SATI Conference

The South African Translators’ Institute (SATI) and the Mozambican Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association (ATIM) are delighted to announce their joint conference on the theme:

“Language Practice in Adversarial Times”

The event will be SATI’s Fourth Triennial Conference and marks the first collaboration between South Africa and Mozambique. It will be held both virtually and in person on 25 and 26 September 2023. The venue for the in-person conference is the beautiful town of Stellenbosch, South Africa. This important event will also coincide with the celebration of International Translation Day on 30 September 2023.

Our theme wishes to explore and highlight the resilience, opportunities and innovations associated with the unexpected shifts and challenges in our profession in recent years. Not only have new international conflicts erupted, but many countries are also facing financial recessions following the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing new political dynamics. In South Africa, efforts to regulate our industry with the creation of the South African Language Practice Council (SALPC) bring new questions and opportunities. In addition, the multilingual reality of most African countries sometimes presents treacherous waters to navigate. Translators, interpreters and other language practitioners are left with questions about how our industry can navigate these adversarial times positively.

The Call for Papers is now open and available in the dedicated page (link below).

The conference is aimed at both practitioners and academics, and we look forward to receiving proposals from both groupings. Proposals can deal with any aspect of the theme.