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Adding A Human Touch To The 4th Industrial Revolution

Adding A Human Touch To The 4th Industrial Revolution In the new era of technology, we all crave that ‘human touch’ when dealing with a business. The idea that someone took time out of their day to personally cater to a single customer leaves the customer wanting more, specifically from you. It’s this aspect that…

Language Services For A Digital World

Language Services For The Digital World

96 *|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Outsourcing Transcription and Translation Services World-Class Quality At The Most Affordable Rates We offer our international clients the best of both worlds: the highest quality transcription services possible at the most affordable rates – simply by leveraging on exchange rate differences. The international standard for transcription services is 99% accuracy. This is the standard we…

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The Process Behind World Class Transcripton

The Process Behind World-Class Transcription Better Language Company has a highly trained team of transcribers ready to deliver quality transcriptions in the format of your choice. BLC’s world-class transcription services combine our years of expertise in the language industry with technological expertise and professionalism. We have the capacity to complete 8 hours of audio per…

The Difference Between Speaking a Language and Translating It

The Difference Between Speaking a Language and Translating It (A language graduate’s perspective) The differences between speaking a language and translating it are countless. My job, passion and intimate relationship with the language industry have led me to realise that the differences between speaking a language and translating it are countless. Naturally, depending on the…

Human Translation vs Google Translate

Google Translate is a fascinating and continuously evolving online resource that currently allows users to translate single words and short phrases directly and surprisingly accurately into 50 international languages. The app version even allows users to take a photo of signs in 27  languages and have them translated, a huge boon for travelers! – The…

Future prospects: the language services industry in South Africa

Two factors have been working in tandem to boost the language services industry in South Africa: democratisation and globalisation. Equal rights for all citizens in our democratic South Africa also meant equal language rights for all. The SA Constitution of 1996 granted official language status to SA’s nine indigenous languages alongside English and Afrikaans. Several pieces of…

The Development of South African Languages in 2017

2017 promises to be an exciting year for the development of South African languages.  The Use of Official Languages Act, 2012 aims to ensure official South African languages (other than English and Afrikaans) are used on a much wider scale – first in government and private sectors and later with initiatives to introduce official South African…

Setswana in 2016

Welcome to the fifth of Bangula’s language blogs, exploring South Africa’s diverse range of official languages and their current state of development. Each blog will also be released in a translated version as we hope to encourage the use South Africa’s languages. Setswana is largely found in North West, a province bordering the country of…