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Captions vs. Subtitles

What’s the difference and why is it important?

26 / 04 / 2022
Bontle Mafojane
Localisation Supervisor

At first glance, captions and subtitles look almost identical, but just because both are essentially words on the bottom of the screen, does not mean they are interchangeable. They fulfil very different purposes.

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The complex process of dubbing

So much more than just voice over recording

26 / 01 / 2022
Emirah Mohiudeen
Localisation Manager

We’ve explored various elements of dubbing, voice overs and localisation in ...

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Invest in your voice acting career

Now is the time to speak up!

29 / 11 / 2021
Joy Matambo
Talent Manager

Right now, voice artists are experiencing a surge in demand, as streaming services including HBO, Showmax and Netflix look to offer range of programming from all over the world in local languages. Dubbing artists in particular have plenty of ...

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Voice-over and dubbing

Same same, but different

22 / 11 / 2021
Emirah Mohiudeen
Localisation Manager

Global consumption of audio-visual content has grown enormously since the onset of the pandemic, and there has been a steady increase in both production and localisation as more and more content producers attempt to connect with bigger audiences.

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Localisation vs Translation

What's the difference?

02 / 11 / 2021
Emirah Mohiudeen
Localisation Manager

Localisation vs translation – are they the same thing, similar, or completely different? In this post, we aim to clarify things.

The simplest way to put it is that language translation ...

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27 / 10 / 2021
Emirah Mohiudeen
Localisation Manager

Believe it or not, the localisation industry was one that actually thrived during the last 18 months or so. Even though the film industry ground to a halt, and perhaps even because

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Adaptation is more than translation

Preserving our cultural heritage

22 / 09 / 2021
Cobus Slabber and Bontle Mafojane

What exactly is adaptation and what does it take to be able to ensure quality adaptation, relevant to the audience? We asked two of our team members to share their insights.

Cobus Slabber, the Localisation Coordinator at ...

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Celebrating Heritage Day

The Beauty of Culture

19 / 09 / 2021
Rethabile Selepe
Creative Editor

National Heritage Day is coming up soon, giving us the perfect opportunity to celebrate our unique rainbow nation.

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The power of women in Localisation

Females at the forefront of storytelling

05 / 08 / 2021
Emirah Mohiudeen
Localisation Manager

Around the globe, women from all walks of life look to the screen to decide what they aspire to and what they are capable of becoming. Film and television help us, as individual women, to find truths in who ...

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29 / 07 / 2021
Tamzin Williams
Subtitle Editor

The pandemic has had a negative impact all-round on pursuing goals and although this sentiment is all around us, I like to believe that it has actually given us an opportunity to challenge ourselves beyond the norm, to really ...

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