Two FAD students from the Translation and Interpreting Practice Programme have been announced as recipients of the South African Translators’ Institute (SATI) bursary.
SATI is a professional association with membership is open to all South Africa translators, interpreters, editors, proofreaders, text reviewers, terminologists, copywriters and anyone else involved in the language practice industry.
The two students, Velile Vivian Nkontwana and Nokuthula Khumalo were featured in the Institute’s newsletter, Muratho which is circulated to all SATI members.
Nkontwana describes himself as a diligent and focused student who intends to make his mark by providing translation and interpreting services in different fields.
“I would like to facilitate communication on a level above the rest. I feel my greatest asset is the ability to work under pressure and extended hours, when necessary.”
He added: “I look forward to using translation and interpreting to assist illiterate people in particular. I feel that in order to be a good translator or interpreter, you must be in a possession of a national diploma or degree in translation and interpreting practice.”
Khumalo said she couldn’t believe it when she was informed that she had been awarded the SATI bursary.
“I reacted with mixed emotions, my eyes were filled with tears. For the first time, I realised that my passion for languages and terminology has been recognised,” she said.
Dr Lolie Makhubu, Head of Media, Language & Communication congratulated the students on their achievement, saying: “Judging from the list, not every applicant was considered, and they are both commended for flying the flag of DUT high at national level. We wish them all the best on their studies!”
– Andile Dube