LEPHALALE — On 16 September, the learners and teachers of Sedibeng School for the Deaf in Onverwacht presented South African Sign Language at Lephalale Mall.
Deaf Awareness Month is celebrated every year during September. The management at Sedibeng School took the opportunity to market the school and to promote the use of South African Sign Language (SASL) by each SA citizen.
President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced that SASL will be introduced in SA as one of the official languages. All people in SA will benefit from learning to sign.
“We are going to promote SASL for the remainder of September as a way of helping people to understand that SASL is a beautiful language and it is being used by beautiful people.
“The event at the Mall was a great success and we want to thank the Mall Management, Franciska Malan and Jonelle Uijs, for organizing the event and for supporting us.
“We also want to thank Mr Mabote, our Director, who joined and supported the group on 16 September. We know you have a soft spot for the people of Lephalale.
“A big thank you to my colleagues at Sedibeng for their hard work and dedication.
Last, but not least, well done to our deaf learners who danced the Jerusalema as if they could hear every beat. You are stars,” said Tessa Pugh from Sedibeng School for the Deaf.
To further expand exposure to sign language, the Sedibeng group also visited Mediclinic Lephalale on Tuesday 22 September.