The South African Translators’ Institute (SATI) is a professional association for language practice professionals in South Africa. Membership is open to all translators, interpreters, editors, proofreaders, text reviewers, terminologists, copywriters and others involved in the language practice profession. It currently has some 800 members who work in a wide range of local and international languages.

SATI was founded in 1956 and is the only association that looks after the interests of all in the language practice profession in South Africa. Although SATI is a voluntary association, it is widely recognised in the industry. It offers the only professional accreditation for translators, interpreters, editors and terminologists available in South Africa.

SATI is not an employment agency, but does refer clients to members who can assist with their language requirements. Our members offer general translation, sworn translation, interpreting (simultaneous, consecutive and liaison), text editing, proofreading, copywriting, language teaching and assistance with terminology.