Deputy Minister Mabudafhasi leads the International Translation Day

Deputy of Art and Culture-Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi_blogArts and Culture Deputy Minister, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi, MP, will lead the International Translation Day (ITD) celebration on Friday, 02 October 2015, at the Protea Hotel in Pretoria.

This year’s theme is “The Changing Face of Translation and Interpreting”. As part of the International Translation Day celebration, the Deputy Minister will also launch the Web-Based Translation Service and other Human Language Technologies.

The Human Language Technologies (HLT) is one of positive development within the language sphere which utilises modern technology to improve translation. The Human Language Technologies is the impressive technological innovations that have taken translation to a much higher and more sophisticated level.

The Autshumato Integrated Translation Environment is such an example. Funded by the Department of Arts and Culture, it was developed to support translators in their work. By providing translators with computer-generated translations, glossaries and translation memories, it facilitates speed, consistency and ultimately works of high quality.

The language practitioners from various disciplines such as translators, terminologists, interpreters will share their valuable experiences in this precious profession.

 Members of the media are invited as follows:

 Date    : 02 October 2015

Venue :  Protea Hotel Capital, 390 Lillian Ngoyi Street, Pretoria

Time   : 09h00

For RSVP: James Mathibeng 0788028851/0124413639

Media enquiries: Peter Mbelengwa – Spokesperson for the Deputy Minister   – Cell: 082 611 8197 / Email:

Issued by the Department of Arts & Culture

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