and his family.

Family is very important to Christopher, even as his career sees him travelling extensively, so Candice wanted to see how he tries to balance his personal time with work.

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Karabo often finds herself having to give advice to young people pertaining to matters of the heart: young adults developing feelings for their best friend, or even their interpreter.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson Karabo advises a young man who thinks he might be falling in love with his interpreter, which can be quite a complicated matter.

Skinny van Schalkwyk

This week DTV introduces you to Skinny van Schalkwyk and Billy Bob. Skinny is a female stunt biker, and adventure rider who bought her first motorbike – Billy Bob – without even knowing how to start it. Watch the episode to learn more about Skinny, and visit her website where you can read all about the many biking trips she has already taken.

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 apply blush.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 18 June 2016 at 12:00pm (CAT). Only on SABC 3.
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Corban and Samantha – Help Them Hear Their Mother’s Voice

On Saturday 11 June 2016, DTV will be broadcasting a special episode devoted to the Venter family. A fundraising initiative is being managed by Catherine Smetherham, details of which were not available in time for inclusion in the broadcast. Below is the statement from the website for this initiative, while you can donate directly from the GivenGain website.

Corban and Samantha are the children of Tanya and Johan Venter. Both Corban (aged 9) and Samantha (age 8) are deaf. Tanya is their biological mother and she has Retinitis Pigmentosa. That means she is blind. Johan, their father, is also visually impaired. Right now you are asking, “How do Tanya and Johan communicate with their children, if they cannot see and the children cannot hear?” Corban and Samantha use sign language, and Tanya and Johan FEEL what their children are saying. They communicate by placing their hands and fingers over their children’s hands and fingers.

It has been Tanya’s dream to get Cochlear implants for both her children. This will mean that they will be able to hear, and if it is not too late, possibly develop some capacity for speech. Tanya has been trying to make this dream happen for the past 9 years. She has tried to keep her dream a secret from her children, as she is terrified that she will not be able to raise the money she needs for the implants. But somehow, Corban, her bright little son, has worked out what her plans are. He signs to her with his fingers, while she listens back with her hands, “I am going to have an operation, and one day I am going to be able to speak to you.”

If Tanya and Johan can raise enough money to have cochlea implants done before December 2016, then the children will at least be able to hear.

Tanya and Johan need R804,000. Thanks to many of you who have given before, they have raised R139,000 so far. If you would like to support Tanya and Johan in their determination to give Corban and Samantha a better chance in life, then please give your gift by clicking here. And please include your cell number as a reference! Tanya would like to thank you personally, and to keep you updated with their progress as they fight to give their children a chance to hear.

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South African Sign Language Lessons – Mothers-in-Law

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. Although there is a lot we can learn from other mothers, including mothers-in-law, it is important to accept that everyone has their own parenting style, which should be respected.

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.

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Make-Up Tips – Eyebrows

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.