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FingerTalk App

FingerTalk App

Thabo Ntatlo meets with Nick De La Hunt to discuss his recently launched FingerTalk SASL app. The app took Nick two years to develop, and can be used to assist with the learning of South African Sign Language.

The app includes a searchable database and short video clips, and is available on the Google Play store, and the Apple App store – in either a free ‘lite’ version, or a paid version which includes all features. A version for Windows devices is still being developed.

South African Sign Language Lessons

Jealousy is a strange emotion that we all struggle with at some point, and the root cause can be difficult to pinpoint depending on the circumstances. Although jealousy can strengthen social bonds, it remains an emotion that often does more harm than good when not managed properly.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo offers up some advice to a young man struggling with jealousy in a relationship.

Deidre Wolhuter

Candice Morgan visits the 7de Laan set to meet with Deidre Wolhuter, who recently joined the soapie in the role of a matriarch who will do anything for her family.

Deidre discusses what it is like playing a mother to younger children, along with the unseen challenges of working on a show that is broadcast daily. Tune in to SABC 2 between 19h00 & 19h30 every weekday to catch Deidre in action.

Nyeleti’s Home Remedies

Nyeleti continues to share her simple home remedies for a variety of ailments.

This week Nyeleti discusses cholesterol, and although high cholesterol needs specialised treatment, Nyeleti discusses what you can do to try and prevent your cholesterol count from climbing too high in the first place.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 05 November 2016 at 11:00am (CAT). Only on SABC 2.
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Tertiary Tips – University Accommodation

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

This week Odette discusses residences at tertiary institutions, and what options you have if your institution does not offer accommodation. #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 – Shopping Impulsively

Who doesn’t love shopping, especially if it isn’t for groceries? But it can be dangerous to shop without – or outside of a budget – particularly if you have a history of buying things impulsively. If you have a history of shopping impulsively, you can try the following:

  • Impose a waiting period on new purchases – draw up a shopping list before you go out, and stick to. Any non-essentials not on your list, and any new items you see, cannot be bought until your waiting period is over. And your waiting period should be at least a week, nothing less.
  • Get into the habit of asking yourself, “is this a need to have, or a nice to have”, as a way to differentiate between essential items, and impulsive buys.
  • Create a “WTF List” of all the things you have bought impulsively and regretted later. Carry the list with you whenever you go shopping, and look at it before you make any non-essential purchases.
  • Limit yourself to only spending cash. Leave your credit cards and store cards at home, and only spend the cash that you have.
  • Cut back on online shopping, and avoid stores and malls where you frequently end up shopping impulsively. In addition to this, always keep your receipts – so should you end up regretting what you bought, you might be able to return the item.
  • Only shop with a friend or family-member who is more disciplined than you, someone who is not afraid to speak up whenever you are about to make a foolish purchase

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo is contacted by a woman who finds herself losing control whenever she goes shopping.

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Nyeleti’s Home Remedies – Sore Muscles

Nyeleti continues to share her simple home remedies for a variety of ailments.

This week Nyeleti discusses some treatments for sore muscles that you can try while waiting for an appointment with a doctor or physiotherapist. #DeafTV

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Marita Matsilele

Marita Matsilele

There is much we can learn from the elderly, not only in terms of their accumulated knowledge and experience, but also in terms of historical moments that they lived through.

Candice Morgan meets with Marita Matsilele, who shares memories of how South Africa has changed in her lifetime. And although she is a senior citizen, she hasn’t slowed down in creating new memories.

South African Sign Language Lessons

Operating a motor vehicle is not as easy at it seems, but with patient practice, commitment, and the right instructor, almost anything is possible.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo deals with a frustrated young man struggling to pass his driver’s license test.

Tertiary Tips

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

This week Odette discusses who you should turn to if you need advice relating to tertiary studies.

Joshua Iding

Nail art is a popular trend currently among women who no longer just want a standard manicure, and Candice Morgan meets with Joshua Iding, a master nail technician helping women customise their nails as easily as they customise their hair and wardrobe.

If you want to know what is “hot” when it comes to nails, Joshua is the man you should be speaking to.

Nyeleti’s Home Remedies

Nyeleti continues to share her simple home remedies for a variety of ailments.

This week Nyeleti discusses some home treatments for promoting hair growth, and hopefully helping you combat hair loss.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 29 October 2016 at 11:00am (CAT). Only on SABC 2.
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Tertiary Tips – Using Interpreters

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

This week Odette discusses the use of interpreters for tertiary studies, along with providing information on how to find out which institutions provide SASL interpreters at no cost to the student. #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 – Overprotective Parents

“Kids need to feel badly sometimes,” says child psychologist David Elkind, professor at Tufts University. “We learn through experience and we learn through bad experiences. Through failure we learn how to cope.”

It is only natural for parents to be protective of their children, wanting to keep them from harm, making mistakes, and ultimately being the very best person they could be. There is, however, a time when they need to step back, allowing you freedom to make your own decisions, make mistakes, and learn lessons on your own. Unfortunately, not all parents do this, and they may need a gentle reminder from their own children.

Being overprotective can actually do more harm than good, resulting in children who feel entitled, are lazy, are scared to make decisions on their own, and even appear weak or less intelligent to other people. And when your child underperforms in life, or rebels against rules, you – as a parent – only have yourself to blame.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo responds to a young man who feels his parents are being a little overprotective, especially since he is the youngest of five children.

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Nyeleti’s Home Remedies – Weight Loss

Nyeleti is back, this time with simple home remedies for a variety of ailments.
Diet and exercise are the key components to an effective weight loss strategy, but Nyeleti explains how green tea, sugar-free gum and water can assist. #DeafTV

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Thulisile Nkomo

Thulisile Nkomo

Thabo Ntatlo went to Cosmo City earlier this year to meet with Thulisile Nkomo, a hairstylist with her own salon, and former Miss Deaf SA finalist.

Thulisile lost her hearing following an accident in her childhood, but that hasn’t changed her outlook on life, or her desire to realise her dreams.

South African Sign Language Lessons

Who doesn’t love shopping, especially if it isn’t for groceries? But it can be dangerous to shop without, or outside of a budget, particularly if you have a history of buying things impulsively.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo is contacted by a woman who finds herself losing control whenever she goes shopping.

Tertiary Tips

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

This week Odette discusses residences at tertiary institutions, and what options you have if your institution does not offer accommodation.

Heidi Beyers

Candice Morgan meets with Heidi Beyers, a South African artist who also offers art workshops. In between learning more about Heidi, Candice tries her hand at decoupage and discovers that while creating art can be fun and relaxing, it isn’t as easy at it looks.

Nyeleti’s Home Remedies

Nyeleti continues to share her simple home remedies for a variety of ailments.

This week Nyeleti discusses some treatments for sore muscles that you can try while waiting for an appointment with a doctor or physiotherapist.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 22 October 2016 at 11:00am (CAT). Only on SABC 2.
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Tertiary Tips – Influence of Designated Subjects

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

This week Odette discusses the influence of designated subjects on your ability to study further, and what to do if your school does not offer enough designated subjects. #DeafTV

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