My First Two Weeks, An Intern’s Eye View

This April we at Bangula have another talented new addition to our team: our new language and translation intern, Lorraine Shabangu. Lorraine is training in the Bangula office, lending her South African language expertise to a variety of language, translation and editing briefs. Take a look through Lorraine’s eyes at the first two weeks of her experience with us.…

Poor interpreting, no laughing matter

Two tragic events have placed South Africa at the centre of global attention recently.  The first and most monumental of these being the passing of global icon and heroic freedom fighter, Tata Nelson Mandela. The second and most recent event to put South Africa in the spotlight? The tragic death of Reeva Steenkamp and the…

What makes a good interpreter?

The professionalism and standards of the interpreting industry in South Africa have been under heavy scrutiny in recent times. The antics of the now infamous sign-language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service and the dismal quality of interpreting in the Oscar Pistorius trial have illustrated the obvious problems presented by poor interpreting services. Achieving excellence…

The value of an in-depth quality control process

What was my next step? Is there still a need for what I am offering? How will I find out? How do I keep track of this? A quality control process essentially guarantees that the expectations of a project are met or better yet exceeded and the requirements are duly achieved. An in-depth quality control…