Ok so i’ve been rather busy these last few days so apologies for the lack of posts. I tweeted early this morning that today would see more embarrassment for South Africa after it was discovered that the official sign language interpreter on the stage where world leaders paid tribute to Nelson Mandela was actually a fake and pretty much just waved his arms around and made meaningless hand gestures. I was gonna write a post, but ran out of time so i’m throwing it in now. Sign language experts have taken a look at the footage and agree that he made no sense at all. Websites around the world showed videos of him in action and i even saw a comparison video of him and a legitimate interpreter side-by-side, but i couldn’t find any video explaining what he was actually signing about…until now.
Here’s what the fake sign language interpreter was actually signing durinmg the speeches.
I don’t know if i should be embarrassed and ashamed or if i should give that guy a slow clap for the level of confidence he was displaying.
And here’s the comparison of our boy and an official interpreter in real time.
Trust the SA government to make us look like idiots while the world watches.