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South African Sign Language Lessons – Role-Model

Being a role-model is not easy, especially since it is a function we don’t often choose, but rather find ourselves pushed into. Suddenly you’re having to watch all aspects of your behaviour, including your reaction to certain situations. That said, anybody can be a role-model simply by adhering to the following:

  • There’s a chance you’re already influencing the people you interact with, without even knowing it. Make sure any influence you have is positive.
  • Don’t settle for mediocre behaviour. Always expect the very best of yourself, and of others.
  • Be an inspiration, and always demonstrate good behaviour supported by high values. Be open and honest about your mistakes, always look at how you react in negative situations, and always consider how you treat other people.
  • Make sure that your beliefs are fair and objective, but more importantly – stand for something. Believe what you say, and always say what you believe, but be open to considering different opinions.
  • Be known for being open, honest and trustworthy, and for always finishing what you start.
  • Always treat other people the way you would expect to be treated.
  • Speak up against poor behaviour, and hold people accountable for their behaviour.
  • Remember you are also silently judged on the company you keep. Surround yourself with people whose behaviour and principles mirror your own, or who themselves are role-models to you.
  • Nobody is perfect. As stated earlier, be open and honest about any mistakes you make, and always consider what you can learn from the mistakes you make. Doing so will help you grow and – more importantly – inspire others.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo discusses being a role-model with a young woman who feels her sister is spoilt.

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Miss Deaf Africa 2016

Miss Deaf Africa 2016

The DTV team was in Cape Town on 30 July 2016 to attend the Miss Deaf Africa 2016 gala event. The first Miss Deaf Africa pageant took place in 2012, and since then has continued to attract participants from across the continent, with 9 countries participating in this year’s event.

After learning more about the event from this year’s organiser, Maria Sivertsen, Candice meets the finalists, and last year’s winner, Tlhokomelo Sabole, who has valuable advice for this year’s winners.

The evening ended with Christi Greeff (South Africa) being crowned Miss Deaf Africa 2016, with her 1st and 2nd Princesses being Kuda Mapeture (Zimbabwe) and Kemmonye Keraetswa (Botswana).

South African Sign Language Lessons

There is no SASL lesson in this week’s episode, but Karabo will be back next week with more advice for her fans.

Craft Gourmet Milkshakes

Thabo Ntatlo and Candice Morgan visit Craft Restaurant in Parkhurst, where decadent milkshakes were recently added to the menu. These milkshakes are not only incredibly tasty, they are also mini works of art, combining texture and colour in layers that explode out the top of glass.

Restaurant Director, Chris Mandos, explains why they decided to add milkshakes to the menu, and why these are listed as desserts. You don’t only get to see the finished product, you get a peek behind the scenes and see the work that goes into creating these sweet masterpieces.

Nyeleti’s Home Remedies

Nyeleti is taking a break from sharing her home remedies this week, but will be back next week with more awesome remedies.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 03 December 2016 at 11:00am (CAT). Only on SABC 2.
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Nyeleti’s Home Remedies – Fungal Nail Infections

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

This week Nyeleti has some tips on how to treat fungal nail infections, so you no longer have to feel embarrassed by your hands. #DeafTV

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South African Sign Language Lessons – Critical Friends

We should always wear clothes we are comfortable in, and that we can afford, but unfortunately we will sometimes encounter people who obsess over the latest trends and luxury brands. Having a “to each his own” attitude can be difficult if these people are our friends and are critical of our own style, but we shouldn’t allow this to affect how we respond. Good natured teasing amongst friends isn’t harmful, but if their comments are not made in jest, or start to affect your self-esteem, it is time for you to act. Not by actually buying the brands they approve of, but by discussing their behaviour with them, and possibly evaluating whether they are the type of people you want to be friends with.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo offers some advice to a young man whose friends are critical of his style.

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Jerry & Francina Nkopane

Jerry & Francina Nkopane

Candice Morgan meets a couple who have been married for 55-years. Jerry Nkopane used to be a boxer, but has since retired, and together with his wife, Francina, they have welcomed 5 children, 11 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild into the world.

Together they share some of their history with Candice, along with their dreams and advice for the youth of today. Wisdom isn’t automatically bestowed upon the elderly; instead it is accumulated over the years, through experience, and we can all learn from the advice shared by Jerry and Francina.

South African Sign Language Lessons

Being a role-model is not easy, especially since it is a function we don’t often choose, but rather find ourselves pushed into. Suddenly you’re having to watch all aspects of your behaviour, including your reaction to certain situations.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo discusses being a role-model with a young woman who feels her sister is spoilt.

Expresso Breakfast Show

While visiting Cape Town earlier this year, the DTV team got to spend the morning on the set of the Expresso Breakfast Show. Not only do you get a chance to see what goes on behind the scenes, you also get to see Candice meet with your favourite presenters of the “feel good breakfast show”: Leigh-Anne Williams, Zoë Brown, Graeme Richards and Katlego Maboe.

Nyeleti’s Home Remedies

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

This week Nyeleti has some tips on how to treat constipation that don’t involve the use of over-the-counter laxatives.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 26 November 2016 at 11:00am (CAT). Only on SABC 2.
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Nyeleti’s Home Remedies – Headaches

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

This week Nyeleti shares advice on how to treat headaches more naturally, which can be especially helpful when you’ve run out of your favourite brand of painkillers. #DeafTV

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South African Sign Language – Debt

The National Credit Act, which came into effect in 2007, is intended to help consumers manage their debt. The Act put measures in place which control how businesses lend to consumers, but it also introduced or improved laws to assist consumers who were struggling to meet all their debt obligations. However, there are still many factors which can influence your ability to repay your debt, and consumers are still not fully aware of the steps they can take when they are unable to meet their monthly obligations.

Unfortunately your creditors, and your liability to them won’t disappear if you simply ignore it. Instead, when you find yourself struggling to repay your debt consistently you should contact your creditors and try to make an arrangement that is acceptable to them, and manageable to you. And then commit to adhering to this arrangement.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo reassures a young woman battling to manage her debt.

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Candice Abrahams

Candice Abrahams

Candice Morgan meets Candice Abrahams – Mrs World 2016 – and discovers that being a pageant title holder is even tougher when you’re also a mother and wife. Candice Abrahams is using the platform afforded her by her title to start a stationery drive, while also wanting to be an inspiration to young women and men around the country – showing that it is possible to make a difference while being a full-time parent.

Candice Morgan was fortunate enough to also meet with Florein Marais and Marleine Kroukamp, who at the time were both vying for title of Mrs Deaf SA 2016. They both got to share their motivation for entering Mrs Deaf SA, and get some valuable advice from Candice Abrahams.

South African Sign Language Lessons

We should always wear clothes we are comfortable in, and that we can afford, but unfortunately we will sometimes encounter people who obsess over the latest trends and luxury brands. Having a “to each his own” attitude can be difficult if these people are our friends and are critical of our own style.

In this week’s South African Sign Language lesson, Karabo offers some advice to a young man whose friends are critical of his style.

Philani Thwala

Earlier this year Ster Kinekor began asking the public to decide which movie Philani Thwala should see first, after regaining his eyesight. Philani began losing his eyesight at the age of 5, and had almost no vision by the time he was a teenager. A chance encounter with Dr Akiel Asvat set in motion the events that would eventually restore Philani’s eyesight, with Dr Asvat performing a double cornea transplant for free, and Ster Kinekor assisting with the funds to acquire the corneas, which were flown in from the USA.

Even though Philani’s eyesight is now restored, Ster Kinekor is continuing to raise funds to assist other South Africans in having their eyesight restored, and you are able to contribute every time you watch a movie at any of their theatres.

Nyeleti’s Home Remedies

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

This week Nyeleti has some tips on how to treat fungal nail infections, so you no longer have to feel embarrassed by your hands.

DTV Broadcast Times
This episode is broadcast on Saturday, 19 November 2016 at 11:00am (CAT). Only on SABC 2.
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Nyeleti’s Home Remedies – Cholesterol

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. #DeafTV

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South African Sign Language Lessons – Jealousy

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.

Searching the internet will bring up lots of advice on how to deal with jealousy, but often it comes down to assessing yourself, and managing your own insecurity. Not doing this will make it difficult to honestly assess your relationships, where you should be considering if they are trustworthy and honest relationships. If you have not learnt to manage your own insecurity, you will seldom be able to truthfully assess your relationships.

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