Publication details [#10886]

Smit, Heloïse. 1999. Interpreting services in the pharmacy of the Kalafong Hospital: a case study. In Erasmus, Mabel, Lebohang Mathibela, Erik Hertog and Hugo Antonissen, eds. Liaison interpreting in the community. Pretoria: J. L. van Schaik. pp. 165–174.


Under the previous government, South Africa had only two official languages, but nowadays Africa has eleven official languages. The diversity of languages has, throughout history, created a need for methods of communication between speakers of different languages. One of these methods is to use interpreters, as interpreters make it possible for comprehensible communication to take place between the parties involved. This article discusses the language ad interpreting situation at the pharmacy of the Kalafong Hospital. The author declares herself in favour of the use of professional (trained) interpreters and she suggests some strategies which can be applied to achieve a good working environment.
Source : K. Foelen