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It's for life - Episode 18: In the footsteps of Sol Plaatje - Kimberley - YouTube

Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje was a journalist, editor of 3 newspapers, founding member of the native South African National Congress, a musician, a linguist, in...
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For me, Sol Plaatje was first and foremost an inspirational interpreter..

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SA gets new law to set standards for interpreters, translators - Times LIVE

SA gets new law to set standards for interpreters, translators - Times LIVE | Interpreting in Africa | Scoop.it
SA gets new law to set standards for interpreters, translators Times LIVE The regulation of language practitioners aims to set the bar for the quality of interpreters and translators in South Africa for the first time, ensuring a good standard for...

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Jean Meslier: The first atheist of Christendom. | Futile Democracy

Jean Meslier: The first atheist of Christendom. | Futile Democracy | Interpreting in Africa | Scoop.it
Al Warraq openly and publicly deriding God as a 'fool' and followers as 'slaves' in 9th Century Europe would almost certainly have faced severe punishment before a violent and hellish death. ...
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Oscar Pistorius trial - CNN

Oscar Pistorius trial - CNN | Interpreting in Africa | Scoop.it
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Day one of the trial has concluded in Pretoria, South Africa. Read below to learn what happened throughout the day. - The first witness .... Interpreter has coughing fit and is forced to leave.
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Sol Plaatje University

Sol Plaatje University: http://t.co/crzRmgF2Xz. One of two of South Africa's newest Universities opened in 2014. Congratulations.
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Letter: Interpreters are poorly paid - Independent Online

Letter: Interpreters are poorly paid - Independent Online | Interpreting in Africa | Scoop.it
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What most media groups have failed to publicise is the poor remuneration received by court interpreters, says Julia Smuts. Cape Town - I ...
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Mhudi : An Epic Story About African Life A Century Ago free download

Mhudi : An Epic Story About African Life A Century Ago free download | Interpreting in Africa | Scoop.it
"Mhudi: An Epic Story About African Life A Century Ago" by Sol T Plaatje Overview - Originally published in 1930, Mhudi: An Epic of South African Native Life of a Hundred Years Ago is a historical romance of epic scale that tells the story of a...
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Violent sign language interpreter's access to Obama triggers investigation

Violent sign language interpreter's access to Obama triggers investigation The vetting of a sign language interpreter who got within three feet of world lead...
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The Legacy of Sol Plaatje - Theatre Africa

The Legacy of Sol Plaatje - Theatre Africa | Interpreting in Africa | Scoop.it
At age 17, Sol went to Kimberley to work as a telegraph messenger and passed the clerical examination with flying colours. At age 21, Sol became a court interpreter for the ruling British, during which time he journalled of his ...
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FW de Klerk Foundation on anniversary of 1913 Land Act - Politicsweb

FW de Klerk Foundation on anniversary of 1913 Land Act - Politicsweb | Interpreting in Africa | Scoop.it
FW de Klerk Foundation on anniversary of 1913 Land Act Politicsweb When the Dutch asked the Khoi Khoi to relocate because their proximity to the colony disturbed the Dutch settlers, their leader, Autshumato, told Van Riebeeck that "this is our land...
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Playing with anything that's got an edge: Women who did time at ...

Playing with anything that's got an edge: Women who did time at ... | Interpreting in Africa | Scoop.it
The first known group of Robben Islanders that might have included women, was that of Autshumato's people. Autshumato, better known to history books as Harry, was a Khoi man who had been taken by the British to ...
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Politicsweb – Language rights in South African courts – PARTY ...

Politicsweb – Language rights in South African courts – PARTY ... | Interpreting in Africa | Scoop.it
This means that judicial authorities in South Africa must provide adequate interpreters and translators throughout the hierarchy of our court system in order to give effect to this right. This is important specifically in light of the ...
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Interpreting for Accents | Translations by Jen

As a French interpreter I interpret a lot for francophones from Africa, and when they have questions, I have to interpret for them. Sometimes, I have a hard time understanding them as English might not even be their second ...
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The Slave Girl Who Spoke for Invaders - The Yucatan Times

The Slave Girl Who Spoke for Invaders - The Yucatan Times | Interpreting in Africa | Scoop.it
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The Slave Girl Who Spoke for Invaders
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The Maya merchants returned home from their journey up the Gulf coast with trade goods for trans-shipment and the payments they had received for the last north-bound bundles.
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Reflections on Cuba – Literacy, Part Two | Cinnamon Traveler

Reflections on Cuba – Literacy, Part Two | Cinnamon Traveler | Interpreting in Africa | Scoop.it
While translating to Spanish, the interpreter used the word “slaves” instead of Grace's wording “enslaved Africans.” Though not fluent in Spanish, Grace had sufficient understanding to catch this misinterpretation and asked the ...
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Letter: Interpreters are poorly paid – Independent Online | witstranslate

Letter: Interpreters are poorly paid – Independent Online | witstranslate | Interpreting in Africa | Scoop.it
witstranslate. Just another WordPress.com site. Letter: Interpreters are poorly paid – Independent Online. March 7, 2014 KimWallmach Leave a comment. See on Scoop.it – Interpreting in Africa. Independent Online Letter: Interpreters are ...
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Nelson Mandela, The Man Who Changed South Africa

Nelson Mandela spent a sizable part of his life incarcerated in prison, yet retained a mass appeal that few world leaders could ever hope to match. One of th...
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Former German army translators fear retribution - Marquette Mining Journal

Former German army translators fear retribution Marquette Mining Journal Last November, a former German interpreter, Jawad Wafa, was found dead in the trunk of a vehicle parked near Kunduz city, only six kilometers (three miles) from the former...
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Pistorius: SA justice puts its best foot forward | News | National | Mail ...

Pistorius: SA justice puts its best foot forward | News | National | Mail ... | Interpreting in Africa | Scoop.it
The Pistorius trial was delayed by an hour on Monday because of translator trouble; in lower courts especially entire days are routinely lost because translators are not available. Unfit to address a court.
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Mandela Memorial sign language faked Mandela Memorial Deaf Signer faking for years tape proves

'Fake' interpreter Mandela Memorial sign language faked Mandela Memorial Deaf Signer faking for years tape proves. President Zuma addresses ANC Conference Th...
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Translation-treason conference

Translation-treason conference | Interpreting in Africa | Scoop.it
I recently attended a two-day conference at the University of Reunion on the theme of “Translation-treason: translation in multilingual and multicultural contexts.” Local and mainland French University professors and PhD students presented a...
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Food For Interpreting

Food For Interpreting | Interpreting in Africa | Scoop.it
“Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, it is currently 1:00p.m.  We are going to break for lunch.  Please be back in your seats promptly at 2:00 p.m.  so we may continue hearing this witness’s testimony.  Remember not to discuss any details concerning...
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bruinman: Autshumato

Autshumato, aka Harry die strandloper of Herrie soos die Hollanders hom genoem het,was taken by the British to Batavia and learned English and Dutch. He became thus the official interpreter used by the Dutch.
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Thursday Open Thread: Black Explorers — Pragmatic Obots Unite

In short, Mathieu Da Costa was an interpreter and translator from an African background in the Atlantic world during the late 16th and early 17th centuries. As a translator, he was wanted by the English and the Dutch to help in ...
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I am very interested in finding out more about the history of interpreters in Africa or from Africa - we need to write this history!

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U of M grads unafraid to dream big - Winnipeg Free Press

U of M grads unafraid to dream big - Winnipeg Free Press | Interpreting in Africa | Scoop.it
Winnipeg Free Press U of M grads unafraid to dream big Winnipeg Free Press Jack waited a year to start so that three interpreters could be trained in the complex terminology involved in medicine, and even then, they prep on the subject matter...
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