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Interpreting Services | Interpreters in Cape Town, South Africa

Interpreters in Cape Town

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.

We provide interpreting assistance in Cape Town, South Africa for the following fields:

Business Meeting Interpreters in Cape Town

Our business meeting interpreters in Cape Town can assist you at negotiations, discussions and collaborations. Read more…

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Legal Interpreters in Cape Town

TJC Global’s legal interpreters in Cape Town, South Africa can cover court cases, hearings, tribunals. Read more…

Deposition Interpreters in Cape Town

We can provide specialist deposition interpreters in Cape Town and elsewhere in South Africa for witness testimonials as are common in the US and Canada. Read more…

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Arbitration Interpreters in Cape Town

Our arbitration interpreters in Cape Town can assist those seeking an alternative to litigation. Read more…

Conference interpreters

Conference Interpreters in Cape Town

At TJC Global, we have a network of certified conference interpreters for multi-national conferences of all natures. Read more…

Court Interpreters in Cape Town

Our large and diverse network of court interpreters are familiar with the format, conventions, procedures and requirements of court interpreting. Read more…

Industry Interpreters in Cape Town

Our industry interpreters can cover assignments in a broad range of industries; including aerospace, motoring, manufacturing and civil engineering. Read more…

Technical Interpreters in Cape Town

We provide technical interpreters in Cape Town for business meetings, factory visits, research trips. Read more…

Please click here for more fields covered by TJC interpreters, including engineering, research and medical and pharmaceutical sectors

About Cape Town

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.


Our interpreting services also cover the following cities in South Africa:

We are happy to cover other cities and local areas in South Africa.

What forms of interpretation can TJC Global provide?

Video / videoconference interpreting: (also Video Remote Interpreting available) TJC provide language interpreting services to support your business discussions, conferences, legal / court / arbitration / litigation, and all other online business interactions in industry during these challenging times.

Participants can communicate with one another via video or voice calls using laptops, smartphones, tablets etc. These can be recorded should you wish to take minutes. Our professionally qualified interpreters can join your online virtual meeting, event, or proceeding, for example, and interpret remotely in the language pairing you require, so as to facilitate smooth communication between all parties.

Telephone / teleconference interpreting is a practical way to bridge any language barriers. The interpreter is either located remotely (away from either party) or is with one of the parties. In both cases they deliver interpreting services through telephone conferencing.

Telephone interpretation is useful for clients who cannot travel to their counterparts’ country, but still wish, for example, to hold business discussions or to communicate progress updates. At TJC Global, we are very happy to provide you with professionally qualified interpreters around the world in almost any selected language combinations.

Simultaneous interpreting (also available with Video Remote Interpretation (VRI))

is used for international conferences, critical business discussions, seminars & symposiums. In this case, there are usually two to three interpreters situated in a booth, away from the audience, who take turns to interpret at high speed, changing over every 15-20 minutes to avoid fatigue.

The interpreters use headsets to listen to the message of the speaker and repeat it immediately (practically “simultaneously”) in the target language for the benefit of relevant audience members.

Consecutive interpreting (also available with Video Remote Interpretation (VRI)) is the most common type of interpreting. It is used for business discussions, negotiations, contract exchanges, commercial, legal, technical 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. 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 stand or elsewhere.

Looking for assistance in another location?

TJC Global provides specialist interpretation and translation services in a wide variety of locations. Whatever your requirement, we are happy to assist you with professional interpreters or translators. If the specific location in which you require interpreting services is not listed, please contact us directly.

What to do next?

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