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Matthew Mokoena 

is an accomplished Operations Manager with a solid track record at International Translating Company (ITC). Throughout his tenure, Matthew has consistently demonstrated his strategic acumen, operational expertise, and dedication to ensuring seamless language solutions for clients around the world. Matthew’s journey at ITC began with a strong foundation in project management and linguistic knowledge, which he skillfully integrated into his role as an Operations Manager.

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The other day I read an article about a language called Ayapaneco. Wikipedia states that there are approximately 15 speakers whose ages range from 67 to 90. What caught my attention about the language, however, was not its rarity, but the story surrounding it. In 2010 a story started circulating stating[...]
By Matthew Mokoena | April 19, 2018 | Categories: ITC | No Comments

Know Your Interpreting Need

The history of interpreting is almost as old as language itself. From the Tower of Babel to Luis de Torres (Christopher Columbus’ official interpreter) and the Aztec slave woman interpreting for the Spanish during their conquest of the Aztec empire. Interpreters have been conduits for communicating everything from religious, legal,[...]
By Matthew Mokoena | March 29, 2018 | Categories: ITC | No Comments

Blunder At Your Own Risk

What do the following names have in common; Jimmy Carter, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and Thamsanqa Jantjie? If your guess was biggest, baddest or most humiliating misinterpretation blunders, congratulations. Jimmy Carter: You might be thinking, “Since when did the 39th President of the US get involved in interpretation?” Well, in a speech[...]
By Matthew Mokoena | February 27, 2018 | Categories: ITC | No Comments

Language Comes A Long Way, So do We

The need for communication has been around since antiquity, and although the origins of language in the human species have been the topic of much discussion for millennia, there has been no consensus on the origin or age of human language. That withstanding, no one can deny the evolution of[...]
By Matthew Mokoena | January 21, 2018 | Categories: ITC | No Comments