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Johannesburg - Rand Afrikaans
Rand Afrikaans University. Department of Linguistics and Literary Theory
P.O. Box 524. Aucklandpark Johannesburg 2092
Tel.: 27.11.489 26 94. Fax: 27.11.489 2790. E-mail: afrgpstr@rau1.ac.za
Established 1985
Students: 45
· One-year (minimum) programme leading to a B.A. Hons. in Translation, open to students with a B.A. degree with at least one language as a major.
· Two-year (minimum) advanced programme leading to a M.A. in Translation, open to students having completed the B.A. Hons.
Specialization: media and literary translation.
Languages: Afrikaans, English, French, German, Sotho, Xhosa, Sotho. Theory is taught in English and Afrikaans.
No student exchanges, as a result of sanctions.
(March 1995)

Johannesburg - Witwatersrand
University of the Witwatersrand. Graduate School for Translators and Interpreters
P.O. Wits. Johannesburg 2001
Tel: 27.11.7162966. Fax: 27.11.4032317
 
Established 1980 (M.A.), 1991 (Diploma)
Students: 24
· Two-year postgraduate professional degree in translation (M.A. in Translation), open to students who have completed a first degree and who pass an entrance exam.
· One-year postgraduate programme leading to a Diploma in Translation and Interpreting, open to students who have completed a first degree and who pass an entrance exam.
Specialization: financial and legal translation.
Languages: Afrikaans, English, French, South Sotho, Tsonga, Tswana, Xhosa, Zulu, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian.
(January 1995)

Pretoria
University of South Africa. Department of Linguistics. Section Translation Studies
Box 392. Pretoria 0001
Tel: 27.12.429 6280. Fax: 27.12.429 3355
 
Established 1976 (Diploma), 1986 (BA Honours)
Students: approx. 80
· One or two-year postgraduate professional programme leading to a Diploma in Translation, open to students who have completed a first degree (BA) and have appropriate linguistic competence in their desired language combinations.
· One to two-year advanced programme leading to Honours Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics (Specialisation: Translation Studies), open to students who have completed a first degree (BA) and have appropriate linguistic competence in their desired language combinations.
· ???-year advanced programme leading to Masters in Linguistics (Specialisation: Translation Studies), open to students with an Honours degree.
Specialization: journalism, scientific-technical texts, advertisements, Bible translation, law, television scripts, literature, terminology, professional practice.
Languages: Afrikaans, English, French, German, Italian, Northern Sotho, Southern Sotho, Spanish, Tswana, Xhosa, Zulu.
(November 1994)

Stellenbosch
University of Stellenbosch. Department of Afrikaans and Dutch. Translation Section
Victoria Street. Stellenbosch 7600
Established: 1984
Students: Approx. 25 per year for the four programmes
· One-year professional course leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Translation, open to students who have completed a first degree and who pass an entrance exam. The course includes practical experience in a translation office during the vacation period. Students have the option to specialise in either translation or interpreting or a combination of both.
· Honours Degree in Translation

· Two-year programme of which the first year involves the theory and practice of translation and editing, and the second year the writing of a thesis, leading to a M.Phil. in Translation. It is open to students who have completed a first degree and who pass an entrance exam.
· Three-year doctoral programme in translation studies, leading to a Ph.D. in Translation, open to students who are in possession of an M.Phil. degree in Translation, an M.A. degree in a relevant language, or another degree qualification that is accepted by the Senate as being equivalent to such a Master's degree are admitted.
Specialization: economy, law, biological sciences, natural sciences, engineering, literature, advertising.
Contact: aef@sun.ac.za
Languages: Afrikaans, English, African Languages, Dutch, German, French, Mandarin.
(2011. Our thanks to Prof Ilse Feinauer)


2011