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Tertiary Tips – Bachelor Pass

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

This week Odette explains what a Bachelor pass is, and what subjects are required to achieve a Bachelor pass, an important requirement for tertiary studies. #DeafTV

If you have any questions relating to Deaf education, you can contact Odette via
Email – [email protected]
Skype – Odette_swift
Fax – 011 7265873

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South African Sign Language Lessons – Bad Habits

We all have bad habits, and it is usually up to us to manage them. But some bad habits can affect our health, in which case it isn’t wrong for family and friends to talk to us about them. If the discussion is handled poorly, it may end up entrenching the bad habit, so it is usually best to frame the discussion around adopting new – good – habits, instead of immediately tackling the bad habit.

This approach works even if you want to eliminate your own bad habits without anyone talking to you first.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo advises a young woman who’s concerned about the weight of a close friend.

DTV-Senso

Senso

Senso

Candice Morgan and Thabo Ntatlo meet with Zuko Mandlakazi, a young inventor who is close to launching a product that could benefit a large portion of the population, including the Deaf.

Senso was originally developed as a general alert system, but Zuko soon realised the bracelet could have an even bigger benefit to the deaf and hard of hearing. With Senso, coloured sensors placed around your house will alert you to sounds via a bracelet you wear on your wrist – anything from a crying infant, to the doorbell, and even someone tampering with your car.

Zuko hopes to launch the product in South Africa before the end of the year, with plans to expand globally too.

South African Sign Language Lessons

What do you do when your friends start excluding you from social events because they think you’re “boring”. Even if you aren’t judging their behaviour, they might think you are, and it is up to you to assure them that you aren’t. Resolving a situation like this is easier than dealing with peer pressure, but it relies on open and clear communication.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo advises a young woman who believes her friends are excluding her from social events.

Marthie Maré

Candice Morgan sits down with Marthie Maré, a face profiler who explains what physiognomy is, and how it is used in a variety of situations. It is believed that each feature of a person’s face represents an aspect of their personality, and by studying these features, one can build a detailed personality profile of almost anyone.

Watch to see what Marthie has to say about Thabo Ntatlo, Troy Panaino, and even Karabo!

Tertiary Tips

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

This week Odette explains what a Diploma pass is, and what subjects are required to achieve a Diploma pass, an important minimum requirement for tertiary studies. Odette goes on to explain what Admission Points (AP) are, while noting that each institution has their own system for calculating these.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 24 September 2016 at 11:00am (CAT). Only on SABC 2.
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Tertiary Tips – Tertiary Institutions

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

This week she talks about the various options for post-school studies, from Technical Vocational Education and Training Colleges (TVET), through to universities and private institution, and she explains the difference between each one. #DeafTV

If you have any questions relating to Deaf education, you can contact Odette via
Email – [email protected]
Skype – Odette_swift
Fax – 011 7265873

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South African Sign Language Lessons – Getting a Tattoo

Getting a tattoo is a lot more permanent than trying out a new hairstyle, so it is not a decision that should be made in haste. While technology now makes it possible for tattoo’s to be removed, the procedure is very expensive, painful, and could still leave a scar. This means that when deciding to get a tattoo, you should consider the design, where on your body it will be done, and what will happen should you ever decide you no longer like the tattoo. Tattoo’s that are highly visible are more difficult to conceal, and could even affect your ability to find employment; not forgetting that should you decide to have it removed, there is always the risk of a scar remaining.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo shares some important advice with a young woman thinking of getting a tattoo, without actually telling the woman not to get one.

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HI-Hopes 10th Anniversary

HI-Hopes 10th Anniversary

HI-Hopes recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, and Candice Morgan attended the event to mark the occasion. She spoke with HI-Hopes Director and Founder, Prof. Claudine Storbeck, about the journey from the start of HI-Hopes, to where they are today, and what the plans are for the future – from supporting families with blind children, to expanding beyond the borders of South Africa.

South African Sign Language Lessons

Speaking to someone close to you about their bad habits that may be affecting their health is no simple task, and sometimes the best approach is to frame the discussion around adopting new – good – habits, instead of immediately tackling the bad habit

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo advises a young woman who’s concerned about the weight of a close friend.

PJS Food

Peter James-Smith was a food and wine journalist for most of his life, so it almost seems natural that after retiring he would continue working with food. Thabo Ntatlo speaks with Peter about switching from writing about food, to making it, and more specifically the traditional and gourmet sausages PJS Foods is known for.

Tertiary Tips

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

This week Odette explains what a Bachelor pass is, and what subjects are required to achieve a Bachelor pass, an important requirement for tertiary studies.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 17 September 2016 at 11:00am (CAT). Only on SABC 2.
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Tertiary Tips – Applying to Institutions

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. #DeafTV

If you have any questions relating to Deaf education, you can contact Odette via

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South African Sign Language Lessons – Following Your Passion

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? There is a movement that proposes you always follow what you are passionate about, but there are a few reasons why this isn’t always great advice:

  • It is difficult to prioritise passions: are you more passionate about X or Y?
  • What we are passionate about changes over time.
  • We aren’t always good at what we’re passionate about.
  • Following your passion can be self-centred at times: is what you are passionate about helping other people, or only helping you?

Following your passion isn’t a bad thing, but first consider what you are good at, and what will contribute more to society. Being passionate about something you’re not good at could end up frustrating you, instead of making you happy.

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.

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South African Disabled Golf Association

South African Disabled Golf Association

Earlier this year the DTV team spent a day at the Zwartkop Country Club in Centurion, during the annual SA Disabled Golf Open. Thabo Ntatlo spoke with Tournament Director, Lily Reich, to learn more about the South African Disabled Golf Association (SADGA), and the work that they do – from hosting tournaments throughout the country, through to their First Swing Program (FSP).

Thabo also spoke with Charles Williams, who started playing golf in 2009 when still attending De la Bat School in Worcester, and has recently qualified for the World Deaf Golf Championships.

South African Sign Language Lessons

Getting a tattoo is a lot more permanent than trying out a new hairstyle, so it is not a decision that should be made in haste.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo shares some important advice with a young woman thinking of getting a tattoo, without actually telling the woman not to get one.

DNA Hair Salon

If you follow the latest trends, you will know that hair tattoos are extremely popular with both men and women. Thabo Ntatlo and Thomas Lenauer visit DNA Hair Salon to learn more about this hot trend, and to sit in the stylist’s chair for their own hair tattoo.

You’ll love the result.

Tertiary Tips

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

This week she talks about the various options for post-school studies, from Technical Vocational Education and Training Colleges (TVET), through to universities and private institution, and she explains the difference between each one.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 10 September 2016 at 11:00am (CAT). Only on SABC 2.
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Make-Up Tips – Evening Make-Up #2

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. #DeafTV