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Looking Back at 2017

14 Dec
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2017 has been an exceptional year for eDeaf with many successes worthy of celebration. Here are some of our highlights: We Were Inspired We proudly announced that our Nazreen Bhana was nominated for Black Business Quarterly for the Outstanding Business Woman Award. Naz came second runner-up and continues to inspire us in so many ways. Read more here. We Grew

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THE PLACE OF JUDY

04 Dec
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When we sign ‘Braam’ or ‘Braamfontein’, we do not spell out the word, but rather make use of its SASL sign. But have you ever stopped to think of the meaning of the sign, how it came about that that hand shape would become the official SASL sign for the area? Ask just about anyone who is Deaf and has

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HEARING LOSS VS. DEAF GAIN

04 Dec
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The television series, Switched at Birth which is produced for ABC Family, is the first mainstream television series to have multiple deaf and hard-of-hearing series regulars and scenes shot entirely in American Sign Language (ASL) and is focused on two teenagers who were switched at birth and grew up in very different environments. Marlee Matlin discusses the concept of hearing

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C is For Celebration. Exploring The Key to Surviving Cancer.

31 Oct
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In South Africa 1 in 26 women have a lifetime risk of breast cancer, and over 3,000 succumb to the disease every year – leaving their families and friends shocked and devastated. Not everyone knows that this tragic loss could be avoided. As breast cancer awareness month is coming to an end we’d like to explore ways of beating the

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SASL – 12th Official Language of SA? We hope so!

27 Sep
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We live in a country where our constitution recognises 11 official languages, and the fact that we have so many official languages poses a major challenge to businesses and brands operating in and around South Africa. There are a few questions that these businesses and brands need to ask themselves: 1. Should we adopt a common language approach, whereby all

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