About the Language Unit


Welcome to the Language Unit

“Language usage may seem humdrum compared to the mighty works of academia, but it helps to oil the engines of industry, commerce and administration.”

  • Inspired by the Oxford Guide to plain English


The mission of the Language Unit is to provide English, Afrikaans and Sepedi language services in respect of UP corporate communication by creating a professional environment where language practitioners can engage with clients about their requirements.



  • Editing media releases and corporate email messages;
  • Translating web stories and invitations to corporate events;
  • Maintaining terminology lists;
  • Compiling style guidelines;
  • Exploring the application of technology such as Wordfast and Autshumato
  • Facilitating contact between freelance editors and translators and private clients.
Published by Sannah Gomba

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