FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
10 OCTOBER 2023, PRETORIA
PanSALB TO OBSERVE INTERNATIONAL TRANSLATION DAY AT SOL-PLAATJE UNIVERSITY
The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) will be observing the annual International Translation Day at Sol-Plaatje University in Kimberly, Northern Cape, on Thursday, 12 October 2023. The event is being held in collaboration with the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, and Sol Plaatje University.
The purpose of this event is to promote linguistic diversity and multilingualism by advocating for the use of translation and interpreting services. It also aims to pay tribute to the work of translators, terminologists, interpreters, and language practitioners who break down language barriers and allow great literature to be enjoyed far more widely. The event is being held under the theme “Translation unveils the many faces of humanity”. It aims to encourage language practice students to use their languages to preserve their cultures and histories.
The event will also highlight technological innovations that have taken translations to a much higher and more sophisticated level. This includes human language technology funded by the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture. These advancements support translators in their work by providing them with computer-generated translations, glossaries, and translation memories. This facilitates speed, consistency, and, ultimately, high quality work.
The International Translation Day observation forms part of the continued efforts of the institution to emphasise that the operations of translation and language practice, in general, are constantly evolving to respond to the changing environment.
Released on behalf of PanSALB: Ntombentle Huluhulu
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