SACBC Translators’ Workshop on the Way

Sr Phuthunywa Siyali

DEPARTMENT FOR CHRISTIAN FORMATION, LITURGY AND CULTURE

COMMISSION FOR LITURGY

SACBC – TRANSLATORS’ WORKSHOP

The SACBC Department of Christian Formation, Liturgy and Culture would like inform you that on the 08t – 10th March 2017, there will be SACBC Translators’ Workshop for the following Language Pastoral Regions: Sesotho, Setswana, Sepedi, Xitsonga, TshiVenda, isiZulu, isiXhosa, isiSwati and Afrikaans Region.

The workshop will be conducted at Lumko Institute in Benoni – Johannesburg. It will start on the 8th March with afternoon tea and ends with breakfast on the 10th March 2017.

The workshop is meant for all Translators of Liturgical Texts, Catechesis, including other translations from English to Local Languages.

The purpose of this workshop is to evaluate and assess the quality of translation in our SACBC region. It is also meant to empower translators with new translation skills and also help them on how to draw up a lexicon that is consistent with other liturgical books.

The workshop of this kind is normally organized annually by SACBC Department of Christian Formation, Liturgy and Culture. It is meant to monitor the quality of translation and promote consistency with other texts that have been translated before.

According to Sr Phuthunywa Siyali, the SACBC Coordinator for Liturgy, it is very important that proper translation should be done because the translated materials are used by many people. She also emphasises that it is good to be theologically correct and sound during translation of material to avoid misleading people of God.

For more information contact: Sr Phuthunywa: 0123236458/ 072 855 2206.

By Paul Tatu (SACBC Communication Officer).

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