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South African Sign Language Lessons – Friends & Influence

There are many benefits to having a diverse group of friends, from positively impacting on your social competence, through to boosting your self-esteem and self confidence. Having friends has also been shown to reduce stress, and to help us work through challenging developmental challenges in our teens, into early adulthood. Unfortunately friends can also have a negative influence on our character, but this too is something we need to discover on our own, because it is also part of the development challenges we face.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo advises a young woman whose parents are concerned about her friends, and any influence they might have on her.

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Alex Msitshana

Alex Msitshana

To commemorate Women’s Day, DTV spent time with Alex Msitshana, entrepreneur and founder of the Deaf Empowerment Firm (DEF).

DEF aims to help the Deaf find employment, apply for study bursaries, and empower Deaf youth, and works with the NID and a local fashion design school. Alex lost her hearing at the age of 44, but she hasn’t let this affect her goal of empowering people – if anything, it has provided her with even more determination to achieve this.

South African Sign Language Lessons

What do you do if you are truly passionate about something, and want to pursue it, but you parents have other dreams and aspirations for you?

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo advises a young man with dreams different to that of his parents. It is a difficult situation many of us face, but Karabo has a solution that might work.

Creative Copper

When DTV visited Mpumalanga earlier this year, Candice Morgan met with Michael Bam, owner of Creative Copper. Creative Copper specialises in the design and manufacturing of copper jewellery and other products, using locally sourced materials.

Tertiary Tips

In our new series, DeafSAs Odette Swift shares important advice relating to tertiary studies.

This week she talks about when to apply for admission to tertiary institutions, and applying for financial aid.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 03 September 2016 at 11:00am (CAT). Only on SABC 2.
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Wim Boreman

Wim Boreman

Troy Panaino spends a Saturday with some skeet shooting enthusiasts close to the Vaal River. Skeet shooting is a popular sport requiring more skill than Troy imagined, and he learns more about the sport from Wim Boreman. Wim is Deaf, so he is automatically at a disadvantage to the hearing shooters, who are able to prepare themselves as soon as they hear the clay disc being launched. But Wim hasn’t allowed this to dampen his enthusiasm for the sport, or his determination to progress to Nationals, and even the Olympics, in skeet shooting.

South African Sign Language Lessons

There are many benefits to having a diverse group of friends, from positively impacting on your social competence, through to boosting your self-esteem and self confidence. Having friends has also been shown to reduce stress, and to help us work through challenging developmental challenges in our teens, into early adulthood. Unfortunately friends can also have a negative influence on our character, but this too is something we need to discover on our own, because it is also part of the development challenges we face.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo advises a young woman whose parents are concerned about her friends, and any influence they might have on her.

Cartoon Candy

No, we aren’t launching a new cartoon about Candice Morgan, but she does get to visit a sweet and snack factory that has been operating for more than 16 years. She doesn’t only get to see first-hand how their range of sweets are manufactured – and sample some of the product – but she also learns that this is a workplace where the employees feel like family, with many of them having worked there for longer than 10 years.

The only time you won’t see someone smiling at Cartoon Candy is if they’ve just eaten a Cartoon Candy sour worm!

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 continues talking about evening make-up.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 27 August 2016 at 11:00am (CAT). Only on SABC 2.
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Make-Up Tips – Evening Make-Up #1

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 evening make-up. ‪#‎DeafTV‬

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South African Sign Language Lessons – Interracial Relationship

We live in an incredibly diverse world, but it is still easy for us to worry about how other people judge us when all that really matters is how happy we are, regardless of what other people think. Relationships are just one example, with us living in a world where some people still pass judgement on relationships – from interracial, through to same-sex. But we shouldn’t allow that to bother or deter us, if we truly love and respect each other.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo addresses the concerns of a young woman in an interracial relationship. In this case, love is what matters, not other people’s opinions.