|Tariffs in South Africa
The language profession in South Africa is not regulated, which means that the Institute may not set rates for translation, interpreting, editing or other language-related services. In this situation, individuals set their own rates and one may find a wide range in fees that are charged.
The Institute does undertake surveys among its members to see what rates are being charged in practice and makes this information available to practitioners and the public.
It is important to remember that translation, interpreting and editing are professional activities. Practitioners are highly trained and their remuneration should reflect the time and effort they have put into acquiring the skills they currently possess.
The pamphlet below gives information on the calculation of charges in South Africa. Consult the other pages in this section for the background to and results of the Institute's most recent survey.
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