Law research project for court interpreters

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Law research project for court interpreters

Several students from the Department of Law and the Faculty of Arts recently spent time conducting interviews with court interpreters.

UNIZULU has undertaken a research project on behalf of Safety and Security Sector Education and Training Authority (SASSETA) to evaluate the efficacy of a National Diploma: Court Interpreting.

The students volunteered their time to conduct telephonic interviews with over 40 court interpreters, and learn some solid research skills at the same time.  Before embarking on the interviews, the students attended a workshop on research methodology presented by Dr Karen Muller, Director of the Institute for Child Witness Research and Training, lead researcher on the project.

Dr Muller said the students received the workshop very well. “It’s important that they are exposed to such information and practical work to prepare them for the real world out there.”

The students are: Darlene Naidoo, Bhekamandla Nhleko, Menzi Sikhakhane, Benet Jali, Philani Manzini, Thabisa Majola, Vuyolwethu Dlamini, Nobuhle Khoza, Sinothile Hadebe, Sduduzo Zungu.

Caption: From left- Vuyolwethu Dlamini, Karen Holley, Thabisa Majola, Dr Karen Muller and Sinothile Hadebe