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Outsourcing transcription services to South Africa – 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. Affordability Better Language Company (BLC) provides human transcription services, not machine or software transcription. How then do we manage to offer the most affordable transcription rates?…

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…

What Makes a Good Translator?

At Bangula we are proud of our high quality translation work. Work we would not be able to complete without a talented team of great translators. After 12 years in the industry we’ve put together a little list of what makes a great translator. We use these criteria to select our freelancers and if you’re…

The Future of Language and Translation Services in South Africa

A vast majority of South African language and translation services expenditure over the past few years was concentrated around the implementation of the new school curriculum, the Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS). The curriculum changes meant that publishers had to create new textbooks, which increased the demand for freelance editing, translation, proofreading as well as…

How do you know your document has been properly translated?

In our diverse, multicultural business society we are faced with unique challenges. Doing business in 11 official languages requires documents to be professionally translated across language barriers. Mistranslations are easy, African inflections can be challenging to the untrained translator and literal translation errors are all too common in the industry. This creates a quality control…