Client feedback from a small selection of our valued customers.
New Media Publishing
We really enjoy working with Han and her team – always professional, delivers on deadline and willing to help.
Ogilvy and Mather
BLC is a relatively new supplier to Ogilvy Durban and from the outset, Suzette has been such a pleasure to deal with. Our queries are handled quickly & quotes supplied within a minimal timeframe. That of course is great but for us, the quality of translations, cost & the turnaround time is hugely important. Clients seldom make changes or if they do, they are minimal. BLC delivers on all levels. We really enjoy having your team in our network & know that we can trust the service & support.
Your team are amazing & Suzette manages our account like a super star!
Head of Operations
Ogilvy & Mather Durban
Art21 – art21.org
231 West 29th Street, Suite 706, New York, NY 10001
Concept Angle Consulting
Denise Ann Poole
Educational Adviser / Consultant
Thank you for always being such a reliable vendor to work with in terms of quality and maintaining tight deadlines.
Comprehensive Sexuality Education Specialist- UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO)
Bangula has been a supplier of ours since the beginning of 2016 and have provided a variety of linguistic services (i.e. directing studio recordings, translating text and editing text). They have been reliable, prompt and efficient. The communication and management undertaken by Bangula has been exceptional.
I trust that the information provided will be of assistance and will be happy to provide further information, if required.
HLT Research Group CSIR Meraka Institute
CSIR Meraka Institute
The HSRC (Human Sciences Research Council)
Proofreading, editing and typesetting services rendered by Bangula Lingo Services cc
Bangula Lingo Centre cc has successfully completed a number of proofreading, editing, and typesetting projects for the HSRC.
In 2015, Bangula proofread and typeset the Africa Insight of South Africa Publication (AISA), 44(1-4), comprising about 1000 pages across the four issues. Hannietjie Sapire managed the project and worked closely with me during the typesetting process.
In 2016, Bangula proofread a publication, Management and Mitigation of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) in South Africa: Input for Mineral Beneficiation in Africa. Hannietjie Sapire supervised the proofreading and did some additional editing of the publication, where required.
Bangula is currently proofreading a publication, Sizonqoba: Aids in Southern Africa. The proofreading is being supervised by Hannietjie Sapire. Bangula has also been commissioned to edit the four issues of the 45(1-4) Africa Insight of South Africa Publication (AISA). The editing is being done by Hannietjie Sapire, and one the first issue has been completed.
Based on the work received from Bangula, I would not hesitate to recommend them for proofreading, editing and typesetting services.
Zebra Publishing Namibia
“I acted as a project manager this year (2016) for textbook submissions for Grade 8 and 9 books for Zebra Publishers in Namibia. The work included the commissioning and development of a new Afrikaans First Language Course. Late in March the MD of Zebra Publishing contacted me to ask whether it might be possible to adapt the Afrikaans course for English as well. This was a daunting challenge. It would require not only direct translation, but at least a third of the Afrikaans reading text and grammar work would have to be creatively reworked.
I could think of only one translation company to entrust with such a project: Bangula Lingo Centre. They had assisted me with translations for the South African curriculum when I worked on contract for Oxford University Press as a Senior Commissioning Editor a few years ago.
For the Zebra project, Bangula did a combination of translation, development, creative translation and research work. The total volume of the text delivered between 2 and 20 April was 150 835 words.
Han Sapire from Bangula managed the entire translation project. Han also checked and proofread all translations before they were submitted to me, freeing me up to focus on getting the manuscripts set and checking page proofs before the submission date. They also followed my instructions to retain the styling of the original Afrikaans, which enabled the setters to run in the English smoothly over the existing Afrikaans layouts.
The project was a success, both in terms of quality and meeting tight deadlines, thanks to the following on Bangula’s side.
- Willingness to accommodate our budget.
- Excellent project management
- Large database of reliable, tried and tested translators.
- Understanding of book production processes and technical requirements.
- Ability to find creative solutions to translation challenges.
- Total reliability.
It is therefore a great pleasure to recommend Bangula to any company or organization looking for an excellent translation partner.
Millionaires Gaming Africa
We will surely be using Bangula for our translation needs for any ongoing projects. We have been very happy with the service and also the turn around time with regards to delivery. Suzette is doing a fantastic job on her end.
Bangula have been professional, kind and very helpful with any of the translations we have sent through the past 2 years.
Should we require to start with other languages. Bangula would surely be our 1st point of contact.
Heidi Halgryn – http://millionairesgamingafrica.com
Writing, editing, proofreading and typesetting services rendered by Bangula Lingo Centre
Bangula Lingo Centre cc was appointed in 2015 by the Gautrain Managemen Agency (GMA) to assist in development and packaging of case studies. The service provider successfully completed the case study development project, involving writing, editing, proofreading and typesetting of a number of technical case studies. The writing, editing and proofreading were done by Ms Hannietjie Sapire, in collaboration with various experts from the GMA. The typesetting was done by a Bangula graphics designer, supervised by Ms Sapire.
We have been making use of Bangula’s services mainly for translations from English into the indigenous languages used in SA in the past. The company has a can-do attitude and has been a good business partner, delivering a quality end product on time and cost-effectively. We would recommend them and would continue to use them in future.
Jacolien Odendaal – www.nedbank.co.za
I received excellent service from Bangula. Suzette was professional and very efficient. I received the translated text within a day. I would definitely consider using Bangula again in future should the need arise. I have also told people I know how happy I was with the service. Suzette definitely went the extra mile communicating with me after hours and making sure I was satisfied.
Suzanne Baker – http://www.fsa-youthexchange.co.za/
Thank you very much for the excellent service we received from your company. We got the quotes for the translation of package inserts for a new product into seven languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic and Chinese very quickly and were surprised by the good prices. We asked for further information about quality of work which was addressed suitably. The work was done in excellent timing and we are very satisfied! We will indeed be using your services again.
eyeSlices – www.eyeslices.com
Bangula Lingo Centre has been providing us with a translation service in a range of South African languages for the past two years. We have found them to be accommodating, reliable, flexible and and always willing to put in the extra effort to meet our often tight deadlines.
Head: Editorial and Language Services
I have been using the translation services of Bangula Language Centre for almost 13 years now and I have never been disappointed with the quality or the speed at which they work. They are very professional, accommodating and friendly to work with and I usually receive my material before the deadline. I am exceptionally satisfied with their work and gladly recommend them to anyone looking for language services.
The Graphic Ballroom
Dear Marcus and team
Just want to thank you for the very speedy and professional service we received for one of our big clients Five Roses.
The demands and deadlines of the job proved to be trying but you delivered the translations without a hitch.
Looking forward to working with you again on more exciting projects and would happily recommend your company.
First National Bank
We would like to confirm that we are very pleased in the service delivery and standard of translation received from Bangula CC
We’ve had the privilege to have the following languages translated into English and it was met with the high standards that Bangula is known for;
German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish and of course, our own indigenous languages.
No matter what request we have; they’ve always been able to deliver.We trust that this relationship will continue on this high note.
Elizabeth Sass | Administration Manager | FNB Governance and Compliance | FNB Support
South Africa Partners
It is with pleasure that I provide a reference for Bangula Lingo Centre Cc.
Bangula has provided a number of services to our organization over the past 3 years:
• Translations of training materials for two of our projects. They translated documents into 4 languages other than English. They also reformatted these documents so that they were ready for print. This was a huge task as it consisted of 8 individual training manuals, as well as two “flip file” teaching tools. They delivered great work.
• Recording and transcribing interviews that we did across South Africa with a number of key participants in our programmes (23 persons) as part of a programme review we did.
Bangula are a professional group of individuals that deliver on tasks within the timeframes set, and often before the due date. They are reliable and ensure that the quality of the product they produce is what is expected. They have exceeded expectations and thus we use their services whenever they are needed.
The whole team communicates with us. They will clarify issues before moving forward with a project if the directives are not clear and they always ensure that they deliver to the satisfaction of the client.
We have always found Bangula to be very good value for money. They often provide the “extra” that we did not expect, but are really grateful for.
Bangula is made up of a dedicated team who obviously enjoy what they are doing. This shows in the quality and type of work they deliver. They are welcoming and ensure that they understand what the instructions are, and will deliver a quality product.
Anthony Diesel – Country Director, South Africa
Bangula provided the isiXhosa, isiZulu and Setswana. translations of the website content and I am more than satisfied with the services they provided.
Value for money – good – they delivered when they promised – they communicated well – and I will use them again and recommend them to others – as I do with you!
The dpsa (Department of Public Service and Administration
Service: Editing, layout/design and typesetting, proofreading of various HR documents
Comments: I personally would like to thank you for work excellently done. It was excellently managed and completed. Looking forward to another fruitful future interaction with you.
Contact details: Edward Teffu, Directorate: HR Planning, Dept. of Public Service & Administration, Tel.:012 336 1296
Service: Editing, writing and otherwise compiling proceedings of Knowledge Week
Contact details: Thenjiwe Mtshali, 011 313 3441
seda (Small Enterprise Development Agency, a member of the dti group)
Service: Writing of extensive report on presentations for Entrepreneurship month, 2007. This included working through various documents and other material and writing up a report on the main findings.
Comments: The service you provided for seda was excellent, thank you.
Contact details: Lusanda Dyani, Specialist: Entrepreneurship Promotions, Tel: 012 441 1359 / Fax: 012 441 2359 / Mobile: 082 409 9623
Department of Social Development
Comments: Without hesitation or compromise, I strongly recommend the services of BLC.
Contact details: Lana Petersen, DSD Parliamentary Officer, 012 312 7773 / 082 773 6311
Comment: Service rendered was excellent.
Contact details: Nico Fouché, 012 804 2051 / 082 440 7439
Department of Trade and Industry
Rating: i) Services in general: outstanding; ii) Quality of service: very good.
Contact details: Johan Strydom, Senior Law Advisor, Tel: (012) 310 1283
Gauteng Provincial Treasury
Comment: “We are extremely happy with the services and excellent feedback and communication throughout. Service delivery is excellent as far as going the extra mile.”
Contact details: Melanie Leng, PA to Chief Director of Budget Office, Tel: (011) 355 8708
Comment: We have always received prompt, professional service from Bangula. No deadlines are too tight, and they are always willing to go the extra mile for us. I would recommend them without hesitation.
Contact details: Laurie Snyman, Communications Manager, Tel: (011) 797 4000
First National Bank
Comment: Since I started working with Bangula last year in June 2008, Bangula has consistently rendered top class service . Bangula is a reliable and professional organisation and without doubt I would want to keep them as my translation service provider in future. Bangula has an outstanding work ethic. Keep up the excellent standard!
Contact details: Nonhlanhla Jordan, Linguist, FNB Compliance Support, Tel: 011 352 8752
Business Connexion (formerly Comparex Africa)
Comment: “Bangula is very flexible and accommodating and have continuously aligned the course with the needs of our organisation.”
Rating: Quality of service delivery rated as excellent.
Contact details: Paddy Gray, Executive Consultant, Tel: (011) 517 2189
Rating: Quality of work and service delivery rated as outstanding.
Contact details: Moira Strydom, Publisher, Tel: (011) 472 3912