International Translators Day 2014 – The global humanity has made immense progressive strides. Every sphere of life has experienced some form of change with every year and decade that passes. The translation industry has not remained behind in this regard. This noble profession has continued to play a relevant and essential role in both the economic and social sectors of society.
While the prominence of this important profession has only come to the fore quite recently, the Translation profession has been in existence since 1953 operating under the umbrella custodianship and leadership of the International Federation of Translators (FIT). After many years of existence, The FIT in 1991 chose September 30th as the officially recognised International Translation Day. This day which conveniently coincides with the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator who is considered the patron saint of translators will once again in 2014 shed more light on the progress and achievements of the translation profession in South Africa and different countries around the world.
Indeed September 30th 2014 will be a celebration of the translation mastery and the impact it continues to have on the civilised world.