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ABOUT  WITS LANGUAGE SCHOOL

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Kim Wallmach

Thandiwe Nxumalo – Acting Head of Translation and Interpreting Unit

Thandiwe derives her research interest in contemporary African language discourse and communication through different platforms – interpreting, translating and teaching. She obtained her B.A. Ed and B.Ed in 1987 and 1988 respectively at the University of Witwatersrand, majoring in Drama and Film and Education. In 1990 she obtained an MA in translation in English and Zulu. She has worked as a lecturer in the Department of African Languages and Literatures at Wits from 1993 – 1999 and has written and published books in second language teaching. Thandiwe has worked extensively as a freelance conference interpreter and translator. Before joining Wits Language School, she worked as a social media and children’s television series specialist. She is completing her Masters in Public Health with a focus on social behaviour change communication.
   
Eugene Mathey

Eugene Mathey – T&I Facilitator

Eugene is a professional conference interpreter with a BA (Honours) in Applied Linguistics from North-West University and more than five years’ professional educational interpreting and freelance conference interpreting experience. He is accredited for English-Afrikaans conference interpreting with the South African Translators’ Institute (SATI). Eugene provides project management assistance for the organisation of disciplinary hearings, council meetings and other interpreting services at municipal level in all South African languages including South African Sign Language.
 Ludivine Huet-Haupt

Ludivine Huet-Haupt – T&I Facilitator

Ludivine Huet-Haupt has an Honours degree in Translation Studies from UNISA and a Master’s degree in Translation Studies from Wits University. She has over 15 years of experience as a translator and has been working at a project manager at Witstranslate since 2015. Ludivine’s interests include translation research and translator training in the South African context
   
Ludivine Huet-Haupt

Aaminah Bera - Senior Administrative Assistant

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