Our business meeting interpreters in Cape Town can assist you at negotiations, discussions and collaborations. Read more...
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TJC's network of interpreters in and around Cape Town can assist with all your language requirements. We match the interpreter's individual expertise with the subject/nature of the project to ensure professional, accurate and well-informed interpreting every time.
In terms of language, Cape Town is an interesting place. The native language of the population is split three ways between Afrikaans (approx. 36%), Xhosa (30%) and English (28%). Other languages make up the final 6%.
Whatever your language requirements in this South African hub, TJC's interpreters in Cape Town have the knowledge and expertise to assist you. We cover over 100 languages.
Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa, and the country's legislative capital. Historially a Dutch outpost, supplying ships sailing to India and the Far East, Cape Town is now one of the most multicultural cities in the world. The population of the city proper is estimated to be around 430,000 while that of the wider municipality is more like 3.75 million.
Cape Town serves as Africa's third main economic hub, dominated by Fishing, clothing and textiles, wood product manufacturing, electronics, furniture, hospitality, finance and business services. Agriculture and manufacturing have declined in recent years, while IT, business and finance industries have grown. Thanks to its hosting of the 2010 World Cup, Cape Town has also experienced a real estate boom in recent years, with many people buying relocating to or buying summer homes in the area.
We are happy to cover other cities and local areas in South Africa.
Simultaneous interpreting requires lots of skill and experience and can be very tiring for an interpreter, which is why it is common for two interpreters to work in partnership. They listen via a headset to the speaker and interpret what is being said into a microphone for the relevant audience members taking it in turns every 15/20 minutes.
Simultaneous interpretation like this is commonly required at conferences that involve several different languages and a large number of participants.
Consecutive interpreting is probably the most common type of interpreting and is widely used. It is used for business discussions, negotiations, contract exchanges, commercial discussions, legal, technical or engineering discussions, medical or court hearings or on site inspections. The interpreter listens to the speaker, often making notes, and delivers the meaning in the target language afterwards. If a speech is delivered, the interpreter may wait until a pause or the end, at which point they deliver a translation relatively quickly. Consecutive interpreting may also be used at conferences for panel discussions, Q&A sessions or private discussions between parties - at a stall or elsewhere.
Facilitating interpreting is used when a client has limited English / source language skills but requires technical or in depth terminology to be clarified in their native tongue to avoid misunderstandings. The facilitating interpreter is there primarily to ensure communication is effective and relieve the client from the fatigue of speaking in a foreign tongue.
Telephone interpreting allows parties of different nationalities, who are not able to meet in person, to communication via telephone or video conferencing. The interpreter bridges the gap. Sometimes an interpreter is present in one of the two locations, and sometimes he/she is also located somewhere apart from both parties.
TJC Global provides specialist interpretation and translation services in a wide variety of locations. Whatever your requirement, we are happy to assist you with proffesional interpreters or translators. If the specific location in which you require interpreting services is not listed, please contact us directly.
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