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Interpreting Services | Interpreters in Cape Town, South Africa


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: 


Image and video hosting by TinyPicBusiness Meeting Interpreters in Cape Town 

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


Japanese legal interpretersLegal Interpreters in Cape Town  

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



Image and video hosting by TinyPicDeposition 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...


Portuguese arbitration interpretersArbitration Interpreters in Cape Town 

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


Conference interpretersConference Interpreters in Cape Town 

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



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


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

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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 form/s of interpretation can TJC Global provide in Cape Town, South Africa?

Simultaneous interpreting requires lots of skill and experience and can be very tiring for an interpreter, which is why it is common for two interpreters to work in partnership.  They listen via a headset to the speaker and interpret what is being said into a microphone for the relevant audience members taking it in turns every 15/20 minutes. 

Simultaneous interpretation like this is commonly required at conferences that involve several different languages and a large number of participants.

Consecutive interpreting is probably the most common type of interpreting and is widely used. It is used for business discussions, negotiations, contract exchanges, commercial discussions, legal, technical or engineering 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. If a speech is delivered, 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 stall or elsewhere. 


Facilitating interpreting is used when a client has limited English / source language skills but requires technical or in depth terminology to be clarified in their native tongue to avoid misunderstandings. The facilitating interpreter is there primarily to ensure communication is effective and relieve the client from the fatigue of speaking in a foreign tongue. 


Telephone interpreting allows parties of different nationalities, who are not able to meet in person, to communication via telephone or video conferencing. The interpreter bridges the gap. Sometimes an interpreter is present in one of the two locations, and sometimes he/she is also located somewhere apart from both parties. 

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 proffesional interpreters or translators. If the specific location in which you require interpreting services is not listed, please contact us directly.

What to do next? 

For a quote for interpretation and translation services in South Africa, please use the Quick Quote system on the right of the page

If you would like more information about our language services, please contact us.