South Africa Chapter

Lolie Makhubu is the IMIA South Africa Chapter Chair

Dr. Lolie Makhubu is the Head of the Department and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media, Language & Communication. She is a freelance translator and interpreter. She has a BPaed, BA (Hons) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, MA from Stellenbosch University and Doctoral Degree from DUT. She is an accredited (in both translation and interpreting) member of South African Translators' Institute (SATI). Her current research focuses on providing interpreting services in KwaZulu-Natal, in South Africa. In 2011 she prented a paper during the 2011 IMIA Conference in Boston, USA. She presented on the Code of Ethics and Conducts for translators and interpreters in workshop hosted by the DAC and PanSALB in Durban, South Africa in August 2010. She presented a paper at the Critcal Link 6 Conference in July 2010 in Birmingham-in the United Kingdom. Previously she presented papers nationally in South Africa and internationally at The AIKS Conference 2010 which was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, did a presentation at the TermNet 2009 which was held at the University of Cologne in Germany, presented a paper during the FIT 2005 World Congress, which was held in Finland, at the University of Boston (USA), and at the University of Leiden (The Netherlands). She is also interested in translation, as well as SA Sign Language and its development, and has presented papers in these fields. She is involved in SATI, Interpreters Chapter, IATIS. For two terms in succession, she held the position of the Chairperson of the KZN Provincial Language Committee (KZN PLC), which is the substructure of the PanSALB. She lectures in communication, interpreting, translation and Research Methodology in the department. She lectured linguistics at the UKZN. She has three publications and two joint publications.

Language as a barrier to care for Xhosa-speaking patients
How do doctors learn the spoken languages of their patients?
The effects of a language barrier in a South African district hospital
International Journal of Engineering, Business and Enterprise Applications (IJEBEA)