It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
By translators and interpreters, for translators and interpreters. This first IAPTI international conference provides a platform for discussion of the most burning issues affecting our profession: unethical agency practices; the relationship between the translator, their client and money; international rates for translation services, and much more besides. These matters have a direct impact on our professional lives, so we should have our voices heard.